Monday, May 30, 2011

How I am getting around Blogger's current problem...maybe it will work for you!

Well, my husband and I have been trying to figure out Blogger's problem (since Blogger can't seem to...).   I was able to leave comments as a "signed in" person on many of my friends' blogs in the USA, but no one in Canada, Germany, Australia or New Zealand.  The only International one that recognized me as "signed in" was Jane in Wales.

The weird thing is that my own damn page didn't recognize me!  I could post, but then couldn't leave comments on my own page!  Totally F.U.B.A.R. (hopefully some of you know what that means so I don't have to type it out, LOL!).

Anyway, clear "cookies" and "cache," re-start your browser, and then when you sign in on the Google sign-in page, put your email address and password, but "UN-CHECK" the box that says "remember my password?"  It's brilliant!  Now everything is OK and every site I've tried knows I'm signed in, thus I can now leave comments!

So now I will go back to the "help" page and tell them that there must be something wrong with their "remember my password?" link.

At first I wondered if it was some strange homeland security thing that would not let me comment on foreign blogs, but then when I couldn't comment on my own blog I decided that was dumb (unless I am on a watch list that I don't know about...).  Ha-ha.

Anyway, this helped me...maybe it will help you too!

So, other than solving Blogger's problems this holiday weekend, I caught up on 3 blocks for the Bee Balm bee that I belong to online.  Here are two of them...

Two people wanted blocks with the same pattern, I think it is called a double Ohio star.  It was fun, especially trying to do it in two color ways.
I've also been on a quest to tame my out-of-control scrap situation, pressing, cutting and feeding SEVERAL scrap quilt projects.  Once I get pieces gathered, I will have plenty of fodder for leaders and enders, and for mindless chain piecing when I only have 15 minutes to sew.  Sewing time has been rare lately, and I needed something simple for the times when only 10-15 minutes was possible.

I love this little number.  It is a Bonnie Hunter design that I found in Quiltmaker Magazine (she has had a scrappy feature every issue for a while where she shares a great scrappy block).  I think this one was called something like "Positive/Negative).  Each little square quartet will finish 9 inches square.  I have a container to hold all pieces, finished blocks, and 2-inch strips that will be sub-cut into the pieces needed.
I enclose a card that reminds me what and how I cut the pieces, and a pressing diagram (so I only have to figure it out once!).
There are MANY other Bonnie Hunter scrappy quilts I want to do from both of her Scraps and Shirt Tails books.  This one...
 And this one...

And this one...

And this one...
Also tons of 1.25 and 1.5 inch strips for log cabin type quilts and lots of strings for crazy blocks, like the ones needed in the quilt above.  Applique quilts are calling, but I really need to finish taming my scrap stash.
So in closing, please know I have been reading many of your blogs, just unable to comment and tell you that I have been.

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

25 comments:

  1. My dear girl, if you have an "out of control scrap situation" to tame, the rest of us don't stand a chance!!!! :) :) I am so envious of your scrap organization but just can't get myself started on anything like it.

    Lovely blocks, by the way.

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  2. If it makes you feel a little better, I got enthused about making Bonnie's Blue Ridge Beauty, but in red/white/blue for a wounded soldier. So I went to the Goodwill and bought "a few" red, blue and white/tan/cream men's shirts. I have made all the blocks for two twin size Blue Ridge Beauties, have cut out several hundred 5" red, white and blue squares for two other twin size quilts and still have three very large plastic bins full of red, white and blue shirts. I may have gotten just a teensy bit carried away.

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  3. You are v clever to work out that comment problem!! i hope blogger can sort it out too. Love your blocks and those quilts are divine! xo

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  4. Wow! I am SO impressed with your organization for the scrap block. Doesn't that feel good? I did that with one quilt. It was for stars...I cut out all the pieces and put each "block" in an envelope and was able to make a star a day with just little 5, 10, 15 minute increments.
    Deb from clutteredquilter.blogspot.com

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  5. You are a god send. I am so happy to be posting comments again! I need a few hours of extra time to organize too. Your an inspiration!

