As all bloggers know, Google has revamped their Blogger platform and it has been a struggle for us old timers. I found a well written article that beautifully details the difficulties here at Making a Mark (updated last week here). Rumour was that the wonderful legacy system was going to be gone by August, and then by September, but here I am on September 3rd still able to access it!
I have sent lots of feedback and questions to Mr. Blogger over the summer, with zero responses. I even offered to pay user fees to have the privilege of using the old system that has worked so well for me for 15 years.
I'm waiting to see what will happen, but as of today, they are still allowing me to use the old system, and I am able to blog today in the stress free manner I always have.
A bit of sunshine in my week has been getting the new Quilt Sampler magazine. I rarely get magazines anymore (still greatly miss the 100 Block magazines) but I enjoyed reading about 10 unique quilt shops, seeing what they are doing in their part of the world, and seeing the new projects. Even if I don't want to make the patterns, there are great ideas for layouts and borders. Reading about a quilt store is not nearly as fun as being in a real quilt store, but it's the next best thing for now.
And also the latest Canadian Quilter magazine had an article about my local quilt guild and how we have moved our meetings online until the pandemic is over. A big shout out to Lindsay, the guild executive, and all the talented guild members who have facilitated this transition to meeting with our quilting friends on zoom.
I hope you are finding ways to stay in touch with your quilting community throughout the pandemic!