Friday, August 29, 2008

Labor Day Begins

My Bloglines Feeds are not showing! I thought it would probably cure itself, but this morning...still no feeds. Not being able to get my feeds is frustrating. Anyone else with this problem?

I have a meeting this morning and a dozen errands and preparing for the arrival of Erin and the kids. Busy day.

Here is the new piece in progress. Needs a lot of detail yet.
A couple of weeks ago, I tried to do a thread drawing based on one of my journal doodles, but the tension on my machine was giving me problems and I, uh, had trouble following the lines. It was never meant to be more than a practice attempt for another piece, but it didn't go so well. :(
This piece is once again in stalled progress, but at least I got the other border on.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Bloglines has put the screws to me also. Grrrr. Have a great weekend yourself and don't work too hard. That B&W print is a knockout

  2. I love the bright on the black and white.

  3. That thread drawing is a fun idea. I might need to try that.

  4. I love this post. The photos are so much fun. have a great week-end.

  5. I had bloglines problems this morning but kept finally let me see my feeds...just keep at it, they'll appear...maybe...Love the look of the little Mila quilt after the's going to be usual. I love your whimsy =-)

  6. I love this little quilt. The embroidered 'critter' in the
    centre is gorgeous

  7. I adore the little "mouse?" piece! And you have already witnessed my love of b&w prints mixed with brights in "Alice's Restaurant."

    My thoughts are with you and your extended family as Gustav goose steps his way towards us.

  8. "Mila" piece is wonderful, as is the thread drawing (even if just for practice!)

    I use Google Reader - so far, cross finger, problem free.

    ... and a great weekend to you and yours!

  9. rian - Whew! Bloglines is working again, but I haven't had time to catch up. This will be a busy weekend, both work and play.

    Kay - Thanks, Kay. I tend to gravitate toward brights and black and white.

    Juliann - Thread drawing is fun! It never turns out quite the way I expect, but fun, never-the-less.

    Gerrie - Thanks, Gerrie! Hope you have a great weekend, too!

    Debby - Wish I'd kept busy on the Mila project so I could send it home with her, but doubt that will happen now. Bloglines is back up, though, which is a good thing.

    paula - Thanks, Paula. I love playing with weird little creatures.

    Delta - Hey girl! How are things in Jackson? Yes, I have a great model for black, white, and brights in your lovely little quilt. I treasure it!

    Erin and the kids should be on their way now; they decided to wait until today to come. Our thoughts are with all of those on the coast from Texas to Mississippi.

    Kim - Thanks, Kim. Hope your weekend is a good one!

  10. have a great weekend also! lots of community activity over the labor day weekend - always hard to choose what to do!

    I love the way the mila piece is going -

  11. kimy - I look forward to seeing all of the community affairs you manage to get around to this long Labor Day weekend! And thanks for the nice comment about the Mila piece!

  12. love that line drawing thing. my feeds aren't working, my blog isn't loading, my email isn't going. maybe we should go back to writing letters.

  13. Fantastically colorful quilt top!


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