Pages

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Playing Around

I've been in a bit of a slump this week, missed stitching at least three nights, just can't seem to get going. 

So last night i was sitting here browsing all your lovely blogs and beautiful stitching and i thought I'd have a play around with my blog. 
I've changed the layout a little and best of all discovered that you can upload you own image as a blogger background! How cool is that?   I suspect this is not news to the more techie (is that the correct spelling!) minded, but to me it was a revelation and I'm so impressed with myself that i managed to do it, lol. 

So how does it look, my new LHN background?  I know, i know it's a bit 'red' and a bit 'Christmassy looking'  but we are still in winter, and that is my favourite LHN ornament finish :-) 

Talking of photos, have you seen some of the new photo a day blogs out there?  What a great idea, and yes i am thinking of making another blog, I'll let you know when it's up and i hope you will come visit me there too :-)  If you have started a photo a day blog please let me know where you are so i can come visit you :-)

While my stitching has been a non starter this week i have been reading.  I finished Wideacre last night, I've updated my 2011 reading page (at the top of my blog) with my take on the book (I've never written a review before and felt a bit silly doing so), but i thought it would help me remember the book and help to exercise my aging brain!  I kept it short and to the point till i get the hang of it.

I have made a little progress on Molly, very, very little, still working on the tree so i won't bother showing you more brown/green stitching this time.  Off now to try and make more headway on said tree.

Until next time x

23 comments:

Loraine said...

The blog looks fabulous! I love red!! (Check out my blog if you don't believe me. :)
I am really impressed you were able to do that with your home page, as I have no idea how to do that!
Hope all is well, and that your mojo returns.
Many Hugs.

nutmegg said...

very nice, I just changed mine as well.

Melanie said...

I like the way it looks! Of course, I do love red. The more red the better, I say. :)

Robin (Samplerbird) said...

Maggie, I think your blog looks great! And your kitties are beautiful!

Rowyn said...

Your blog looks great, I love all the red. Your header photo is beautiful too.

Kerry said...

Your blog is great and I really love the photo at the top it is great. I have just finished my first Christmas ornament for 2011.

robindefender said...

I like your background, and I LOVE the photo you're using for your header.

Hillery said...

Your header photo is AMAZING. I wish I could have one blown up for my wall. Great photography.
I just started a new blog as well. So much fun.

Lynn said...

Your blog looks fantastic!! I love the new look.
Hope your mojo returns soon. In the meantime enjoy your reading.

Gabi said...

You did a fantastic job with your blog. Love it. Red is my favorite color too.

Lisa said...

thanks for visiting my blog Maggie
yours is very lovely, and you have some wonderful stitching

Lucy said...

I love the new look. Please tell us how you did it..uploading your own pic as the background. I would love to do that.

Ginnie said...

I didn't know you could do that with your back ground....wow !

Edy said...

Love the new "look"

Siobhan said...

Aaaah!! I love your blog background! My daughter and I were working on doing mine this weekend. (Okay, I was sitting here next to her, wanting to stitch while she worked on it, but she was frustrated so I had to sit patiently.) Neither of us could get it to work. Your background looks great!

Good for you with the book reviews! Have you joined www.goodreads.com? I am on there, and I posted just a quick review of a book I read (Kate Furnivall's The Jewel of St. Petersburg). I gave it 2 out of 5 stars because I love her books but this one had a beautiful heroine who managed to go against society at the time just bc she is beautiful, blah blah blah. Anyway, my review showed up on twitter (I have them linked) and somebody I don't know blasted me for it!! LOL I was kind of affronted at first but just said, 'different strokes for different folks'. Yikes.

Julie said...

Well done on the background pic, i would have absolutely no idea how to do that, i am techno rubbish!

Heidi said...

Well for this computer illiterate me, I am totally impressed. It is beautiful! How did you do that? You will suddenly decide to start stitching like mad with all the blogging inspiration you have had...lol. In the meantime, I am going to wrap up in a quilt tonight with a cup of tea and my granny squares. Join me?

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Katherine said...

Hey Maggie! Found your blog. That header picture is GORGEOUS!!! Very pretty place. It makes me think of the scene in Harry Potter where he and Hermione go to Godrick's Hollow and find the memorial to his parents. Is that an English war memorial there with the wreaths all around?

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

I love the new look of your blog, congrats.
Bisxxx

Tracey said...

I love your header photo! Beautiful! Thanks for following my photo blog. :) I will follow yours too. :)

Kathy A. said...

That is one cool layout. Love the RED!!!

Justflo said...

I'd love to have a go at doing my own background. but I'm afraid I'm the more than a bit scared by the thought. I'm not exactly tech minded and just blogging is a world of confusion, to me. Still I might have a go ...one day.

Dee said...

I love your new background and header. The header photo is gorgeous.

I'm doing 365 project @ http://nosticksnostring.blogspot.com or on my Facebook page (email me for an invite if you prefer Facebook).

I'm sure your stitching mojo will come back soon.