The CH-CH-Changes…

While I have been gone I am trying to set up my site so I can sell my quilts and other makes. While I was gone, or perhaps when I chose to start paying for my add free web pages, WordPress has changed the writing and posting experience. Sigh… I hate to say it, but I am having a very hard time trying to figure it all out. Old brain cells perhaps? Or are you suffering with the changes too?

I do have wonderful things to share with you, and I will share them. When I can figure out how to put them into a post!!!

Well, I guess I got bold figured out. Any helpful hints will be cheerfully accepted and appreciated!

Addendum: Apparently, I have been on WordPress for 12 years now… That’s a long time.

Big Changes are coming

I am getting ready to change my blog’s domain name.  I have always hated it and didn’t understand how everything worked when I set it up.  I am also going to a premium plan to get rid of ads and be able to sell my products directly via Paypal.

If I understand how this works you should be redirected to my new web address.

I hope this works and that it will all be worth it in the end.  If the sales venture is a flop, then I will drop the premium plan but still retain the new domain name.

I am excited, yet apprehensive, so wish me luck I’m going to need it!

AND, if you have had experience in doing the above, any tips, help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your patience.

Really?

At some point when I was not paying particular attention…

I jumped from nine years on WordPress to ELEVEN years on WordPress.  Wow, I guess I was just really busy?  Well, as a matter of fact am.

  • I made three quilts this year, start to finish, which is apparently a big deal to some folks around here.
  • I joined a quilting group in Huntsville recently.
  • I have been getting out into the world! Ergo, the ability to join the quilt group and actually go and have fun.
  • I lost a good dog friend. Good-by Buddy.  And found a new dog  friend;  Hello, Walker!

Hey I was busy and the time got away from me.  So I will try to be more communicative here, because I actually do want to share my activities.  I just have to find a way to be less wordy and perhaps push more photographic evidence of my journey this year.  Because as they say:

A picture is worth a thousand words; right?

Happy Fall – Hello winter?

 

 

 

 

I didn’t want to talk about it

~ but now I will ~

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I lost my good friend Buddy last month.  He was thirteen almost to the day.

We hiked together, when we were younger,  took walks together when we got older, and for the past year he was always at my side; followed me everywhere.  He wouldn’t be separated from me no matter how many times I changed rooms, but with a difference lately.  He didn’t follow me outside, because he didn’t want to go up and down the steps unless absolutely necessary.

Pain meds helped for a while, but then he stopped following me inside and had begun to not even greet Bob at the door when he got home. Then he couldn’t keep his food down.

It was time.

Writing this brings tears to my eyes.  The house has been too quiet without him padding by my side each and every day.  So while some would be amazed at what I did yesterday, maybe even shocked, I went out and found a new friend to keep me company.  He walks by my side from room to room, follows me out on my chores, though I will not let him in with the chickens or the geese.  Not safe.  Without further explanation:

Meet Walker!

Look at those speckled feet!

He is a rescue pup I found through  A New Leash On Life.  I tried to pick a totally different kind of dog.  I really did!  Yet, I ended up with one that, at least as a two month pup, looks very like Buddy.  The big difference will be when he grows up.  Buddy was Lab and Border Collie  (very fluffy), and Walker is Hound and possibly Lab, so short hair.

The exciting bits of new puppy ownership are: Puppy breath (apparently I’m not the only one who thinks it’s grand);  Wiggles and puppy licks;  and, The need for constant motion until you just drop (as above).

The not so exciting bits of new puppies?  Chewing, house training, chewing, and did I mention House training!?  I think we are making something in the way of progress, because this morning after telling him very loudly and for the third time,

NOooo!🥴

He actually stopped and ran for the back door where he sat and waited for me to take him out to finish the deed.

This too shall pass ❤

It wasn’t me!

More to come!