Sunday, December 11, 2011


Thursday morning, I was checking a few blogs and when I went to leave a comment on someone's blog, all of a sudden a message came up saying that my blog had been disabled due to a perceived violation!  I was shocked !!  I looked at their terms of service and didn't see that I had done anything wrong.  I was really upset, especially since I had not printed out any of it (and I knew someone would say, "I told you so!" - you know who you are - Hee Hee).  So I sent them an email and hoped I would get a response.  Well, I never did get a response, but on Friday morning I went to try to open it and .....  it opened!  I was so relieved!

It's not just that I lost my blog, but all the blogs that I have saved in google reader were gone and I would miss out on a lot of them, because I wouldn't be able to remember all of the names.  I thought, well, maybe I should just quit - it takes up a lot of my time, etc.  But, I really didn't want to do that.  I have learned so much from other bloggers and gotten so much inspiration.  So, I think I will start printing out my blog (unless I decided to get a book from Blog2print).  

I finished the donation string quilt for a teenage boy!  Yea!  I'll turn it in to my guild tomorrow night at our Christmas pot luck.

Here are the last four civil war blocks.  I'm all up to date on these and only three more to go.  I'm glad I stuck with it all year.  The hard part will figuring out how I want to set the blocks and finishing it.

We are just about ready for Christmas and looking forward to spending it with DS/DIL and of course, Eli and Jonah!  I hope you are just about ready too!


  1. Technology is great when it works...super-frustrating when it does not! Love your blocks and your fabric choices.

  2. Blogger does some funny stuff at times... I've "lost" the list of all the blogs I follow several times but they seem to come back.

    I didn't know about Blog2Print before... I'm afraid to check it out. *lol*

    Great job on keeping up with the Civil War BOW... and you're correct about the hard part being the setting/sashing decisions. I have several ideas but... I like them all! *lol*

  3. Lovely quilt :-)
    I think Blogger might have a glitch moment this weekend, as I have to sign in again and again and again, getting all kinds of error messages - just not the same as yours.....

  4. This is the first time I have been able to post a comment on your blog for a while now. Have been keeping up with you...

  5. I wonder what happened to you blog. I would be upset too.

    Lovely quilt and I'm sure it will warm someone's heart this winter.

  6. I'm so glad you were able to open it! I don't do a very good job with keeping up with my blog friends lately, but I do love all the things you share here. And I love your string quilt!

  7. I'm glad your blog didn't disappear. Technology sometimes has its quirks and just waiting a day or so seems to get it all sorted out - I don't know how or why, but it does! The quilt looks great and good for you sticking with the Civil War blocks. You're going to have a goergous quilt no matter how you set them.

  8. I was have a lot of trouble the other night trying to get into my blog, and trying to read others. Guess what, I have another sheep pattern for you. Called Larry Lamb. Have a great weekend.

  9. Same thing happened to me this week. When I went back in everything was there. Glad everything was back for you too.
    That string quilt is just amazing. The colors are so much fun. Did you quilt it? The quilting is perfect.
    Great CV blocks too. I am partial to the basket. Can not wait to see how you put them together.
    Happy holidays.

  10. Do you back up your blog? It's another option for just in case.

  11. Glad you got your blog back - nothing that happens with blogger surprises me anymore, I usually just wait a day and it goes back to the way it was.
    The string quilt looks fabulous (one is on my to-do list), and the blocks are great (always amazed to see that we have the same fabrics in our stashes).

  12. Glad you got your blog back. : )
    Great donation string quilt--I like the quilting, too.
    You did an excellent job on your CW blocks. They each look so precise and well-made.
    This is the first year that I have family coming to stay for Christmas. Before now everyone lived close by. So I'm not sure if I'm ready. We are trying to finish off the unfinished bathroom in our loft before they come, but I'm not sure we will make it.

  13. All of your Civil War blocks are so pretty. I'm also mulling over possibilities for sashing/borders on this quilt.

  14. I love that string quilt you put together!
    As for the blog problem....scary! I checked out that blog2print....looks like a cool idea, but I would clean up my pages before I put it all together;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  15. The string quilt is fantastic! Anyone would love that one! Again, as usual, your CW blocks are perfect, and I love the fabrics! (Gosh, makes me miss making mine!)I've had similar computer problems lately too. Yesterday, nothing would come up; I had to reboot, and it seems to be fine now, except slow. I probably need to do a disk cleanup! I guess I should admit I'm behind on printing my blogs too, since Oct. 22! "I Wonder As I Wander" is locking up my concentation; I love that song! I'm still struggling to get ready for Christmas, and my big party Thursday night, and another on Saturday afternoon, both here! I baked the turkey for the big SS party that was tonight! I'm tired! Lots to get done yet! ---"Love"

  16. Great job on keeping up with the civil war blocks. It's wonderful to take a walk on your beautiful block. I'll come back soon. On LuAnns Blog you asked for the Norwegian Hearts, just have a look on my blog (January 2011).
    Have a nice day