I am starting out this day on the
wrong foot! It turns out that someone on Etsy is selling my
patterns. Lord why would anyone do that? (rhetorical question-no
need to answer) Hopefully that will all be settled soon. It's
discouraging, time after time. That is all.
But hold the presses...there is also
GOOD news! I made a quilt block~~~ one silly, lovely, colorful
quilt block towards the 300 I'll need! TA DA!!~~~ I am as happy
as if I had done a whole quilt! (yes - I am easily amused and
pleased!) I'll note that this took no special skill-actually NO
skill...but dang it all...I DID IT, and it was FUN!!! Onward
Also, after a great deal of agony
and time spent contemplating solutions, I finally
have come to a decision about
Facebook, and about the effect on me of seeing every thought,
every photo, every angry meme of the world-at-large/24-7. I
can't handle the anger. I just can't take the anarchy-the
chaos-the negativity. I still am posting the "blocks of the
day", and sometimes other things I find interesting, beautiful,
uplifting, or funny. That's it. I'll do what I can to lift my
friends and the Caring Meter to a happier spot! The world's
anger level is alarming. All I can do is find more peace, this
one person and this one house at a time.
Meanwhile, there was a culinary miracle here last
night. I pan fried a steak and it wound up tender and tasty!
Generally speaking we defer to Joe and the grill for the steak
cooking ! He cooks a mean steak! I emphatically DON'T! Any way I
did it this one time to make
this great steak sandwich!
Another fun recipe, while I am thinking
about food-AGAIN (still)...was
this Apple Fritter Bread!
here's some Eye Candy!
I don't know that this leads to any patterns, but there
are some wonderful ideas for MANY pin
cushions/Needlebooks etc! Enjoy! People are SO
creative! Do you have a favorite pin cushion you've
news in the family this week! (other than Kristen just flying
down a flight of stairs this morning, and thankfully NOT getting
seriously hurt-she says we can call her grace, and I think I
WILL!) My niece Kate in England and her DH Jamie just bought
their first house! They live in Andover, and from the
photos she has posted, I believe it is a beautiful area to live
in! So happy for them!
Maine, we just got our first "real" snowstorm of the winter...a
bit over 30" at my house and about 4 feet in the last week. Of
course by now it is already all yucky looking from the plows
throwing grungy dirty stuff...but it WAS beautiful! Joe
did a super job of cleaning us out and getting to roofs
raked off etc,and we are ready for whatever comes our way again!
Now we are having a warmer week...and I couldn't resist winding
one snowball at Joe! Yes...I nailed him <eg> Never lose your
inner child, people! Baby Alex and her cousin Avery built a cool
snow cave at Avery's Mom's....I suspect Avery did all the work!
I hope it's warm and fun where ever you all
are this week!
costs nothing and buys everything." Lady
Mary Wortley Montagu