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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New year...new blog look?

Well - It would be nice to freshen up my blog's appearance - looking quite tired and drab. However, Blogger is not working for me and I am unable to change anything other than photos. Trying to go with different colors - background, text, etc. Nothing changes even though when working with the customization feature in Design the "apply to blog" button indicates it is working. But no new changes are evident.

Since I primarily post using Blogsy for my iPad, have been trying to make these changes using my older PC laptop. There has been virtually no response from Blogger regarding my query and apparently this problem existed for many a while back. However all those forum discussions are closed now and I cannot locate any further solutions.

Any thoughts or feedback from you, dear readers, would be greatly appreciated.

Any one else having similar problems?


Thank you for any help!!


Pat

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas blessings....

.....to each of you - may 2016 be a year filled with new energy, health, and a return to calmness in our world.


Pat

 

Friday, December 4, 2015

A gentle afternoon...

....such a gift at this time of year in our part of Wisconsin. Here it is early December and the temperature reads 46....sunshine, a little snow carpets the walking path as we gather greens - balsam & long needle pine. I don't take for granted living on 40 acres, that a stroll outside brings me an endless supply of fresh cuttings. Our fur babies run around in circles, falling over each other and scoop mouthfuls of snow with their tongue as they follow me out to the potting shed. How convenient it is to have the necessary tools, floral wire and a wide work space to assemble simple swags. And especially warm enough to do so without frozen fingertips!

Two bundles - for our two side lights on the garage and another bundle to be placed on my old sled by the driveway (goodness - that sled must be an antique now considering my age)

Have been doing some secret sewing and can reveal one item which was given out yesterday at our Liberty Ladies quilt history study group.

From Lorraine Olsen's book Little Lone Star Quilts....she has a great and unique method for paper piecing small quilts.

I chose cheddar and some of the fabrics that our group has exchanged over the years - the little quilt finished to about 22" square. Too late I noticed the border fabric had definite direction in the print - but at the 11th hour, it has to remain.

As we opened gifts, this was the treasure I brought home...also a piece filled with memories of previous exchanges and including conversation prints - dear to my heart.

Now as the sun sinks lower on the horizon - 3:00 on this gentle afternoon, I can get back to the next gift which must be completed soon. As the sewing machine hums along, my mind will be going over preparations for my brother's arrival in 2 days and getting ready for next weekend when we have the Celebration of Life for our Dad.

Wishing each of you gentle times.


Pat