A Discovery

I have discovered this morning  that one of my favorite websites: Piece by Piece  by Kathy North is being rebuilt.  Links to patterns hosted there were available up until as recently as early February of this year when I used one of the patterns from it. At this time I will be leaving links to patterns from that site in place and will be checking at least once every two weeks to see if they are available. Once current links are available they will be updated on this site.

Slow Progress

Work on this site is going a lot more slowly than planned. There has only been an hour or two to spend on it when I am not working outside the home.  Be assured it is not being ignored.

Have a great day!

A Major Change

Up until now I have tried as much as possible not to link patterns to the Web Archive. After experience much consideration my policy has changed.  There are a number of sites which contain some beautiful cloths which are only available by way of the Archive. Some of the cloths on these websites have links to them on Ravlery, but the reality is that not all who come to this site are part of that community. From this time forward I will be linking to patterns on the Archives when patterns have had links to active sites.

Thank you for your patience as this site continues to be updated.



Updating Continues

Updating this site is taking much longer than I hoped. Work and other aspects of life are interfering. I am still making progress and am looking forward to adding new links later this week or on the weekend.

In the meantime, please be assured the work on this site is continuing.

Be warm and safe!


Let The Updating Begin!

Thank you to everyone who has commented abut the update. I appreciate your encouragement. Due to unanticipated events I am able to begin updating this site today.  I will be here as much as possible for the next few days.

Thank all of you for your patience.


Updating Soon

My  plan for today was to spend time updating here.  Life has happened and there is not enough time to do this. Due to my work schedule, I will not be back until Wednesday to respond to comments and to update pages.

Please be safe and have a great week!


Time Well Spent

I have not been able to update this site for the past several months due to an inability to see the links to the controls on WordPress despite the best effort of the WordPress Support Team and others to resolve the issue.

I originally purchased a new monitor  from our favorite source of electronics this past weekend hoping that would improve the situation.   Upon arriving home, it was immediately connected to my computer. We held our breaths as I entered the control panel of WordPress hoping to be able to see the controls. This did not happen. My very patient husband tested all of the controls on the monitor and adjusted the graphic options on the computer.  The controls remained  not easily visible.

We decided to take my computer and the monitor back to the store where we purchased the monitor and see if the tech support staff there could help.  The person assisting us plugged in the computer and the monitor; connected to the store’s WiFi and accessed the internet using our browser of choice, which is Firefox. I logged in to WordPress and  to our delight and embarrassment we were able to see the controls perfectly. 

A short discussion with the technician revealed that perhaps the problem was a combination of the need to update the browser and clear the cache.  Those were the two variables that had not been considered. Following that discussion we collected the computer and monitor; left the store and headed home.

Upon arriving home we connected the computer to the original monitor before making the chosen changes in the system.  With baited breath the cache was cleared; Firefox updated; and WordPress accessed. Success was ours!! For the first time in months I was able to adequately see the controls on Firefox. I was delighted!  I then tested some of my favorite online sites such as this one and Flickr to see if there were any changes in the black areas of those sites. The results were incredible. I could see what were once only black areas on the top menu of this site and all of of the options on Flickr.

It was time well spent.

We eventually returned the new monitor for a refund because it was not needed. I felt badly doing this but at the same time know that this particular store will continue to be our first choice for a variety of electronic related purchases.

The best part of the entire experience was regaining access to the controls of this site. I can now begin the process of responding to comments and updating links to this site,