Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blogger, Pockets, Snow & All Organized

Well as you can tell by the title this post is gonna be about a little of this and a little of that.
First of all have any of you had problems in the past few days leaving comments on blogger?
Every time I try to leave a comment the page goes all white and blank. So if I've not been around to your blog lately you now know why.
Thankfully, Leah over at Livin' It Up Country posted about her having the same troubles and what she did to fix it or else I'd still be wondering what to do!
I went to Google and downloaded Google Chrome and that fixed it all. I was still using Internet Explorer and evidently that's a no-no with Blogger now a days. 
*Don't you just love how big companies can just kinda force you to use their "chosen" products! :0)*

I have been wanting to start on a new BOM for this year but I wouldn't allow myself until I finished up another sewing project that I've been working on ~making and sewing pockets on the inside of coal mine safety vests for a friend. 
He's had back issues in the past and complains about having to wear all his tools and safety equipment around his waist on his belt. It makes his back hurt. So a few months ago I sewed a few pockets on the inside of a vest and he gave it a try. This way he was able to carry all the necessary items into the mine but not on a belt. 
It spelled relief to his back and he asked for more!
So this time around we've added yet another pocket and velcro so that nothing will fall out. We'll see how this version works for him. 
It's been rather chilly (20's) here and we did get a little snow. It started snowing Thursday night and though we didn't have a lot of snow school was still cancelled for Firday. It had rained before the snow began so all that wetness turned to ice once the strong winds began blowing. 
Needless to say everyone was happy...we now have a 4 day weekend due to Martin Luther King Day on Monday!

Now to my newest project ~ Promises and Borders by Jenny at Elefantz.
I visited our local quilt shop Thursday afternoon to pick out the fabrics. At first I was imagining turquoise and pinks but once there I found these pretty coral?? and lime green prints. 
I washed them all up and got busy today cutting and organizing.
I have never been this organized with any other quilt that I've made. I usually cut as I go but I think I like this. It's all there and waiting for me in bags so as I finish stitching a block each month I just reach for the correct bag, pull out what I need and zip it along on the machine. Too easy!
Then I just grab the next background out of the bag and get busy on the next block.
Maybe this will help to keep my interested in it throughout the year too! *wink~wink*

 Hope you all are staying warm!


Anita said...

Hi Jessica,
I haven't had any trouble (touch wood) with blogger but thanks for the tip on how to correct it if is ever does happen. Each day, how do you find out if school is cancelled due to snow? We don't have snow here so I really don't know!! Good idea to put all your pieces in bags, clever thinking. Regards, Anita.

Loretta said...

Jessica thanks for this tip... I have had trouble with a few blogs and wondered why. Your new project looks as if it will be a beauty with that pretty fabric...Waiting to see! Boy are you organized! That is some cold weather...hope you all are warm and toasty! Have some great days off! Hugs

Carmen C. said...

I haven't been having problems with commenting but then again I haven't been blogging much. I LOVE those colors you chose, very pretty, and what a neat idea for the vests,as one who has back problems I sure can understand! We got about 5 inches of snow yesterday and last night, very cold too:/

Cheryl said...

No problems here also, but if I do will try chrome.

Susie Swanson said...

Hi Jessica, I haven't had any problems with blogger lately but I'm not going to hold my breath.. To many in the I love your choice of fabrics...Have a nice evening..Susie

Patty Sumner said...

I love the lime, coral and pinks in the new, love, love! Can't wait to see what you do with that. Blessings!

Angela said...

I had to switch to using Firefox a good year ago because I couldn't even log into my own blog! Recently I've been pulling up other blogs and can't find the post a comment button on it anywhere. I've even reloaded the page still nothing.

We got lucky that our school had already scheduled a day off for the teachers IS day so we won't have to make that day up! Woo Hoo! We are having an extra long weekend! Yeah!

That's a good idea for the miners vest! Hope it works for him! Back problems aren't fun.

Sharon said...

That's a great idea for the miner's vest. You might start a business!
I love your fabrics for Jenny's BOM and how you've organized it all!

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Internet Explorer is the most vulnerable browser to use, so changing to Google wasn't a bad thing. We don't use IE on this computer, I have it disabled for the most part. I can't get rid of it because I have a Windows operating system. I love Google services, but I don't use their browser. I do fine with Firefox. However, all browsers have flaws, just like us humans do.

That is a great idea for the vests! It's also nice of you to help him with his back problem.

Can't wait to see how your quilt turns out. :) Love the colors!


Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Glad it worked for you - Google Chrome seems to be so much faster... I haven't perfected the"posting" yet though... I post in Chrome but then it doesn't pop up as new post on my sidebar.. so then if I edit in internet explorer and then post - then it shows up... Ugh! But at least I can do my comments! Happy Blogging! Leah