Sunday, October 4, 2009

My 101st Blog Post

Hi Friends & Kin Folk,
I can't believe this is my 101st post to my blog! I must say it's a good way to keep up with friends and family.
This morning I finally bit the bullet and went to Wal Mart. I need an assortment of things and it is the best place to go in that instance! Of course the things I needed are on opposite ends and corners of the store so I put on a couple of miles this morning.
My first stop was the craft/fabric/yarn area. Finally the scissors that disappeared a few weeks ago have been replaced! I have a lovely set of scissors but they are so heavy to use and almost too sharp. Fortunately I didn't snip into something not intended to be snipped! I also picked up the plastic sheets I use for the bottom of the purses I make - gives them some stability and they sit so nicely on a flat bottom! Also managed to fill the basket with groceries again - kind of hoping to stock up for a while. And there was a neat quilt magazine that some how managed to get into my cart. (It was my reward for going to WM!
Fall is very noticeable - driving to the store this morning I spotted several trees with leaves turning. Broadway is a 'colorful' street in fall and I'll have to snap a picture of two. Chet has been mowing our yard and the neighbors and he hooks up his little trailer and rides around and picks up fallen branches! He's all primed up for the Colts football game this afternoon.
My eye is healing nicely following cataract surgery and the vision has improved - the doctor said it was better than he expected it to be. Right eye surgery is scheduled on the 6th. Then it will be a month before I can be fitted for new glasses. Should have done this years ago - do you suppose it's a stubborn German streak?

We ventured out to pick up a quilt from the Longarm Quilter Gal in Rushville - it was my first time to drive following the surgery. All went well with the trip. Caroline, the LA Quilter Gal did a splendid job again - she used a pastel variegated thread in an all over meander or stipple. Photo below - the block pattern is sometimes called Sweet Sixteen (I have no idea why)! It was fun to make and sewed up quickly! Very good stashbuster pattern.

Several weeks ago I made a stack of Split Nine Patch blocks and then put them aside of 'age' properly! Yesterday morning they came out of hiding and I laid them out on my bed (my design wall). My to my chagrin, I was about ten blocks short so that was taken care of on the spot. Time for away from me and it was nap time so I had to stack the blocks by rows and pin them - hopefully I can get back to sewing them up into a top and head off to see Caroline again!

Suddenly my game show channel has been switched to a football channel - how did that happen ? ? ?

Thanks for stopping by and till next time - be well and keep in tough.

P.S. I guess this isn't my 101st post - I know I saw that number somewhere tho - actually it's my 84th post. Oh well - in the scheme of things - it just doesn't matter!

1 comment:

Cyd said...

104....84....what's a few numbers amongst friends! LOL I think it's great that you do it! You are my inspiration to keep mine updated! Hugs