Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Light Bulb Moment

Sit down, get a drink of your choice and get ready for a good laugh...

After my last post when I mentioned that Blogger wasn't playing nice and wouldn't let me download anymore pictures...Tammy e-mailed me and said that she downloads 5 at a time, and then just moves them where she wants them. Well, I was scratching my head trying to figure out how she did that, cause when I downloaded pics I would get all this Html gibberish...I was clueless...we decided maybe I had an older version of Blogger...so I started going through the Help tabs, checking Frequently asked questions, after about an hour of fiddling around this I gave up. I went to the "Create" page and I happened to see 2 tabs at the top right...Edit Html and Compose...now for most of you out there, this is a no brainer, for me, the not at all techno girl, I realized that if I clicked on the Compose tab and downloaded a picture I could see the picture, no Html gibberish. OMG! The lightbulb came on...now I ask you? How in the world have I blogged for well over a year...189 posts and I never knew that. I am just a pitiful techno girl.

We had the "boy's" friends over the weekend...here's my man getting ready to walk the "'herd"...I actually walk 2 of them and he walks 2 of them, but he had them all waiting for me...I had to get the camera. We are going to St. Louis in the morning for Kelly's wedding...Kelly used to watch the "boys" when we went away, so they're going to their friend's house for a sleepover. Susan and Ray will have our two through Saturday...the "herd" will be at their house.

I was reading Christine's blog...she was telling about a project that she is working on...Home of the Brave...making quilts for fallen soldier's families. What a wonderful project, sad that it has to be done, but wonderful...so I've been making 9 patches...I put some in the mail today and I'll be doing blocks for her each month until she doesn't have to do these quilts anymore.
Have a fantastic couple of days while I'm gone...I'll be back late Saturday.

P.S. I added pictures with no Html gibberish for the first time ever...OMG! Was that ever easier! I am a very happy girl...thanks Tammy for getting me on the right track!

17 comments:

a simple quilter said...

Bless you! And thank you!

Look at all of those nine patches!

The borders and setting triangles are ready and waiting. As quickly as you have pieced the blocks I promise that they will be set into a quilt and sent on the way to the coordinator to be quilted.

It breaks my heart that even one mother's child has been lost while serving our country. Thank you SO much for helping with this project.

HUGS,
christine

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Carol you're fun! Have a good trip. I love the nine patches you made. So pretty! I'm going to head over to Chrstine's blog and see what she has happening. I like to look...

Spying Love, *karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Thimbleanna said...

Woohoo -- we'll drag you kicking and screaming into the 21st century LOL! What a wonderful thing to do all those blocks -- you're a sweetie!

Linda said...

LOL - I love it when something like that happens!! I feel like I have conquered something big!

What a great project! I am making cards for Soldier Angels. Again, sad we need to do this but such a good cause!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think Blogger is a grumpy old man who likes to keep secrets from us! blessings, marlene

Teresa said...

I inadvertently hit that html tab one day and liked to never figure out what was wrong with my blog, until I noticed, like you did, that there is a compose tab. Who knew? Obviously not me!

Karen said...

Maybe we can sign up for blogger classes! I still don't have everything figured out.
The nine patch project is a good idea!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

ok well I have to go see if I can figure out this compose thing!!! Sounds like that would be most handy to know how to use!!!

Have fun, read you when you get back :O)...

em's scrapbag said...

Glad you got it all figured out. I always have to have my kids help me on the computer. Not my strong point.
You are so good to make all those nine patches. They look lovely.

Judy said...

OMG! you silly goof...you've been writing all your posts in the html page?? Yikes! I to like to load up that picture total and move them about as I write...hitting
"add another picture" as many times as I need!

Marilyn R said...

Blogger isn't always the easiest thing to figure out. I switch back and forth from the compose tab to the html tab. It seems easier to get the extra spaces or lines out in the html then the compose mode if I hit the enter key too much etc.

Your ninepatch blocks look great!

Dionne said...

Your 9-patches are wonderful and for a worthy cause. I hope you enjoy St. Louis, I have family there and we try to get back as often as possible.
Cheers,
Dionne

Libby said...

What a wonderful project. We have a local gal that collects quilts for 'Wounded Warriors' at Camp Pendleton. . . . so many young men and women can benefit from our quilt making *s* Hope you have a great trip.

Ginger Patches said...

I'm sooo glad we got it all figured out and now you will be able to share so many more wonderful pictures...love the picture of the herd lol!!! I know your boys are missing you, although I'm sure they're in good hands...I'm missing you that's for sure...where is my morning e-mail from Carol...hope you had a great trip but I can't wait for you to get home :)

Wendy said...

That's a hoot! you poor thing using the HTML tab when you could have been using the compose tab, I switch between them when I'm moving pictures around.

The doggies look so happy to be going for a walk.

The 9 patches are wonderful.

Nan said...

I'm no techno girl either, but I think I may have learned something from you, Carol! Love the pic of Andy and the "herd". You and Andy don't feel alone with all of them around, do you?
I love the 9 patches you are making for that very sad but necessary project. I am going to her blog and see what I can do, too!

MARCIE said...

Oh my gosh--I have to wonder how you have been loading pictures at all? I hope it all goes much easier for you now! (And I love that I don't have to type all those weird letters to comment on your blog-thank you!)