Friday, August 31, 2012

#LDSI Labor Day Sew In

It's time for another holiday sew in, and this time you have three whole days!  (Four if you get started now while the kids are still at school.)  While we aren't doing an official sew-in with prizes and sponsors, we will be working alongside you all this weekend on the site and in our sewing rooms. 

The easiest way to play along:

  • Make sure you have a Twitter account.  Hint:  if you already have a blog, podcast, Flickr account, or SeamedUP membership, pick the same name if it's available.  That helps your quilty friends find you.  
  • Use your twitter account to log in to TweetChat and enter the hashtag #LDSI.
  • Share photos, thoughts, and what you're working on in your best 140 characters
If you need company while you sew, Pam from Hip to Be a Square has uploaded a brand new #LDSI podcast episode.  

I don't know of any specific giveaways or contests going on, but if you find them please share in the comments section.

See you on Twitter!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Where Are My Groups?

The move is going along nicely, and you should be seeing more library items added back to the new site each day.  We still have some things that didn't translate perfectly...

..that we're working on, but it's coming together.

One thing that's obviously missing is the Groups tab.  What happened to it?

Never fear!  The bad news is that the groups feature that Brye worked so hard to create has to be completely rebuilt in Drupal 7.  She's hard at work on it; we had hoped to include it in the big reveal, but decided not to hold that up any longer for this one feature.

The good news is that we have all the data and posts from the old site and will move them over.  Phew!

The only thing you will have to do is re-join your groups, and go back and link any projects you want attached to a particular group.

Of course we will be shouting from the rooftops when that happens, so keep an ear out.

In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying the site!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Moving On UP

The updated site has been live for almost a week now, and it's starting to shape UP.  As we unpack boxes and put things in their places, you should be seeing any missing stash or projects "reappearing" in your sewing room.

Please don't frustrate yourself trying to recreate those items - we have them and will get them moved.  We'd much rather you spent your time updating your profile and adding in your new projects, stash, and library.

We hope you are enjoying the faster, prettier site and that you find, as we do, that it is easier to navigate.  Thanks for your patience while we were down and as we get settled.

Please don't forget to support our sponsors and click our links; these are the people who keep SeamedUP free. 


Friday, August 3, 2012

SeamedUP is Back UP!

Thank you so much for your patience while the SeamedUP site has been having a makeover.  We are excited to let you know that the site is back up and more gorgeous than ever.

We cannot wait to see what you think and to get everyone using the site again.

Don't panic if you go to your sewing room and some of your stash is missing.  Your projects should all be there, but we are still in the process of moving some fabrics, books, and patterns over from the old site.  We wanted to open up as soon as possible for you to stash your new stuff and take a look around.

There are a few things you will have to redo:
  • Update your profile
  • Update your account settings, including your avatar picture. 
  • Favorites
Some of the things we've added include:
  • Wish list, for all the fabrics you haven't stashed...yet
  • Changes to Chat it UP to increase speed
  • Removed the thread and friending features - now you can follow anyone
  • Reorganized your sewing room for easier sorting and searching
  • Improved searching and cataloging - now all tag links take you to a filterable search page
We hope you love it as much as we do, and we look forward to your feedback.


Allison, Brye, and Jenny