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maybe this will help (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: daisydal on 07.31.2008 at 12:55 pm in Garden Junk Forum

or... try this!


clipped on: 08.02.2008 at 04:47 pm    last updated on: 08.02.2008 at 04:47 pm

RE: Disappearing 9 patch (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: geezerfolks on 07.25.2008 at 08:56 pm in Quilting Forum

I've made one of these quilts the regular way (posted in the gallery as 9-4 Butterflies), but now I want to make one using a directional pattern for the corner squares. Maybe not the heart that this link shows (but then again I might), but it would work for those fabrics you might want to keep straight.


Here is a link that might be useful: DNP Variation


too cute!
clipped on: 07.26.2008 at 09:29 pm    last updated on: 07.26.2008 at 09:30 pm

Easy Photo Posting Instructions

posted by: solstice98 on 05.21.2006 at 09:25 am in Florida Gardening Forum

I know we've posted these instructions before but I've seen the question come up a couple times recently so thought it was time to do it again. There are several ways to get your pictures into your messages, but I think this is the easiest for beginners and with Photobuckets newer services, it offers great stuff for pros too. When my printer was down recently I ordered some prints through them and received my pictures in 2 days. Really nice quality too.
(No, this is NOT an ad for Photobucket. I don't work for them, own stock or have any interest in the company. I use Webshots, too.)

The photo posting is much easier than you think, once you've done it. Tony_K taught me a couple years ago and I've tried to pass on the information to others.

Here's the basics:

I think it's easier to do all this if you have two browser windows open - one on photobucket and one on gardenweb.

Go to photobucket(dot)com and open an account. It's free, takes only a minute, and is no harder than signing on to GardenWeb. There are other photo posting services but I think this one is the easiest to use.

Once you have the account you'll see how easy it is to upload your photos to photobucket. You can set up sub-albums with one click of the mouse, so you can sort your photos into different subject (more on that below).

When they are there, you'll see three little 'addresses' under each picture. Highlight the middle one - the TAG line - and 'copy' it. (You can copy it by right clicking on your mouse and selecting 'copy', or by clicking on EDIT at the very top of your computer screen.)

Once it's copied, go to the GardenWeb message you are composing and paste the TAG line directly into the text of your message. Don't put it at the URL line under the text box. At this point you will only see text, but once you choose to view your message you'll see the photo. If it comes out too big, then go back to photobucket and choose the EDIT button over that photo. You'll have the option there to reduce the photo by 75, 50, or 25 percent. 75% makes it a good size for these messages, but 50% works too. Try both on different photos and see what you like.

Technically I think you can post as many photos as you want in each message but remember that not everyone has a high speed line and try to keep it to 5 or less. More than that makes it pretty slow to load for some.

Here's the sub-album tip about photobucket or any other service you use: set up sub-albums for different subjects so you don't end up with 200 photos in one album. For example, I have Garden 2005, Garden 2006, House Shots, Yard Sale (where I post photos for things I am selling through the newspaper or eBay), All the Muffins (pet pictures), etc. Besides making it hard to find something if you have it all in one album, if you ever decide to move photos later, any link you've posted on the web will be lost.

If you still have problems, send me an email with your email or phone number and I'll talk you through it. I think photos make every post more fun and I encourage everyone to do it. The digital camera I use is a 10 year old 2.1 Nikon, so you don't need a fancy or expensive camera to share images of your garden. We all want to see!

A special thanks, once again, to Tony_K for helping me get my first picture posted a few years ago!

Hope this helps,


clipped on: 04.06.2008 at 01:03 pm    last updated on: 04.06.2008 at 01:04 pm

RE: garden signs (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: twomonths on 11.17.2007 at 09:06 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I have been making some lists of sayings. Not up to date tho and have a very long list. Here are a few. I do not take credit for them tho....
--You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.
--Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration!
--A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
--The thing I grow most in my garden is tired.
--The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgment.
--Weeds ... All you can pick ... FREE!
--Herbs add spice to your life.
--Weeds? Those are native wildflowers!

--Zucchinis terrific...
Like bunnies, prolific!

--Time began in a garden
--Nothing bugs me in my garden
--Welcome to my garden
--I'm in the garden
--Out back weedin'
--Kissed by the sun
--Fairies dance here
--Die weeds die
--Snail crossing
--Please grow!


clipped on: 12.14.2007 at 06:14 pm    last updated on: 12.14.2007 at 06:15 pm

My metal tree

posted by: gretch1964 on 06.21.2007 at 10:39 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I made this metal tree. Was sick of the raccoons and squirels eatting all my bird seed.

Here is a link that might be useful: photobucket


clipped on: 10.07.2007 at 01:16 pm    last updated on: 10.07.2007 at 01:16 pm

RE: mixing cement HELP!!! (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: cait1 on 01.31.2007 at 08:44 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I've been thinking about this post since I wrote. nmgirl, thanks for the rundown on terminology - I tend to just call it a cement mix though I know what I make is actually a mortar mix but for some reason I don't ever use that term.

Some time back I posted on how I make my mix and offered a step by step. This is a pic of the mix I made for under a trellis:

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

This is not my usual mix and I've tried out a few different ways to make it. Mostly I use a 1 part cement to 5 parts soft sand. I experimented with this for a stepping stone and that's the one I added the reinforcement mesh to and it's holding up just fine.
For the Circle Garden mix I added the aggregate and it took a lot more strength to mix it. I also only used the sharp sand cuz that's what DH had bought and I didn't have any soft sand left.
Another thing that needs to be taken into account - I don't get snow or ice here. We rarely go below freezing though you'd never know it from this past winter when we had temps drop into the upper 20's but below that I don't think it's ever happened. Karen, since you live in Phoenix you should be able to get away with a 1 part (Portland) cement to 5 parts soft sand. This is not heavy to mix. And maybe you just have to stop after making one batch. This isn't a race. I think it's great that you're making stepping stone and not letting your illness get the best of you.
You've got a lot of great advice here. Keep up your stepping stone making and we all look forward to seeing the results!

Here is a link that might be useful: Paving album


clipped on: 07.08.2007 at 11:16 am    last updated on: 07.08.2007 at 11:16 am

kgwlisa: The Valance in your Photo?

posted by: suzieque on 01.20.2007 at 08:53 am in Home Decorating Forum

Hi kgwlisa: I didn't want to hijack the "small kitchen" thread. Among the pictures you posted was a valance and a fabric next to it. I love that valance and it'd be great as is in my kitchen. Can you point me to where you found the picture so that I can see if I can purchase the valance?

Many thanks - I don't post here often but enjoy all of the posts and pictures!



great kitchen makeover!
clipped on: 01.31.2007 at 07:50 pm    last updated on: 01.31.2007 at 07:51 pm

RE: need help posting picture (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: mnchris on 06.13.2006 at 02:45 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I just posted for the first time this morning. These are the directions that I had saved from someone elses post and they worked for me. Good Luck!
1. Go to an online site like shutterfly or picturetrail and sign up for a free online photo album. Follow the directions and place photos in the online album.
2. Go into your online album and click a photo to enlarge it. Place your curser on the photo and right click.
3. click 'properties' find the email address URL of the photo. (I usually copy and paste) if you don't get this next step just right, it won't work.
4. go back to gardenweb and get ready to post a message. write, <> in the middle of those two little brackets type, img src= there is a space between the g and the s. now place the address of your photo right after the equal sign.


clipped on: 07.29.2006 at 08:47 pm    last updated on: 07.29.2006 at 08:48 pm