Monday, September 12, 2011

Posting for the Sake of It

I have nothing really to post about. I feel that I should, but that's it. As I said in my last post, I went away last weekend for a few days. It was nice to get away and not to think about work and stuff.  However, I really haven't done much since I left (and subsequently returned). I do plan on tatting, but all I've accomplished was to pick out a pattern or two that I want to start. I still have many UFO's and WIPs/WISPs that need to be finished. I did manage to make a couple new pairs of chainmaille earrings, and planned on photographing them this afternoon after work. However, I was asked to stay longer, and I agreed, so I missed the optimum time for photographing. I do all my photos outside. I should probably look into other options. My hoodie is still on hold, however, I'm going to have to get it finished as it is getting a bit cool in the mornings and I'll want to wear it. We may even get frost within the next day or two. Hopefully not, as I don't want to deal with the potted outdoor plants yet. I did bring in two "houseplants" that I had outside- a King Sago and my Ginkgo tree.

Thanks for the comments on the last posts. I'm glad you guys like the bookmark in black. Actually, I really like the way tatting looks in black, but I find it a pain to tat with black thread. Miranda, my split chains are far from great, but thanks for the compliment. And thanks to Marla for the comment about my orchid. Apparently this offsetting behaviour comes from the Doritis parent, so it may be considered normal. I may leave the baby on the parent plant for now. It's kind of incredible that we're almost two weeks into September already. Hopefully I'll get a lot done over the next few weeks. I would like to get some tatting done to show you. I kinda feel bad when I don't have any new motifs to show you. I don't like simply not posting either. We'll see what happens and I'll try and post again soon. Till next time.


  1. It's tough to blog when you feel like you don't have anything to share. It is nice to read a post from you. I guess that's a big reason for blogging... keeping in touch!

  2. Just wanted to let you know that we appreciate your stepping in to help Sharon out on the updates for the 25-Motif Challenge! It's a lot of work, and I've always been amazed how Sharon keeps up with it.

    I'm wondering why no one is mentioning the new way (starting today?) the photos come up when clicking on them (including PAST photos throughout the blogs). Not sure I'm happy about it, but in the 25-Motif update it shows how many photos you had to add!

  3. Thanks Kathy. I'm happy to hear that. It IS a lot of work. The first update took over 3 hours to complete. That's the main reason I'm helping. I can't imagine how long it would take Sharon to catch up if she couldn't update the blog for a while, perhaps weeks.

    I noticed the new way photos come up. I'm undecided how I feel about it. I have seen similar things on other sites/blog platforms. I think it's related to the new editor/dashboard that Blogger has/is launching. For the Challenge blog, I got overwhelmed over the number of photos that needed to be added, on the first update I did anyway. That's the main reason why I only showed Fox's most recent postings. I would have needed a whole update just for her.

  4. Thanks for the reply! I knew the updates had to take a LOT of time, and again, it is appreciated.

    As to the new photo system, apparently it's a combination of the new and old. I finally realized that clicking on the 'address' of each photo in that tiny white print brings the photo up as before, and most photos can be enlarged as before. So I'm now more content with the change.

  5. I never noticed the address of the photos in the white text. That's definitely a good thing. I kinda like the new way, it's seems more modern (if that makes sense).