Sunday, September 30, 2012

Project updates

I have updated the 2012 Projects page. I'm sharing Crooked Stars for a few weeks in hopes to motivate myself to make a few new crooked stars quilts. I will probably take down the PDF after the retreats when I update the web site next. This is a huge file, so it takes about a minute for the PDF to load.

Crooked Stars pattern

Fall Updates

First, I have two openings for this fall's retreats due to cancellations, one at the October Retreat,

AND for the November Retreat, two nights only, Friday and Saturday,
(The web site does not show these openings but as of today September 30 they are still open)

There are still openings in the second Spring Retreat too, but I'm not sure how many spaces will be left after the fall retreats are over.

And my team and I are registered for the new "Coastal Relay" for the American Cancer Society. A new event but the same old team, working for a goal this year of finding a cure for cancer.

Keep up with Delaware Quilts on our facebook page, and be sure to "like" us too, if you haven't already!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Out with the old

Out with the old, it’s over seven years old, was the cheapest thing we could find, but hardly “attractive”It worked OK, up until last winter when it kept turning itself off every once in a while. So time to replace it.

In with the new…  much nicer and hopefully will last as long as the old one did. 
And no, it’s not lit.  It’s much too nice today to need the fireplace.  I have the windows open enjoying the fresh clean autumn air.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Scrap Therapy

Everyone handles scrap therapy a different way.  I have a friend who boxes up her scraps and mails them to me… on a regular basis   Today I opened up the mailbox and there was another package. 

It’s just like Christmas to me, I love getting scraps, and this box had plenty.  It also had two finished scrappy tops which will be perfect for Bob’s and there were some blocks too, maybe I will get to do my orphan quilt this month after all… if I can find free time to get to it. 

I’m taking this box to the retreats, and another box she sent me earlier this summer and working on using up as much as I can while up there.

Not since Tuesday?

Where have I been since Tuesday?  Home, honest, I never left the house until this morning.  Why I haven’t blogged I have no idea, guess I just didn’t have anything to say, LOL!  I am doing fine, holding on and staying out of trouble. 

Mostly what I’ve been doing is getting ready for the retreats.  Every time I think of something else I want to take or have to take I put it in the pile, or on my list.  Both of those are growing, the pile and the list. 

Every time I think I have the printing done, I think of something else I want to print before I leave… today I am printing ONE copy of each itinerary.  I sure hope no one expects a printed copy… I’m not printing those. 

This morning I picked up two more quilts for the retreat, one a project and the other a show and tell…  now I have hand work to do… 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Delightfully chilly

I have turned off the AC hopefully for the final time in 2012.  With today’s crisp clean air, I don’t think we need it any more.  I have not turned on the heat yet, but I’ll take bets as to when John asks me to do so… I swear sometimes the man has no blood to keep him warm.  And I can guess it will be a few nights before he asks me to put the winter blanket on.  Good quilting weather for sure!

Calendar says it all

I just took a peek at the calendar on my desktop and it scared me silly….October is showing, this time next week is October 2nd.    

Today is the 25th of September. 

Oh I know, 25 comes after 24 and all that, yes 26 will be next. 

But do you know that that means there are just three weeks to get ready for the retreats…  three weeks… 

Monday, September 24, 2012


I have these nights where I can not sleep.  I’ve had a lot of them lately.  Too many.  Last night was one of them.  I went to bed at 10:30 and laid there until after 11:30 listening to John snoring, jealous of his sleep.  I got up and read for a while…. I had a good book I’d started and thought I’d read just a little bit until I was more asleep….  At 2:15 I finished the book.  I was going to check email, but decided that I might find something I didn’t want to read or something that would turn my brain on even more so I resisted.  (I did send one, but did not read what was in the inbox.)  

Then I climbed back in bed, my toes were getting cold and I decided that it was time to try again.  At 3:30 John woke up for a trip to you-know-where, then crawled back in bed and resumed his snoring.  I listened to his every breath and eventually fell asleep myself.  I was up at 8 only because I set my alarm to get me up.  I don’t remember John getting up and going to work, so I must have had a few good hours of sleep. 

But I’m in a total fog so far today, I can’t get my brain in gear and my body… well let’s just say I will probably spend the day resisting the bed… I don’t even think I will go in there to make it… it’s calling me… but I will not listen to it, not until tonight when I hope I can snore along with John.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Normally by this time of year I have the following year’s blocks of the month finished, ready to go on line at the beginning of each new month.  This year… this year I haven’t even done this month’s project for which I am truly sorry.  I promised an orphan project, but I can’t find my orphan blocks, or else I used them all up but haven’t done a single thing BOM/ project wise.  I do have next month’s project picked out, but have I made a sample… have I even started one…. No.  I hang my head in shame. 

For one thing I am very thankful…  that I did not wait until the last minute to do my retreat samples.  I have eight different projects this year and a sample for every one of them.  Not all are completed, quilted and bound, but I have finished tops for every single project which is a small miracle. 

I have decided that I will make it up to those who wanted a easy project.  I will share one of my retreat projects with the whole WWW… or at least those who follow here or on the BOMs page. 

I don’t wait till the last minute normally, but things aren’t normal any more.  So here I sit on a day when I ache all over trying to decide what to do for next year’s BOM.  Any suggestions?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Why I moderate comments

I do not and I will not use the word verification guessing thingy on my site, they are cruel and mean and nasty… if you get my drift.  However I’ve found that not having the comments moderated sometimes makes for strange comments.  I don’t want my readers to have to read about some man’s parts and how some slut likes it...well never mind.  Nor do I want you to have to read about buying such and such.  And if you do happen to read whatever foreign language some of the comments are posted in, I don’t want to guess what they might say.  So my comments are moderated. 

I just deleted several comments that were in the spam folder, thank you Google for that!  And when the other really smutty remarks stop appearing in the comments awaiting moderation file, I will take away the moderation completely, believe me I hate doing it! 

I spoke too soon

Today is the official first day of fall, although I declared it official a few days ago.  I should have kept my mouth shut.  Today it is hot and muggy out and I turned on the AC again.

Yesterday’s fall weather really got me in trouble…  coming home from my errands a bird did a big mess on my windshield.  Poor thing had the runs and it ran right up my windshield.  When I got home I turned the hose on it.  Then I got out the scrubber and got all of the bug and bird splats off the windshield, and while I was at it, I cleaned the front grill too.  Lots of bugs this summer.  Well then the front and windshield looked nice and clean, and the rest of the car didn’t.  So I washed my car.  First time in years I’ve washed my own car, what I could reach anyway.  I wasn’t going to climb on a ladder and do the top. 

While reading my Nook last night I started feeling some pain in my left shoulder.  (No John it isn’t heart pain.)  I knew I’d over done it, and today I’m paying for it.  But I am getting a lot of reading done.  Remind me not to wash my car ever again. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Now it is Fall

I can honestly say that regardless of what the calendar says, fall has finally officially come to lower slower Delaware.  This morning the house was almost chilly when I got up.  When I ran my errands I had to put on long pants, first time I went out in long pants because the of the weather and not the air conditioning in a long time.  There was no line at the post office, no line at the bank, no line at the grocery store and traffic… what traffic, there was none.  Our AC has not come on in days and despite the corn still lingering in the air I have all the windows open.  Not at night though because of the skunk that is still lingering around here somewhere close, as detected by the skunky odor in the evening. 


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Color Catchers

Yesterday I finished another quilt and decided I needed to wash both of the red and black quilts to see how much bleeding I got from the unwashed black strips.  If you know me or follow me closely you will know I pre-wash everything… everything… Well everything except pre-cut strips from Jelly Rolls, Tonga Treats, Bali Pops, etc… it’s not smart washing those.  And it really really bothered me using unwashed fabrics, I’ve had some horrible experiences from unwashed fabrics …. Which is why I pre-wash everything.

So I was really worried about the blacks.... the reds were from my stash and were prewashed, probably many times, to get the red dye out.  I tossed both quilts in the washer with a Color Catcher,  between cycles I took the first one out and added a clean one, and before the final rinse the same.  Here are the three Color Catchers after…
Red?  Not a trace of black?  Just red?  I KNOW those reds were all pre-washed.  I pondered on that for quite a while, it just didn’t make any sense to me.

Then… oh yea… the backing fabric was red and I didn’t pre-wash it… DUH again. 


I was sitting here answering an email when the power blinked… no problem it came right back on again… whew!  I answered that email and then closed the computer to go do something else.  I went upstairs and gathered a few things that needed to be in the retreat pile, came back down and decided to take a photo of that growing pile. 
Came back to the computer, but decided I wanted another cup of coffee before I sat down so went in the kitchen to get one… and the power was off.  I have no idea how long it had been off, probably while I was upstairs.  I waited… and waited… and waited…  Called the power company, they “were aware of the situation and did not know when power would be restored” or something like that.

