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You know how ET and the pot-plant have a symbiotic relationship, and when ET gets very poorly, the flower dies; well apparently its the same with me and my MacBook. Not sure which of us is the pot-plant; but right now, the MacBook is working, and I am feeling as fine as I have done in the last month or so. So let's hope there is a nice happy ending for this.
Apparently if I take my MacBook in to see a Genius again, and have already stumbled on the fix beforehand, I get to wear a red t-shirt ...
This poor little bird has been peeping in at us all morning. Any sudden moves would scare him but he always came right back. I think he was peeking inside and wishing he could come in and sit by the fire. It’s warmed up to 22º (at almost 1 p.m.) but tomorrow our high is […]read more
Yesterday, with the big snow storm heading out way, I decided to play the wuss card and I worked from home all day. I was super productive working without the distractions usually encountered in the office and I hope that I can do more! It's so nice to be able to get work done and relax a little in the comfort of my own home! Before I logged on, I watched a bit of news and did a little piecingread more
A recent drive had us going past one of our favorite places here in New Hampshire - 'Castle in the Clouds'. It has a long and somewhat checkered past which you can read about here and here. We have visited there on many occasions. On this day, the castle itself was closed for the season. In lieu of seeing the castle, we were able to admire the two gate houses that are on the property. Aread more
Every year I try to make a Christmas quilt or wall hanging. After making and falling in love with my scrappy Trip Around the World quilt at the beginning of this year, I knew I wanted to make a scrappy Christmas Trip Around the World quilt. And I knew right from the beginning that the flannel hounds tooth print from Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern line would be the back (I'd been savingread more
I am a little late on this week's review (writing this post on Saturday), but I haven't posted any reviews for the last couple of weeks and I am getting behind. In the next Sookie Stackhouse book, All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris, Sookie has to travel to the Vampire Summit with the Louisiana vampire queen, Sophie-Anne, and her entourage. Sophie-Anne wants to use Sookie's telepathicread more
I recently got a commission where a woman dropped off 7 yards of fabric, and said she wanted a queen size quilt. I thought, that it would be cutting it close, and sure enough it is. It will be 85 by 90 inches, and barely making the queen cut off. I was up late last night working on a design, and I got one I like! I’ll post the progress that I’ve made later today, but here are the fabrics she got me.
Yep, that’s right. Scrapbookers. We have one of your favorites, Tim Holtz, in the store. Well, not really actually Tim. But, you know, his fabrics from Coats.
At Quilt Market this past fall he debuted his very first fabric line to coordinate with his Idea-ology products. You’ll love the vintage feel of the Eclectic Elements line. From the ticking stripes, to the butterflies, to the over-sized lettering and numbers, you’ll get the sense that it’s so familiar and comfortable, even though it’s never been offered before.
Tim uses the phrase “art of the everyday” when ...read more
Hello! It's Saturday and I've finally been able to do some sewing! We've had some snow and ice and lots of people get to take time off because the roads are so dangerous and everything is closed. I work at home so still have to work. Here's the next Oklahoma Beauty block:
Quilters do love sales, so I'm delighted to be able to share insights with you on some excellent Black Friday and Cyber Monday Steals and Deals with you. I'll be updating this post throughout these sales, so be sure to check back as more info may be added.
And be sure to scroll down, as this is a huge list of steals and deals you won't want to miss!
Fat Quarter Shop
The Fat Quarter Shop always has a wonderful selection of new fabrics, great bundles patterns and more. And while they have excellent ...
We bought our 2005 Chevy Suburban a couple of years ago. It was comfortable and had great seat warmers. It got us safely over Engineer Pass in Colorado and up the Shafer trail in Moab.
And this is what it looked like Monday night after an oncoming car crossed the center line...
Now I love that Suburban. Because I'm pretty sure it saved my hubby's life. At the very least, it protected him from worse injuries. It took an hour for them to pry the doors open and get him loaded into the ambulance. He left the emergency ... read more
Today is my sweetheart's birthday. I hope somebody up there is throwing him a big shindig with cake and French vanilla cream. Few dishes exist that my Boo didn't believe could be improved with a couple of scoops of French vanilla ice cream.
The first Saturday of each month, I go to my LQS for Saturday Sampler. Last month one of the ladies that was there, asked me if I would quilt a couple of quilts for her. I told her I could and she said she’d bring them with her today. Well, she brought the quilts in and had some pictures of how she wanted one of them quilted. The quilt pattern is one of Deanna Hodson’s designs. She took several pictures of Deanna’s quilt because she just loved the way it was quilted. She was showing me all ...read more
Working on Block 2 here. Its got pear trees..... dragonflies.... butterflies and a bunch of really cute snails. Unlike the real snails I find in the garden I won't be flexing my throwing arm and hurling them half way across the neighbouring field. Before you say it.... I know they'll just come back coz their home is here with us but I live in hope they'll find some greener grass ... read more
* I am so laughing today! I flipped the inside rectangle parts on my Rolling Stones blocks and didn't even realize it at the time! Too funny. They should have a rounded appearance around the outside of the block instead of this squarish shape I ended up with. Hmm... Maybe I'll keep it like that anyway... lol
Still working on my Rolling Stones blocks. Just getting these three blocks together is very exciting although that didn't happen till almost ten last night! I just love this classic pattern to pieces and have wanted to make a quilt with ...
I received my Modern Scrappy Bits swap in the mail yesterday. What happy mail! Leila @ Needle and Dime made this super cute dumpling zippy. Isn’t is just adorable!? Not to mention all of those fabulous scraps she slipped into the package. Do you spy those Heather Ross scraps? You’re jealous, I can tell. I love swaps!
Thank you SO much, Leila. I love my pouch and of course those scraps too! This little pouch is already being put to work and is tucked into my purse.
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