Sunday, March 24


Ok, so lately I have been ignoring this blog.  I am sorry.  I have been really busy.  For one we moved... Agian, and now live in KS. I also now have a forth child!  He is 2 months old.

In other big news, I have started to quilt.  I know, I am nuts, four kids and instead of a nice portable hobby I have to get bit by one that makes me want to sit at home at a machine.... Yea...

All my fabrics for my scrap vomit quilt!

This has been my latest project.  A postage stamp quilt.  I have been swapping fabric squares on Swapbot.  I feel alive again!

Saturday, June 2

So I can start blogging agian!

I finally found a blog app that works well enough with blogger to allow for downloading of photos!  Now I am very likely going to go play with this for a while.  I need to figure out every thing I can do with it.  I am also trying to get rid of the little ad at the bottom without having to edit.

An app for blogger that works? INCONCEVABLE!

So lately I have been trying different apps for posting on my blog.  Right now I hope I have found a winner. We will see.

So this is a shawl I am making for N.  

I blog with BE Write

Wednesday, December 28

Wow, it has been crazy.

I am still alive and well, I have just been having some crazy stuff going down.

Well and a new iPad 2... did you know blogger isn't compatible with an iPad?  I didn't.  There are some major issues, like not being able to post or even scroll down.  Don't even try to talk to me on labels and other option (if that made no since you are not a blogger on blogger trying to use an iPad.)

Anyway, I am going to have to break out the laptop it seems as I have been trying everything on Google and they are no help and neither is Apple.  Seems each is saying it is the others issue!

Tuesday, November 15

Ok, long time, no posting. Sorry. We moved agian and I got a new iPad so there has been some learning curve. In other news, a friend of mine is letting me experiment with silk worms... Pictures to come!!!!!

Monday, July 11

I am having a Pampered Chef party!!!

Ok, so this is a shameless promotion but I do really love Pampered Chef products and I am hosting a party... of sorts...

You see I am not actually hosting in the terms of having people come over and feeding them, no, I am just handing out links and magazines and telling people to order. 

So anyway, if you like Pampered Chef I am "hosting" this party until July 20th so please look over the website and perhaps order...  (p.s. my host name is Elizabeth May... which happens to be my REAL name... and no, I am not from Canada and run for public office... that is a DIFFERENT Elizabeth May...)

Sunday, June 5

Stopping a blog content thief

Ok, lets begin by saying that many people that make free tutorials are not just doing it for the fun of it.  (yes it is fun, but that isn't the only reason to do it!)  I know that I do it to help people but also to get money from my ads, others I know want readership, others yet just want the good feeling from a comment saying "brilliant!" so there are many many reasons to make great content.  In fact as many reasons as there are bloggers, so when someone just ups and TAKES whole posts at random... well something can be done.  I mean it is against the law to steal copyrighted information. Lately I have been on the victim end of this so I thought I would write a nice little "how to" on stopping the offender.

There are 4 methods of handling this issue: the pushover, the play nice, the big guns and the tell everybody.

I don't recommend the pushover at all or the tell everybody until the play nice and the big guns have been used, just saying.

The pushover: you ignore it and hope it stops.  In fact you may make more content that they steal, and never address the issue at all.  It may or may not ever end, if it does it is because someone else did one of the later 3.

The play nice: you email them.  Many times the person doesn't KNOW they are actually breaking the law (or pretends not to) and will happily change what they are doing (for your content at least).  Of course some people will just say you can't stop me hahaha and you will need to go to the big guns.

The big guns: No web host nor ad service *that I know of* will host/pay a person known to be breaking copyright law, so if you can find the ad service and make a complaint, you are all done (usually you can just google the ad service name and add on complaint form and get it).  If it is for print is can be harder, but many ad services will still pull all ads from someone breaking the law. This is especially true after The Griggs Incident.  If you know for a fact that someone else is being stolen from, this is a good time to send a friendly, "hey I found your blog because of this one... love yours by the way!" comment.  Such sites rarely just steal from 1 person.  It is often many so many can help with the shut down process.

The tell everyone:  I have not actually heard of this happening but it is basically a class action lawsuit.  The law is on your side and not the thiefs so you would win, but it hasn't EVER gotten that far that know of.