Picked up my Nook to read, what I do best when power is off and I don’t have any hand work to do… I read until my tummy growled at me.  But what can I feed it when I can’t open the frig or use the microwave?  Only the second best sandwich ever, peanut butter and honey on rye bread.  Best is on toast, but no power remember.  And the jelly is in the frig.
After lunch I called the power company again, power expected to be restored by 1:00.  At 1:15 I called again and got power expected to be restored at 3:00.  But at 1:40 I heard the frig come on.  Timing couldn’t have been better, I’d just finished my book and was really thirsty, PB&H needs a drink to go with it, I can finally have my coffee!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


What a day I had yesterday, running all over here there and everywhere getting tests done… doctors sure like testing us.  After my appointment I had to go visit the vampires again.  Fortunately my favorite lab tech was on duty and she did the draw, she knows how to get it the first time.  From there I went to x-ray, Doc wanted “a few” shots of my back to see where the pain might be coming from.  When the x-ray tech looked at the form she said “oh wow, he wants a lot of pictures” and I knew I was in trouble.  17 shots later I was sure I was glowing and I went back to the drug store to pick up my meds.  Rheumatologist doubled my prednisone which better help. 

When I got home there were no cable, no internet and off and on electricity too due to storms rolling up the east coast.  But that soon passed and I got busy finishing up another project sample for the upcoming fall retreats.  This is Project two – Summer in the Park  I think I might make another one of these, I like the pattern. 

As I am writing this the Doc called and said everything looked OK on the films from yesterday, all he can see are my normal aging problems, arthritis on my upper and lower spine.  I guess that’s good news… but exactly what is “normal aging”, LOL!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Not just another day.  First, John’s truck is in for service so I had to get up and take him to work.  No big deal, but it’s been a long long time since I was up and in school traffic, I forgot how hectic it can be.  Not for me, but for the Moms, Dads, kids and busses rushing all over to get to school on time. 

Normally I would just let him take my car, I rarely use it any more, staying at home getting my work done.  A tank of gas can last me up to a month, sometimes more.  Life is good when your sweetheart runs all the errands for you without any complaints.  (Besides, when he gets to do the grocery shopping, which he does, he gets to buy whatever goodies he wants and I never have to know about it.) 

But today I need my car, I have a Doctor’s appointment with the rheumatologist…. again.  I thought when I saw her last it would be my final visit.  She gave me instructions on how to wean myself off the prednisone and I was positive it would work this time… it did not work… not at all.  I never got all the way off before the pain came back with a vengeance. 

So today I go back, I need another prescription for the dreaded prednisone.  I need to tell her that I can not go off it at the rate she suggested… both times it has failed.  I am tired of the pain, I want my life back. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Guess what's done!

Printing is DONE, pattern packets all finished and ready.

31 days for me

30 days for the Piecemakers

36 days for the October ladies (plus or minus for a few)

44 days for the Angels

51 days for the November gang (plus or minus for a few)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Old and New

I've been looking at old quilts of mine, trying to decide what to get rid of, since I am not traveling to teach any more I have no excuse to keeping so many quilts.  I want to sell some of them, to make money to pay for more quilting and of course for my charities, BeBold, Be Bald and Relay For Life.  And the smaller quilts I will donate to charity, most likely Bob's Blankie Brigade

But some of them I really don’t want to get rid of, which ones is a hard decision to make. 
So I was looking at my “No Blue Balls” quilt and decided to try to make another circular log cabin. I'm going to see what it would look like done in batiks, using jelly rolls and a purchased fabric for the skinny strips. Next decision will be which jelly roll to use... I need two king size quilts so will have to be more than one jelly roll for sure.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Do Beautiful, Be Beautiful by Be Bold, Be Bald!

Be bald with me?

On November 2 thousands of people around the world will wear a bald cap to honor those who battle cancer.  I am joining the Be Bold,Be Bald movement and going bald on that day. Well not totally bald..... but I will be wearing a bald cap!

I will be retreating on that day, the Patchwork Angels Retreat, and want to invite all those Angels to join me in going bald that day.  I’ll have a supply of bald caps and a t-shirt which I will exchange for a $25 donation which will go to my BBBB fundraising efforts. 

I hope to raise at least $500 which will be donated to the Heaps of Hope organization from Wellesley Mass for several reasons, most of all because they helped someone I know who desperately needed help when she was fighting cancer.  “Heaps of Hope assists women with cancer who struggle with prescription co-payments, mounting medical bills, and expenses like groceries for their families. The beneficiaries of Heaps of Hope are women who are uninsured or underinsured. We are dedicated to providing a life line to women by easing the burdens created by cancer.”

If you would like to donate to my cause, my BBBB fundraising page can be found here. 

And no, I have not quit Relay, I will be raising funds for the 2013 Relay For Life too! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

What am I sewing?

Today, nothing and here’s why. 

