Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stalled out

The month of May is almost finished and so is the special project for and yellow string blocks. This is as far as mine got:

I guess I can still do some but it will have to be at least 24 blocks......enough for a child's quilt. Maybe I'll have to gear up for the next special project for June/July.......10 1/2" homespun plaid blocks. Lord knows I have plenty of plaids too.

I do have a pile of QAYG blocks finished:

I had a nice big piece of pretty yellow print that a friend had gifted me to use for the backs. I'll put it together and send it off to Jay for his nursing home project. There's also a QOV top still waiting to be quilted & bound. I know I should make better use of my time and get more done, but I don't, so there you have it.

Here's a neat blog I stumbled across on another quilter's blog: Transworld Expedition. Another great travel blog. You can kill plenty of time there.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Long week

I saw on Jennifer's blog that she had a long did I. So, let's take this in order, shall we?

Monday - work, go to Neligh for election stuff, get groceries, get home to make food for Quilt Club on Tues. night.

- up way too early to be at the polling place before seven, spend all day working the election, take ballots to Neligh afterward( the deer were out in force), hosted Quilt Cub in absentia (went to unlock the door & turn on the lights, locked the door behind me on the way out...oops) brain was fried by then.

- County Library meeting here at the library first thing in the morning, what I did in the afternoon apparently isn't worthy of remembering because I can't.

Thursday - work, mostly setting up the new computers, home, getting a damaged one packed up to send back, fix supper, go back to work for evening hours.

- Spent most of the day taking down the old computers and putting the new ones in their place. Thank heavens they connected to the Internet and recognized the printer with no fuss.

Saturday - Work. Spent the evening watching two episodes of Bones, two of CSI and one of NCIS on the Internet. If I lived by myself I'd probably dump Dish and just watch the few shows I like on-line. DH, however, is not a "computer guy" so we keep paying through the nose.

Today, Sunday
- Lazy day. Slept late. Did laundry. Made lunch. Playing on computer. Not really feeling well.....either a cold or sinus infection, I haven't decided yet, but my sinuses have been misbehaving the past couple of days & now I just feel kind of yucky and out of it.

That was the week that was. Sorry, no photos. You have to remember your camera to get those and I didn't. Wonder what else I forgot. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Friday, May 7, 2010

The motion has been made and I second...

.....what Dakota City Quilter said about the weather. Cold, windy, wet and dreary here to. I think it's high time for a little of that global warming the politicians keep yammering about.

Not much sewing going on here either. None, in fact. I've been busy entering genealogy into my database. When you have three lines that share many of the same ancestors by the time you get to the 1600s & 1700s it takes total concentration to keep everything straight.

The library's new computers came in on Wednesday so the rest of that day was spent unpacking & hooking them up to make sure they work. One box had a hole punched in it and the computer had a good-sized dent in the bottom edge....the edge away from the motherboard so it still works.........but for how long after a blow like that? I contacted Dell & we may get a replacement. A hassle but I'd rather take care of it now than have it fail after the warranty is run out & then have to buy a replacement.

Today was election training.........2 1/2 hrs. worth!!! Good grief!!! We only get $5 and mileage for it. Then I had to ferry DH to Brunswick to pick up his '55 that got a new clutch.

That's about it for this week. Oh, right!! we have to go to a graduation party tonight and I have a bridal shower to go to on Sunday. Can you see why I don't get to sew?? And I miss it!!