Friday, September 23, 2016

6 Years and still going

My first blog post was 6 years ago. It took me a week to figure out how and what to do but I stuck to it and finally accomplished a blog post. I had been following and reading blogs for some time and knew that I wanted to join in. There were people I reached out to with questions and they were kind and encouraging. People like Faye Riggesbee, Mouse, and Vonna to name just a few who took the time to respond. How excited I was to have people follow me! and comment on my blog! Along the way friendships developed and also some followers left. The numbers are nice, but they are not important because the person who stops by now and again to comment is just as nice as the one who is a constant. Then there are those who have left blogging or do not post often at all. Of course there are so many reasons and it is their choice but I do miss them......following their interesting lives and beautiful crafts. I started my blog to document my work and to keep a diary of sorts. I have learned from many and have been able to share my work with people who care. I joined in many give always, held a few of my own and many swaps.....most all were successful with just a couple not so. To have a designer compliment my work has been like a gold star. It has been a wonderful experience and I will continue for time to come. Now, The Brother Alan reads and even has commented and posted...how fun is that. One day the phone rang and it was Annette calling to introduce herself and chat. So, today I say thank you to all who have been around with me for these years and welcome to all who a new to my blog. You certainly are friends that I am lucky to have.
Thank you.......

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Computer Fairies

From one day to the next...actually from one hour to another, the computer fairies do their playing within my computer.
She and her cohorts decided to change things without even asking me first. Photos now download differently, access to documents requires a master degree and only the fairies know what else is not the same! this on top of the fact that recently blogger made changes without consulting me is just too much. I will however have my own way...okay maybe not today but I will  one of these days.  It is a crazy weather day here in Arizona. The sun made a late appearance this morning then went to the cloudy playground and now popped out and right back in again. Oh, and it is humid...rain would be nice. Mr H had an appointment with the spine surgeon. That surgery is healing well but there seem to be a few other discs that are needing attention. Problem is the surgery will not guarantee pain relief as once you touch one area anther may act up. Basically his spine is a mess waiting to happen. So, he will think about it and decide for return visit in January. It is tough getting old----er. In the meantime while shopping in the craft closet I found a bag with lovely merino wool yarn...so....of course I took it out
a scarf is started and will be a gift for someone special...shhh, can not say any more. It is a nice stitch; a variation of the brioche stitch and is soft thick and completely reversible. I made some progress on Natalia's ornament and  I put aside my southwest piece for now. I was awake at 1:30 this morning and by 2 am I was visiting with Vonna (the Twisted Stitcher) on her Flosstube videos. If you haven't stopped by to view her do yourself a favor and do so. She kept me company this morning...such a delightful lady and wonderful finisher. So needless to say I am a bit tired right now. Mr H has some relaxing Chopin playing so we both will settle down and listen. So glad you could find some time to visit. Thank you for your treasured friendship and kind words. Have a great day.