Saturday, January 31, 2009

What Was I Thinking?

I had a great idea that I was going to re-do my blog. I've seen so many cool blog backgrounds out there and wanted to really update the look of my blog. I found some great websites with lots of blog templates. Evening after evening I have worked on this. Not only have I not found a template that I am totally happy with, I have lost a lot of my information. My entire blog roll for example! Well, good thing I have it on bloglines, and I was intending on updating it on my blog - but not totally recreating it. Yes, I did save my blog before I made all the changes, but where does it save to? How do you bring back some of the information? I have not been in the mood now to spend even more hours looking up how to do all of this. After all, do I want to spend what little free time I have fooling around with my blog or sewing? Again, what was I thinking?

I'm not a big football fan, so I'm really glad we did not get invited to a superbowl party. I have no problem with Andy (or anyone else for that matter) spending the day watching football, I just don't want to have to do it. If we get invited to a party, it is rude to say "I'm not coming; I'd rather stay home and do something else." Also, Andy likes to listen to the game on the radio since they KNOW you can't see what's going on on the radio, so the commentators give a better description of the game. So, I'm hoping that I can do some sewing tomorrow while Andy is listening to the game.

Carolyn posted on her blog about how she is doing toward her resolutions and asked how we are all doing. Well, when I looked on the side bar of my blog to check my resolutions, I realized that that was one of the things that I lost from my blog. Fortuntately, I just looked back at my first post of the year, and there it was. It is now back in the sidebar where it belongs.

So, how am I doing? Well, so far this year I have made 2 pair of pants and am almost finished with my blouse. My first resolution is to make only things that I love. I haven't worn the first pair of pants yet, and the second pair I have worn twice. The fit is OK, but not exactly what I'm looking for yet. So, I'd have to say I'm not loving these yet. But, resolution #2 is to get a great pair of pants, and I'm definitely working on this goal with several muslins and two finished pair of pants. Each one gets closer to what I'm looking for.

Resolution #3 is to get a great white shirt, and that is exactly what I am working on now.

#5 is to sew more BWOF than last year, and the blouse is a BWOF.

#6, more TNTs. Both pair of pants were from the same pattern and I'm planning on making several versions of this white blouse I am working on now.

#4 is more out than in. When I finish my blouse, I will have put out on 6 yards. The only fabric that has come in is what Birgitte and I got in LA, so that's 5 and 1/2.

#7 - to make a vintage pattern. I don't plan on doing that until spring.
So, yes! I would have to say I am getting a great start on my sewing goals.

Oh, and for those of you who have not seen yet, I got my hair cut short. I'm liking it.

17 comments:

Gaile said...

Regular lurker here - I love to read your blog, and just wanted to say I LOVE your new haircut!! It's fantastic on you!

Cherie said...

I'm another regular lurker, and I love the haircut. So cute!

Janene said...

Love the new do!

Sigrid said...

Fantastic haircut. Looking good!

And I so feel for you spending so much time on the way your blog looks. I did that a year ago and the amount of time it takes is the reason I now just leave it as it is.

Meg said...

There are some great blogs out there I agree. I also want to make a great white shirt, they never go astray. The hair is great.

Summerset said...

Very cute haircut! I think you'll really, really like this in spring/summer when the weather is warmer.

Lori said...

Great haircut. I am planning to sew during the superbowl, too.

Pamela Erny said...

I feel you on the blog-make-over!

I've tweaked my blog here and there over the past 5 years...and then blogger goes and updates their platform! Now...I either keep my blog the way it is (not so bad if I do say so myself, LOL)...or..take a chance on "updating" it and maybe lose 5 years of stuff!

Pam, ~Off The Cuff~

Elaray said...

Great haircut!!!

Sewfast said...

I'm loving the new haircut!!! I'm with you on the football...would much rather be sewing. I have to work today, but most of the students will be over watching the game on the big screen. I imagine some of them will be listening on the radio too for the better description. Mary

Sherril said...

I'm sorry your blog isn't working out the way you like, but that haircut, it's fantastic. Doesn't it feel better too? I'd love to go shorter, but I really need the length to cover the rounded high back (my hunchback hump).

Little Hunting Creek said...

I love your new haircut! Very chic.
I have added a new resolution to my sew with the GOOD fabrics; Resolution number two - Thou Shalt Not Update Thy Blog

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Can I tell you that I totally get the blog update. When I look at some of the amazing backgrounds, I am in awe...but when I think about the time needed to change them...yeah, I'd rather be sewing. Easy changes I'll make, like widening the columns, past that I think you come to read what I have to say and oogle at what I make! *LOL*

I LOVE your haircut! Loves it!

Birgitte said...

Your haircut is fab-fab-fab!! And I like your new blog look- easy viewing and reading, isn't that as it should be ;)
And the game... I'll be at the theater with 98 other females :))

Cindy Lou said...

FABULOUS hair! I love it. Can't wait to see your new Burda, too.

Linda T said...

Oh, cute haircut!

Christina said...

Fun haircut!

You can probably find where your backup is by going through the motions of saving your current template - on the "Edit HTML" tab, click on "Download Full Template" like you are going to save it, then you will see the default folder where it wants to save. Go ahead and save your current template. Just below where it says "Upload template from your hard drive" you should be able to find your old template there based on the date it was saved. Hopefully you can restore your blogroll that way.

It really is a time suck, I did this when my wrist was injured and I couldn't sew, and let me tell you I managed to fill hours of my day just reformatting my blog!