Wednesday, December 16, 2015

No more Windows Live Writer!!! :-(

Well, the end of a great little program has happened, and I am bummed. It was so nice to be able to write up a post off line, and when one had it just right they could post it. There's an Open Source Live Writer that just took LW's place, but I've heard it has bugs and glitches, so I'm not sure about downloading the program just yet.

For now I'll try writing here on Blogger again. Will see how this goes as I've been reading about people having problems with it and posting pictures too. So far, good. I know how to do a little HTML code, thanks to DH.

Good news, I got the title to van transferred into my name. Yay! Not without a little hick-up but all's well that end's well.

I won two blog giveaways. One the day before the anniversary of my DH's going to his heavenly home, and one the day after. :-)

The first one was from Lemon Verbena Lady. You can visit her very interesting and informative blog here.

She sent 5 jars of her homemade jellies, and one of her raspberry jam. Jellies are made with herbs from her gardens. Pineapple Sage, Savory Grapefruit, Lemon Basil, Tarragon Wine and Rose Geranium. Along with those she sent 3 scented candles, some dried stevia leaves, some chamomile (from her gardens)tea bags, a box of 100 tea sachets, a lovely flour sack dish towel, 3 nice garden markers, two note pads, some note cards, and 5 antique little herbal books chock full of great info. I've had her jellies before and they are wonderful. She sent me a pkg. of them after my husband went to heaven.

Thank you Nancy.

The second give away was from Cindy and you can visit her sweet blog here. Two lovely dish towels, which I think I'll make into pillows for the Christmas holidays, next year. :-) I love the sweet little frame and plan to put a faith verse or saying in it and keep it out all year.

Thank you Cindy.

I just got notification from Etsy that I had a sale. Yippee!
I had one a week ago too. :-)

That's it for now.

Have safe, peaceful and happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

36 comments:

Val said...

Oh, that frame is so "you." Good for you! What fun. :)

And great about the van.

Leslie Kimel said...

It's neat to see all the goodies you won. How fun. I love getting things in the mail. The jellies are the prettiest colors--and what intriguing flavors!

Congrats on your Etsy sales!

Jeri Landers said...

You have very good fortune in winning blog drawings! I think you won one of mine,as well.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Congratulations on those wins.It is fun to receive these gifts.

Nancy J said...

I can see already you are deciding which verse to put into that beautiful frame. Goodies galore, a treat you so deserve. Sometimes really true friends know what to send at the right time. Etsy sales, well done.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely little treasures that you have won! So good that you have the title all transferred now. Congrats on your Etsy sales, too. So glad things are looking up for you! Hugs xo Karen

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lovely wins!! I especially like the frame. Congrats on the sale too. Just in time for Christmas.
HO HO HO!!

Rebecca said...

How exciting (your "wins")!
I've had no trouble doing my posts on blogger. Hope it's hassle-free for you, too.
Glad you got the transfer of your van completed. What a good feeling to get some of those less-thrilling but necessary chores completed! (I have a few of them sitting around myself.)


Jane said...

You seem to have a lot of luck wit those giveaways Rainey. Congratulations! Well, you're much more advanced than I am with your computer skills. Didn't even know such a program existed. Congratulations on the sale!

Hugs
Jane

Hartwood Roses said...

Is Windows LiveWriter a program on your computer or a web service? If it's on your computer, can't you continue to use it, even though it's not going to update or be supported? You will do okay with the Blogger editor. It's all I use, and it's only rarely that I have an issue with it. The problem that I had with photos last week was probably caused by some sort of cookie conflict. (and I have never edited the HTML on posts. You probably won't have to either.)

Buttons Thoughts said...

What beautiful prizes to win. Just beautiful and good timing for you too. Oh I do wish you a wonderful magical Christmas. Good luck on Etsy:) Hug B

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Congrats on your wins. Such special giveaways. Love the little frame. Also congrats on your etsy sale. It's always a fun moment when that happens isn't it??
Have a great week up to Christmas and blessings to you. xo

gld said...

What lovely wins! and to a deserving person.

I hate it when things change. I use Open Office, a free software, that I type on and then copy and paste so I don't loose anything but I do it from the computer so don't know if it would help you or not. I also use their spreadsheet.

