Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Still no camera.

So sorry -- no pictures to show. I still cannot find that stupid camera! I went online to purchase another, put it into the shopping cart and just before I hit the "submit order" button, I thought I'd take another look around. I figure that the very minute I buy a new one, the stinking thing will turn up -- probably right under my nose. I've given it a whole day to show up, but alak! and alas! No go. If I find it after I buy another, you'll hear me scream from here. (I'm such a tightwad -- hate spending money to replace stuff I KNOW I already own.)

Do scary noises in the night give you the creeps? The other night I went to bed overtired, which sometimes causes me to make awful noises in my sleep. DH said when he got out of the shower (I was in bed, sleeping), I was making such a horrible noise he was afraid to come in the room, for fear my head would be spinning around like something from The Exorcist. Well, at least I wasn't SNORING.

Speaking of snoring ... a little while back, we were talking with a friend of ours about snoring. He claims that taking garlic capsules will lower blood pressure and stop a person from snoring. The next time we saw him, he gave us a gigantic bottle of the little gems. We've both been taking them. Several times since, I've been asked if they've helped cure DH's snoring. I guess not. The other night, he fell asleep on the couch and making quite a racket.

I managed to take a flying trip to the quilt show in Lancaster. I saw lots of nifty things there and came home with a head full of ideas of what else I can add to my TO DO list. I didn't buy a lot of fabric, but found a couple of gadgets I thought I cannot live without any longer. I even resisted the temptation to purchase more rulers to add to my pile, unless you count a little plastic template that will help me make a Dresden Plate quilt from a pile of five-inch squares. I am eager to start on it, but have a feeling it will be one of those projects that begins with great enthusiasm that rapidly fades after about two blocks are completed. Nag me, will ya? Keep me on task here.

Okay ... gonna go rummage around some more in search of the run-away camera. If I don't find it before bedtime tonight, I'm buying the new one.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Here's a sneak preview of the raffle quilt being made by the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild.
(Double-click on the photo to enlarge for your viewing pleasure.)

Members spent this afternoon putting the log cabin blocks together and removing paper. (It was paper-pieced for accuracy -- all batik fabrics.) I will have the privilege of quilting it once it's completed. Tickets will go on sale in May. It will be queen-size. It's so pretty, I'm now scared to quilt it for fear of messing up.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Flatten My Ass!?!

A logger was here, cutting some timber the other day. He brought the logs out thru a sheep pasture and left them at the top of the field, near the road for later collection. When I went out to walk the dog, he was trying to steady the logs and said he was afraid they might otherwise roll down the hill. He said he didn’t want them to roll over my critters. (Thank you very much.) He said, “You know how sheep are, right? If a log rolls and squashes one of them, the rest will all come running so they can get squashed, too. Then you’d have a mess of squashed sheep and one flat ass.” (No … he wasn’t really being rude, just cracking a joke – my donkey hangs out with the sheep.) It was pretty amusing to me, but HE thought he was hilarious. He just howled.
I seem to have misplaced my camera (yes, again.), so I haven’t been posting any photos. I realized today, tho, that I have a few stored on the computer from a week or so ago that I can share.

Peg's purple stars:

                                              Nancy's sampler --

Penny's lavender 9-patch:
Cathie's garden:
Inspiring, all.