September 28 Update – Grandmother’s Choice is a flimsy

September 28, 2021

It’s looking like another decision time – I see I’m now at 45% of my allotted space on WP.   Is it time to go back and delete things no longer important, resize/edit photos?  Upgrade to a paid account?  Consider multiple blogs – one each for sewing, quilts, needlework, garden, other things??   Eeek!  updating one is hard enough to do.   I’d rather not wait until I’m at my limit and make a rash hasty decision. Read the rest of this entry »

September 17 Update

September 17, 2021

Goodbye August ughs, hello fall frenzy.  The relearning of back to school routines, farmers preparing for harvest, the sun setting ever earlier, the ever earlier ramp up to holiday preparations.  August seems like not much good happened this year.  World events, hot, dry, doing the bare minimum outside.  And inside.  OK, truthfully the bare minimum bit is  probably most years except for those when the garden did good and I had things to can & freeze.  Hopefully my fall won’t be too frenzied.  Or frazzled.   I know it will be expensive – besides normal expenses, property tax, estimated federal and state taxes, and car registration are all due.     Read the rest of this entry »

9/11 – my memories 20 years after

September 11, 2021

On 9/11, I was at work, radio on low in the background.  Usually it was on just to soften the background noise.  I was focused on what I was doing, so I don’t know how long it was before I realized the normal music had been replaced by a very concerned sounding news cast.  One of the other techs in the lab somehow found a TV and hooked it up and we saw the first tower had been hit.  I went back to work, paying more attention to the radio the rest of the day.  It was all I could do.  Read the rest of this entry »

August 25 (already? finally?) Update

August 25, 2021

Sewing & Needlework:
Grandmother’s Choice (Barbara Brackman) quilt (all 49 blocks done). I’ve drafted the center block, and decided to do fusible applique as that’s a LOT of letters to try and piece or applique. I rootled through the scraps and pulled out bits that worked to make the last block – another Endless Stairs (block 39) with more sections and using all 3 colors and got that sewed up. I also got the lettering for the center block traced onto the Steam-a-Seam 2. Read the rest of this entry »

August (already?!) 7 – not much progress on anything of note

August 7, 2021

I can’t believe it’s well into August already.  That trip to sisters chewed up about 2 weeks between the trip itself and recovering from it.  And the weeds just don’t give up.  Sorry if this seems rambling and disjointed.  My bad.

Sewing & Needlework:  Read the rest of this entry »

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!