Friday, January 01, 2016

An Unfortunate Discovery - or Why You Shouldn't Link Photos to Your Blog from Facebook

I was going back last night through some blog posts from earlier this year, and found that there were a lot of pictures missing!  I asked Google about this, and found that apparently facebook links expire after an indefinite period.  I had no clue!  I just thought I had discovered a convenient way to post pictures on my blog.  Thus, I spent a good part of this day replacing all of the pictures I could find that were missing.  It took a bit of detective work to find some of them as some are posted on my business page - PamelaQuilts, and some were posted on my personal page.

It did make me realize how productive I really am, however!  It was fun to see a lot of the projects I've worked on over the last two years.

This one is a bit older than that, but this is a favorite one - it is a miniaturized version of a larger quilt.  I kind of wish I could remember the pattern I used, it would be fun to do this one again.  I remember struggling with drafting out the templates for those corner shapes!

***edited to add that I found the pattern name - it is Nova Nouvelle by Ginny Beyer.  I made it in a smaller version.  Here is a blog post about it:  Red Ribbon for Nova Nouvelle.  I made it sometime around 2006 apparently, and sold it on Etsy.***

At least I enjoyed going though some pictures!  And I know not to post from those facebook urls anymore - I think I have found all the missing pictures for now, but I'll continue to keep my eye on this.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a productive sewing day!


2 comments:

Debbie said...

The love the star quilt! I had no idea that facebook is such a putz and I do knwo you can't pin from there and that is so inconvenient but then it's best you cant since the photos will dissappear.

Barbara Wood said...

Thanks for letting us know, Pam! Re: your star quilt, I was just thinking that it looked like Jinny Beyer. Beautiful!