Black Cat Crossing Schedule..

Black Cat Crossing

Soon it will be friday, which is my day to show my project. If your here today to see mine, you may have seen I was originally on one of the schedules for this to be my day. It is not my day. Friday the 31st is my day and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to.

The hop so far has been full of fun, please visit each of the sites participating and have a look at the great ideas, the fun projects and the excitement that grows day by day. I look forward to seeing you all on friday.

Monday, October 20

Why Knot Kwilt?
Lixie Makes It
Miss Priss Quilts
The Slow Quilter
Patchwork Sampler

Tuesday, October 21

Sew Incredibly Crazy
Coeur d’Alene Gifts
It Seams To Be Sew…
A Geeky Crafty Place

Wednesday, October 22

Creatin’ in the Sticks
Living With Purpose
Moose Stash Quilting
The Quilted Cat
Lines, Color, and Art

Thursday, October 23

VroomansQuilts
Lovelli Quilts
Pampered Pettit
TeaTimeCreations
Whims and Fancies

Friday, October 24

Just Let Me Quilt
Buzzing and Bumbling
Thimblemouse & Spouse
krislovesfabric
Quilt Doodle Doodles

Monday, October 27  

Ridge Top Quilts
Dancing Moon
Kwilt Krazy
Lydsfire Sewing
Grandmama’s Stories

Tuesday, October 28

Selina Quilts
Jane’s Quilting
Quilted Delights
Words & Stitches

Wednesday, October 29

That’s Sew  Julie
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Quilting Queen Online
Sew Peace To Peace
A Stitch in Time

Thursday, October 30

On the Banks of Frog Creek
How Art You?
Cucki Stitching Cove
Dancing Moon Farmstead
Life in the Scrapatch

Friday, October 31

From My Carolina Home
Seams To Be Sew
Mammy Stitches
Bumbleberry Cottage
Just Because Quilt
Sew We Quilt

Little Treasures September 2014 is Finally Here!!

LT09-1Heya Everyone, How are you doing this month. I had planned to get this up last week for you, but my plans were delayed when I just forgot.. literally, I changed my host, and went to work on the Twas The Night Blog Hop things I needed to finish up so I could ship them out. So with that done and on the way, I was putting everything away when I saw the September block and went.. oh shoot!!! So here it is, and I hope you will enjoy it.

This is a 15-Inch block, created in EQ, and Bernina Designer Plus software. The artwork is from Graphics and Graphics.

I’d also like to share with you Joyce’s finished block. She sent this to me in email a few weeks ago and it tickled me pink to see one of the Little Treasures blocks done by someone else. So please let Joyce know what you think to in the comments below.

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Change Has Occurred!!

Ok, so the nameservers have changed and my new host is seeing me now, I did my first restore on my site and I have to say I am really impressed. Even tho hosts have usually been able to restore my site when something has gone wrong, I still use a Backup plugin for WordPress called UpdraftPlus. It is free, and deserves a nod. While I will still check for the little things I may just be able to get September up later today or possibly tomorrow morning. I’m so excited.

The cool thing about UpdraftPlus is that it takes my backup, uploads it to my Dropbox folder for me, and allows me to keep a pretty current backup. I took a backup the night prior to my changing hosts so that my backup would be current, even tho it had done a backup only a few days prior. Once I changed hosts, I uploaded via ftp that backup to my new host, and did a restore, and my site came through it looks like with flying colors. I do feel it’s necessary still to do a few checks through the site, but I bet all is well and I couldn’t be more happy about that. Usually when you change hosts, it can be a nightmare. For something that is free, I’d be willing to give them some money just for not making it stressful. :)

Let me know what you think, I actually think the site loads alot faster now than it did before and if you have previously visited me, you might “feel” it. I know the word feel is odd, but literally, when your having problems on your pc, you just can “feel” the issue because it’s like having a fight with your mouse.. LOL

To Rachel, I’m sorry, your comment got lost with the host change, but I did receive it in my email, and yea, I just finally got fed up, and there are so many good hosting solutions out their and really nothing wrong with the old host, they offer 24/7 support, the prices are good, I never had issues with bandwidth or space, but it’s suppose to be a wordpress host, and they tout themselves as that, but they aren’t doing a good enough job for me anyway, so I decided it was time to just make the move. It’s not fun to have to visit tech support each time you go to work on your site and that’s literally what I was having to do and I’ve developed sites for years without having to visit tech support, so it is just not something I’m use to doing. The host I had prior to this last one I left because I had a site with Joomla on it, and Joomla had updated to version 3 at the time. However, that host was not ready to do the necessary changes (which was a php update) in order for there customers to update to version 3 of Joomla, so consequently after waiting just under a year for them to change, I left to upgrade my Joomla for that site, and consequently created my blog instead. LOL

Hugs,

Marian

Changing Hosts

It shouldn’t be long now. I’ve just changed the “nameservers” for anyone who knows what that means. :)

I had gone today to upload Little Treasures for September, and I kept getting errors. After going to the host and having them fix problems for the upteenth time this year, I finally decided I’d just had enough. This host was due for renewal come the end of November of this year and I already was thinking it’s just been so much trouble. For all the hosting changes I’ve ever made, it’s never been because of sheer frustration until now. I liked this host for the first year, but even the switch to this new server just isn’t making me happier, so I decided to put my money for hosting elsewhere. It should take me a day or two to get everything checked over after the change, but I will try to get September up by tuesday.

If you should visit, and not see things like they should be, that will be why.

Cya Soon,

Marian

Little Treasures August 2014 Now Online!!

LT08-AugustJust about the easiest block you can put together is this months block for Little Treasures.

It goes together easily and quickly.

This is a 15-Inch block.

The artwork is from Graphics and Graphics.

This design was created in Electric Quilt v7, and Bernina Designer Plus Software. At this time, I have decided not to include the cutting files, opting instead to give you tutorials on how to create your own. I really would love to share the svg files with you and have permission to do so, but it is not possible to import the svg file in with the software such as Silhouette Studio without having to resize the svg. Because it’s to difficult to note the sizings that each svg would need to be, I’ve opted to show you how to make your cutting files from the pdf file provided for your patterns instead.

With this block, I used 100% cotton flannel for the fabric on her dress and bow.

The bow middle uses the same new technique I showed you with May and June’s block in which you do the machine embroidery right on the background block. It’s so easy to do you will wonder why you didn’t try it with May or June’s block. :) Ok, I’m hoping someone will someday make one of these blocks, so while you can use normal applique methods with this block, I would still love to see anyone make a block.

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It’s So Great To See You Again!!

DSCN1451I am so happy to see you all again. Today is my day for the Cya In September Blog Hop organized by Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt and cheerleader Shari, both of whom have done a wonderful job getting everything setup and ready for all of us to show our projects from over the summer.

A huge thank you to you both, I love participating in these hops, they keep me motivated and active and I love being able to share with everyone what I’ve been up to.

Note: I’ve been informed by my webhost today Monday the 15th of September, that they are migrating (transferring) the server I am on to a newer server which will mean I will need to change my DNS/IP number at my domain registrar. If you should experience not being able to access this site, it will be because the domain is switching ips to the new server. I will get those numbers updated the moment I notice the migration has taken place. Please come back in a few hours should you experience a problem.

I didn’t start on any summer projects until late in the summer, about mid August to early September actually. My main machine was out of commission and off to the shop for just over six weeks this summer, so the only way I could sew was via my embroidery machine, which is always setup to do embroidery even tho it will also do normal sewing.

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