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Just Look . . . . .

 . . . . . . at what came in the mail today!

- Maggie

Something I Never Dreamed of Doing

Roasting egg shells, to feed to the Blue Jays so they'll stop eating the paint off the house.  Apparently they're short of calcium, and have discovered that there is calcium in house paint, so they peck away - quite agressively - at the outside of the house! 

Playing with Another Block

I've been playing with another simple traditional quilt block.  This time I picked the Y Block (not sure if it even has another name).  They don't get much simpler than this one:

In a quilt it could also look like this:

Just Listed

Just listed on my Shop page!

Update:  this items is now sold, and on its way to its new home.

-Maggie

Permission to Play, SIR!

(I always picture myself saying that to a big, burly, army office with a glare on his face, and garlic on his breath!)  Anyways, play is how we quilters get places.  Yes, we can buy a pattern, follow the fabric choices, and the cutting instructions, and do things exactly as the designer recommends - right up to "quilt as desired", which leaves most of us at a complete loss. 

A Picture is Worth . . . . .

A few seasonal thoughts. . . . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Particular Rut

I'll be the first to admit it - I'm in a Rut - a big old New York Beauty Rut. And I love my Rut.  But you see, the thing is, some days my Rut gets very boring.  So boring that some days I don't want to be in my Rut.

 

 I need another Rut.  A newer Rut.  An exciting Rut. 

Thinking About This One

My new design, Jake's Landing, is pieced!  I was going to list it for sale, BUT, I think it might be a "Keeper". . . . . . .

Windows 10 - a Cautionary Tale - Arghhhhhhhhh!

After hearing some good (and some bad) reviews of Windows 10, I decided to upgrade.  First I tried my almost new HP desktop.  Three attempts later, it put up a message saying "Reverting to your former operating system" - which was Windows 8, and the main reason I don't use that as my primary computer.  I haven't gotten back to explore the issues.

Then, I updated my HP laptop, and here's my experience.  (This may not apply to you - it's what happened with me.)