Saturday, August 16, 2008

Changes!

I've spent the better part of the morning editing my blog. I still can't quite find a color I really like for the background but maybe once I find a quilt I really like for the header it will be easier. As you can see I did put a quilt in the header. I haven't done it before because I don't really like the header being that big and I can't really figure out how to make it smaller. I am not fluent in html. Can anyone give me some tips on how to make the header smaller without using a completely different template?

***Edit*** - Thank you to all who commented on how to change the size of the picture. I could have sworn I tried this when I started my blog and it hadn't worked but I guess I either didn't try it then or was doing something else wrong because it worked this time!

Some of the changes I did manage to make by myself were adding more blogs to the list of blogs I read - I have about 150 blogs on my bloglines so I could not put them all on my sidebar but I did update with a bunch more than I had. There are more to go but I ran out of time. I also finally added some links to swaps, etc. I am participating in and made a few other small changes.

Last night was the Tricky Tray at the fire department where DH is a member. Our little firehouse quilting group made this lap quilt to be donated for one of the prizes. A few of the quilting ladies were in attendance last night and bid on the quilt but none of us won it. It actually went to my neighbor up the street. I was glad it went to someone I knew and she seemed thrilled to win it so I would rate it as an all around success.

I forgot to take a picture of the prize I won last night- it was a poster frame with about 15 instant lottery tickets taped inside. It was the most bid on prize and I was lucky enough to win it. So far I won $22 from the tickets. DH went and cashed them in for me this morning and got half of the winnings in new tickets - so there is still a change of winning big!

9 comments:

Di said...

Caryn - could you resize the picture in your header? Will that work?

Karen said...

I like the new quilt/header! I made my header photo smaller by making my picture smaller in my Windows program. I picked the custom size and cropped it to be thin and long. Of course, if you look closely on mine, you can see it sticks out over the border on one side, for some reason.

Linda said...

I think your header size can be reduced by decreasing the size of the photo you use. Love the quilt the firestation ladies made.

Karol-Ann said...

Gorgeous firestation quilt and what a fun prize you won!
I have the same problem with my header BUT I can't fix it with my computer. I can only add blog adjustments on DH's computer and I couldn't work out how to re-size the picture on his computer so in the end I gave up and I live with it LOL. (My computer has some issues with blogger, but at least I can post from it so before I do anything to 'fix' it and make it worse...)
I think the colors in the quilt, match the background and it looks great.

BusyLittleQuilter said...

I like the header, and especially the quilt. I don't know how to make the photo smaller. I went to my blog and my picture is big, too. I don't see too many that aren't that big.

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll be back to visit yours, soon.

(I love the name of your blog. I wish I had more time to quilt in my chaotic life, too!)

Thimbleanna said...

Hi Caryn! I love your new header photo -- such a pretty quilt! The easiest way to fix the picture (if you don't do html) is to go into a photo tool (do you have microsoft photo editor or something like that) and crop it to mak it longer or skinnier. Then when you upload it, blogspot will automatically take care of it. Good Luck!

Chookyblue...... said...

the header looks good..........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Caryn you header looks great like the quilt you have put in there...and the raffle quilt is also lovely..

Daisy Jayne said...

Love the quilt the firestation ladies made, anyone would be proud to have it their home