Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Replacement

Now all I have to do is read the 144 page owner's manual and I'll be in business.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bacon Bits

The approach.

The stare-down

Wait for it...


Closeup on the replay...


Sunday, January 24, 2010

A new year, a new challenge

With last year's bee blocks tucked safely away in their ziploc bag (on the way to becoming yet another UFO,) my bee has started a new challenge.

This one uses calculator tape on a roll as a foundation for using up still more scraps. I like these scrap challenges as I will not run out of resources any time soon. Our tape is 2.75 inches wide.

Rules are: follow directions on blue card and stitch up 1 yard of tape leaving a generous seam allowance hanging off either side.

Last challenge we passed them around alphabetically. This time we tossed them all in the floor and grabbed someone else's. I picked up Jan L's. She wants mostly greens, some browns, wacky cuts, no novelty fabrics, and maximum width of 1.25 inches.

I think I will draw off lines on the back of my strip so I don't have to think too much and will come out with exactly what she is looking for.

In the end, we should all come away with at least 8 yards of wonderful scrappy strips.

Back on track

Finally I have been able to get back to my pictures from Christmas. I wanted to post the few that I was able to take before the camera was permanently damaged.

My sister took these next two with her camera.

The stockings were hung...

This is my sister's stocking. She's not fond of it, but I think it's really cute. It was made by the same cousin of Daddy's who made mine. What a difference four years can make in styles.

Daddy had a great time. This was the best I could do for a recliner at my house. He was more engaged than I've seen him in a long time. Everything was "really pretty," "just great," or "wrapped so beautifully." He did complain that my living room was dark, so I set up a lamp just for him.

Of course, every year most of the pictures we take are of the dogs opening their presents.

This was about as still as my sister's dog Lola got the entire time they were here. It was shortly after this picture that the tripod went down and the camera was rendered inoperable. Her stocking was two-sided.

It stayed on this side most of the time.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Please Stand By...

I'll be back soon. I promise.

The visiting dog broke my camera over Christmas. I have yet to replace it, but have borrowed one from work. I haven't quite gotten it figured out.

And my computer was out of commission for the past week. It is back up and running smoother than it has in a long time thanks to friend Bob.

So, please be patient just a little longer. I will be back.