Friday, September 5, 2014
I wanted to post today. I was going to take pics of my garden. But since we are re-landscaping the pond area (which is taking entirely too long) the only beautiful flowers I have right now are my Rose of Sharon and Hibiscus. I have several unique varieties, but I have pics in past posts. It seems like our whole summer has been in slow motion this year. The heat and humidity caused us to be inside most of the summer. The oppressive humidity practically leave Terry immobile due to his COPD. We did have some plumbing issues under the house. That horrid winter gone by caused a pipe under the house to break and our tub drain was leaking water. Since we have a crawl space it was not easy to repair. Terry ended up cutting a trap door in the bathroom floor and Corey went down to do repairs only to find there is another crack. We will be removing the tub and putting a shower unit in, which we have wanted to do for a long time.
When I completed the CQ block from Kathy Shaw's class, I asked her to give me the list of supplies for the next class so I can start gathering what I have and buying what I need. So, first let me tell you that though I love Crazy Quilt, I am not too found of very encrusted blocks. I love to look at the very Victorian pieced blocks, but I personally prefer the less embellished blocks in a book I have by J. Marsha Michler "The Magic of Crazy Quilting". That said, in the next class, Kathy will give the choice of using "fancy fabric" or cottons. I am teetering between ordering fancy fabrics from Kathy in Iowa (Crazy by Design) or buying a selection of appropriate cottons. So, do I use fancies because, after all it's a class and the purpose is to learn something new. Or do I use cottons? What do you think?
I've been thinking a lot about blogging and comments. When I retired, I resolved to leave comments on the blogs I read. Some bloggers never acknowledge the comment. Some reply back via email, while some respond via a blog comment. I try to reply via email. I like that more personal interaction. I think it promotes a stronger cyber friend connection. Sometimes I click the box asking for a email notification of future comments, mostly when I want to see comments about questions the blogger asked. Sometimes when a blogger is known not to respond, I read the post but don't leave a comment.
What do you think about blog comments?