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!!

Love,
Allie






19 comments:

Allie-oops Designs said...

Testing

cspoonquilt said...

The pink and green look great together and I like the scattered arrangement of the leaves!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You definitely have been busy, but now you have speedy internet and printer on your side. Your new quilt makes me think of "Sweet Spring"....grin. Have fun with your Mum.

Nancy J said...

Fast internet and a wireless printer, what joy. We have a Brother wireless one too, an earlier one than yours, and so easy with no cables.

Cathy said...

I hope you get to sit back and relax soon. Love your new project. I do the same thing you do regarding comments. It looks like we will not longer receive comments in our email. Some changes are not to my liking. Hugs

Jeanette said...

Love the birdie & the leaves. They look so pretty together. technology is fabulous isn't it. When it works. lol :). Hugs,xx

I am said...

Hi Allie great news about your internet,we live in an amazing world. Love your bird block maybe you could call your pattern Freedom,that whats birds remind me of flying around,please say hi to mum for me and i hope you all have a wonderful weekend xx

edith csokmay said...

Gorgeous quilt. How about "beauty takes flight"?

Little Penpen said...

Girl! Slow down!! More stitching; less running. lol I'm excited for you to get faster internet AND a new printer. I need both! I'm going to complain at the blogger site now.

Lin said...

Wifi printers are brilliant! Nice that you have super fast wifi too - we are promised it sometime soon although I have to say it is already better here than the UK! Busy day Allie - don't forget to take a break. xx

Little Quiltsong said...

Love your new design - and the yellow fabric will look so cute for your next bird. It is amazing how much we still get done - even if it is just puttering around in our sewing rooms. I'm having a hard time concentrating, as outside work is calling. Hope your day slows down, and you get to relax from your hectic schedule!

sunny said...

You always design the cutest patterns! Wish I had time to make them all. Hope you get some relaxation time soon.

Tammy Lyons said...

Block 1 looks amazing Allie. Can;t wait to see the other as you gt them done. Enjoy your super fast internet and new printer.

WoolenSails said...

Glad you got hooked up, wifi is so nice and I do love having wireless for my printer.
Love the fabrics you are using, really beautiful choices.

Debbie

Shasta Matova said...

I changed internet providers recently, and it was a lot more painful than it should have been - long calls to find out why they didn't send me a final bill, and why they didn't return my money, returning the modem and router, filling out forms to get the rebate, then calling to see why they cancelled my rebate. I think it is is finally over now. I hope your switch goes easier. Your new quilt is so pretty.

Sandra :) said...

Hehehe I have a wireless printer too - they're awesome! I think I did something wrong while installing it because I can only seem to use it from the computer, not from the printer itself. However, I do love ordering a print-out from the upstairs computer and then running down to collect it - technology is wonderful :D

Pretty block - the yellow polka dot will be a sweet bird as well :)

O'faigh said...

Good to catch up with you Allie on the other side of the world

Allie-oops Designs said...

testing

KaHolly said...

Love your new blocks! Congratulations on better technological advances!

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