Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Testing...Posting from IPhone.

I see now that this works backwards. The first pic is on the bottom. Ok
Quilt Alliance has a contest going on. Use any of the quilts from the thousands of quilts in their quilt index to inspire a 16" x 16" quilt. I started today. ( I hadn't planned to post this pic, thus the rustic pic). 

This is my first attempt to make a blog post from my phone. I had to download the app. Let's see if it works!
Today I put the Japanese fabric strips on my design wall. At this junction, I plan to add black between the strips. 
Right now I can't figure out how to get my cursor under the pic to write more!? 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Woes.....Laptop Woes....

Winter window. Love the icicle lines and the falling snow. But I have no idea how I did that! Cool though. This is the view out my kitchen window to part of my yard. The deer come up to that tree to dig for walnuts. I love my little house!

A friend cleaned up my laptop. I should have given him more info on the troubles. I still cannot find my pictures. When I download them from my camera, they don't go to My Pictures. I have to find them on Desktop and move them to Windows Photo. Even then, I don't know where they go! It is very frustrating.
I may have to pay my computer guy to get things back in order.

I have learned:

  1. Mela is crawling! I posted a video on FB of  her new moves. Every week is a new thing. Melissa & Mela joined Pam & I yesterday for lunch and some thrift shopping. Mela was an angel. 

     2. Jenn is 15 weeks prego now! Still don't know what baby will be. A Sean Michael or a Madison
     3. Michael goes to Michigan this week for some air assault training. He graduated from his leadership class last week in top 20%. He is busy.

     4. I filed my taxes myself. I hope I did things correctly. I pay the state of NY & the federal government a lot of money. :(
     5. I am attending a healing mass for Sandy tonight in Marilla. A pet scan showed cancer in 3 different areas this past week. Prayers please.

     6. This month's UFO, Sophia's quilt, is under needle as I write. I am doing my meandering quilting on this on also. I will have 2 finished quilts by end of February!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Picture Play

Last month my little Fiberista group played with our numbered stitches on our machines. I used number 25 on my Bernina, the buttonhole stitch. If you recall I made a piece of black on canvas using the stitch, varying width and length as I sewed. I built the rows up to make a great piece of fabric. One boring minute this past week I played with the pic of the original in befunky.com. I love how the colors of thread changed in these along with the main color.
Isn't that cool? These would look good made into a piece of fabric. Fun..

Beautiful Mela is 6 months now. At Darcy's 15th birthday party Friday night, she feasted on peas! No cake for this baby!  MMM. Ian & his friend, Andrew, had me take pics of her with them. Darcy & her friend, Ashley, played and danced with her. She loved it!

The laptop saga continues. I still cannot find my pictures. That is bad. Very bad. It was as slow as dial up for the last few days. Unplugged the modem for a bit. Seems to have made a change. I fear it is a slow demise. I am not prepared.

Can I do my own taxes? I have no dependents, no special circumstances that require additional forms. Should be simple.

I have learned:

  1. I will be watching the Superbowl tonight for the first time in many years. I need to keep track of the quarter scores. Good luck!
  2. I have restarted my redwork snowmen blocks using a nice tidy chain stitch. Like the thicker look.
  3. Jenn is pregnant as you know. She posted a pic of her dinner earlier this week, which prompted much ewwws and ughs and a few hmmmms. Hard boiled egg with sour cream. I was a hmmmmm. 
  4. Michael ran to the library today for a new book to read. First...awesome that he takes time to read books. Second...open library on a Sunday? 
  5. The best oatmeal. Abundance. Hope I can find it in stores. This was at Ollie's. 
  6. My friend Annie has a daughter that plays high school hockey very well. This is a pic of  Meagan I played with in befunky.com. (Above)