Monday, August 13, 2012

Did you know???

If you linked your blogger account to Google+ that you are probably a no-reply blogger and didn't even know it?! Yep! I found out last week that I was. I searched the web universe as well as google+ to see how to change that, but alas, there was no luck. The only instructions I could find to become a reply-blogger again was to unlink my Google+ account. And that's what I did.

I have noticed in the last few weeks that some other bloggers have also become no-reply bloggers, of whom I know were not so earlier. You may want to check it out! I think part of the reason why I didn't know is because the bloggers I comment on, and who have replied back to me have my email address anyway, so I have no idea when this change took place. If it's something recent that google did, or if it happened right when I linked my profile.

If you want to comment on my post, I would be more than happy to let you know if you are or aren't. If you don't hear back from me in email, check back here and I'll tell you in the comments. If I have your email anyway, then I'll go ahead and email you and confirm either way. It's kind of annoying to just find out now. To think of all those awesome giveaways I've entered. :( boohoo. ;) lol.

I just wanted to give you the heads up in case you are concerned about that. A HUGE thanks to Mike for letting me know!

In other news, I officially have the worst phone camera ever. Everyone has such beautiful pictures on Instagram, and mine are poop. Ok, not always, but they are not as nice as I wish they were. Oh well. Continuing with my potty-mouth pictures. ;)
Playing with something new. Because it's not like I don't have enough on my plate already. ;)
see what I mean?! lol. talking about the quality, not the fabrics.

I decided to start something new today. It was one of those days. One of those days that I need some beautiful Lou Lou Thi to cheer me up. This has been sitting in my stash for a while, and I think I have the perfect pattern to use this in. If it doesn't turn out, I'll just close my eyes and pretend that it looks like Denise's. She's going to have to wash that quilt ever day with how much I'm drooling over it. ;) Her quilt is what made me finally decide that I love this fabric line. It's perfect! I'm also excited because it's been getting rather chilly here. A strange phenomenon for me being from the high desert mountains of Utah, and that it's still the middle of August. But it's nice because it makes me want to snuggle under a soft beautiful quilt, and I have yet to finish a snuggle quilt for myself. This will be my end of summer/fall treat. ;)

I have some very sad news. But I'm not ready to share that yet. Stay tuned, and perhaps be ready to comment. But you'll have to wait. I'm still crying and dreaming and wishing, and not ready to let go yet.

I did finish the fasted quilt top ever!

Orphan blocks from Melinda = baby quilt for Quilting for a Cause + 100 Quilts for Kids. Love these colors. 
It's not actually sewn together in this photo, but it is sewn together now.

These blocks were donated to me by Melinda. They are beautiful! I think I'm going to put a large sashing around these, and then find a fun way to quilt it. This is for Quilting for a Cause and 100 Quilts for Kids. I keep getting more blocks in the mail and it's awesome! I've got some creative ideas going around in my head for what I want to do with them all. But I need more solid fabric... or bigger cuts that coordinate. Anyone want to donate some fabric?! :) I can tell you what colors I need. :) heehee.

I've also done some clean up on the home front. Ok, blog front. I put all my buttons on a new button page. You can find the link on the top of my page with all the tabs. My computer has been so SLOW lately, and then after I started putting that page together I realized that it's Safari that is slowing my computer down so bad. Now that I'm in Firefox, it's as fast as a dream. But I don't love firefox on the Mac. Oh well. ... Anyway, the page is up, and there's a bit less on my sidebar. I still need to figure out what to do with some of the stuff on the bottom, and some of it will be changing soon anyway...

I also cleaned out my email inbox finally! I'd say going from 2,600+ emails to 776 is quite an accomplishment. lol. I blame it on moving and no internet. ;) If you are waiting for a response from a blog comment, I'm sorry but I don't think it will come. Please leave another comment... I am starting over and hoping to do better. All the comments in my inbox were just too overwhelming to feel like I could ever respond to them. Plus I don't know if that would be weird to get a "thanks" from a comment you left three months ago.  lol. :)

Want to know what you can look forward to this week... a very cool project that I am SO excited for. I am dying to share it with you and really hope you'll like it. It will also include a bit of a tutorial, so stay tuned, that is on Thursday. I also have a bit of a modification to make to the linky party, so I hope it will be a little more inviting for people to join in on, and I think it will be a little more fun as well. Thursday is going to be a busy day around here! I haven't forgotten other projects and such either, it's just bee busy outside of my blogging/sewing universe as well. Sorry about any delays in things you are expecting/waiting for... but that's just how it goes sometimes. ;)

Anyway, my one time only Monday Update is now over. lol. :) 
I hope you all have a wonderful week!



  1. oh, no!! Am I a No-Reply person?!? Say it ain't so!

  2. Darn, just signed up for google plus today. Sorry about your sad news, ready to lend an ear when you are ready to share. Love the blue and green blocks!

  3. Am I a no-reply? I had no idea! Thank you for enlightening us all x

  4. I have google+, how do I know if I'm linked? I'd hate to be a no reply blogger - I love to chat with other quilters! :D

  5. I have no idea what google I have. I have to be the worlds most NON techno savvy person out there. I usually have to ask my 14 year old son questions, but he doesn't do blogger at all, so when it comes to the blogging world I'm stabbing in the dark.

  6. I recently linked my google+ account. I hope it didn't switch me! If you could let me know that would be great. Thank you!

  7. I know I wasn't a no-reply before. Could you tell me if I am now? I wish google would stop all the annoying changes. Love the blues and greens quilt top by the way!

  8. Wow that is very strange. I haven't signed up with it...Or maybe I have and don't remember....
    Wow what type of phone do you have? Maybe you just need to adjust the settings on it first?.
    Hope the news isn't too bad. *sends virtual hug*
    Wow what a quilt.
    Gosh I think I should do a mail cleanup too! I have so many I probably don't need anymore =D

  9. .. I think they blind side you with the link.. and you don't even realize you are a no replyer....

  10. Well I'm not a blogger but I have a google account so I don't have to make anonymous replies and I've always wondered if my favorite blogs can send me an email or not. I'm thinking yes?

  11. Thanks for writing about this. Someone said to me a while ago that I was a no-reply blogger but since I had always had relpies I thought they were mistaken. Soooo, maybe I am mistaken. I would sure appreciate a confirmation one way or another from you. If it turns out that I am now 'no-reply' how do you unlink your Google+ and does this affect anything else that you know of? Cheers, Karen.

    Ps. Don't know whether you saw my latest blog post but it was dedicated to you and your big, compassionate heart. I hope I haven't offended you by posting this. Xx. K

  12. I forgot to say that I maybe able to donate some fabric - just let me know what kind you need!! Xx. K

  13. I hope I'm not a no reply blogger! Thanks for getting the info out!!!

  14. I cannot wait to see your quilt when it is all done! : ) I don't mind the drooling over mine...better than the dog footprints that got on it from the muddy dog yesterday LOL

  15. I assume I am NOT a no-reply blogger... but I use Google + so maybe I am...?


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