I’m back! Mr. Bug and I got new laptops (matching!) on Wednesday night, and the great computer migration not only was a much bigger project than I remembered from last time, but I was inspired to update the look of my blog and finally set up my new domain that I bought ages ago (don’t worry, the old link still works too.) Also, check out the view of our back yard from this morning! Holy snow batman!
a new look
The new blog theme was an adventure in technology. I will spare you the details except to say thank god for Google Translate! The template designer speaks Spanish. I do not. If it wasn’t for the magic of technology, the cool menu bar at the top would be non-functioning with a ‘Twiter’ spelled wrong… The theme I used is Evidens. For anyone interested, it’s a Blogger template (there’s a WordPress version too) and I had to do a bit of tweaking in code to get it to work – customizing the jump break formatting, making the menus work, fussing with the spacing between posts, etc. I hope you all like it, and if something doesn’t work, please drop me an email and let me know! Especially those using not-Windows 7 and not-Internet explorer 8! I did notice that some of the old posts are wonky, I’ll fix over time, I suppose… also, check out the new about page for scintillating details regarding the 3 Bugs!
a new home
The domain of my blog is now officially www.pattythesnugbug.com!! I don’t have any immediate plans to move from the Blogger platform, so my old blogspot address (and any subscriptions and bookmarks) should continue to work for now. Again, drop me a note if you have problems.
some new projects
It hasn’t been all techie, all the time around here. Oh no, I have been a very productive bug. As they say. Work on the beignet and the pencil skirt posts continue – I cut the wool today, so should have some good posts in the next week on that. Thanks to everyone chiming in, and keep it coming. I’m a small ribcage, slightly bigger waist, BOOM HIPS!!, then from the top of the legs down, things get smaller. So all you larger waist, smaller hips and flat booties… you words of wisdom are welcome! I’ve also been doing some semi-utilitarian sewing that doesn’t feel utilitarian because the fabric is so awesome. Here’s a peek of projects. As usual, guesses as to what I’m up to are FUN!! And inspirational!! So guess away!!
I’m glad to be back! It feels like a whole new world – a new job, new computer, new blog… whew! Exciting things coming up, including a dream jobs post you will NOT want to miss! Here’s a hint, it’ll make you crave some tasty pastries!!
In closing, more snow. And some very busy bears. I just cannot get over the snow we got today. Clever observers will note that Dan is clearly shoveling and overseeing Lucy. I’m just wandering around taking pictures of snow. What an awesome man he is!!
Shoveling the snow today absolutely made me feel like Supergirl! The snow also makes looking at bright yellow fabrics all the more blissful. I'm super excited to see what's behind that photo of what appears to be custom bias tapes..
The new template is working great in Firefox, and I love the bright feel of it.
Yay! Someone other than me has crazy weather! (Actually, snow in November is kinda, well, legitimate, as opposed to crazy, but anyway, we actually made it up to +9 here today (that's like, what, 45 or 50F?), so I mustn't complain at all…) Like the new format, though I miss your old font, lol. Hope you're enjoying your new laptop!
Also the website looks good in Google Chrome on Vista, so far… 🙂
Wow–that's a lot of snow! So beautiful! Love your new blogging template and can't wait to see your projects 🙂
You have been SO busy!
Also, I cannot believe that you already have snow! And I am complaining of our rainy fall…
Congrats on your new domain and all the excitement that goes with it 😉
The site looks good in Firefox on my mac! I can't wait to see your pencil skirts! I so jealous because I just can't wear them.
I recently found your blog and I love it! I love that you have a beautiful bassett named Lucy – I have one named Abigail Jane and a bloodhound named Lucy.
I also love your style! I was thinking from old posts and photos that we had a very similar shape – until you mentioned a flat bootie in this post. Darn! Can't wait to see your beignet – I finally wore mine on Friday – only to find out it's too big and I need to adjust the pattern – again 🙁 g
Wow…snow….it's a nice fall day here…of course, the DC area received more than its fair share of snow last winter, so you are welcome to this…. the fabrics are beautiful – I love bright colors..
And thanks for leaving a comment on my new blog!
Please send Dan over to my place to shovel once he's done with yours. Thanks.
T-Isis. I sort of miss the courier too. I might go back to it, although the template is really the look I've wanted! We'll see!
gMarie – I was being confusing – I have the OPPOSITE of flat-butt… I was soliciting flat booty advice!! I got some material to make a tummy-coat for Lucy today – ice-encrusted-basset-belly is such a bummer!
It's cool to see what everyone uses for their browsers and computers. I'm totally suffering from laptop envy
new website looks hawt!
Oh my gosh, SNOW! It's so pretty 🙂 How awesome is Mr Bug shoveling and on dog-watch?
The new site looks good in Firefox on my crap laptop. And your pile of projects is so colourful and fun!