Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy National Quilting Day (Yesterday!)

And I finished seven blocks - this set are the March Miniature Madness blocks. :-) All in vintage fabric or vintage feedsack. I discovered an old stash, deep in my sewing room. Small pieces, but workable for these blocks.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some Progress

At top: Some miniature madness blocks. How about that fabric with the parading ducky!
Below: A-12 or Framed Fancy. 41 pieces in this one!
1800's Christmas Jane 108, 31, 1, 3326
Pretty in Pink Jane 79, 26, 0, 2442
Minature Madness! 41, 0, 0, 575

Friday, March 13, 2009

March 13 thrift store find

Taking a long lunch hour from work, and going to my 2 favorite thrift stores, I didn't see too much but couldn't pass by this wallhanging kit for $1.99. Copyrighted 1992, it is made by a company based in Honolulu, and I suspect this kit was purchased there and never opened. It has all the fabric, batting, and even two bobbins filled with thread. Alas, I may never start it either.
Busy this week, and no new quilt blocks. Maybe this weekend.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Explaining the current economic mess...

or at least having fun with it!
Lately I find myself obsessively refreshing the webpage, watching the Dow Jones index yo yo, or just go down. And there I found the ponyblog. I particularly like the "Zen and the Art of the Credit Crisis" entry.
In particular their links to an animation explaining the housing mortgage crisis by Jonathan Jarvis and this You Tube video by Johannes Kreidler. Imagine stock performance set to music, generated by a software program. Anyway, Some really good links to check out.

I had a Blog anniversary...

And I didn't even notice! Happy one year anniversary to me. I started this blog on Feb. 11, 2008.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oh no! A new Google game!

I saw this on Suze's Thread and I blog, and she saw it on Jane's blog, and so on....
Quoting Suze:
'A GOOGLE GAME where you search for “unfortunately, your name”, including the quotes. The search results should reveal some interesting, if not unusual quotes.'

Some unusual things to say the least.

Unfortunately, A* was rumbled during her first drink with Jack, but this didn’t stop the two of them forging a strong friendship…

* I don't use my full name for privacy reasons!
Unfortunately, A does not "do" computers, and I always seem to be too busy to spend any time on these pages.

Unfortunately, A was really not feeling well. She was a trooper, though, and came out to the event with her family.

Unfortunately, A was more in the let's breakup mood, and she spurns him.

********* ********** ********
Gosh, why not try "Fortunately, ..."

Fortunately, A dropped off a flyer with the designer of my dress, so I decided to see if airbrushing out my tattoo would be possible.

Considering the movie's sentimental tack, this score could have been an exercise in the pursuit of sappyness; fortunately A mostly avoids ...

Fortunately, A is able to exclude the outside world, enjoying completeness with a book in her hand, in the warmth of home.

Fortunately, A received a scholarship through Arizona’s new program, relieving a major financial burden for her family and providing educational ...

Fortunately, A continues to delight us with rich characters and exhilarating stories -- her own special combination of romance and suspense.

Fortunately, A turned her artistic eye to visually record the people, road ways, businesses, hills and valleys of a now all but vanished time...

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