Thursday, January 5, 2012

I'd Like to Talk to You...Via Email Anyway

I've got my blog set up so that when people are kind enough to comment, a copy of their comment is sent to me via my email provider.  That allows me to interact - answer questions and thank people.  But recently I've noticed that when I attempt to reply to an emailed comment, instead of an email address when I click on their Google account name (ie Sun Ray or Casa Diamond), I get: .  The bummer is that I'm unable to answer, and often I'd really like to.  I worry (I'm that way) that some people might think I'm rude or lazy or some such thing, when it's just I'm unable to respond.  I think most people don't even realize that their Google account is set up with this no-reply default.  If that is your choice, great!  If not, I found a blog post that explains (simply) how to change your Google account so that your email address is provided when you post a comment (but only to the blog owner!). Here it is!   

And that's enough lecturing on that topic; on with the show!

Design - "Baubles - December"
Designer - SamSarah Design Company
Fabric - 28 count Newport Natural / Cream Zweigart
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 1 January 2012
Finished - 4 January 2012

The scan of the finish is a bit blurry - the nine buttons raised it up on the scanner.  It's pretty cute anyway.  There's a set of nine snowmen in this series which I've got ready to stitch sometime this month. 

I visited Gray's Garden Center yesterday. 

I was taken with these lavender gazing balls.

The frilly ornamental Kale looked like big cabbage roses.

It was warm, and I mean warm - 67F - and sunny.
Look, the bees are out in the camellia blossoms!

  Yet more ornamental kale - love these deep green leaves.


Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Hello Beth

The no reply blogger is a funny one. Last week Google froze my account until they made contact with me as they picked up someone trying to hack into my account.

After it was reinstated I had become a non reply blogger and I had to change my settings. So weird.

I love "Baubles", the colours and buttons are so pretty.

The cabbage roses are great additions to the garden, we have grown them quite a few years but they don't make it through our winter and you don't always see them at the garden centre. Our guests always comment on them.

Penny said...

I feel the same way about the noreply comment. It's frustrating! I worry like you do, that people will think I'm being rude etc. when I don't (can't) respond.
I love your colorful mittens!
Those gazing balls are gorgeous.
67 degrees - I'm sitting here in my long underwear. :D

Nancy said...

Cute finish! Love those gazing balls and that camellia!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

That was an impressively quick stitch, very nice too.

Beth Pearce said...

I love the Baubles! I can't decide about the ornamental kale. We had it in our beds in Louisville, but since I moved here, I haven't figured a good place for them. hmmmmm..

Kaisievic said...

Hi Beth, love your stitching and the ornamental kale is amazing, isn't it?

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Gabi said...

The Baubles are lovely. So are your other pictures.
I have no clue how my google is set up. But seen that I do get answers I assume it's done right?
I get the no reply on my blog too...the only time that it really worries me is when I already wrote an answer to find out that...erm...can't send it. Which is really my own fault of not paying attention to detail.

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely set of mittens! Now I have to go check my google settings.

Olly said...

I know what you mean. It is so frustrating to get really nice comments from people and not be able to even say thanks. I just hope that most are fellow bloggers so will understand.

I love those little gloves :)

Melanie said...

Oh, that always gets me too! Some of my favorite replies *always* have the no comment thing, which makes me sad because then I can't really comment back. :(