Today we celebrated the Boy's birthday a little late and threw in an Easter egg hunt for good measure.
The yummy ice cream cake came from Baskin Robbins, the "Cars 2 world Grand Prix" design and he chose Mickey Mouse banner, plates and napkins.
Thanks to Loretta's gift of the blue fabric, this QOV is ready for the longarm. I did add an extra red border to enlarge it to be more man-sized, now it's 60" x 76". I haven't chosen a backing yet, may need to purchase one tomorrow so I can get this finished……….
After reading about all the nasty places a blog post can show up after being trolled by one of the computer generated thieves, I decided to look into truncating my posts in future. After all, I do not want one of my posts to end up on a porno site or some other despicable website!
It's pretty simple and since I plan to begin doing this I hope that my fellow bloggers who visit my site will not find it an issue. I have encountered truncating, did not realize what it was but I had no issue with it and do not think it should turn off any readers but it does prevent the robot from copying the post.
It simply means that only the first paragraph of a new post will show on the home page and readers click at the end of the paragraph to see the remainder of the post.
Truncating is super simple for bloggers to do- place the cursor where you want to truncate the post then click on the "torn page" icon in the Blogger toolbar at the top of the page. A grey line break will appear on your working space and only the words above the line break will show on the home page with a "read more" in red below. Readers click on that [but the robots can't] and presto the rest of the post shows up. Like this……...
I got a "heads up" this morning from Heather over at Books and Quilts that another website had stolen the full content of my last blog post without my permission and without linking back. It has happened to countless others so I contacted abuse@godaddy to report the violation and I also plan to notify Wordpress of the issue.
It is not uncommon on the web but this site is flagrantly reposting the entire content and doing so habitually.
A little further investigation revealed outraged comments from many of the offended bloggers, one of whom Alison, at Little Bunny Quilts, posted a copy of the complaint she sent to GoDaddy and has invited other "victims" to use the letter.
When I tried to return to the site it had already been removed, thanks GoDaddy for a lightning fast response!
So you see it does pay sometimes to report copyright infringements, especially when working with a top notch company like GoDaddy. Gentle Reminder: it is courteous always to link back to the site whenever one references any material from another person, and posting content from another site should always be prefaced by a request to the site owner for permission….just sayin'!
Most bloggers love to have their posts recognized and referenced by another blogger, it is a compliment, but it is simply respectful to give credit to the originator.
I am linking this post to the official Autism website where you can find information about this disease that can so disastrously limit the lives of wonderfully gifted people.
Autism now affects one in 42 boys, one in 68 children……..shocking statistics our family knows well. Our youngest grandson has autism, a beautiful, intelligent and captivating child, he is a delight----and a challenge!
This is the face of autism…………...
The last two days I have been working on putting all these blocks together and it was quite a big job!
However they all fit just as they were meant to, except for the top and bottom borders. According to the pattern there would be two FG in the center but lacking space I simply added another 2" color block to fill the spot……………………...
Astronaut Karen Nyberg has faced down the challenge of sewing in weightlessness! She has made a quilt block and invited other quilters to make their own blocks to add to a quilt to be shown at the 40th. anniversary of the Houston International Quilt Festival where Karen will make a special appearance.
A group of Phoenix area quilters met yesterday to make blocks to be added to Karen's quilt……..
Making another five of these minis was doable but hoping to get all twelve finished and sashed- not happening! However it did go faster as the day wore on, perhaps I was finally getting the hang of it…..
Last week Heather over at Books and Quilts featured a very cute teapot cozy I want to make. It reminded me of the one I crocheted 40 years ago, this is it! You can probably tell it's vintage easily by the '70's colors, LOL……………...
It's always good to have a wrap up of the week's accomplishments, especially when I have so much going on in my life that I keep a running list of what needs to be done and what is up next, so I often do a "Finished For Friday" post………..