If you came to visit yesterday you would have found my blog looking a bit strange. I was trying to change my template to a Pannasmontata template called "L'amour". Andrea has this template on her blog and I really admired it so wanted to do something similar. She has very kindly be talking me through it (thanks Andrea) but I have had some problems. I think firstly that having a Mac computer caused a problem because, when I downloaded the template from Pannasmontata, it did not load as a gobblegook file so, after deciding it was probably using a Mac, I turned on the pc and used that. As Andrea suggested I opened a 'test blog' to play around which I did. I then downloaded the template, deleted the html on the new blog and replaced it by cutting and pasting the html from the download and hey it worked! So I went to my blog and did the same and voila a new template even if I had lost my side bar links. By this time Ken wanted to use the pc so I though no problem I can 'tweak' on the Mac and replace the missing sidebar links but ... I couldn't because when I went to customize the layout it just came up 'upgrade template' and I could not get into layout at all. So, once Ken had finished on the pc, back there I went but the same thing happened. Luckily I managed to get my original template, together with the sidebar links etc back so now I am back to square one!
Kirby called round yesterday after her Saturday job in Sainsburys (supermarket) while I was playing around and she said she preferred the original blog anyway! But I hate being beaten by a machine so - watch this space! Any comments/suggestions appreciated.
I stitched a few 'test' pieces last night. The top one, which I gave up on as I thought it 'disappeared' in the fabric, is Vicki Clayton's OMG Red (one strand) on flax 36ct. I then stitched two 'snowflakes' on lambswool 32ct. The one on the left is one strand of OMG Red and the other one, using two strands, is two sections in OMG Red and the remaining sections in Imperialosity. So this means that for Quaker Friendship I will go with OMG Red with two strands on the 32ct lambswool but the only problem here I only have a piece 19" x 14 1/4" so I am not sure if it's big enough. I know the 19" is fine but not sure about the other side so I may have to order some more. And for Ms Hannah - mmmnn - I like the green again on lambswool but I do have a piece of 36ct antique white in my stash so I am going to do another test piece with one strand on that. I had not realised how thin the VC silk was and I definitely did not like the coverage with one strand on 32ct. I must make up my mind as if I have to order 32ct lambswool I may as well order 35ct too! Again all comments/suggestions welcome.
Well, enough rambling for today.
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Labels: Hannah Beeby, Quaker Friendship Round Robin, Vicki Clayton