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Monday, January 22, 2018

Progress and a duh moment

You know, sometimes my stupidity exceeds even my own expectations of myself!  I have been muttering for at least a couple of years (yah, I know...these things take time) about the fact that my categories in my blog sidebar weren't easy to sort through.  Other people had them in alphabetical order on their blogs and I wanted the same for mine.  Having them all jumbled up in order of the number of posts that had each label just wasn't doing it for me.  So....I actually attempted to DO something about it and went into my settings and lo and behold (!!) all I had to do was push a teeny tiny little button and it was fixed.  Now, tell me, WHY didn't I figure that out sooner??!!!!!!!!!!  See the first sentence in this post for further explanation!

Over the weekend I spent some time working on the latest CQ project and completed a few more seams...

AND, folks, now that I have fixed my sidebar issues, you can easily find, and click on, my seam treatment patterns and have fun making them yourselves!  

- HERE is a really easy and quick to knit lace scarf pattern.

- I've been seeing the wonderful crocheted motif patterns all over the internet - the colours of some of them are completely amazing.  HERE is a link to the PDF for a pattern to make one of your own.

- I doubt I would ever make THIS, but it made me say 'awwwww' right out loud! While you're visiting the site, be sure to click on the links at the top to free knitting and crochet patterns.  She has lots to choose from!

- If you love to read, perhaps you might find the 2018 reading challenge of interest.  Go HERE for further information.

- For those who like a large shawl/wrap perhaps THIS pattern might intrigue you.

Another of the anonymous quotes..."We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don't believe in miracles?"


  1. Anonymous3:29 PM

    Hi Karen glad you got your settings worked out and thankyou for the links my friend xx

  2. 'Tis funny how quite the obvious escapes us, isn't it. More lovely stitches, Mary Anne.

  3. I have 'duh' moments like that too! That scarf looks interesting. I've book marked it. Thanks for the other links too.

  4. Hahaha! Made me laugh out loud! I am JUST re-doing my blog and I really like your sidebars. Hmmmm . . . not sure I can duplicate that with mine but I like it!

  5. Considering that I don't even have a label directory set up on my blog, I don't quite understand why you are criticizing yourself! I was looking for one of my blog posts last night and spent way too much time trying to find it. I think I will have to sort out how to have a label directory!! I have printed the reading challenge, although I don't know if any of my reading will fit into the list. :)

  6. Lovely black seam treatments dear. You do so many layers to your seam treatments. That little baby snow owl is precious. A miracle indeed! <3

  7. Just a teeny tiny button - yeah, when I push them it usually doesn't work out so well. Love the snow owl and the quote!

  8. Oh gee, I hate messing with settings. I messed up the setting on my Gmail and can't figure out how to get it back to what it was. Besides, it just takes too much time to figure it out. Lovely seams today!
    xx, Carol

  9. What a great idea for organizing your posts. Thank you for sharing that. I'll have to try it on my blog and see what it looks like. Your seam treatments are just beautiful. Watching this project with great interest!

  10. Good progress on your embroidered seams.
    And that crocheted owl is so cute, the picture of her daughter holding the
    hedgehog and owl is adorable.
    Cute fix!!

  11. I'm like that too - not sure what the mental block is, but once I decide to deal with something I think will be difficult I usually find it turns out to be pretty simple... Your seam treatments are amazing!

  12. Sometimes just the idea of making a change to the blog layout is intimidating. I'm so glad it was an easy change for you to make! I've been scrolling through your posts and enjoying your lovely seamwork. Beautiful. (And, I am afraid I spent WAY too much time looking through the free crochet patterns. My mom gave me a set of hooks for Christmas 2 years ago and I really should learn... Several of those patterns are now saved to a Pinterest board for easy reference. Thanks for the link!) I think this quote is one of my favorites!

  13. the drama of the black stitching on these vibrant colours is stunning Mary Anne

  14. Lovely black stitching on the seam? Sounds interesting and as always, the links you share are action related inspiration!


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