Monday, June 30, 2008
Here are the quilted postcards I've received in the most recent online exchange. The spaces are where I'm still awaiting cards but they may be a long time coming so I'm posting what I've gotten so far. Aren't they wonderful? I'm in another one that starts soon, too. Some of the same people, some new ones. I love these things!
I also signed up for the Summer of Socks online. This 'competition' is more my kind...no pattern assignments, no targets, no assassins, no needle or yarn requirements - just knitting! Knit patterns you want to, use yarn and needles of your choice, knit the size you want. Just post a picture of each pair you complete between June 21st and September 1st. Cool. Here's a picture of my first pair - they are made with Tofutsies soysilk yarn, on size 1 Addi-Turbo lace needles, using the Tidal Wave pattern. I call them Red Tides! They are being gifted to my darling daughter-in-law in honor of her learning how to knit! Congrats, Jill!
I entered a recent online give-away at Quilt Taffy and they pulled my name. All I had to do was comment on their blog...I can do that! I have opinions, after all. Here is what I won.
It's a charm pack of Mary Englebreit's new Christmas line for Moda...31 squares measuring 5"...hmmm...I see a Christmas table runner in my future. Too cute.
John is off to Salt Lake City this weekend for a Grandkid Fix! Me? Well, I plan on spending the entire 3 day holiday in my jammies, knitting and quilting and sewing pillow shams and window seat covers for our oldest granddaughter, Emily. Yep, I might not even get out of jammies - or maybe I'll shower and put on clean jammies - who knows? It's a holiday!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Our tech guy took the picture and photoshopped it....By the way, I'm the only one in the library whose head is small enough that the antennae fit! Everyone else has to pin theirs on so it doesn't pop off their heads.
Happy Wednesday. Read a book!
Monday, June 16, 2008
The next day, it rained...I mean it poured! We had over 5 inches of rain during the day on Friday. That made some pretty wet rolls so they needed to dry out a bit. On Sunday, it was dry enough that the 10 1/2 rolls of hay could be taken over to our neighbor's for storing till we need it this winter. This picture was taken just before I took them each a nice cold beer!
And now you see why they needed to get the hay sheltered...this was a mere 1 hour later.
Now I know why they say to make hay while the sun shines....hay needs to be dry to be raked and baled and the best way to do that is to use the sun...Enough agri-education for now, children. Recess!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1. What I was doing 10 years ago: I was living in California, a military wife. Our son, John, was away at college so I was on my own for a lot of the time. I had only recently discovered the joys of quilting and was actively pursuing the acquisition of a stash!
2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order): Catalogue children's books on my cart, work on a quilt for my son and his wife, pay bills, order some summer clothes, update my blog.
3. Snacks I enjoy: I like nachos. And ice tea, not sweetened. And Goldfish crackers.
4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire: Pay off all our debts...and those of our son and his family. Arrange college education funds for our grandchildren. Travel - a lot.
5. Places I have lived: California, Arizona, Illinois (for a short time during my husband's military training), Rhode Island, Missouri.
I think I'll tag Jo, Chris, Dawn, Judy, and Jill.