I'm pictureless again. (sigh) The camera is working fine -although those rechargable batteries sure don't last long before they have to be recharged. It's the HP Photosmart Premier program. It doesn't recognize me any longer. But I'm not surprised by that. I'm kinda getting used to being ignored! LOL
So today mental pictures will have to suffice. Where do I start?
Went into the office today. But before I drove to the office, I stopped by Ginger's. I mean, after all, it was almost on the way to the office! Really! I picked up a few FQs for my loggy neutrals. I really want to get back to making those. I was hungry on the way there, but I had to stop at the ATM machine first. Oops, the ATM machine was past Sonic Burger, and you can't go back the other way in traffic very easily at that point. Oh, well, I'll get something more nutritious on the way to the office.
Well, when I get to Ginger's, I always head straight to the fridge for something cold to drink, and they always have snacks out on the counter. So two cookies later, I'm not hungry any more. Oh, and I'm feeling a bit righteous about not eating a big burger and fries. I mean, two cookies are a whole lot better for me than all that food, right?
Three or four hours later, I'm heading home from the office and stopped by my friendly neighborhood Albertson's. I just needed bread that I forgot to get last weekend to go with all those deli cuts. (Geez, I hope they did okay in the freezer.) And I had to pick up some more of those neat Ziploc Big Bags. The XL ones I got last weekend are really too big, so I picked up a box of L's to see if those will work better. Oh, and since I'm in there anyway, I grabbed a box of those 2.5 gallon Hefty zip bags. Turns out those are a good size for applique projects. And since I'm still there, a couple of quilty magazines found their way into my shopping cart. $90.37 cents later I headed home with my bread. Might this explain how my stash got so big?
So I'm home to my messy house which I totally avoided cleaning this weekend. Wait, I take that back. I turned on the dishwasher before I left the house today because I would need a clean coffee cup in the morning. That thing is so loud that I only turn it on when I'm leaving. And I did put a set of sheets to wash. Because those have been sitting there needing to be washed for a week, and now I need to change the set on my bed again. I refuse to have more than two sets of sheets. (Okay, I have three sets but one is so raggedy I don't admit to owning them.) This stems from my mother having three linen closets stuffed with brand-new sets of sheets still in the wrappers. She went nuts every time one of the department stores had a white sale. When she died, my brother and I spent almost a whole day boxing up those things. Neither one of us could use them because they were all double bed size. They went to Goodwill still packaged. Honestly, there must have been 100 of them. Excuse me while I go get those in the dryer. BRB.
Okay. I'm back. Phew, housework is SO hard!
On the quilty front, I got the pumpkin block appliqued this weekend. Just need to do a little embroidery on it. I have a picture that I'll post as soon as I become a known entity again with the HP software. But fair warning, it's a pumpkin on steroids! As a matter of fact, it's a pumpkin on steriods with serious alignment issues. I honest to Pete had that thing basted down just right. I don't know how the center piece of the pumpkin got so wonky. I'm debating whether to unstitch it and straighten it up. Maybe I'll just let bloggers vote on it. In my defense here, the stem on the pumpkin is supposed to be slightly off center. I think that's what threw my eye off. Well, that sounds like a good excuse anyway. But, hey, it's folk art! Maybe it needs to stay wonky!
I'm heading over there right now to start prepping All Things Christmas Block 2! I have fallen totally in love with this quilt. And I'm going to stick to my resolution to do the block each month. So far so good. One down ......... lol
I had the TV on the Lifetime Channel all day yesterday while I was stitching the pumpkin. Hours and hours on end. I really wasn't paying it much attention -- until it dawned on me how depressing all those sad stories were. No wonder I was feeling grumpy last night.
Oh, and dinner tonight? A piece of fried chicken from the deli. I was still hungry, so I ate a banana. And I was still hungry, so I ate an orange. Might this explain how my stash got so big?
~ No eyes rolling from blogger friends about my long post with no pictures. At least not yet!
~ Packages - nuf said.
~ Decision made that next Sunday the borders are going on the giterdun.