Sunday, January 11, 2015

testing... testing.. 1? 2? THREE!

well look at that I CAN post on my blog again. who would have thought it?

now to find some bizarre life thing to blog about. we do so little these days.

i have spent yesterday and today catching up on 5acresandadream and camp run a mok blogs. i'm nearly caught up on the second one. basically i missed all of 2014 on those two blogs.

more some other time, for now. I'm happy to see I can blog again.

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Can anyone help me to put a countdown clock on my blog?  I used to just add a gadget or something like that.  there is not a gadget in the master list etc.  i found a countdown clock I want to add but i can't figure out how to do it.

this would probably be the same as putting a button, or very similar, which I cannot accomplish either.  Sadly.

thank you for your help

Sunday, February 3, 2013

yet another giveaway through Monday, February 4th!

Hurry!  Quick!  Maureen is having another giveaway here.

and the Fat Quarter Shop is this week's sponsor and the prize is to droooooool for-a jelly roll of Aneela Holey's new line Posy.
enjoy and good luck to all of us!

Have a Happy Week all!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Maureen  is having a give away!  a lovely stack of 12 Organic Fat Quarters MicroMod by Rob Bancroft for Cloud9 Fabrics winner to be selected Monday the 28th! So hurry over there and dilute my chances with your chances!  This will make my 4th entry but when you add all of your entries to it that will of course, dilute my original 3 entries via this 4th entry.

if you followed that you are GOOD!

anyway, if nothing else, go check out the giveaway and check out Stash Fabrics the sponsor of the giveaway.  I finally succumbed to my desire for the Pearl Bracelet FQ bundle last night and her confirmation email for my order had a mention of the giveaway at Maureen's blog.  I figure its in the stars for me to win this giveaway due to how I came to know about it!

Have a grand day all,

denise/deBrat who is oh so happy to be able to post on my own blog again!

pictures hmmmm the stack of ORGANIC fabrics you could win... well me but you if you go and dilute me.  teehee
MicroMod from Cloud 9 -- for Friday's Fabric Giveaway with Stash Fabrics!!

It takes persistance to access your blogger . com blog these days

I want to be brief
I want to rant
I want to say gosh golly gee did anyone else suffer like me?

What I will say is apparently when I clicked "something" when I got my android tablet (run by gmail account type stuffs I guess) I messed up my ability to access the internal workings of my blog!  This blog!  And while I had not been posting very often due to events in our lives during 2012, I still wanted to post the occasional fish caught or lost.

Several times I tried to rectify the fact that I had a blogger . com blog with a non-gmail address but my real, live gmail account used for my phone and email and everything else said I had not blogs but would not allow me to bring this blog over.  Apparently, I waited long enough for enough of the masses to complain and blogger . com did publish a very brief rectifying manner so I could sign in with the real life address.  Good thing I read all of the fine print or all of my pictures would have been un-linked!  And Lord knows it is all about pictures in blog land.

So IF this post posts
And IF this post is see-able by others
And IF this post is "editable" by me after it "IF posts"
THEN I will be a happy deBrat and feel that the morning of January 27th was not spent in vain.
AND I will follow it up with a link to a fabric giveaway that the winner will be drawn on Monday the 28th - tomorrow!

hugs all
denise/deBrat hoping to be back in blogger-dom after I hit Publish!

OH a picture!  must have a picture let me find one.  Okay Two, when have I ever done something in moderation?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A study in contrasts- Courtesy of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac

Friday, August 24, 2012 7:54AM ET
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:55 AM ET

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:14 PM

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:43 PM

So Isaac came to my beloved Mexico Beach today and made a mess of it.  Or, rather, left it looking really really clean!  I saw one piece of coral, three seashells and a few people.  Three of those people were id-jutzs!  But those pics are for another day.
pictures taken since friday the 24th thru tonight the 28th: 393  yikers!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

FREEBIES FOR CRAFTERS: Triangle Coin Purse With Zipper

A sweet little coin purse with a zipper closure and it stands up due to its triangle shape!  I'm thinking this may be my project of the day.  If I can ever get caught up on my emails and blog readings.

FREEBIES FOR CRAFTERS: Triangle Coin Purse With Zipper