Happy Holidays!

~ Dixie said...

it must have been fun to open those wonderful packages. Good for you!

Diana Studer said...

I write my post as a Word document, organise the photos in a folder using the camera's software. When words and pictures are ready I use Blogger's editor (and a little HTML when I must)
Works fine, except the off days when there are glitches. Can't remember the last time.

janiceflorida said...


Good for you, winning all that fun stuff! I love getting packages in the mail.
I've only used Blogger, and I write and put up photos as I go. BUT, I'm neither a writer, nor a photographer...I'm only a gardener. I just hope no one judges me on the first two.
Enjoy the season!

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Lorraine, how wonderful that you won two giveaways in a row! The homemade jam that the first lady is making sounds very interesting and delicious. I wish I had more time to try out stuff like this myself.
Wishing you a lovely 4th Advent week!
Warm regards,
Christina

Nancy J said...

Open Live Writer is at last up and running, I will email you the link, Just download, then run, No spell check from what I can see so far, but otherwise good.

It's Just Dottie said...

You won such lovely things....

Debbie Harris said...

Bless your heart, Lorraine, such a sweet giveaway, and I can't think of anyone better to have received it.
Those jams with herbs sound delicious, and that frame is quite unique. Looks like it's made from an aspen tree or maybe birch, we have lots of aspen trees in our area.
Congratulations on your etsy sale!!
You have beautiful treasures in your Shoppe.

Thank you for visiting and sharing your Christmas wishes. It's always a joy to see you.

Merry Christmas~~ Debbie

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Gosh you did get a lot of great stuff! Enjoy it, Rainey! You deserve it! xo

Lynn McIntosh said...

H Lorraine! Your post looks wonderful - but I understand having to give up a favorite program. Your won items are so nice and the jellies are such pretty colors - what fun! And thank you for introducing us to their lovely blogs. A big congrats on your recent Etsy sales - always nice to be able to share your lovely work!

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

I smile
at your prizes :)

Deb said...

I love the fun give-aways you won. Have a great weekend.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So great that you won the give aways! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wonderful that you won 2 giveaways! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Congrats on both your winnings.. I'm on wordpress and we didn't have livewire? I post on-line and don't have a problem with it since I can save as a draft and modified till ready to go. Hope you have a easier time with writing now. I'll visit both blogs since I've never been to them before.

Karen said...

So happy you received the lovely gifts. I don't know much about Open Writer, I've looked into it, but that's as far as I get. Glad you were able to transfer the title to the van, too. Thinking of you always, Karen

Darcie said...

Well that is exciting! Winning two giveaways...and even more thrilling a sale on your Etsy shop! Hope you are surrounded with love and warmth through the next week! Much love! Merry Christmas.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Congratulations on the two generous wins. No one deserves them more, Rainey. I'm glad they came right when they did. Perfect timing. God is so good to us, isn't He? Congrats, too, on the Etsy sales. Wonderful! Hugs, Nancy P.S. I've never had trouble with Blogger.

tina said...

What a wonderful gift! Lemon Verbena lady must be very talented to make those beautiful jellies and with herbs from her garden too! Congrats on both gifts and Happy Holidays to you!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

YAY on the sale; hope you have many more. You're light years ahead of me, I know nothing about computer code and can barely blog.
Merry Christmas, Rainey, so glad you won some giveaways!

Melanie said...

I have never used LW - don't even know what it is! I have always written in Blogger. You don't have to know HTML to write in it, so I don't know what you meant by that, and it's so easy to upload your pictures.

Congrats on winning the two giveaways! If I don't talk to you before Christmas, I hope you have a good one.

Kate R said...

Congratulations on your wins! Those jellies look absolutely delicious and so pretty too!
Wishing you a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
- Kate

Autumn Belle said...

Congratulations on your lovely wins! I think you are really computer savy. I only know how to use Blogger the traditional way. Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!

Nancy J said...

I couldn't remember if I mentioned, I downloaded the Open Source Live Writer, and going well, but ran into a glitch when I tried to put in my slide show. I probably didn't hit the right button on the toolbar. I can now do it all offline, save, edit, and enter photos as easy as before. Go for it Lorraine, you will find it a breeze.