Friday, October 30, 2009

Verification and Other Sundry Items

Word Verification - to verify or not to verify; that is the question. Nancy M recently posted about this and the comments were very interesting. I agree with her view; I dislike WV. Now please don't inundate me with outraged or defensive replies; I'm not saying there's no need for WV. This is totally self-centered here - it takes me forever to reply to blogs when I have to fill in WV or worse yet, it pops up after I've posted and moved on, only to lose the comment.

I know that some of you have been hit with spammers. I originally had my WV turned on and when a friend questioned why - I thought I was supposed to. I turned it off then and never looked back. Could be famous last words, but C'est la vie. It doesn't stop me from commenting on a blog, just takes longer. I comment because I want to, so I'll continue going through WV. But I'm interested in what others think, and if a by-product is that someone's WV is turned off, all the better! -BEG-

On to stitching, I have Zentangle pt. 8 done.


I also would like to post another new design I found. I promise that Jan has nothing to do with her pics on my posts; I just love her designs. Here's the latest from Tree of Life Samplings.


I think this one is my new favorites...and yes, I'm ordering it as we speak. LOL

One last thing - I read one of the sweetest posts around; it has a giveaway, but that's not why I'm posting it here. It brought tears to my eyes; check it out - Jolene's blog. If you take the time to read the comments too, you'll be doubly blessed. :)

35 comments:

Shari said...

humm.....I don't even know if WV is on on my blog or not! Ha!!! I guess I don't comment on my blog!!
I also love the new pattern you showed.....first time I saw it,it was a sneak peek & I fell in love!
Love the song playing while on your blog today!!

Daffycat said...

I had my word verification off untill I started getting spam comments ~ in Japanese no less. I had to turn it on to get rid of it. :o(

Caroline said...

I didn't know I had it on mine either - I'm still such a newbie at this.... I went and turned mine off - I don't really care about it. I guess that if I start getting a bunch of spam I'll revisit, if not... meh.

Zentangle is looking great - and the new stash? Love it!

Stephanie M. said...

Ok...so I didn't realize there was a setting for the WV, I just turned mine off maybe now you can post...haha!! Love you progress!! Stephanie

Jo said...

Zentangle is looking stunning; just love it. As to WV i have it turned on thanks to spammers. Like you though on or off i comment because i want to so it doesnt stop me. X

Karen said...

I don't like WV either. I turned mine off months ago and have never had a problem. Guess even the spammers find my blog boring!

Love the sampler...will have to check that out. Great progress on your WIP.

Lisa said...

Zentangle looks stunning, really love the thread you've used.
As for WV... I think I've turned it off on my blog but now I'll have to go check :-)

Kathy A. said...

Oh I so love Zentangle. I wish I had known about that one before.
I turned off my WV too so will see what happens.

kaghos said...

I just love the ray of colors you have in the upper picture, and the tree sampler is cute

Jan said...

Ray of Colors is certainly dynamic with color, so lovely and great progress!!

I haven't had the WV turned on since shortly after starting my blog. Need to make sure my other one doesn't have it, I know how annoying it can be!

Vicki in CO said...

Dang it. I had written my comment and Oreo stepped on the keyboard and I lost it! Dang cat!

I don't know if WV is turned on for my blog, but guess I'll check it out.

Love that new chart 'New Mercies.' I e-mailed to order it as well.

5 Foot Runt said...

pt.8 looks great. You ordered New Mercies too. I did this afternoon. Can't wait to get this one, it's so pretty.

AFwife99 said...

Word verification- I know sometimes I have trouble figuring out the word and getting it typed right. But it does serve a purpose.

Love the new pattern! And Zentangle looks like a lot of fun.

Donna said...

Zentangle is looking great! I didn't know you could turn off WV and so when I read this and then flipped to Nancy's site I went in and changed mine. Thanks for the education!

Katrien said...

Zentangle looks great.
I think I have WV on my blog, it was a standard setting, but I do agree, those things can get difficult on me when trying to leave a comment on someone's blog

Jade said...

I just love Zentangle, great piece!

Charlene said...

WV - ok, so I'll turn it off to see if anything crazy happens. Guess I thought it was 'the norm', but maybe there aren't spammers out there just waiting to attack ;-).
Z is coming along beautifully. Are you caught up?

Carol said...

Zentangle is looking gorgeous.

WV was set to on automatically at my blogs :)

Nancy M said...

Glad you thought my post about WV was worthy of a visit on your blog! I haven't had any spamming yet, and I like that between you and me we have gotten some other blogs we visit to turn it off!! How many parts does Z have??? It's just gorgeous!

Meari said...

I use WV to keep spammers and undesirables at bay. I think there's something wrong with blogger WV because everytime I leave a comment with WV it never takes the first time around. So I wait until I get the error message and then re-enter the WV. Then it usually works.

Nice progress on your WIP.

Kathy said...

After reading Nancy's post I turned off my wv. Like you I thought it had to be there. I hope it mkes it easer for people to post their comments. Love those :)

I like that piece you re wrkin one. So coloful. And I have also been eyeing that sampler. It really is pretty.

Robin said...

i turned my WV off also b/c my daughter's mac wouldn't let her leave a comment. I haven't had any problems so far. I hate WV too; it drives me insane!
Love the new pattern you found...........I'm going to check it out further!
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Anonymous said...

Zentangle is looking very nice so far.

Marl

CindyMae said...

Ya know, I need to go see if the WV is on my blog, cuz I am not sure!! LOL I hate it to though so I am surprised that I have not checked my own blog yet! LOL Well if it is on, it will not be for long! Great progress!!

Alice said...

Don't know about WV!! Such a colourful and pretty design with different stitches you are stitching there Carolyn. I agree, Jan's new design is so pretty and on my wishlist too.
Alice

Sherry said...

Oh I definitely love your new chart by Jan! I am trying to hold off buying any more for awhile but I just may have to get this one.

Sharon said...

Zentangle is looking great! Nice progress.

Olenka's Stitches said...

I don't like WV either. To protect my blog from spam I moderate comments.
I love your stitching on Zentangle and the tree sampler looks pretty too.

Joei said...

The new pattern you showed looks very nice. And your wip, it's looking great!

Dawn said...

I love the colours in your zentangle. It filled me up reading the post on Jolene's blog thanks for sharing Carolyn

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Gabi said...

Lovely progress on your Zentangel. And that new design is looking wonderful.
I agree with you with WV. I dislike it a lot. It takes so much time away when one's time on the net is limited already. After all I would like to do some stitching or sewing done.
And even if getting a spammer, that wouldn't be such a big deal. There is always that handy delete button. If I get heaps of spam, I'll put the WV on, but until now I'm spam free and have my blog now longer then a year without WV

Von said...

Pretty colors in Zentangle, can't wait to see more! :)

WV is a pain at times, and I don't like having it on my blog. I do, though, because it's the lesser of the evils. Who has time to deal with spammers - just head 'em off at the pass. :D

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Thanks for the lead on Tree of Life, Carolyn! I love the piece and the words as much as you do. Reminds me of sitting in church as a child with my grandmother.
Hugs, Deb

Lana said...

Great job on your Zentangle progress! Love the colors!!! WV can be annoying, but spammers are too? Darned if you do, darned if you don't!

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