Category Archives: Miscellaneous


Just a couple of items of note:

1.  The yarn (30 skeins in all) will be going in the mail today (Wednesday) to the winners of my yarn give-away.  (Sorry for the delay, but I had to get packaging, get 10 packages ready to mail, and then it had to quit snowing here in Minnesota.  I have to hurry and get them mailed before it starts snowing again Thursday.)  What?  You mail items on snowy days?  Not me…

Thank you for helping me shrink my yarn stash down to an amount I might actually use!

2.  I showed a couple of COMPLETED baby quilts at our guild meeting tonight, and I mentioned that the Strippie quilt was made from a free quilt pattern from Mary Johnson’s site.  Click HERE for the free pattern (I think it’s the best quick baby quilt ever, and I’ve made several from this pattern).

I’ll post some pictures soon.  I’m waiting for my new computer to arrive, and then dealing with my photos will be much easier.

3.  Okay, three items is still a couple, isn’t it?  Has anyone decided what to do when Google Reader goes away this summer?  I tried Feedly, and didn’t like it much.  Now I’m trying Bloglovin’ and I like it a little better, but it still doesn’t feel like “The One”.  Oh, dating is so hard…


Oooh, now there’s a subject that would put me to sleep.  This is a fun stat, however.

In looking at the statistics to see how people land on my blog, I can see the most frequently used search words.  Here goes, excluding obvious ones like Featherstone Quiltworks (each word/phrase below is a link):

duck third eyelid

sock monkey quilt

fruit ladies fabric

skinny quilts

Two years ago, when I last blogged about most frequent searches, “knitting with a broken wrist” was one of the top searches.  The broken wrist posts were back in 2008, so hopefully that means there were fewer broken wrists by knitters in the last couple of years!

My Half of the Garage

This is what it looked like the middle of June:

My spot was filled with Mom’s belongings.  Some treasures, some everyday household goods, and some…well, let’s just say “stuff”.

This morning at 3:00 a.m.:

After three months of baking in the sun, my poor, filthy car has a home again!  There’s still several feet of “stuff” in front of the car (and thank goodness it’s a LITTLE car), and we won’t even mention what my family room looks like!  Three boxes of documents went to a FedEx Office store today for shredding.

Baby steps, but they are still steps.