Thursday, August 27, 2009

The road to hell...

I always have good intentions about posting. But then something always comes, house guests, Facebook Scrabble,etc. And, oh yes, quilting! These are the last two blocks from the Cabbage Rose Kaffee Fassett mystery block of the month. Next month the finishing kit will be available and we will finally get to see how these all go together.

And this is the third block in their new 3rd Saturday mystery block of the month. Kind of boring after the previous ones, but it will be pretty with the first two.

And while I didn't win the Marx Foods giveaway, the nice folks there did send me 25 of their palm leaf plates for posting about it. I don't usually use disposable plates, but these are pretty nice. Maybe we'll have to have a party...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Eco-friendly disposable plates

Marx Foods is having another giveaway. If you use disposable plates, you should check these out. "These biodegradable plates are a natural and renewable resource. Naturally discarded sheaths of the leaves of the Adaka palm tree are collected from the forest floor. No trees are cut down. The plates and the disposable cutlery are even compostable!" Definitely better than styrofoam (which doesn't biodegrade) or paper (which require killing a tree). I also think they are much nicer looking, don't you?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And then a miracle happened...(my 200th post!)

So, this morning our DSL was still not working. I went to a meeting at work, then out to lunch with some friends from the F2O, then stopped at the AT&T store to buy a new modem, hoping that would solve the problem. I got home, hooked up the new modem, but still had the solid green power light, solid green ethernet light and flashing red DSL light configuration. Since AT&T is scheduled to come out on Friday morning, I disconnected the new modem, carefully repackaged it to take back to the AT&T store for a $54.95 refund, and reconnected the old modem. That is when the miracle occurred...solid green lights all the way across! And working internet access! Mike said that the old modem must have just needed a rest (never mind that it had been turned off since Monday afternoon) but that doesn't explain why the new one didn't work. Oh well, I am just happy to be reconnected!

But you're not here to hear about my technology trials and tribulations, you're here to see my latest quilt! I didn't post anything about it when it was a work-in-progress because it was a surprise for my sister's 50th birthday. She and her kids came down last weekend, so I was able to give it to her in person. It was made out of a layer cake of Tula Pink's Nest fabric.

For the label I scanned a picture of her and me taken in one of those four for 25¢ booths in 1961 or so.

I also had the opportunity to give my niece Emma a quick sewing lesson, and she made this cute pillowcase out of Amy Butler fabric. It was her first sewing project, but hopefully not her last. She comes from a long line of seamstresses and I hope she grows to love the craft as much as I do!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Technical difficulties

I know I promised a real blog post yesterday, but we had a big thunderstorm in the afternoon which caused us to lose power momentarily, and also caused our DSL to go out. I still don't know if it is a problem with the line or if the modem is fried. I am working today, but hopefully tomorrow I will be able buy a new modem and determine if that is the problem. AT&T is scheduled to come out Friday morning if a new modem is not the solution. I already uploaded pictures of my latest quilt, a 50th birthday present for my sister, which hopefully I will be able to share by Friday afternoon, if not sooner!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summit's Unchained Series Debut: Kolsch

I will have a real post later today, but wanted to share this article by my daughter, Kate.

Summit's Unchained Series Debut: Kolsch

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Outstanding in the Field: MN Edition

Friday night we went to Outstanding in the Field in Delano, Minnesota. I took a few pictures, but my semi-professional photographer daughter, Kate, took a bunch and has posted them on her blog. Enjoy!

Les Petites Images: Outstanding in the Field: MN Edition