If you're here for the 'Grow Your Blog' party, my post is HERE.
Before I get into the main part of the post I want to tell you that I've noticed something odd going on with my blog comments. Up until recently I have always received a copy of each comment in my email account so that I can approve them (dratted spammers!!) and from there I am able to respond to you directly. For some reason, known only unto Blog-grrrr or the blogging universe as a whole, I am not getting all your comments forwarded to my email and in a lot of cases I haven't responded to you because I didn't notice there was a problem until now. Being rather computer illiterate I don't know what I can/should do to rectify the situation. I haven't changed any of my blog settings so it can't be that. ANYWAY - my most sincere apologies if I haven't responded to you and please know that I do love your comments and treasure each and every one. I am still able to approve comments through my blog directly so I will be continuing to do that so rest assured your comments ARE being seen by me.
Now, I return you to your regularly scheduled mumblings...
Some of you may remember that I've been asked to make a 'sane' quilt, which is something I haven't done much of (and what I have done has been rather dismal). The pattern is a 'Rail Fence' set on point and requires a lot (!!) of 2 1/2" strips. This morning I mustered my courage and started cutting (with the help of a marvelous 'special' ruler on loan from my friend M.E.....thank you!). With relative ease and in a short amount of time I have the strips half done (and if my arthritic thumb hadn't started to complain I might have been able to finish the lot). Yay!! See?......
For those of you who are interested in crazy quilting Kathy Shaw has posted a listing of her registration dates that are coming open throughout 2015 for her free (yes, you read that correctly!) online classes. For the registration dates you can go HERE; for general information regarding her classes you can go HERE; and for the class supply lists go HERE. Although I haven't taken any of Kathy's classes as yet, I know from what I've been seeing from the various bloggers who have that her classes are great.
For those of you who love eye candy of the crazy quilted kind there are a ton of pictures to be seen at CQMagOnline which, alas, is now defunct. Fortunately the articles and pictures are still available and it's definitely worth pouring yourself a cuppa and spending some time exploring. You can go HERE for links to the photo galleries and THIS link will take you to the articles section. You will see a list on the left that will lead you to each issue of the magazine.
And, just a little reminder that you can click on the picture of Pam Kellogg's 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine in my right sidebar to purchase your very own drool-worthy copy and to see what she and I have been up to lately.
Phew, now you've gotten through all that, I will leave you with today's quote (from Ambrose Bierce).... "Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret"