Sunday, October 4, 2009

Testing, testing.....

I have to test out this supposed new editor in blogger.  Thanks to the help of expert bloggers like Nicole and Siobhan,  I've widened the posting area so as to get bigger pictures.  My dear Father Type has been trying to figure out how to make the lovely background conform to the new shape of things on the blog.  It's not perfect, but it will do for now.  I may end up removing it or just living with it.  :D  So anyway, now you all get to see more pictures of Frederick as part of my testing here.  I'm all set to start Freddie himself.




You can see the bird shape in the middle there.  I've stitched all the motifs around him except for the date (1831) and a tiny flower in the bottom right hand corner.  And of course I need to stitch Fred himself and the two borders that are left.




 Aren't you enjoying the testing?




Now all I have to do is take better pictures.  lol!

Well, here's hoping the larger picture thingie worked.  I guess I'll find out soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

ps -- I may try Flickr next time.  Hmmmmmm........

25 comments:

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love the project, I can't wait to start this one and the companion to it. FYI, when I maximize my screen the words on the left overlap into your border, when I minimize it the info on the right overlaps into the border. Hope that helps, CJ ok;-)

Nicole said...

Hey Margaret. The middle of your background needs to be a little wider. I made my own background using photoshop. Do you think the designer of your template has a 3 column design for the same thing?? I think that would work. Good luck! Fred looks wonderful by the way! :)

Jennifer said...

Looking great! Love the colors!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

No need to repeat the comment by CJ or Nicole but I do love the bigger pics. Fred is going to be wonderful!

Sherry said...

Freddie is looking great! I just love the colors! The bigger pictures are great too. I should try that but I am just a simple bumpkin! LOL.

Cari said...

Hey - what ever you do is fine with me as long as you keep blogging and showing your fantastic stitching!! Freddy is coming right along isn't he? Love the colors. Hugs

Annemarie said...

Well, your new template measures look fine to me, as does Fredikins. My, you're a fast stitcher, Margaret!

Alice said...

This sure looks pretty. I have not seen the pattern but I like it so far. Interesting colours.
Alice

Siobhan said...

It looks great, Margaret!! Woohoo!

Kathie said...

just beautiful
I love the colors your using
kathie

Laurie in Iowa said...

It's looking good Margaret!

Melissa said...

I love the new look and I love the stage you are stitching for Fred! I'm dancing between 'should I or shouldn't I?' as to whether to stitch this pair of lovebirds!

Your photos are looking good!

mainely stitching said...

Wonderful testing! :D

Fred's spot is looking fabulous. How on earth do you make so much wonderful progress in such a short time? You don't actually sleep, do you?! I knew it! ;)

Giovanna said...

Great going on Frederick, and congrats on finishing Frederika!

Susan said...

Fredrick looks great so far. I should have started this as soon as I finished fredericka.

Margie said...

Love Fredie! The pair are in my ready to stitch box. But you know how that goes... :-)

doris said...

I love these colors! It's gonna look great.

Cari said...

Fred is coming along nicely - I am always amazed at how much you accomplish in such a short amount of time.

samplerlover said...

Hi Margaret,
Freddy is looking wonderful. He and his girlfriend will so lovely together.
Your big pictures look really good to me. Don't ask me how to do it though. My DIL fixes mine for me lol. - Sandra.

Littlebit said...

Margaret, I wish I WANTED to learn that stuff..but gosh, when I'm doing something that takes so much time, I keep thinking of all the things I could be doing now! lol! LOVE the bigger pics..your Frederik is just beautiful.

cindy said...

You are so prolific!!!! I've scrolled through a number of your latest posts and all the needlework is wonderful. I especially love the sampler dedicated to your mother.

Also what a lovely tribute to your DH.

Michelle said...

Fred looks fabulous! On your blog - in blogger, which template do you have chosen? It makes a difference in the size - I use "Minima Stretch". Just something to play around with...while you can use the Cutest blog overlay, you might try to change the underlying template - just a thought.

Dona said...

Margaret, I love the colors of Fred. It's going to be a lovely piece.

I wish I could get the whole picture thing figured out for my blog. It always chops off the right side of my picture.

Cindy F. said...

Your blog looks beautiful...as does your stitchy progress:)

Brigitte said...

I can't say how much I love Frederic and Frederika. Both projects are so beuatiful, such lovely colours!