SAL SUNDAY – Village of My Heart #2

Not a lot of progress but I dare say I will not be on my own this time round as Christmas things take over at this time of year.

Here is where I was three weeks ago

and this is where I am now though I had to take the longest row at the bottom out as I realised it was in the wrong colour lol.


The Post Office is the first building on the third side of my Village Tablecloth.

Now I promised a little more information this time round so I will tell you the verse that set me off on this little adventure.


I have some very special friends, but we live so far apart.

So I’ve gathered them together in a village of my heart

We all live in a shady street in cheerful harmony

and flit from porch to porch just like a robin or a bee.

and here is the tablecloth showing the verse around the centre and also the first two sides.

Here are the first three cottages in my village

I have to say I am hating this new WordPress. It is far more complicated and far less user friendly than it used to be. Just why do they think these things need meddling with – “if its not broke then don’t fix it”, comes to mind. I cannot put images next to each other now – my verse is all in double spacing because if I press return they ( yes they the idiots who supposedly made it better) think I want to write a new paragraph. I am over 70 years old – I have the power to think for myself and do not want to be told where and in what format I have to write everything. Its not just WordPress either, my mail is sorted for me into Focused, Other and Junk, because they assume they know what I want – well they don’t. Important things can end up in Junk as an email from my son did the other day, and despite continually trying to get certain mail to be focused and others to go to junk they still continue to put things where I don’t want them. Many of you will know Facebook is just as bad with putting the things you want to see up first. They dont know what I want to see and I know where the delete button is so I can sort things for myself thank you.

Sorry and rant over but I am getting so frustrated with this. Avis kindly told me about the program she uses but when I tried to access they said that it was no longer available. Does anyone know a good place to have a blog.

Why not grab a coffee and go see what everyone else is up to – there are some beautiful projects being done.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLinda,

All for now


About stitchingranny

I am one of those people who need to have busy hands so whether its stitching or papercrafting, I am always doing something. I also love being in the garden, though hubby does most of the work there these days.
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23 Responses to SAL SUNDAY – Village of My Heart #2

  1. Cathie J says:

    I feel your blogging pain as Blogger (where my blog is) recently did the same sort of update. Now I can only load one photo at a time and it regularly changes my writing set-up in the middle of my post and I can’t undo it. Now, your tablecloth is gorgeous. I adore that poem. I didn’t realize how detailed the village scenes were. I love it!

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  2. claire93 says:

    gosh! seeing the photo of overall size of table cloth, you’ve got a lot of stitching ahead of you!
    As for WP and all their new updates . . . I’m just trundling along with the old version. When I log in and want to write a post, there’s an option (when I click to add a post) to have the “classic editor” and that’s what I’m doing because I hate change.

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    • Will see if I can find this “classic editor” Claire as I am sure that would be easier. I do not mind change if it truly makes things easier but these new changes seem to add complications I just do not need in my life. There is a lot of work in each little cottage shops etc but this means a lot to me. I just put it aside for a short while whilst I tried to get something else finished. Then I joined the group and tried to order things so those that were closest to a finish would be first. I am also guilty of having the odd new start on smaller or easier projects to give a bit of interest to life. I would love to get this one finished though so keeping fingers crossed (apart from when I am stitching lol) xx

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  3. It’s a beautiful project … I love small houses! I’m on Blogger, it’s a bit complicated here too, but you could try … You’re right, sometimes we run out of patience!
    Hugs, Carmela

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  4. Your tablecolth is beautiful! I’m guessing the next building is the greengrocers 🙂 Sorry to hear you couldn’t get Windows Live Writer. It’s so easy to use and does what you want it to. Loved your rant. We all need one now and again and I hope it helped 🙂

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    • I felt a little guilty after my post as the SAL was really just not the place to rant, however so many others have said how they are struggling with this and blogger too so I don’t think people minded too much. Not sure what the next shop is yet. I have a basic design but then add things like people, gardens, animals etc when I get to each one. The one I am doing at the moment is HAT & Hair. x

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    I discovered a column thing this week that helps with pictures. I will go back this week and see if it works when I plan to use it, instead of stumbling in by accident. If it does, I’ll check back with you! I have also resorted to the classic edition, but it doesn’t always show up, when I open Word Press, so I’ll pay attention to that too! I thought your rant was quite appropriate, and I LOVE this tablecloth, what a gorgeous thing this will be!

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    • Thank you so much Kathy. Everyone has been so kind about my rant so I do not feel guilty now. After I posted I was a bit worried that people would say it was not the place to air my views but I was just so frustrated at that moment in time lol. xx


  6. Christina says:

    This is amazing! I did not expect it to be so big and stitching much smaller. Very lovely progress!

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  7. Carole says:

    Wow, this is fabulous. I love your little village and the verse too.
    I’m right there with you on the WP changes. I had my own little mini rant a few weeks ago. I usually use Copy to start my SAL posts so I have all the information from the last one and just need to tweak it. If I do that now, it makes me use that horrible block editor. Grrrr.

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    • Thanks so much Carole. I am going to dry and find the Classic editor that Claire mentioned in her post (well if I can find it I am). I love your idea of the copy so all the information from the last post is there for you to just bring up to date. Very clever thinking my dear. xx


  8. Sharon says:

    Love the project you’re working on. It’s wonderful. Maybe this will help, I am using the new design and it is confusing however when you are writing and want to add a picture look on the top heading row for the plus ‘t’ sign in the black box, click on that and scroll down to you see the image word and icon, next to it says gallery, if you click on that you can add as many pictures as you need to all together. It works well, not as good as with the classic but it does a work. Hope that helps 🙂

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  9. rutigt says:

    Love your project! And this new wordpress I don´t love, so I totally agree with you!

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  10. Yep I am struggling to get used to the new WordPress too. Not as user friendly! Good progress this time considering the time of year 🙂

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  11. teamwilsun says:

    Wow, I hadn’t realized how huge this is! It’s such a charming project. And I feel your pain — as Cathie said, blogger also did a big update a little while ago and it still sometimes makes me want to scream.

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  12. lol Sunny, maybe if we all scream loud enough they will take the hint. Thank you for the comments on my latest project too xx


  13. craftycreeky says:

    Your tablecloth is gorgeous, I didn’t realise just how much detail was in there, it’s going to be so pretty. I’ve got used to the new wordpress as I’ve been using it quite a while (unless there’s another new version that hasn’t hit me yet!) There’s still a gallery option for multiple photos, though I have to confess to still having a link to the old page as the one thing I miss is date searching photos, so if I want to include a photo from last year, I change to the old page and write it all there.


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