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WordPress Photo Posting Change


I mentioned this in my last post, but I wanted to give it a post of it’s own, so it doesn’t get overlooked.  When the last WordPress upgrade went into effect, it caused a change in the photo posting process.  If you have noticed that your pictures are not “clickable” now, after you post them, allowing the reader to click on it and view it larger and in more detail, it’s a really simple fix, and you only have to do it one time.  These are the instructions I got from WordPress support. When you are uploading an image into your post:

Make sure to click the File URL or Post URL button before you click the Insert into Post button. Once you’ve done this, your choice will be remembered for next time.

I miss being able to click the pictures on the quilting blogs I read, to see the quilting detail.  I hope this help get the word spread on how to fix it.  Seems like WordPress could just turn that back on to where it does it automatically like it did before.

And, just to dress this post up a bit, I thought I’d share some pics of my Christmas tree.  I splurged a bit this year, by going to the local flower shop and asking the owner to help me put a “topper” together.  Next year I hope to be able to pick up some items to “fill in” some spaces on the rest of the tree.

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This is the tatted wreath Joanna gave me.  It looks so pretty on the tree.

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Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

freehand quilting · machine quilting · quilt top · quilting · stash busting

Sunday Stash Reporting, December 7, 2008 (edited to add photo posting tip)


  • Incoming Yardage to date: 84
  • Outgoing Yardage to date:  114 & 7/12 yds.
  • Total Stash Busted to date: 40 & 7/12 yds.

I used 6.5 yards over the last two or three weeks. I can’t remember when I last posted a stash report.  I used 6 doing some tweaking with my machine, and I needed some fabric to play around on, and 1/2 yard was pulled to take to my guild party.  I have not brought any new stash in, except for the four Christmas fat quarters I had to buy to take to the guild party.  I’m not counting those. 🙂

I’m still not feeling 100% up to par.  I get tired really easy, and I have had lots of sinus headaches.  I did get our tree up and decorated yesterday, as well as set out a few other decorations.  I also finally got back to quilting on Anita’s quilt.  I worked on it a bit yesterday and today.  I finished up all the bugs, and quilted a loopy design with hearts and butterflies in the rest of the blue space.

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I used the ladybugs in Michelle Wyman’s Lotsa Lady Bugs pantograph pattern as the inspiration for this little bug.

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I am now working on the stars.  I have one done.

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I used my Circle Lord crosshatch template for the first time, and I do like the results, but I’m not sure exactly how, when using it from the back of the machine, you are supposed to be able to tell where to stop stitching, as the hopping foot is in the way.  So, I stitched from the front, and for every line, bent down under the machine to move the stylus to the next row.  There’s got to be a better way…..????

I am also using my swag templates from Tracey Browning for the first time.  (Anita, you didn’t know you were going to be such a guinea pig, did you?)  I like them, too, however these did not fill the border as much as I had hoped, so I will go back and add some quilting on the outer edge to fill it in some more.

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I really wasn’t in the mood for Christmas yet, this year.  And I was being grouchy about putting up the tree, as I am just feeling a bit behind in my quilting, my housework, everything.  Then, I checked in on a blog I’ve been following, ever since I read about it on Judy L’s blog awhile back.  This young 32 yr. old mother, Shawndra Turner, has been battling colorectal cancer, and seems to have really taken a turn f0r the worse.  I was so sad reading it yesterday.  I have really been touched by her writings.  As I put up the tree and fluffed the branches, which I really don’t enjoy, I had a whole different attitude.  I fluffed those branches and felt grateful for every blessed minute of it.  I listened to the Sirius holiday station, and am grateful to be celebrating the season.  I pray for this little family.

I want to thank everyone that sent me get well wishes!  I haven’t been good at keeping up with my replies this week, but I appreciated each and every one.  I am still doing my replies by email, for the most part.  Most of the comments I received when I asked, prefer them that way.  Also, when I think about it, I don’t always go back to blogs to see if a blogger has posted a reply to my comment on their comment page. 

This is the only new progress on my mystery quilt.  We will get more instructions in January.

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It seems like there was something else I was going to write about, but it escapes me just now.  Have a wonderful week, y’all!

(I’m noticing that since the new changes at WordPress, that some of the pics are not clickable anymore.  What’s up with that?) I wrote WordPress Support to inquire about the photos.  I got this answer and thought I’d pass it along.  I tried it out on the first photo in this post, and it worked.

“Make sure to click the File URL or Post URL button before you click the Insert into Post button. Once you’ve done this, your choice will be remembered for next time.”

 

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Thursday Thankfulness


I was going to do a post about Thanksgiving last week, but then I got sick.  I’m still trying to get all bounced back, so bear with me if my blogging is a bit lacking for awhile.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! We did, even though DH & I were both sick.  We traveled to Nebraska to spend the holiday with my oldest stepdaughter and her family.  I was going to take  my camera, but I forgot it.  I was doing good just to get myself and all my medicine packed.  I was running over 102 fever Tues. night.  We left Wednesday morning, and got home Saturday night.  I have been EXHAUSTED.  Today is the first day I have felt a bit more energetic since we got home.  I get through my day at work, come home and CRASH.  Needless to say, I am behind on EVERYTHING.  We thought we should stay home, but my stepdaughter is an RN and told us to come anyway.  DH was past the contagious stage, and I had been on antibiotics for 24 hours.  I still have my tonsils, and they had finally had more than they could handle, and had begun to get really infected.  Anyway…I’m thankful for the great family time that we got to spend with them.  It had been a year since we had seen them, and we all would have been really sad if we had to miss it.  The kids are growing up so fast, and they were so looking forward to us visiting.  I got to have a nice “date” with my stepdaughter and granddaughter, on Friday.  We left all the boys behind, and spent the day together.  I’m thankful for the good relationship that we have. 

If I had remembered my camera, I would have taken a picture for Gayle.  I saw one of those pieces of farm machinery that she loves.  I don’t know the name, but it is red & yellow, with these cool looking circles.  She has put pictures on her blog before, because she likes it, and I will never see one again without thinking of her.  I also would have taken pictures of all the tumbleweeds we saw on the way home.  It was so funny watching them tumbling across the road and the fields.  Some were HUGE.  Of course, there would have been pics of the kids, too. 

That’s really all I have tonight.  I just thought I’d pop in and explain my absence.  Hopefully, I will be back to normal soon.  In the meantime, I’m taking it easy and taking care of me…lol.