Friday, October 5, 2012


The quilt is sort of finished. I need to decide what I want to do with the edges. But it is nice and cozy and long enough for me to keep my toes covered, too.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

So. There is a 'good' JoAnns about an hour's drive away from the house. There is a 'yukky' JoAnns, about a 20 minute drive. I was working on a quilt, ran out of thread and hit the 'yukky' one for an additional spool of thread in exactly the color I needed to finish my project. I also got 12 sheets of scrapbook paper (which have to be scanned in one sheet at a time). I got home only to discover that though I'd put all the items onto the counter, the sales clerk had not rung up my spool of thread. I discovered this, of course, when I got home and went to get back to work. There are many reasons I think that JoAnns is 'yukky.' Now I can add to that list.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Untouched = Not Updated

So, I finally opened up Lightroom after a long time away from my computer. Really, I shouldn't have. I have had to install at least two updates and reboot once. Eventually, I'll be able to print the two pictures that I wanted.

If I'd regularly used the application, I'd have been caught up with the updates and printing those two pics would be a snap. Nope. If you don't use it, you lose it and staying updated is no exception.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bernina Stitch Regulator

I do free motion quilting. I'd like a Bernina Stitch Regulator, but I am not willing to pay $12,000 for a Bernina 8 Series. I might think about trading in my Artista for a more recent model, but frankly, the price of the upgrade would not be worth it for me. I just don't quilt that much.

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Reason to be Happy

My stepson's old girlfriend is pregnant. He is NOT the father. I pity the actual father, I pity the grandparents. I pity the poor, innocent baby. But I'm celebrating.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I needed some inspiration lately and I sat down and looked through my book of sketches for layouts and layout ideas. I have some rather detailed sketches and a few very good ideas for projects in there. Now all I need to do is figure out when I'll actually have time to do some of those projects.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I looked at my studio and decided that I wasn't using the closet space effectively. I got a set of steel shelves, some plastic tubs and POOF!

A much more effective use of the space. And, I'll be able to get rid of a very large and awkward cabinet that most of the stuff fit into. I just need to find storage space for my iron and my Inkle loom.

Everyone has a professional steam iron and an Inkle loom, right?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I am a PC

But I also own an i Pad2. At the moment, I'm restoring the apps that were lost when a file was corrupted in the midst of an upgrade. Sigh. The upgrade went through, but a long list of apps did not make it.

I invest time, not money into sprucing up my digital toys. I have paid for one app for my Kindle Fire. One. Every other app has been free. For the iPod touch, my cell phones (well, not the ringtones, but I don't do a lot of those) and so on.

I'll pay lots of money for a quality app. But I'm not interested in trying to run Office or Photoshop on my i Pad.

Friday, January 20, 2012

No Longer Shopping

Last year, I made a resolution to shop less. This year, I realized that I don't shop anymore. I got to the point where I looked at the new kits and I thought, "I've already got something a lot like that," and I didn't buy it. Then I stopped looking.

I'm not saying that I've got the worlds most complete stash. Far from it. But I've gotten enough of the classic kits that I prefer to work with and I've learned enough about Photoshop that I don't need to buy anything more to create a layout that is pleasing to me.

I create because I need to do things that please me.