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October 9, 2020

I’ve been missing but definitely active

hardy cyclamen are blooming everywhere

WordPress, in all their wisdom switched the blogging platform I’ve always used, am familiar with and is quick and easy

a reply from the “help” desk was more like a “buck up and get on with it” message rather than help

I’ve been messing around with it for days until frustration leaves me tearing my hair out

and I’ve finally found my way back to the quick and easy

in the meantime….

I’ve been pruning, sawing, weeding and hacking at the back garden

filling 4 large bags per day (that’s all my car can load)

and hauling it off to the dump – 7 trips so far

as the weather is good and everyone seems to have the same idea – the line-up at the dump is anywhere from 25mins. to 1 hr. 15minutes.

but I get to sit and stitch – hexies!

that requires more paper templates

a job I find tedious but necessary

and because the window hexies are starting to add up

I’m slowly making a few extras to experiment with how to put them all together

for those readers who liked the “old fashioned” look of the previous one

here is a floral bouquet

in the evenings, when I’m exhausted and my brain is no longer functioning I sit and spin

top – 100gms. of fine 2ply Merino/alpaca/silk blend

below- 120gms. of flick carded 2 ply Romney

taking my time to decide what colours to dye

while pruning the grape vine I saved the leaves for dyeing but the pot is too heavy to heat on the stove

do they get heated in several batches or only use a smaller portion?

it gives a soft yellow so the more leaves the stronger the colour

and for a bit of light relief

my mascot, Minnie Moose, is showing off her new mask

she was packed, ready to go to Japan in May – cancelled of course

Brenda made the masks – thank you Brenda

  enough for all the folks who participate in the Sheep to Shawl exhibit at the Saanich Fair – which was also cancelled

Minnie loves her new fashion statement and hopes it keeps her safe so she can go to Japan – sometime soon

but she complains that her ears hurt

hopefully my computer problems are all sorted out

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 11, 2020 6:25 am

    I found the ‘back door’ back to the Classic Editor by accident, and it seems others have discovered it too. I don’t like the new format at all, since it isn’t really designed for ‘domestic’ bloggers but for more commercial users. Until they close the loophole, I’ll carry on as before. As for the Help Desk… well, it’s an oxymoron, isn’t it? With an emphasis on Moron.

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    • October 11, 2020 10:10 am

      Kate – as you say, the new format is designed for commercial users (maybe more money) and it doesn’t suit my needs. In the past, I’ve received excellent help but definitely lacking this time. Perhaps just the individual replying. I’ll stick with it until such time as the classic Editor is no longer available. I think they would like to get rid of it altogether but there are still too many of us.

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  2. October 10, 2020 12:54 am

    Humph- the new block editor- is anyone happy with the change I wonder? The garden really does keep one busy at this time of year.

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    • October 10, 2020 10:13 am

      Cathy – I wonder if “they” have to keep upgrading and inventing new programs just to justify their jobs. WordPress “help” has always been helpful in the past but this time it was low grade insulting. There aren’t many other options.

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  3. October 9, 2020 4:00 pm

    You are not alone in your frustration with updated blogging formats. Thus proving the old saying that misery loves company. 😉

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