Sunday, September 1, 2013


Hi Friends,

I have had a blog on blogger for the past five years and had many loyal followers and made many friends.

A month ago, I had an issue with Goggle about renewing my domain name.  They wanted everyone to auto renew, which was not a problem for me, but I was unable to access what they were telling you to do to do that!  I began a dialog with them on
how I could pay the $10 fee three weeks before the deadline for my blog renewal.
Long story short many emails and a lot of frustration and they finally emailed me
on August 6th that they had set the auto renew for me and all was well.  On Saturday, August 9th I woke up to no blog.  It has been two weeks since my blog just disappeared.  And I am still waiting for them to initiate a buy back of the domain name and recover my blog.  What a mess.

I finally set up this blogspot so I could blog my design team cards.  Please know I had no way to let you know what happened to me once they took my blog down.

Hopefully, 5 years of blogging will be restored one day soon, if not I will have to start from scratch.

Sue Drees


  1. Oh my gosh. I wondered what happened to you. I clicked on your name on my sidebar and it always took me to an advertisement spot. So glad to see your explanation. I am sorry you are having so many issues. Is that going to happen to all of us with blogs?

    Sue, I lost my Momma 2 weeks ago. I am a bit lost right now, but getting better. She would kick my you-know-what if I didn't.

  2. Glad to have you back, Sue,
    Dorte xxx

  3. I was wondering what was going on - Christine told me a few days ago! I have missed ya - actually you still commented on my cards but I couldn't visit you back. Good luck my friend - hope you get it back! Hugz - bunches of them as I know you need them.

  4. Good to see you back on a blog, but what a nuisance !
    Big Hugs
    Kate x

  5. My heart goes out to you Sue, I do hope Google will soon sort it out for you!!!
    If you remember I ended up loosing my blog altogether from Google messing me about. When I started a new blog they gave re-installed the old one - now I have two - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!
    They are making big changes and I have problems again, again - they just said 'It is being sorted out' - I will keep my fingers crossed for you (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    Heather xx

  6. So happy to see you back with your awesome projects Sue. Such a pain in the patootie for sure! I do hope it comes back soon!

  7. Lovely to see you back Sue, it must be very frustrating for you! but at least you can share your work again with us..& yes you got a few

    smiles Christine x

  8. hello Sue, so much thank you for your mail. I have indeed so many times to get on your blog, that is why I mail you.
    and if I read it well than have you lots of frustration with it. and so pity that you lost your blog and followers. that you start allover again.
    but I have you back...((: and I became your follower again too.
    I do not want to miss all of your beautiful creations!!!
    have a good day and I hope that this is going to be solved!
    greetings Dora

  9. I was wondering where you took off to sweetie!! I understand what you are saying! The domain thing is no longer an available option (That I can see in my account anyway & neither is the friend connect thingy!) and after I had one blog, moved to a domain and then deleted it, there was NO WAY it was coming back...because I did TRY and get everything I said, that's fine! I will just start from scratch. It's a bit frustrating for sure. I had thought about going to Wordpress, but didn't because so many people are on blogger. It is what it is and just know that if you let people know where you are at, they will certainly follow along with are so talented! BIG HUGS

  10. Goodness Sue, what a pain for you! Hope it all gets sorted out. Thanks for visiting me & letting me know what is going on. I had a very busy few weeks making everything for the fair but it was lots of fun! Some of the things were already made which helped but most were done in a mad flurry!
    Hugs, Renee

  11. Hi Sue!!! OH MY GOODNESS...I am SO sorry this has happened to you!!! I certainly hope that all gets rectified...I can only imagine all the emotions you must be feeling...thanks so much for letting me know:)!! I have somethings to put in the mail for you...hope to get to it are sooooo sweet, Sue...HUGE HUGS from VA:)!!

  12. Oh I wondered what was happening as everytime I tried to access your old blog I got 'Legal Term' and no access was allowed. So glad I found you here at your new site. Your work is always so amazing, I missed seeing ti!

  13. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know. With all of this technology, comes many frustrations. Hope you can have a calm, enjoyable holiday weekend. I added this site to my sidebar. I may not always get to come comment, but I peek at what you are up to, for sure.

  14. Gosh Sue, what a mess! I would go nuts if that happened to me. I'm sorry that you are having this issue. Hopefully all will be restored. What a pain! Hugs, Curt

  15. Sue, so glad that you stopped by my blog today! I've been worried about you. Hope you get things all straightened out, dear friend!

  16. Oh no! This must be so frustrating for you, you must be devastated by losing all your hard work, I hope they get it sorted out for you soon
    Lindsay xx


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