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Saturday, May 14, 2011

in with the new

Three things to be happy about:
(1) a good night's sleep
(2) the perfect pillow
(3) finding a sought-after book

Well, two out of three ain't bad!

I'm a great fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series; I've read the entire series in hardback several times, and I also downloaded them to my iPod. But... I only want the unabridged versions.  For a very long time I've wanted The Fiery Cross and A Breath of Snow and Ashes but they were only available in abridged format.  I don't think so!  I want every single word she wrote in those books!  So, at the end of April Snow and Ashes became available in unabridged, and I got it, yaaaay!  Things are looking up.

I had to say goodbye to a couple of scrungy old friends...
I've had these awhile and now the left one has a hole under the bottom... right where kitty's chin would be.  So I made an executive decision and bought a new pair.  I wanted another pair of kitties but I couldn't find them - it's not as if I looked very hard!  Had to settle for these...

sock monkeys!  I'm not even a big fan of the sock monkey but I won't be staring at my feet, so that's okay.

At the office I was changing some pictures on my Webshots screen saver, swapping out anything with snow because I want spring and summer themed pictures.  Then I realized I might as well delete them because I won't be using them anymore... reality check!  In a way it made me kinda sad because I have some really nice snow pictures on there, Christmas too!  I have Webshots installed on my home PC but when I try to download pictures, McAfee's monkeys with the sledgehammers don't like it, so I haven't downloaded any new ones in a couple years.  In fact, I don't even use my screensaver at home.

Meanwhile I'm still slowly clearing out at the office, bringing junk home that I don't want to toss out, which will join the junk in the basement that I don't want to toss out.  I'm thinking it's time for a new kind of reality check down there!

Well, enjoy your day everybody; I have to pick up a sewing machine table someone is giving me.  I want this one because it has drawers, which my old one that came with my Singer Touch n Sew doesn't have.

Sew forth and sew on...


  1. I totally agree with your 3 things to be happy about (and would add a fourth--a hot shower!). Also love, love, LOVE the Outlander series. I hope she NEVER concludes it!

    Btw, created an Alzheimer's quilt today (for Ami Simms' Alzheimer's project) and made a crumb background based on your tutorial. Not sure I did it exactly the same way, but am happy with the result. Thanks for the idea.

  2. I'd really like to see your quil! Is it on your blog?

  3. Thank you Linda for letting me know about the Outlander series. Sounds right up my alley. And it is on audio to boot. I have an iPod too. Your quilt is shaping up beautifully with all those rich, luxurious textures.

  4. Linda,

    Have you listened to Diana's interview with Barbara Peters of Poisoned Pen on the YouTube? It is really interesting. It is in 6 parts.

  5. Sorry, Linda, but I don't have a blog. At some point the quilt with the crumb background will be on Ami's website. Will try to let you know when it's up. (To see my other quilts on her website, I think you can just go to http://www.alzquilts.org/ and then type my name (christi winter) in the search box).


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