The past year or so things that we have counted on have been set to sunset mode –
One of the things that makes me really sad is that Blogger and Google are no longer hosting “receive blog by email” services that so many of my readers count on.
Months ago I was in a panic over your panic, and I was directed to Bloglovin by recommendation.
Over the past many months their service has been mostly non-functioning. Links don’t work, notifications don’t come, and it always says their servers are overrun.
I am not one to go down without a fight, so – I’ve done a thing!
I am starting my OWN email notification list for new posts.
It will only take me an additional 5 minutes or so to send blog links to those who sign up for my blog notification list.
I am hosting this service on groups.io – the same platform that hosts our Quiltville Newsletter (See place to sign up for that in the right hand side bar of the blog, best viewable on a real computer.) and will post the blog link to those who subscribe by email on a daily basis.
Both of these – The Newsletter and the Blog Notification lists are ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. They are a way for me to communicate with you, but are not chat lists for discussion. You won’t receive anything from anyone else in your in box so as not to overrun you.
One of the other reasons I have bitten the bullet to do this is that notifications should show up in your inbox within a few minutes of me sending the notification so it will get to your inbox nearly in real time instead of hours later.
While I also post blog links to Facebook and Instagram, I know many of my readers don’t use those services.
If this helps you great. If not, you can unsubscribe at any time. The unsubscribe link will be found in the footer of every email notification.
My only other alternative would be for you to simply bookmark my blog on your device or computer and just make it a habit to visit me here daily. You know where to find me. I’ve been here for 17 years. Right?
Okay, now that is out of the way, let’s move on to something much more quilty!
The hanging of the quilts!
And yes, I am actually ON the porch this time because the Hubster got to be step-in photographer.
While the walking boot has me a bit more mobile, it’s still minimal – and uneven terrain is REALLY difficult – so I stayed up on the porch.
Suffice it to say we weren’t ALL ready when he started snapping photos, but we’ll give him a bit of grace on his best efforts!
Not yet, Dave! We aren’t ready!
Wait – you are missing some of us!
Not bad! Pretty good!
We’ll pretend like you didn’t cut off the top of the turret –
I spy a nine patch, part of Jamestown Landing from String Fling on top of a Rhododendron Trail variation. I love the Halloween and patriotic houses – if you know the pattern info, please post it in the comments section below.
And because the clouds were magical –
A view of the QPO next door.
Yes. It is that close!
Just in time for fall around the corner!
I love how these big and bold leaf blocks are framed with strips log-cabin style. LOVELY!
It was truly wonderful to have the opportunity to be ON the porch while these beauties were hanging off the rail for all passers-by to see and enjoy.
Everyone bugged out yesterday, making their way to their various destinations – some driving as far as California and seeing so many sights along the way.
Rebecca and Betty were the laundry queens while Susan came at noon after the masses had departed to work her magic and get everything ready for the August Quiltvillians arrival today.
Last evening when he was done with his work day, The Hubster and I went to town to pick up a lawn mower battery so he could take care of the yard before today –
And this is where I put in a trigger warning – if you don’t like snakes, scroll quickly.
We arrived at the Inn about 6:00 p.m. last evening with the new mower battery.
My plan was just to relax with Rebecca on the back porch in the cool of the evening and discuss all things retreat related.
As soon as he stepped out of the driver’s seat, he called me around to show me what he found at the base of the old chestnut tree – see left image.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, as we loaded back up to come home, he showed me the that the black snake had climbed about 12 ft. up into the tree and was just hanging out on a branch.
I don’t think I will be looking at these trees in the same way ever again!
Let it be said that black snakes don’t scare me as long as they don’t sneak up on me. They help keep our rodent population down as we are out in farm country.
They also keep copperheads away, and that is a very good thing to know.
Just don’t sneak up on me! And don’t forget to ALWAYS LOOK UP!
Quiltville Quote of the Day –
Vintage quilt found in Kentucky.
Sometimes we just have to stop and look and appreciate things for the way they are right now.
And sometimes life will surprise you as you simply watch things unfold in front of you.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!