Saturday, June 24, 2006

Saturday at the Library

I'm still using the library computers, so cannot add any pics to my message. :-( I'm busy as ever trying to finish up stitching the 2 Disney charity squares. These have proved to be very challenging since I've had to frog so many times, I'm beginning to talk like one........ripit, ripit, ripit. LOL In fact, I got so annoyed at having to frog, that I finally just pulled out a new piece of material and began over again. I'm sure cutting it close to the wire to meet the July 1st deadline. But I'm continuing to stitch away and think positive. I do know that I probably will never choose the current patterns (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet & Eeyore) to stitch again. LOL As for the computer, I've got a few phone numbers to call on Monday for repair prices. Wish me luck everyone and pray that I can afford the cost. It's not too far from the first of the month, which means payday. So at least that's a positive. My daughter celebrated her 39th birthday on Friday and she's my baby. LOL My son will be 41 next month. UGH...............I'm getting old. I heard a commercial where the lady said she's not old.....she's just lived a very long time. I like that way of thinking about age. LOL Well, best be closing and going home to get back to my turbo needle. Sure wish it "really" was a turbo needle, since I need to do this stitching as quickly as possible & WITHOUT MISTAKES. :-) That's the key word, isn't it?!? LOL

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The wonderful world of high tech

Well, just wanted to write a few words about my latest adventure. My computer went down earlier this week, so I'm now relegated to the library computers. Oh, such fun and excitement. You would think that spending $1,000 for a Dell computer would at least offer me 5 or so years of computing security. But, no, after only a couple years, it won't start. Perhaps, it's my power supply that went out, but I'll have to have someone check it all out to determine the cause of why it just won't start. I am at least thankful that the library offers free computer use or I'd really be in a mess. It's amazing how lost I feel without my world-wide access from the comfort of my home. LOL Now I'll just have to put on the TV and be satisfied with the slim offerings of entertainment that is offered there. :-( Well, best be getting off the computer. I've been here for about an hour and a half and need to get home and back to my stitching. I still have two Disney squares to finish by July 1st for a charity quilt and I'm not getting it stitched by spending all my time here on the computer. More later. :-)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Down on the Farm

I found this message from Yahoo quite interesting about their email and thought I'd share it. "Your email is stored on a server, and a collection of servers is called a “farm” - which is what the “f” stands for. And farms have numbers. “f348” means your account is on farm 348. Now, f348 is a great farm! They’re all great farms. But we regularly move accounts from farm to farm to balance the load on our servers. So there’s no guarantee your account will be on any specific farm for any amount of time." How neat to be able to say I'm on the farm while I'm checking out my email messages. I've always enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of the country and now I can enjoy it while sitting in front of my computer (well, in thought anyway).

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Birth of a Hummingbird

A friend sent me this link and I found it so interesting, I wanted to share it with everyone. Click on the following link to view a picture story of a Hummingbird birth and growth. There are 5 pages in the story, so be sure to click on the "next page" at the bottom of each page. On the final page, there is another link where you can click on to view another series of a Hummingbird birth. Simply fascinating and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. http://community.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Charity Stitching

I just finished this Texas Bluebonnet flower square for Operation Elderly Cross Stitch. They make lap quilts for the elderly in nursing homes in the UK. I'm sure this flower quilt will be really lovely. I've been really busy with charity stitching and still have 3 more squares to finish by July 1st. I'm doing 2 squares of Winnie the Pooh for a Disney theme quilt and 1 square of a South Korea Bear couple for an international bear theme quilt. I really enjoy stitching for these quilts since it gives me a way to help others and allows me to stitch designs I would never do otherwise. Best get back to my stitching now. Good day to everyone. :-)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Nascar Candy Man

We're nearly half-way through the Nascar season and one of my fav drivers still hasn't won a race. :-( Oh, come on Candy Man - I know you can do it and I'm pulling for you every race. For any of you who don't know who this is, Elliott Sadler is his name and he drives the #38 M&M car.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Blog Links Added

Finally - I have added links of my favorite bloggers on here. Must admit it wasn't very user-friendly to do, but thanks to Carol (of Carol's Confesssions), I was able to get it completed. You almost need a class to learn how to do all this blog stuff. Guess I'm just getting older and not as happy about facing computer challenges. LOL But I am happy to have the links added. Now maybe in time.....I'll be able to learn how to add links for other things from the web that I find of interest. One can always hope anyway. :-)

Friday, June 09, 2006

Morning message

Thought I'd write a little since I've been awake since 5am. Since I usually stay up most of the night and sleep most if not all of the morning, that's really unusual for me. LOL Hope to get the stitched "Pledge of Allegiance" square for charity finished today and then move on to the next square I've got due for July 1st. I ended up with many squares due by July 1st, so am rushing for time. I don't plan to make this same mistake again. After July, I have one square due each month through November and that is much more manageable. I finally finished the "Fly Fishing" piece (pic above) and all the fractional stitches were a nightmare. I'm amazed that a designer would actually design a piece for 14 count aida and put in so many fractional stitches (each of the 70 rows had from 1 to 10 fractionals in it). I do like how it finally turned out, but wouldn't want to repeat the experience.