I have a few things I really need to chat about. I’ve been trying to keep them all in my head and wait to address them individually but that just is making my head full so I decided to write a blog post and put them all together here. So if this post seems really disconnected, my apologies in advance.
First off…YES, the blog still occasionally has been acting up with hard-to-read posts…they seem like they are written in code. We have tried to fix this and just can’t find the source. It’s beyond my pay grade…it’s beyond my daughter Kayla’s pay grade. We straight up don’t know how to fix it. I’m sorry.
Some time ago a blog reader messaged me and said her son looked at it and thought he found a problem. I thought I forwarded the email to Kayla and it turns out, I just copy/pasted the message. We have no way to contact her and follow up. UGH. If you are that blog reader please contact me again at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hardest problem with all of this is that it isn’t predictable. I write the post the same every day. There is no rhyme or reason why it works for some people and not for others. If one day you get a post with “code”…others are reading it just fine. Occasionally it’s more widespread but still, most people can still read it normally.
Also, there is no “computer person” to go to and they just fix it…at least not one that I’ve found. If any of you know anyone who specializes in helping bloggers work out kinks like this, please send their information to me. We really want to fix it.
Speaking of sending something to me:
DO NOT USE ANY EMAIL FOR ME OTHER THAN email@example.com. I will not get it. Other email accounts have been closed. Please check your email address for me and change it now.
If you want to get ahold of me, the quickest way is in the comment section. I check them daily unless something is going on and I can’t get to them. That is always my priority though.
I check email 2-3 times a week but not daily.
Some people have been starting to contact me via Messenger. That doesn’t work the best. I might see it at work and then completely forget about it once I have a chance to answer. It’s all too many juggling balls for me to keep in the air. For ease of my time and focus, the firstname.lastname@example.org or the comment section is really the best way to get my attention…again the comment section is best.
Speaking of ease…if you are sending an email doing something like requesting quilt tops, please include your physical, snail mail address as well as what kind of quilt tops you are looking for. It really speeds up the process. THANKS!!
A blog reader wrote me a note:
“Jo…I’m hoping one of your blog followers can help locate an old BOM pattern. Searching for 2005 Bunny Hill Design Rabbits Prefer Chocolate #1061 quilting pattern, mostly applique. Since it is so dated, out of print, Bunny Hill suggested an internet search. Since you have such a strong quilter following I would appreciate any help in locating this old pattern. Love your blog and all the inspiration you share!”
Sadly she didn’t sign her note so I have no idea what her name is…I do have her email address: email@example.com
I did send her a message asking for a picture of the pattern. This is it.
If anyone can help this gal out, please either leave a comment or better yet, contact her directly at this email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Some time ago I featured a book here on the blog. The book was written by a blog reader’s daughter. We ended up reader it as a book club book. The book was And So I Roam. It was a good book. You can find it HERE on Amazon.
I feel absolutely terrible about this next item I am writing about. This is one of those things that I think got lost when my email got all screwed up. Anyway…the story goes like this. A blog reader contacted me and asked if I would like a drawing of Rosie. I said sure. This was sent to me. Isn’t it awesome!! Rosie is my beagle. You can see her with my friend Connie’s dog in the picture on the left. On the right is the drawing that was sent to me.
I put the photo up and then in my crazy life, the envelope was lost.
The other day I had friends over and someone commented on the drawing of Rosie. Oh My!! That’s when I realized I forgot to blog about the wonderful drawing. I am probably wrong but I really think it was the same blog reader who shared her daughter’s books with us. UGH. I feel so terrible. I love and appreciate the drawing of Rosie. It’s just perfect. It is easy to recognize it is her. I don’t think it could be better.
I don’t know if she is available to do drawings for others but oh my. Wouldn’t a drawing be the perfect present for someone who is a dog lover?
So blog reader…one I am sorry and two…please leave all of your information in the comment section so someone can contact you if they would like a drawing done.
I have a blog reader Adelle who volunteered to finish some kid-friendly quilt tops. Sadly in the latest group that came in, I didn’t have any kid-friendly ones. If you have any kid-friendly ones and want to send them to Adele, let me know. I’ll give you her address.
So…I think I got a few things off my brain. WHEW! If there is something else I am forgetting, seriously, let me know what it is. I am trying so hard to catch up. I don’t mind a bit being reminded. THANKS!!