Monday, January 11, 2010

I Have Made Contact ! ! ! ! ! !

Yes, I’ve made my first video contact this morning.  After we downloaded Google Chrome last night I had to wait until this morning to give it a try.  So I did just that with the help of a fellow blogger and quilter and knitter Melody at Fibermania .  She was kind enough to show me the ropes on video chatting.  But then it was she who suggested and encouraged me to give it a try.

And what a HOOT it was.  I was on a high all day after visiting with her and being able to see and talk with her while she had her cuppa.  How cool is that?  Yee-Haw ! ! ! !

After lunch we stopped at B&N – we finally broke down and bought their B&N Membership Card.  Was able to apply receipts from all the neat things we purchased the last thirty days to our account.  Just had to use it and got a Triple Chunk Chocolate Chip cookie to split with DH and a tall decaf each.  Saved forty-six cents.  Also picked up a wall calendar and some vintage repro Valentine cards.

As I mentioned the other day, I joined
Loft Creations No Strings Attached Challenge.  Here is my meager beginnings

string quilt prep


string quilt cutting

I’m using scraps that were given to me by a long-arm quilter friend.  She has given me many a plastic bag full over the years.  These strips were already cut and ready to use.
I’ll post pics of acouple of the blocks tomorrow or so. I’m cutting them 3.5” sq.  They should be great for placements, tablerunners and table toppers.  I’m doing nothing big.  Just some small, simple {= fast} projects.  Then I’m going to get them out in the mail to unsuspecting recipients.
AND, I am attempting to meet the goal suggested by Marmaladerose 20 Minutes a Day of spending twenty minutes, at least, each day creating.

I’ve been attempting to get a good pic of this frame.  Somehow it never looks that great.  This is the frame I bought at the garage sale next door.  The girlfriend of the fellow who lives there had a small sale and I came home with several unnecessary items.  This frame was among them.  It was in good shape but plain white.  So I got out my ‘Pretty Pink’ paint, glue ‘n glitter, press on sparkles, etc, etc.  Put a cupid card on a construction paper background, and there it was ! ! ! I love it.  It’s so - - - - - well, it’s so PINK ! ! !

bird nest tea pot and pink frame

3 comments:

  1. WOW... I need to step away from this computer and get back to work on crafting. Love those strips. Can't wait to see the final Ta-Da...

    Sounds like you had a great day too.

    Keep on Crafting,
    The Garden Bell - Kate

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  2. Well done with your 20 minutes today. Forgive me if I don't check in with you every day as I now have 19 bloggers joining in. If I check everyone every day I won't be able to find time for my 20 minutes. Lol.

    Keep posting your work though.

    Love Fi x

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