Thursday, May 31, 2012
www.quiltville.com and bonnie will be delighted to accept a pre-release order. there are sneak peeks and you will be blown away by the gorgeous quilts in this new book. me, i'd like to make them all and so will you. **** so what am i doing today? basting little quilts is what, plus doing some hand work--applique and quilting of course and some quality time with the old viking, natch! now off to the PO, though, my favorite (NOT) place.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
judy is always posting photos of socks she makes and this pattern intrigued me. so, i downloaded it and printed it out...and gave it to mom! i already have a few pairs of hand-knit socks she made for me and i love them. her only request? get a solid color...no dazzling stripes for this pattern. she is a recreational knitter and made these custom for me (a little longer in the cuff for my chubby ankles). even though it'll be a while before it's cold enough to wear them, i can't wait. **** violent thunder and lightning early this morning. **** on today's agenda? the amish pinwheel, hoping to be my next UFO finish.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
the pot-smoking, parking lot peeping tom is making rounds again. this wuss with the turnip IQ is still in the neighborhood apparently. it was warm and i had my fan on, curtains covering all but a small portion of the window and discreetly clad in shorts/shirt. i guess he doesn't have anything better to do. with cramped spaces, no storage and nasty neighbors, what's not to like here? all the freaking marigolds and trees they plant don't cancel out this too-frequent nocturnal pest. so what did i do? well, i went to the window and gave him (or her?) an encouragement and he left shortly after, or at least the air cleared, followed by a noxious skunk. as mentioned, shortly before i was thinking of selling my house, there was a skunk under the window for 14 nights in a row. i never knew a skunk with a calendar, at least not a 4-legged one.