I have these pattern packets to collate.  100 copies, eight pages, collate, staple and then maybe I can sew again.  I have 30 done, 70 more to go. 

I love emails like this...

From the desk of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue ,
Treasury Internal Revenue Service Department.
Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Puyallup, Washington 98374

Good day,
This is to bring to your notice that, I have paid for the re-activation and the delivery fee of your long awaited ATM card.
      I paid for the above fees on your behalf because, the ATM card with the Personal Identification Number (PIN) 8119 for $11,000,000.00 (ELEVEN MILLION USD) , has less than three days to expire, however, if it does expires, the fund in it will go into the Government's purse which will in-turn be looted by corrupt government officials and I do not want this to happen, that is why I decided to pay the re-activation and the delivery fee so that the ATM card will not expire because, I believe when you receive your ATM card,  you will definitely pay me back and even compensate me more for helping you. Now, I want you to contact the Delivery Company in charge of the delivery of your said ATM card with your Full Contact / Delivery information stated below so that they can deliver your ATM card to your designated address without any further delay :

Why do I love emails like that?  Because they give me a morning chuckle, sometimes even a good belly laugh.  Everyone should start the day with a good morning chuckle and eleven million dollars!

So what would I do with $11,000,000, that’s easy. 
First I would pay off our mortgage and the mortgage on my in-laws house.  That would give us more money monthly to spend. 
Then I would pay the college debts of our boys and their ladies college debts too, so they would all have more money monthly to spend. 
I would pay for Aunt Sheryl’s room for the rest of her life, so she can keep her kitties as long as she wants and so she won’t ever have to move again. 
I would give my sister-in-law enough money to buy her own place and allow her to quit her job and pursue her dreams of being a photographer, crafter or even just the best Oma she can be. 
Oh Oh, I’d buy the dump empty house next door, tear it down and build Cheri her own place and lots of extra rooms for her crafts and extra guest rooms for her kids and their kids when they come to visit and a wing with a few more extra rooms for our kids and theirs when they come to visit too! 
I would make all the additions, improvements, and upgrades on this house that we’ve ever thought or dreamed of.  A four car garage for John’s vehicles and boat (after I get him a new boat) and plenty of storage room for all his “stuff”.  A real master suite, two walk in closets, a bathroom for each of us, a fireplace for chilly evenings and enough space to live in should we ever need to be taken care of.  A screened in front porch with rockers to sit and watch the birdies.  All new windows, a new roof, and maybe fresh new siding.  Two separate heat pumps, one up and one down, to conserve energy.  A wind turbine in the back yard and solar panels too, to make energy.  And I would love an enclosed pool, summer and winter swimming, and of course pool service so John doesn’t have to do it.  And a gardener and lawn service to give John a break from those chores. 
I would make a $10,000 donation to East Sussex Relay yearly, and give big donations to all my friends who do walks for their favorite charities, and generous donations to all of my own favorite charities. 
I would put my favorite quilter on salary to guarantee she can quilt my UFOs as fast as I make them. 
I would hire a chauffeur to drive me and my stuff to Lancaster for more retreats every year.  I make sure I had the best room at the Inn for myself and my roommate, preferably John, but that’s up to him.  I'd cover almost the whole cost of the retreats for all the faithful retreaters. 
I would build my dream sewing room… speaking of sewing rooms, enough dreaming, I need to get back to work….  Sigh…

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
George Eliot

We must never forget!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Being green

A friend sent me this and I had to share it. 

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled.

But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.

But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Please forward share this on to  with another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Polymyalgia sucks!

And that’s all I’m going to say.

Friday, September 07, 2012

About Nook lock

Did you know if you change your credit card information on your Nook account you can get locked out of your Nook.  That’s why I couldn’t read it when the power went out.  It couldn’t confirm I was me so it didn’t want just anyone reading my Nook so it asked me for my credit card number to unlock so I could read but because I had no power it couldn’t confirm it, so I couldn’t read. 

Thank goodness the power came back on. 

And FYI, the help phone number was WONDERFUL.  I waited all of two seconds after answering all the phone prompts to get me to the right person, and the tech that helped me was wonderful and very considerate of my problem. 

Power out, again

SO, I’m reading blogs while the printer spits out patterns for the retreats.  And power goes off….

No problem, I have enough to do.  Sewing… whoops no power so can’t put together that last strings quilt for Bob’s. 

So I have errands to run, I’ll do them while power is out here… only I’m still in my PJs. 

So I can get a quick shower… power is out so I have no water, well not enough to take a shower with. 

So I’ll just run my errands anyway… can’t open the garage door.  Yes I know about the emergency red handle pull thingy, but I can’t reach it with my car in the way and can’t move the car cause the door is down, duh! 

