July 27 – Estate-related trip report (no happiness or photos)

July 27, 2021

Sorry, not much joy in this post. Read the rest of this entry »

July 12 – Grandmother’s Choice blocks are done

July 12, 2021

I *think* they are anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

June 23 – sorry about the lack of photos

June 23, 2021

edited 6/29/2021 – OK, it looks like if I go through the Windows side, I can post photos,  I’ve added the photos for this post.

I think my inability to add photos from classic editor, and blank screen from block editor is due to old software, which can’t be updated because of old hardware.   So… I’ll post with no photos until the situation is remedied, then maybe go back and add photos to old posts.    Or not.   Add photos that is.

A rare sighting has occurred!  On my 6/4 supply run, on a whim I went back to the canning supplies section in WM, not expecting to see anything new.  OMG!!!   They had wide mouth lids, just the lids, Ball brand!! There was a whole case and nearly 3/4 of another case.  I snagged 4 boxes (48 lids), enough for this year.  The way my tomatoes have done the last few years, that might be enough for a few years :-/      Yes it was quite tempting to get more, but nope, not gonna do that.  So many others need lids too. Read the rest of this entry »

June 21 – more crapity crap crap

June 21, 2021

Aaannnd… I try to add a new post using block editor and get only a blank page.

June 21 – crapity crap crap

June 21, 2021

I have a draft post, can’t add media using the classic editor (HATE the block editor), can’t get back to edit and insert photos, can preview, but see nothing when I try to edit.   GAHHHH!

May 28 Update – weeds, weeds, weeds

May 28, 2021

To those who have served in our military – Thank You.

What a change – 3 weeks ago I was the only one in line to get vaccine, this time there was constant stream of people.  On 5/15, I was the only adult getting it, otherwise it was all kids getting their first shot.  Again, I didn’t feel anything getting the vaccine, and nothing after other than a wee bit of ache at the injection site.  But I still was a slacker took it easy the day after – why tempt the fates to give me a smack down, right? Read the rest of this entry »

May 14 – Two more weeks

May 14, 2021

Two more weeks and I can go without a mask most times.  I should say go honestly & ethically go without a mask, as I’m sure there will be plenty of anti-mask anti-vaccine…  people who will continue to go without.  I’m scheduled to get the 2nd shot tomorrow morning.

Sewing & Needlework:

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May 1 – Pfizerized part 1, ash leaf spirea is Evil.

May 1, 2021

I have been Pfizerized (Pfizerated?) – round 1 🙂    Since everyone has been eligible for the vaccine, I had no luck signing up with Tipton county health services, their site always showed no appointments available.  The WM site – Nope, not gonna create yet another account and password to keep track of and protect.  So off to check HyVee – woohoo!  no account and password needed.  I got the first Pfizer dose on 4/24.  I think those in a panic to get vaccinated have done so now.  I was the only one in line when I got there, while I got the shot (felt nothing), and no one in line when I left.  Other that a wee tiny bit of ache in the shot area, I had absolutely no side effects.  I am scheduled for the 2nd one on 5/15.

Sewing & Needlework:

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April 14 – plodding along and then ARRRGH!

April 14, 2021

Sewing & Needlework:

Grandmother’s Choice (Barbara Brackman) quilt (29 of 49 blocks done – blocks 1-3, 5-28, 48, and 49).  Since the last post, locks 21, 23-28, 30 (Parasol, Girls’ Joy, True Blue, Carrie Nation, Ladies Wreath, Grandmother’s Dream, Ocean Wave, Broad Arrow) are done.   I made block 23 using only white and gold – a bit boring, I need to find the color balance without purple becoming overpowering.  Parasol was paper pieced, and then appliqued to the backing fabric.  Block 27 took me about 5 hours to get right with all those Y seams, compounded by a couple of cutting errors.  I used the 8 at a time HST method on block 28, it is a bit faster than piecing each one separately. Read the rest of this entry »

March 31 – slow but steady

March 31, 2021

Finally, it IS Spring.  Not only by the calendar, but also by the red wing blackbirds, and the turkey vultures. Bye bye winter, don’t’ trip over the snow pile on the way out.

Sewing & Needlework:

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