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  6. Oooo I love that Blue Ridge Beauty. Bonnie is one of the best designers of scrapy quilting IMHO. I really need to follow you example and take better notes on my projects. I was going to print out one of the Wonky house blocks to design the quilting motif and it wasn't in my EQ file, must have lost it transferring from EQ6 to 7. Now I can't remember how much I shrunk the scanned pattern to make it fit right in the block. I HATE math LOL.

    Crispy

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  7. ohhhhhhh! I *love* the African block. Stunning! And I do the same thing with long-term projects in bins. I need to the add the pressing diagram to the notes in them. THanks for the idea! (Why couldn't I think of that to start with??) ;D

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  8. I've not worked up my nerve yet, Teresa, to dive into the scraps!! You keep going. I have a running list of "Bonnie" quilts to feed, too!! :-D So many quilts, so little time!! The leaders and enders thing, though...pure genius!! Got some 4-patches going on with that. If only hubby wouldn't holler for garden work!!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  9. I love those scrappy quilts of Bonnie's too! She is amazing and so inspiring!
    Thanks for the info about Blogger issues...I passed it onto anothe blogger having the same trouble...or I least I 'think' it's the same issue. Good work figuring it out!

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  10. I keep meaning to sort out my scrap basket, but everytime I look at it, I decide to leave it for another day!

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  11. I was going to tell you I appreciated the comment solution idea, but I couldn't comment until I had tried it. DUH! Worked like a charm--thank you so much--it was so frustrating not to be able to comment! Like several of the quilt ideas you've shown--my list grows longer and longer!

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  12. THANK YOU Ms Teresa and Hubby. I do not even know what you two had to go thru to figure that little sign in glitch but it worked like a charm for me also.
    Have fun in that stash, cutting, cutting, cutting.
    Cheri

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  13. Luckily I didn't have the blogger problem this time...
    I'm doing catch ups this week, hopefully :o)
    I'm looking at a scrap quilt for my month later this year so hopefully I'll help with your love of scraps....
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  14. I love every one of those quilts. I'm having the posting problem tonight, but if I clear my cache I'm afraid I will lose all the passwords I have in my password manager security section so I'm going to wait and just hope they fix it.

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  15. Well you are right. When it takes me to the log in screen, if I untoggle the "remember password" box I am logged in as myself. Thanks for the tip!

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  16. oh I want to make some of the same quilts from bonnies book as you do! not that I am really surprised we like the same quilts !
    love how you make notes and tuck them in the boxes good idea!
    Kathie

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  17. I herald you for figuring out what is up with blogger -
    I totally gave up and moved from firefox to safari and I'm okay, but I am having horrible sign in problems.
    Love all the scrap quilt ideas!

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  18. awesome, thanks for tutorials, and pictures...you're an inspiration.

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  19. Just jumped over here from Stash Manicure...thanks for the comment solution, and wow! You have an awesome system for your scraps! I am inspired to clean up my act!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for sharring about bloggers issues. I was starting to wonder why I was having trouble commenting on blogs. So as soon as I am done here I'm going to go and try your advice.
    I am also a big fan of Bonnie Hunter, and have been working on the rectangle wrangle. If you have a chance maybe you can come check it out.

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  21. Thank you so much for the helpful tip for solving Blogger problem....too bad they don't have anyone on staff to help us!!!

    I would love, love a quilt made from the second square....oh so pretty....colors are my favs.....

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  22. If you get this then you are a brilliant woman.

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  23. It works, it works!! You are brilliant my sweet. Thank you so much for finding a way around Blogger's FUBAR!! Cheers, Dianne

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  24. ahhh question T. that mini quilt that compares the on the bed..did you make a mini of that> like out of material ? lol

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  25. Our guild just had Bonnie up this past weekend! She is an awesome teacher. Also I wanted to let you know that I have been inspired by your stash organization to sort and store my stash by colors too. I am much happier with it!

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