So I’ll read, I have lots of books on my Nook…  Except… well this is new.  It wants the name and credit card that I purchased it with to unlock?  Unlock?  Who locked it? 

So I enter all that information, and it asks me again.  I enter it again, and still locked. 

I think I’m going back to bed after I post this…

But I can’t, cause we have no internet….  If you needed me during the outage I was screaming face down in my pillow. 

OH…… screaming helped, power is back on.  I’m getting my shower before it goes out again, and maybe I won’t keep my car in the garage any more, just incase!.

PS, as I was putting this on line I heard the printer start up again.  Ran back there and it was starting the job over again.  Now I have to count how many of this page I really need… darn power outage. 

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Do nothing day

I ache today, so I’m sitting in my recliner reading.  I tried handwork, but my fingers ache.  I tried housework, but my body aches, and well… reading is more fun.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Stop calling it “Fall”

I see posts from fellow bloggers saying fall is here, and about fall sewing and even a fall blog hop, but hold on… it’s NOT fall yet.  Nothing you can say will convince me it is.  First of all, it’s only September and just because you flipped the calendar over doesn’t mean that fall is here.  Secondly, and probably mostly, it is STILL very hot out.  Fall doesn’t start until the temperatures stay below 75, at least in my book.  So it’s not fall so stop trying to convince me it is, please!

Besides, I did all my fall sewing this summer when the temperatures were hovering in the triple digits and it was smart to stay inside where it was cool.  So now that fall is almost here, I should be working ahead to something else, but I have bindings to do on those fall samples. 

I should be working on an orphan block quilt, but know what, I can’t find my orphan blocks.  I know I have them, I just can’t find where I put them when we were moving fabrics and sewing stuff around earlier this summer.  So orphan blocks and quilts are on hold and I think I’ll move on to another project.  I have something in mind for October when fall is really in full swing… perhaps I’ll start one of those samples!   Whoops, did I say I'm going to work on a fall sample? Never mind, I think I'll work on bindings.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My finish!

I finally a finished UFO, although this one isn’t that old really.  I started it in February this year, using up a stack of triangle squares (aka Diagonal Half Squares and/or Half Square Triangles) which were sent to me by a friend who didn’t know what to do with them.  Now that she sees the quilt, she tells me she might just have to make one like it. 
I will be selling this quilt to make some money to get some more quilts quilted.  Any offers?  It's 90 inches square according to the quilter and it's all 100% cotton.

Back to school giggle

No giggle from me, just a pure belly laugh almost peed myself roaring here, but I had to share this photo.  My niece posted this on her facebook page this morning.  I know she loves her children dearly, she’s one of the best Moms I know of in the whole wide world… but this says a lot!





Monday, September 03, 2012

Labor Day finish!

2 Marge’s Pinwheels is officially finished.  Binding is on and now all I have to do is take a photo, and then find a home for it!  Anyone want to buy a 90 inch by 90 inch pinwheel quilt?
(photo tomorrow, I promise!)

My dilemma today

I want to sew.  Problem is, John is working from home this weekend and he’s in the office/sewing room.  Now he said I could work in there and not bother him, so I tried..... several times. 

First time I went in and quietly sat at the machine and started sewing, adding a few strips to a strings block.   Before I started the second block, he got up and left.  I finished that block then quit and he went back to work.

Few hours later I tried again, same thing, I started sewing, he left.  So I said to him that I didn’t have to sew if I was bothering him.  He said I wasn’t, it was just time for a break.  I finished that block and left, he went back to work. 

Next time he took a break I went in and sewed a few more strips.  When I got up to press he went back in and started working again, so I didn’t go back in there. 

This is “work” work he’s doing, not “home” work, so I really have to let him get it done.  So today probably no sewing. 

Now, the problem is, that means I don’t have anything do to… errr anything I want to do.  I need to print patterns, he’s in the office.  I need to put binding on the two retreat samples my quilter delivered (THANKS Jackie!) but he’s in the office.  I want to finish the strings quilt I started, but he’s in the office. 


Sunday, September 02, 2012

Jigsaw puzzles

I have a confession to make… I steal pictures from your blogs.  Only not quilt photos, but your landscape and vacation photos.  Don’t worry, I don’t sell them, or even reuse them on the internet.  I make jigsaw puzzles from them. 

Recently someone went to London, thanks for almost two hours of putting together a Liberty puzzle.
Next I’m going to work on a state fair puzzle.   

If you have your watermark on the photo, thanks.  That’s an easy few pieces to put together. 

I really love putting together puzzles…  they’re almost like quilts!