Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Blog Returns Home

Smile Mimi!  I have terrific news!  My blog has been returned.  I turned my computer on yesterday and out of habit went to my Crafts and Stuff blog.  At first I didn't believe what I was seeing!  My name was on the blog, along with the 'howto-think' character who had stolen it.  I quickly went to the 'permissions' section on the blog and erased the hijacker's name.  My profile came up immediately and I was once again the owner and operator of my blog.  It was a time of dancing and singing!  I have no idea how this happened, just as I didn't have any idea how it was stolen in the first place.  I did contact blogger and I think they are the ones who fixed this.  Whoever it was, I am grateful!

Now I have the problem of having two blogs.  I think I am going to continue to post on this, my first blog, and use Crafts and Stuff 2 for my own record of my quilts as I make them.  You, my faithful readers, can go to either one and see my progress. 

And now I should announce my give away.  I want to thank everyone who came over to my new blog and read my post, left a comment and became a follower.  I have not done a give away in a very long time, so I am a bit rusty.  I will have to think a bit about this.  Just leave me a comment that you would like to be included in the draw.  I am working on a miniature for the give away.  Will post it as soon as it is done - probably a few days or so.  I will pick a winner on June 1st.  I know that is a long way off, but I am not organized right now.  Too much is going on right now.  Hopefully the kitchen will be done soon and I will feel more relaxed.

I have been busy though.  Here is a quilt I have been working on.  I think the pattern is called 'Beach Party'.  It's 40 inches square.  I was able to use a lot of scraps in this one.  I will probably donate this one to Quilts from the Heart.

29 comments:

Donna said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations! This may be a bit ironic but part of me is glad you blog got stolen (Very glad you have it back!) because I might not have found you - you see I followed Barb, Bejeweled Quilts, post to your new blog and decided to follow you. I am now following your "old" blog and would love to be included in your giveaway. Again, Wonderful News!

wackywoman said...

Oh that is good news Hetty. Love your quilt. I'm going to have another giveaway soon. That one that sewmammasew is hosting.

quiltmom said...

Hetty,
So glad you were able to return to your old blog. It must feel good to have what is yours returned.
I will become a follower on your old blog and add this one to my blog list.
Regards,
Anna

LynCC said...

Yay!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

KaHolly said...

I like this quilt very much, Hetty.
I've made a similar one but with alternating 9-patches. I love the effect of the 16-patches and think I'll put it on my to-do list. Thanks for showing it. It will make a great donation quilt. I'm glad everything turned out okay with your blog. ~karen

Exuberant Color said...

I'm glad you got your blog back. Maybe it is time to make a more secure password. I have thought about making another blog too, just for the finished quilts. Your donation quilt is very pretty. It will make someone very happy.

nicolette said...

The beach party quilt looks happy and beautiful! I’m so glad you got your old blog back!!

(Please, don’t forget to make a bak-up now!)

Simone de Klerk said...

Welcome back!
Love the quilt you finished. Such happy bright colors. Great way to used scraps.

Barb said...

That is sooooooooooooooooooo wonderful. I love your quilt as well. I have your RR all packed and ready to go...it will be a matter of weeks before you get it but just know...it will be on its way soon....(finally)...thanks for your patience.

Rinie said...

Started a comment on your 2 blog and am finishing it on your original? Yes, change your password more often.
I am very happy for you and your quilter followers.
The first thing I do every morning, after I get up, is go to your blog, even if I am not a quilter I am a faithfull follower.
Rinie

Stray Stitches said...

Congrats on getting your blog back up and running. Just came over from the other one and am now a follower here :) I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Natasha said...

I did not realize that had happened. I will go and follow your new blog so I will not miss anything.

Please include me for any giveaway draws you have! Thanks.

Now off to follow your new blog.

Vicki said...

Such wonderful news Hetty, I'm so happy for you. I will have to update my blog since I have a link to your blog. Will do that tonight. Don't forget to backup your blog and hopefully the idiot is long gone.

Nice work on the charity quilt and count me in for your giveaway.

Joanna said...

Beautiful quilt.

quilary said...

So happy for you that you got your blog back. I sent off a message to blogger saying what had happened to you and asking how we could all be reassured that an issue like yours wouldn't happen to any of us as well. Of course all I got back was a form letter, but hopefully they would have taken some note of it, particularly all the associated privacy issues. Maybe lots of "noise" from concerned bloggers got them moving.

Sallie said...

I found you through Stray Stitches. Congratulations on getting your blog back! Your quilt is beautiful!

yorkie mom said...

Welcome Back! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

Rinie said...

Forgot to mention Mimi. She looks so happy. Like she is home again.
Don't be surprised, she knows what's going on.
My love to Mimi.
Rinie.

Mimi said...

Awesome news Hettie! Yay!!

Deb said...

Just found your blog via Stray Stitches. Love your quilt and would love to win one of your minis!

hakucho said...

Glad you got your blog back! That was really wild about being hijacked!!

Love your newest quilt :)

Janet said...

I haven't heard of a blog being stolen before. Too weird! It is wonderful that it has been returned. Love your little quilt.

Michele Hester said...

Glad to hear you recovered your blog - how scary that you can "lose" one!

Please include me in the giveaway.

Kathy H said...

Welcome back to your blog. I enjoy seeing the picture of your kitty. Beautiful quilt. Such great color.

Anne said...

I didn't know that a blog could be stolen. What is wrong with the people who steal others' web pages and infect our cyber world with viruses?

Love the charity quilt! It's so colorful and happy! I'd love to be included in the draw for your prize quilt.

Leslie's Itchin to be Stitchin said...

Ihad no idea that this could happen!. Love your quilt and the colors are fabulous. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wow, you, and, earlier this week, Bonnie Hunter's blog was messed with. Hmmm...who has it out for quilters? We're nice people. So nice, that you are having a giveaway, too. Thanks. Please include me. Your charity quilt sure is pretty and colorful. Good job.

June D said...

YEAH! I'm so glad you got your blog back! What a good thing to see! You must be so happy! : ) June

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Congrats on getting your blog back!!

Love your new quilt, it reminds me of kites flying in the Summer sky.