Monday, December 17, 2012

Scrappy Split 9-Patch, Christmas 2012

Current project on my Design Floor - LOL

I am working on yet another Split 9-Patch.  That red in the HSTs was the only fabric I purchased for this project.  55 blocks done so far - the goal is 80.  It was looking somewhat blah, until I added those light "sparkles" of lavender, pink and a few yellows.  I realized too late the dark area could have been arranged in a better pattern.  That's OK. 

No pattern - blocks are 6 inches, finished.  It's looking good to me.

My crazy knitted blingy scarves have found homes for Christmas, and several Christmas Banners have also found homes.  I still have a few surprises hidden from DH, who has a birthday on the dreaded 12/21, end-of-Mayan-Calendar-date.  Perhaps I should give them 12/20???  He  asks only for my Lasagna each Birthday - it always turns out delicious.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Projects

 What is that???  I actually knitted these - I am hearing they are "the latest thing" - scarves knitted with a ribbon yarn.  I'm not even a knitter and first efforts turned out really nice.  Then, they were like potato chips - couldn't stop!  They are soft around the neck, add some bling, and they squish nicely under a coat collar, etc.

Below is one of my Christmas Banners.  I just like looking at it.  I don't have wall space left, so it's hanging over my favorite rocking chair.

Here is another Christmas Banner - no, you can't simply copy this one - you NEED the instruction - so easy to misplace pieces - I know!  This is a Terry Adkinson design from many years ago.  I have 2 or 3 more in the planning stage.  The back has those vintage Santas posted on an earlier post.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Working, concentrating, fixing, considering, focusing

My To-Do list included: 

     Spend one hour (only) on blog, and try to figure out this photo truncated in Google Reader

So, after one hour, I made unrelated changes to my blog: 
  1. Comment moderation is turned ON,
  2. Verification is turned OFF - we'll see if that makes it easier to comment and less likely to receive the dratted SPAM. 
But, when using Internet Explorer, I am still working on including photos in my Google Reader, in IE.  There is a line I've just seen on my Reader, called of all things, "READER - What's new in Reader"   Then I click on that, I finally see all the truncated photos of new posts.  Ah hah, just what I was wanting, but there is no option to SAVE that visual appearance.  Perhaps it's something I need to sign up for - oh yes, there is MORE to Google, than I ever dreamed of - "just sign up"!!!  

No, not yet, my hour of contrating is almost UP.  I am  NOT going to sign up for anything more at this time, but there is great temptation! 

Surprisingly, when using Mozilla Firefox, there are all your truncated photos in Google Reader, just like I wanted.  So, that's what I need to use.  Duhhhh ... and I didn't have to do a thing! 

Success for now.  All this thinking has worn me out! 

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Where are ?

I seem to have been living under a cabbage leaf during these last few months!  In Google Reader, why are all the blog photos no longer seen?  Is there a trick to turn somethng back "on" so I don't have to click on each person's blog to see the photos?  Or do I have to subscribe to a higher level of Google Reader or ????