Many visitors last night (or last night here in Australia) landed on my site to see a message saying
“This Account Has Been Suspended
Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.”
I swear I pay my bills … honest!
Firstly it looks as though I was hit badly by comment spam. Enough traffic to cause problems on the server that hosts the site. I am currently trying to sort it out with my hosting company what caused it and what can be done. Needless to say I was muttering to myself this morning. If it happens again don’t fret we are trying to sort it and I will be back online bouncing around as soon as possible. What a way to return to blogging after a week’s break!
Thanks to everyone who emailed me. I appreciated the time it takes to drop me a line. My hosting company did inform me but it happened overnight here in OZ so I was blissfully unaware and tucked up in bed.
Take a stitch Tuesday Challenge
Through the week I have been adding those who have signed up to the Take a stitch Tuesday Challenge to the grand list. The exciting news is that we have a group of over 100 stitchers that are going to participate. This is wonderful because I think with that many even given drop outs there will be enough people to generate its own online group dynamics and keep going all year. There have been a few more sign ups this morning and as soon as I sort things out with this site I will add them to the page too.
On the home front, a big thank you goes out to Robin of Historical Embroideress copes with modern world as I collected my mail from the post box to discover a wonderful thank you surprise. I love stash enhancement gifts that arrive out of the blue like this it is as this site takes quite a bit of energy to keep up. It also takes thought and consideration for someone else to do something like this. So Thankyou Robin and big hugs you made my day!