Monday, August 11, 2008

A Few Changes.....

"A change came o'er the spirit of my dream."
Byron ~ The Dream St. 3
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A change has come over the spirit of my dream for this blog. You may have noticed a few of the physical changes going on here at the Quill during my extended blog break, such as a new banner, new back ground, some color changes, and a shrinking sidebar! My lovely new banner is thanks to the great graphic designer, Kris of Blissful Elements. I learned how to add a background to my blog compliments of Dawn of The Feathered Nest. I also borrowed an idea from Lidy of French Garden House and created a new blog that links to this one with my blog roll on it. I felt my blog was getting too busy with all that stuff hanging out over on the side. Some of it I may replace with other goodies as time goes by but for now I like it clean and neat. I have also started to rebuild my play list and it is now located at the very bottom of my blog should you wish to see what is playing.To visit my links all you have to do is to click on the blog roll photo like the one above. It is located on the side bar just below the daily quotes and it will take you to wonderful places of refreshment and enchantment! You will encounter nourishment for the soul with links to Cups of Encouragement from fellow believers. You will find new friends to visit where Artful Blogs showcase the talents of painters, seamstress, mixed-media artists, etc. Divine Design & Decor Blogs where high style and fashion are a passion. Vintage Collectibles, Antiques, & Romantic Decor reign in this category of links. A Bit of This and That contains great blogs to read with a wide variety of topics. There will also be a section of Writing Inspiration. There are also some links on the side bar for your viewing pleasure. As time goes by I will be adding more categories and links. Keep in mind that this is only a beginning list and I will work on it as I have time. I have listed most of my previous links already and hope to add new ones throughout the week.

I still have two more scheduled posts and after that I will be back to regular blogging. When I return, I will tell you about the new dream I have for Quill Cottage. I look forward to visiting with each one of you very soon!

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

16 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It all looks beautiful, Miss Sandy! The new header is marvelous; the button for linking to your blogroll is inspired and wonderful; and Dawn's tutorial wasn't lost on you as it was on me. (I am so untech savvy.) Plus, you sound so re-energized! Can't wait until you're back from your hiatus!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

It is perfectly lovely!

Lori said...

your changes look beautiful Miss Sandy, i have been wanting to do some changes and general de~cluttering on my blog too, i just never seem to find the time...

Flower said...

Your color choices are so pretty and I'm interested to see what you have in store! I too love to work with Crepe Paper, my favorite being, made in Germany and difficult to find. The nuts cups are adorable!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Very tranquil!

Bejeweled said...

What a pretty makeover! Love the new banner and color scheme! And what a clever idea to move your blogroll!

Oh, and you are so ultra-clever to do scheduled posts! I didn't even know you could do that with blogs. I'm supposed to be on a bloggie break getting real world things taken care of, but somehow keep posting. Setting some scheduled posts up would have been perfect - you are an inspiration!

And ... Thomas Spence, where have you been all my life :) That is one gorgeous painting of Sleeping Beauty!!

She Reigns in Pink said...

Beautiful page...ahhh just so beautiful , I say one of the best ever, I will enjoy my visits here...Thanks for stopping by my new Marie Antoinette art blog ofr artists! It's loney over there so thanks for the comment!! Hugs, Kimberly

Charli and me said...

Sandy you have been a little busy bee and it's all paid off. Your banner and your blog look great!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Miss Sandy, your new look is great. I need to do the same with blogs I like to visit.
Have a Blessed week,
Bonnie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your new blog look and style is just wonderful. It feels very peaceful.
Penny

Helen Read said...

I like what you've done here, Sandy!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Miss Sandy!
Your new look is fabulous! I really like your new banner.
I couldn't help noticing the artwork on your sidebar of Maxfield Parrish. I have a collection of Parrish prints and I love them so much. It feels like you could step into the picture and be in another world.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Sherry

Amy said...

Very Beautiful!

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Love the new look. I can't wait to hear what you have in store for Quill Cottage....I know it will be wonderful.

KAREN EILEEN

vikki said...

very pretty! ms dawn is sucha wonderful gal with all her gracious help! she did mine & i am so grateful to her! i am so glad to see your post. i love the way you did the bird & lettering blog-roll! i will soo look forward to checking in on you. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

Marina Capano said...

Hi! just beautiful! I love it!
visit me anytime....
xoxoxo

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