For weeks, I have not been getting emails of new blog posts for ANY of the blogs I follow by email. I thought maybe I had mistakenly changed some setting on my Blogger account or my email account. I've searched and searched for some answers as to why I'm not getting the new posts in my email. Today, I finally found an answer, but I haven't been able to fix it!
Way back in early April, Yahoo changed some DNS settings in an effort to eliminate spam, phishing and spoof emails. In doing so, it bounces and prevents all email that comes through a third party (like feedburner) to make it to any email account that uses Yahoo servers. The emails don't go into my inbox or spam folder and they don't go to a place where they can be accessed and approved as coming from an accepted/trusted source. It's as if the email messages never existed.
So what to do about it? Honestly, I'm not sure. I'm still trying to figure it out. One page I found suggests changing the FROM email address in my feedburner settings so my readers who follow by email will get email messages. However, when I looked at my feedburner settings, I'm not using a Yahoo email address, so does that mean my email followers are getting my messages?
I still haven't found a place within feedburner where I can see whose blogs I am following or where I can change my email address so I can receive email messages from the blogs I follow by email. If anyone knows of an answer to this problem, please let me know!
On to other things ~~
Yesterday, Mary Ann (Just Stitching) posted about the sewing box she got on her 10th birthday. You can read about her pretty pink sewing box HERE. Mary Ann posted about her sewing box in response to Annette's (California Stitcher) post. You can read about Annette's memorable sewing box HERE. These posts brought back some wonderful memories because I have the same sewing box!
Various needle packages --
Do you store needles this way?
These needles are so tarnished they won't be used anytime soon.
Hey, I wondered where those balls of pearl cotton were.
More about them in another post.
Lets keep digging.
Do they still make these little plastic frames and heart magnets?
I also have my sister's sewing box. When we were young, she liked sewing, embroidery, knitting and crafts. As she got older, not so much. If I ask her to work on a project with me, she rushes through it just to get it "done and over with" as fast as possible.
The tray is missing and most of these paints are dried up.
They've probably been stored in Sis' sewing box since 1984!
Do you still have your sewing box from when you were a kid?
I'd love to see your sewing box!
This little cutie turns 21 tomorrow!
I can't believe how fast the time has gone. She will always be my baby!
Mom Update: Mom saw the oncologist last week. Her labs are showing an increase which means she's not in remission. Since mom is very anemic, she will not be able to have additional chemo at this time, but will be getting a special type of iron infusion. Mom has kidney disease and every chemo treatment causes reduced kidney function. The doctor will continue to monitor mom and may delay further treatment if the kidney function does not improve.
On Monday, it was confirmed that she has skin cancer too. I find it ironic that my mom was diagnosed with skin cancer on National Skin Cancer Awareness Day. We go to a specialist on May 20th to have the cancerous areas removed and to determine the extent of the skin cancer.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!