Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm not ignoring anyone!

I'm posting this message on all my blogs, so if you've already read it on another one, don't waste your time reading it again!
Like most bloggers, I love receiving comments on my blogs, and always try to respond to them by posting a comment on your blogs. But lately it has become increasingly difficult to access some blogs, due to the enormous amount of graphics they use. The reason my blog headings are so plain is not just because I'm not clever enough to do fancy stuff on my computer. I also leave them as simple as possible because the downloading process is a lot faster for readers as well as me!

So, my apologies to those of you who post comments here but haven't had a response. If I get on to Ken's laptop (once in a blue moon), I can usually access most of my favourite blogs, and will leave a comment. But if I don't, it just means your blog is too complex for my ancient PC (11 years old) and OS (ME, cc 2000)!
I have another computer on order, which is about 5 years old and uses the XP Op.System. Yeah, I know it's old too, but not as old as mine, and it will only cost me $290 for the modem, LCD screen, keyboard and mouse, so hopefully it will do me for another couple of years, because I just cannot afford to buy a brand new one!


Blogger Isabelle said...

Hmm, I'm not clever enough to know about graphics and things. I keep thinking I should make my blog more visually interesting. But I would need my daughter to help.

It's always nice to hear from you, anyway.

Wednesday, 18 May, 2011  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Isabelle, you of all people do NOT need widgets and stuff to make your blog more interesting. It is one of the most entertaining blogs I read - simply by virtue of the way you write, as I'm sure all of your followers would agree! And your photos are always 'visually interesting' so what more does any discerning blog reader need?

Thursday, 19 May, 2011  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ Thank you so much for your comments on Peter''s updates - they were much appreciated and don't even think about not visiting, I was too sick at first anyway. I am so glad Ken is making progress and even little steps get us there in the end.
Thanks for the comment on my last post - it meant a lot as did your other comments my friend. I won't send any more fwds Gina. I just had so many to contend with when I got home. Take care dear friend, Much love, Merle. All the very best to Ken.

Thursday, 19 May, 2011  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Gina ~~ So sorry you are having computer problems.
I forgot to wish you a happy birthday
for the 15th of April. I was in Hospital, so couldn't leave a message.
Hope you and Ken are both OK. No need to reply. Love, Merle.

Saturday, 21 May, 2011  

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