Thursday, June 28, 2018

Almost Ready

Hi everyone!  Looks like google has maybe fixed the blogger problem, we'll see - an awful lot of folks still aren't getting notified of comments. 

I'm going to add random Disney-esque wildlife shots, not much stitching to share.  Tomorrow, I'll be driving my oldest child to the airport, where he'll head off for Dallas for his birthday.  Still can't believe I won't see my baby on his birthday.  Mum and I are going to stay at his house while he's gone, to baby-sit his kitty Sophie, so be prepared for lots of kitty pics.

I've been packing up and preparing.  I have to take my own French press, the child has not bought a coffee pot.  The horror.  I don't know my own name without that first cuppa.

Oh the sniffs you can sniff!!!!!

I have been fusing pieces for my birds, I'd love to be able to just sit and stitch.

All the birds and branches are fused and cut out, just need to cut out all those leaves (what was I thinking?) before I can start fusing everything to the backgrounds.  I may not get that done before I leave, in which case I'll have to lug my iron over there.  He has my ironing board, but no iron.

I'll figure out the piecing part when I get back.

I'm going to miss seeing all the wildlife.  Wait, maybe not - I'll have a wild kitty to take care of.  

I'm also bringing a whole bunch of books.  Mom will have charge of the remote, as I can't stand to watch tv, but we're also planning to run around town.  It's over where she grew up, and she loves to re-visit her old haunts.

I probably won't blog, but will be able to read blogs, yay!  Not many chores to be done, lol.  We're going to take it easy, do what we want, stay up all night if we want.  Now watch, I'll be up before the sun every day.

Y'all take it easy, make something lovely, and enjoy your week.  I'll see you soon.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Odd Moments

Lately I feel liked I've been sucked into the busy machine.  Getting my stitching fix in odd moments, never being able to just relax and stitch.  Sitting on the edge of my seat instead of leaning back and putting my feet up....always ready to jump up and do the next thing.

This morning I was able to take a minute and enjoy seeing my Oriental Lily grow.  On sunny days, you could swear it grows an inch!

Yesterday we got a new internet provider, so cable guys here for a few hours.  The modem is now in the garage - hubby sits out there on his iPad, and it's right next to my sewing room.  My wifi is incredibly fast now.  We spent the evening boring holes above the door, so that Sam's ethernet cable could be routed out there, and now I have no blue cable running over my floors!!!  SO happy.

My printer died last week, and my oldest son brought me an extra.  Wowzers what an extra.  It's wireless, and does it all so fast!!

You can even print from your phone!!!  Technology is amazing.

I've almost finished stitching my first block of my new pattern, no clue what to call it yet - 

Just two more leaves to stitch.  I've already traced block two, that yellow dot fabric will be the bird.

And I've assembled a large pile of green scraps for all the leaves.  These blocks have a lot of leaves.  I'm pretty much settled on how the layout of the blocks will be, but not sure what else I'll add to it.  Maybe some wonky flying geese, maybe some birds-in-the-air blocks, maybe hst's.  It's going to be wonky and not perfect - I don't do perfect.

I'm using a lot of the scraps that Karen sent to me from her Garden of Contentment quilt.  Gosh I love scrappy quilts!!!  I must admit, this quilt has me wishing I wasn't allergic to wool, as I can picture it done in wools.  

That's enough playing for me - the busy machine is getting ready to suck me in again, and probably chew me up and spit me out before the day is over.  It's a mum day, plus I have books on hold at the library and I have to return the modem to the old cable company.  Oh, and stop at the eye doctor to see if they take our insurance.  If I see something in the backyard that I can't make out, I get my camera, put it on full zoom, and take a picture.  Time for new glasses, lol!!!

See you soon - OH - blogger still isn't sending comments, so I'm commenting on my own post as soon as I hit publish, and checking that little box that says "send me emails of new comments".  I then get the comments in email, but they ALL come in as no-reply - so if you've ever had an email from me, I can reply to you as google stores your addy in my gmail, otherwise I can't.  Let's hope that google fixes this soon.  If you have a blogger blog and would like to complain, I encourage you to post on this post in the forum - 
Blogger Forum

The more voices the better.

See you soon, have a great weekend!!


Sunday, June 10, 2018


A very happy Sunday to you all - woke very early this morning and thought I'd play catch-up.  I've been avoiding blogging because of the huge email debacle, but I miss it.  I have turned off comments for this post, however - and probably will continue to do so until this mess is straightened out.

I've been playing with birds, and have reached the stage where I'm going to choose fabrics.  But I couldn't decide whether to make my leaves varying shades of green, or make it truly scrappy with leaves of all colors!  So I had the bright idea to make the blocks really small, and color them in.

My printer, which was working great the day before, finally decided it was time to die.  You can't make patterns without a printer and scanner - at least, I can't - so after hours of playing with it, I contemplated giving it all up.  Yep, I was that frustrated.  Fortunately, my son has an extra printer/scanner, which has the benefit of being wireless, and he's bringing it today!  Yippee!

Not a lot else has been going on.  I've been on fawn-watch, and now bunny-watch - so many young ones chasing each other around the yard.  No pictures of those, they're way too fast!

All you can see are ear tips!
My what long legs you have!

The jasmine is blooming in the driveway island.

Funny thing though - last year, you could smell it a block away, and this year it has no scent.  Anybody know why?

I was trying to put a phone number into my mother's flip phone, and really struggling.  All those double-duty I showed her my Android, how easy it was to do things, and she liked it.

I'm almost afraid to let her loose on one though, it would have to be VERY basic to keep her from visiting the wrong places on the internet by accident!  

Well I hope you are all enjoying the tail end of the weekend, I'll see you soon and maybe google will fix blogger - we can hope.  I really, really don't want to move to WordPress!



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