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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Let There Be Light? Nope.

Something all of us quilters wish we had more of?  Time, right? I just received an advertisement for a book I just might invest in. It is "Twice as Much in Half the Time - Secrets to Simplifying Your Life," by Amy Jones. Sounds good to me!

I flipped on the light switch here in my computer/sewing room this morning, bight flash then darkness. Both the light bulbs in the fixture I switched on went out, POOF!, just like that. I thought I had some spare bulbs but haven't been able to locate them if I do. Rats! Today was going to be a sewing day. So, I am trying to wait patiently for the new bulbs to arrive with my husband.

Since we all decided that the family was too large to buy gifts for everyone, Christmas isn't nearly as exciting.  Writing checks to the grandchildren that live far away just isn't as much fun!  My mother did get me a gift though, 25 fat quarters and two more books on quilting for my library. She picked up the FQs at a thrift shop but I don't care.  After I got them home though and was removing the labels to wash them, oh my! I'm a non-smoker so the smoke scent really hit me.  I was very disappointed thinking I'd probably end up having to toss them. I took a chance and Googled "How to remove cigarette smoke from fabric."  One suggestion was to use your normal detergent plus Oxy-Clean. We have yellow-ish water so I always use Oxy-Clean.  I did what the site suggested and my fabric came out of the wash just fine.  So there's your handy dandy tip for the day!

We had a white Christmas but then the rain started and most of the snow is gone.  No white New Year!  It's clear and chilly.  11* is the forecast for tonight.

Today I'm Thankful For

My electric furnace
That I have no place else to be
The sunshine earlier this afternoon
That there is a little bit of hauling for my husband
The Internet!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Long Time MIA

More computer problems have plagued me. This time of my own doing as much as I hate to admit it. I inadvertently turned off a button that allowed my computer to connect to the internet. Hopefully, everything is running ok now.

Then I had some dental work done and was sick for nearly a week. I had flu-like symptoms and was basically camped out on the couch. You know, the kind of sickness where you're afraid you're going to die and afraid you won't! You know I've got to be sick when I don't even feel up to playing on the computer. My head felt better in a prone position! It didn't hurt, just dizziness.

If you are into BOMs the is a neat on here at So Scrappy . It looks like it will be fun and I'm planning to do it with her. And Fat Cat Patterns has a beautiful new BOM starting in January, called Fiesta. I'm hoping that this year I can keep up and actually get them done.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. We spent the day with friends and our daughter. Tomorrow we will go through the woods and over the river to her house to open gifts. I still have a few gifts to wrap and ought to be doing that. Or I could go clean up my messy kitchen! Nah!

Christmas Thankfulnesses

That Christ came to this earth just for ME
For the beauty around me
For my Little Princess and Little Prince