Donna

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About Donna

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    Crochetville Co-Owner
  • Birthday September 1

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  • Real Name
    Donna
  • Ravelry ID
    yarntomato
  • Location
    New Bern, NC
  • Occupation
    Website Manager & Co-Owner of Crochetville LLC
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    off and on since 1978
  • Favorite things to crochet
    home decor

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  1. Hi Donna,

    How do I delete posted pictures??.

    I tried and I could not. I want to delete two first pictures from my new post " Kitty Haven" - pet items. Those two pictures have yellow spots on that white animal, I did not see those spots before I post them. I need to delete them & replace them.

    THANKS,

    Krys

    1. Donna

      Donna

      Hi Krys,

      I'm getting a lot of support questions via private messages and posts on my profile page, and it's difficult to keep up. Could you please post this question in Board Help so we can keep everything in one place and other can benefit from the answer? Thank you!

      Donna

    2. USpolishgirl

      USpolishgirl

      Hi Donna,

      I got my problem solved:). Now I know how to delete posted pictures here.

      Thanks,

      Krys

  2. I love this!!! Thank you so much, @katyallen8090!
  3. @owlvamp, part of the reason for the forum going down was a software conflict due to a much-needed upgrade. The forum software upgrade is why things look so different.
  4. @darski, you asked if this is the finished version. What needs working on? Thank you!!
  5. @Peggy85225, please go to support https://forum.crochetville.com/support/ click the New Request button, and attach your image so we can troubleshoot with our forum host. I have opened a support ticket with them, and they want to see the actual file. Thank you!!
  6. Sorry, there was a typo in the new forum URL I posted above. It has been corrected. (Thank you @USpolishgirl for alerting me to my error!)
  7. That New URL dos not work. It says that dos not exist. That old URL works. Maybe it is just me ? LOL.

    Krys

    1. Donna

      Donna

      Thank you, Krys! I've corrected the typo.

      Donna

    2. Donna

      Donna

      Oh, and the old URL works because it is correctly being redirected to the new URL. :)

  8. We are back! Thank you so much for enduring this long wait. Things may look a little different around here because the forum software has been updated to the most recent version. In addition, our new URL is now: https://forum.crochetville.com/ instead of http://crochetville.com/community Please let us know if you have any questions!
  9. I've had a light-bulb moment and I have really good news! Everyone who wants to keep the forum's old design will be able to do so! I've been thinking a lot about how important it is to so many members to keep Crochetville the way it's always been: with the dusty blue crochet background and the original logo. It's comfortable, like an old friend. At the same time, Crochetville does have a new logo and new colors and will eventually need a uniform appearance across our blog, forum, etc. And then I remembered a great feature that lets us have it both ways! So... if you scroll all the way to the bottom of the forum right now, in the far left corner you will see a link that says "Change Theme." If you click it now, you will see the Crochetville theme and mobile theme (for mobile devices). When we roll out the new logo and colors to the forum, there will be another option for "Crochetville Classic," which will be the same old Crochetville you're used to. Once you select it, it should stay that way until you change it. When the time comes, there will be a thread in Board Announcements giving this same info. I'm tickled pink because I think it's a win-win. I hope you do too!
  10. I'd like to elaborate on empowerment. Empowerment simply means to give power or to enable. Crochetville has always been a place where people can feel empowered in crochet. We didn't come up with that; it simply is. I think that's because of the grassroots way Crochetville started 12 years ago; we've always supported each other. Empowerment may come though receiving encouragement, through the support of a community of people who appreciate crochet, through exploring new possibilities (whether it is learning a new stitch or having a stand at a Farmer's Market), through being appreciated, or through many other ways. When a person feels power in one area, it can spread other parts of her life. Crochet may be a hobby and a skill, but it can be much more. To view from a different perspective, put another word in the place of crochet. Running. Organizing events. Public speaking. Decorating cakes. Telling jokes. Making jewelry. Working out. Inventing gadgets. All of these things can be considered hobbies, but they also have the potential to make powerful changes your life, and have done so for many people. There is a very inspiring story of a now well-known crochet author who escaped an abusive situation and an externally dangerous environment. She had never crocheted before but crochet became an important part of her plan and her journey as well as an inspiration to her in trying to change her life. And she had great success. Also, The Crochet Dude got his start here on Crochetville, and has credited forum members with encouraging him in his craft and his crochet career. I'm not saying everyone needs to make crochet a career. There are many other ways crochet can positively affect your life. Hobbies (like crochet) are important to our health and our well-being. Sometimes they even give us a reason to get up in the morning. Although we did not use use the word mindfulness in our blog post about the new logo, since it has been mentioned, I will say I do think that being mindful is a good thing. Like being mindful of one's responsibilities: am I doing the things I need to do each day at home and at work? Being mindful of those around us: am I aware of how my actions affect others; am I aware of people who might need my help? (For example, if I'm in a bad mood, do I make things difficult for others? Do I notice and help a lady at the grocery store who can't reach something on the top shelf?) Being mindful is simply being aware and attentive. I hope this helps give a better understanding of our thoughts.
  11. This is complete and it was successful. Hopefully you were all sleeping and missed it completely!
  12. We will have a downtime of about 30-45 minutes on Monday, June 24 starting at 4 am Eastern Time. This is to add a missing PHP module (after our failed hard drive replacement) that is causing some glitches in the forum. Donna
  13. Just like your hard drive on your own computer can go bad, a hard drive on a server can go bad. When our web host was trying to clone the failing drive, more and more sectors were showing up as bad. They ended up having to build a new build a new server from scratch and restore the site from backups. Unfortunately there was an issue with the backups beyond our control, which is why we lost about a day's worth of data from the forum and about two days worth of email.
  14. You're welcome, everybody! I'm glad we made it through without losing much. We've been online nearly 10 years and never had a close call like this.