Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Get a Lot Done When I Can't Blog

I am still waiting for the camera cord. I got an email stating that it has shipped, so I am pretty sure it's not a scam. It said it would arrive between Feb. 28 and March 15. March 15! I hope it's not that long. In the meantime, I found a friend's laptop to use to pull up my pics without the cable.

I've been cooking a lot. Last Sunday I had an oven full of ribs, baked chicken,blueberry muffins and oven-roasted carrots.

There is nothing like an oven roasted carrot--they were like eating candy!

All I do is toss with a bit of vegetable oil, salt and pepper and bake in 350 - 400 degree oven. This time I used 350 since that's what the other items needed. I had them on the top shelf before I put the ribs in.

We've been eating this food all week. I won't have to cook until Friday night when I have to do fish.

No cooking during the week gives me more time to play after work. I made this handbag

and am now working on some denim projects. I can't believe that this week is almost over already!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

1 Cent Price???

Who sells a $40 cable for one cent? Is it just a mistake?

My Kodak camera USB cord has a short or something because I have not been able to pull pictures from my camera for the past week. Every time I plug it in, it kills the USB port (and my Internet access) and I have to restart the computer to reset the USB and internet access. I am not sure it's the cable. The camera itself could be toast, That's why I have not been posting. What's a post without a picture?

I bought my camera about two years ago at Staples. I went there today and they were no help at all. The young man said they could not order a new cable. What's up with that? I bought it locally instead of online so I could get service. I guess I may as well just buy online. If I can find a cable, they should be able to.

After I got home, I googled it and found that Amazon had the USB cable and it was 1 cent. Yes, 1 cent! I thought this must be a mistake, but I ordered it anyway, thinking that if it's really a few dollars more, that's O.K. because I need it. Who would bother to sell something for one cent? It's not even worth typing out the address label for one cent. When I finished the order it indeed came up as one cent + $7.49 Shipping. The total price charged to my credit card was $7.50. Now I am worried that it's some sort of scam. Does Amazon have scams?

Do you think I will really get this item?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's Been a While

My time has been consumed with getting the piecing of this quilt top finished. It consists of 196 3-inch pieces, which took a lot longer than I anticipated and I cannot find the words to convey my level of happiness to be finished with the piecing!

I tossed it over the table to see how it looked with my Valentine flowers.

In between sewing bouts, I read blogs, where through the wonder of the Internet, I learned a new skill.

Not in a million years would I have thought that I would be surfing the recent updates to quilting blogs and learn how to do this...

Yes, I learned how to fold the dangling end of my TP into this lovely little fan. What fun! Now that is worthy of a Domestic Goddess label! :)I can't wait to have company over so I can test out their reaction. . . LOL. I can just hear my burly brother-in-law if he should be lucky guest number 1 (because it's only good for the first person in and then it's gone).

You can learn how to do this, too. Just visit this post at Spun Sugar Qults.

One afternoon I streamlined my morning jewelry hunt. I was storing all my costume jewelry in the little boxes they came in. The trouble was that I had to open them all to find out what was inside. That wasn't so bad when I only had a few. But as you can see I have amassed quite a collection in the past two years.

I did not even remember what I had. Now they are all out of the boxes and into clear bags so I can tell at a glance what there.

Now that I have finished the quilt, I hope to be a better blogger.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Such a Mild Winter

I went out late this afternoon in my green polka-dot jammies and Crocs see how the garden was faring this winter.

This is all the snow on the deck.

Most of the garden is snowless. That's not so good. The plants really need a good snow cover to make it through the winter.
Although this corkscrew grass (I have already forgotten its name) is doing well heeled in next to the house. It's still green, so I am very hopeful that it will survive. It would be almost certain to survive if we get a good snow cover soon.
Last year at this time I was shoveling the sidewalks almost daily. We had banks like this:
Ugh...I remember that day so well.........I had to do all the shoveling because DH had a broken rib. I like this year much better!

I worked on my quilt quite a bit this week.

I am getting close to having enough of the 3-inch blocks. I need to make 4 more of the large stars and all the border blocks. The border blocks are the easiest to make. I just hope I don't run out of the background fabric.

I also did a Valentine table last night.

and I made a spinach/fruit salad for dinner. Yum!

It's been a good week.
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