For those of you that are having issues with your internet server talking nicely to your anti-virus program...here's what I ended up doing. I'm running Windows10 and Kaspersky for my anti-virus and had Firefox for my internet. My computer (unbeknownst to me, I might add) did an update and that meant that Firefox and Kaspersky were no longer friends. (Yeah - and it's the season of brotherhood to man too - how dare they). So...the suggestion was made that I should switch my Firefox to Chrome. It was a really easy thing to do and lo - it seems to have fixed the problem. It seems that Win10 plays nicely with Chrome, but there are bullying issues with Firefox.
Now, on to a couple of projects that got finished over the weekend...
All three of the men in my family love to cook (one is a chef by trade), so they are each receiving a set of these hot mats.
The fabric was gifted to me by Sue of SuperMomNoCape....thank you Sue!!
This is a little baby blanket that I crocheted for a little one that will be arriving in the spring.
The pattern is now my favourite (thank you MEK!!). It's a fairly basic one, but I then add a border around the outside in varying patterns as the whim strikes me.
A close-up of the pattern.
Just a couple of cute things I've found to share with you today...
- There is an adorable quick gift idea that Sew Many Ways has posted on her blog HERE. It may be a bit late for use this year, but it's going on my 'possibility' list!
- Gerry has posted a tutorial on making a beautiful folded ribbon treatment for crazy quilters and that can be found HERE.
I'm playing on the computer today. I am staying out of the kitchen. I am not going anywhere near it. No way. No how. Not if I value my life.
DH is making copious amounts of butter tarts.
Flour is flying everywhere.
There's goo on everything.
There's fire in his eye.
Yes, I'm staying outta there!!
Today your quote is from W. J. Cameron... "There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries"