Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I've also been spending a lot of time on Pinterest. I've added new boards, new pins, and would love for you to "follow" me on Pinterest. You can find me by searching for "Linda Burton". Each year at Christmastime, we exchange food gifts with some of our neighbors. This year I decided to do Cinnamon Spiced Almonds, and I found a recipe on Pinterest for making them in the crock pot, which I'm going to try today. If you're interested, it's on my Christmas Gift Ideas board.
I've also been toying with the possibility of opening an Etsy store after the first of the year. Check back later for more news on that. I need to clean and better organize the sewing room before starting that new project. So, finishing the quilts and reorganizing the sewing room are the first two items on my agenda after Christmas.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Just to set the stage -- We live in the country surrounded by lots of fields. Field mice are just part of life here.
Tis two weeks before Christmas and all through the house,
We’ve got critters stirring, one is a mouse.
I think one’s a mole, cause it hasn’t a tail
We’ve tried hard to trap them, but to no avail.
They run ‘cross the glue traps while singing a rap
They steal PB and cheese right out of the traps.
We’ve sent in the cats – they run back out scared.
They’re both really old and one is impaired.
Willy has but one eye and his hearing is shot.
They’re sweet, loving kitties but no mice have they caught.
These critters run out and they laugh in my face,
They scream “neener, neener” all over the place.
I’ve so much to do, but my vertigo’s back
When I move, I get dizzy and fear that I’ll yack!
So instead I just sit here, I’m stuck here at home.I’ve nothing to do but write stupid poems.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
This morning, I was up before dawn and got an early start in the sewing room. I've been avoiding Mario and Luigi since they looked so difficult. But I was in a good frame of mind, so I decided that today was the day. I've very pleased, I like how they look. I have three more to go, and I'm ready to start the finishing stitching.
I may finish in time yet!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Here's the finished Princess Quilt top.
And I have two more blocks finished for Bubby's Mario Brothers quilt. Since I don't play the game, I don't know all the character names, so I call this guy "Blah Guy."
And this is "Squiddee Guy". If you know what they're real names are, don't hesitate to post them. I am totally video game illiterate.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Princess quilt top is finished. I had only 3 strips left to put together yesterday, and the electric went out. Do you have any idea how quickly your hand tires when turning the machine by hand?!?!?! It came back on 1-1/2 hours later, but by then the sewing urge was gone!