Hey, it worked - sort of. This is from Picasa. I've got a lot to learn about -- well, about everything, but this is was good as it got at midnight last night.
Might as well talk about this picture since it's here and I may never be able to put another one up. These are the first two blocks from Bunny Hill Designs' "All Things Christmas." The angel still doesn't have a face, and the embellishments will go on after its quilted. And the two blocks aren't sewn together yet. I'm actually doing this BOM as they come in. Amazing - especially in view of the gazillions of BOMs I've collected for the past few years. Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop did a fantastic shop of putting this BOM together. I've become a real fan of her shop. Sort of like my QuiltMobile ad line, "The ultimate shopping machine!"
I should have taken a better picture. Matt hooked up with me remotely last night and downloaded the Picasa software for me. I don't know what's wrong with my HP picture software. I'm getting all kinds of error messages and it just shuts down. So I uninstalled it last night and reinstalled, which I thought would surely take care of the problem. Nope. So I gave up and started playing with Picasa. An online friend helped me this morning figure out how to crop and rename the picture. I just threw these blocks down on the floor and snapped a quick picture so I would have something to practice on. Didn't plan on actually getting something up here. LOL. So excuse the wrinkles and wonky picture.
That's why Mom said you should never wear your slippers to the market. What does that have to do with downloading pictures? Nothing. But I've bored myself silly talking about that subject, and I'm sure my blogger friends are even more bored.
But about those slippers -- I grew up in a small town and you couldn't even go out in the morning to get the paper without seeing someone you knew. When I moved to SoCal, I figured I wouldn't have that problem. I did, and I already blogged about that. But last weekend I went over to the brand-new Albertson's in the brand-new shopping center which is off of a brand-new exit off the freeway right by my house. I debated about getting some decent cloths on before I went over there, and decided I'd better because you never know. Sure enough, I had been in the store about five minutes when I heard, "Vicky?" I turned around and there was the CEO's wife. Turns out she loves that brand-new store and drives all the way over by my house to shop there. Good thing I didn't have on my slippers, huh? LOL.
The prize drawing will be today when Jane gets here. She gets to do the deed. I've already boxed up everything, so the prize winner will have to snap a picture if she/he wishes to. Thanks to all who commented, and good luck to everyone!
And speaking of prizes -- I got Darlene's pincushion in the mail last night. It's adorable. I'll post a picture later. That is, if I can replicate what I did to get this one up here! LOL. Darlene, thank you!!!!! It's gorgeous, and absolutely my favorite colors! You are a perfect sweetie!!! Thank you thank you!
Yesterday was one of THOSE days! So I thought maybe a hormone shot would cure all that ails me. I had to go to the clinic to pick up a physical. Might as well get one while I'm there. Wouldn't you know it ... I got the brand-new nurse lady. It took four sticks and calling in her supervisor before those hormones got where they were supposed to be. All I wanted to do when I got home was put an ice pack on my butt! I know Kim will come up with something suitably smart-alecky in her comment! Go fer it, Kim! I actually laughed through the whole debacle - it was one of THOSE days, after all!
I'm about two-thirds done with the second pumpkin block. I love pumpkins, so this one is a lot of fun.
That's it from the home front. I must straighten up this joint before Jane gets here. I know she certainly doesn't mind quilty clutter, but there's a limit!