Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I'm Late!

"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing, The days pass quickly when I am sewing."
                                                                       ~Author Unknown

Wacky and Weird Wednesday.  That is how my day started and that is why my post is later than usual.  I had just finished preparing my pictures and headed for the internet.  What?  Why can't I connect?!?!?  Stupid internet provider - grrrrrrrrr!!!!  Once again we had no internet and no phone.  I sometimes think we made a mistake when we went digital with the phone.  So, instead of sitting and staring at a screen that was telling me it couldn't connect, I moved over to the sewing machine and began sewing another SAL block.  Finally, almost 2 hours later, I am back up and running with a connection to blogland!!  Or so I thought.  Now blogger is not doing a search for pictures from my computer, so I'm having to take a different route :(  Hopefully I will get a post up some time today........

Photo of the Day:

YELLOW Sunflower

Yellow is sunshine. It is a warm color that, like red, has conflicting symbolism. On the one hand it denotes happiness and joy but on the other hand yellow is the color of cowardice and deceit.  Yellow is one of the warm colors. Because of the high visibility of bright yellow, it is often used for hazard signs and some emergency vehicles. Yellow is cheerful.  Although it can work as the primary color, yellow often works best as a companion to other colors. Use bright yellow to create excitement when red or orange may be too strong or too dark. Yellow can be perky.  These words are synonymous with yellow or represent various shades of the color yellow: lemon, yellow ocher, golden, saffron, cream, topaz, mellow yellow.


I have been remiss - please take your turn at 100 whips with a wet noodle!  I forgot to thank you all for your votes in the Quilters Blog Fall theme quilts.  With your help I think I placed ninth!!!  Thank you all for not letting me come in last.  It was a fun exercise but I think I will only participate by voting in the future.


Okay, I concede.  I just can't respond to all of the comments you have made to enter my Fall Into Fall Bloggers Giveaway (the cute little ducky quilt kit).  Your response has been overwhelming - last I looked there are over 700 comments for entries to this giveaway.  I have read and enjoyed each and every comment!  I just can't seem to get them answered :(  But, you can be assured, each comment has been entered.  I am doing my best to keep up with responding to the newer giveaway (2 1/2 yards of Hoffman fabric).  I've learned my lesson - multiple comments are fun to read but are impossible to respond to.  I hope you will continue to enter future giveaways where there will be less comments be required to enter.


Today is One Flower Wednesday.  I made this hexie flower Sunday and thought it turned out cute. 

Just so the cat lovers don't think I only create flowers with dogs - lol!


I finally finished my Paganini quilt yesterday for the Le Petite, A Year Of Small Projects.

Here it is!  The pictures a little dark because it was taken inside with a flash.  The picture I took outside really washed out the colors.

Here is a close up of the quilting so you can see how I carried the diamond shape into the border.

Here is the pieced backing.  This is the first time I have ever pieced a backing and I am rather pleased with how it turned out.  The strip across the top is the sleeve for hanging (DH's fingers in top corners - lol!)

This shows the quilting on the back side - and shows everyone how uneven some of my spacing was.

One WIP completed!  Now to start another one that has to be completed by the middle of next month

Don't forget about my two giveaways.  First is the Fall Into Fall Bloggers Giveaway where you can win a darling Ducky Baby Quilt Kit.  You can enter this giveaway HERE.  Remember this ends this Friday.

The second giveaway is my 200 Followers Celebration.  If you enter this giveaway, you could win 2 1/2 yards of Hoffman fabric.  This giveaway ends Sunday evening!

Final Thought

Well, only three hours later than normal posting time.  I have never had so much trouble creating a post before.  How frustrating!  If it were this hard every time, I wouldn't be a blogger.  I hope Blogger gets all of its bugs worked out today.  And now I'm trying to figure out Picasa for future picture loads.  Sometimes I am so technology challenged.  If anyone knows of a good tutorial for Picasa please let me know!  But so goes life - no one ever said it would be easy.  I just need to remember to close my eyes, take that deep cleansing breath (inhale........exhale), and relax.  Ahhhhhh.  Okay!  So take the day by the horns, complete something - anything - or at least attain one goal.  I can make it through today and smile - all I have to do is think about all my blogging friends and life is good!!


Cheryl said...

I learned Picasa simply by trial and error! Your hexagons are so adorable fussy cut and the Paganini quilt came out quite nice! Looking forward to seeing the new SAL blocks.

Birdie said...

Your flower is very cute indeed.

Sinta Renee said...

Congratulations on your 200 followers Linda! Your Paganini turned out great with the warm colors you used... and I like your quilting too!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Ha I think we have the same internet server and phone service.. it's a pain.. wishing now that we didn't switch over either... the little hexie flower is adorable.

Jeanette said...

Your hexagon is so cute. Love the kittie fabric in the middle.

Lana said...

Whew! I am glad you posted! Better late than never! I was looking forward to it!
and now...awwwwhhhhh...I am relaxed....
I want to learn to make Hexies...Wanna give me a lesson? They look soooo cute!

Lynda said...

Love the flower for "one flower wednesday". Always enjoy your posts whether they are late or not.

Maria said...

I just really enjoy reading your post.
Love your yellow cat hexie.
the quilting you have done is great and love the peiced backing too.
I also have been having a lot of trouble with

crafty pug said...

love the quilting - the back looks fantastic!!!

Sandra said...

Love your flower this week. The fussy cut approach really adds to the cuteness!

Brigitte said...

I love your hexagon and your quilting!

Karen said...

A very, very cute flower this week and I love your finished quilt!

Béa said...

Love your Paganini, front, back & quilting. Congrats. Hugs from France.

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