Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Week After Christmas

Mary Ann Tate posted links to color pallet creation sites. That got the ball rolling. I love this panel and having a site that will select the Kona Cotton colors to use with it started my creative juices flowing.

I have signed up to participate in the CQ2015 Project. I know this panel is not a typical crazy quilt focus.  Silk ribbon has no place here which is fine with me.  Lace will probably not blend well. But I have a vision of trims and threads and exotic stitched seams.  This is more my style.  This panel makes me ecstatic .. ..excited .. makes my eye search every element of the design. It will be my main project for the year.

Then there is Madam Samm.  She started a new site..   Sew We Stitch  .  Something vintage..something cross stitched or maybe something appliqued.  Hopefully I will participate in something Madam Samm be it stitched or quilted.  I LOVE Madam Samm, who is a very gracious blog friend.

You see, I am suffering NOT from ENS, which you may know as Empty Nest Syndrome once again.
 Corey has flown the nest to make his own way.  I wish him well, but must admit I see a path back to me.

Terry has begun to renew the kitchen.  After 12 years of being a maintenance manager at a large apartment complex and a year of retirement adjustment he has again taken interest in the maintenance and upgrade of ... yay...our home.  Ceramic tile is going up in the kitchen.  The cabinet replacement will finally proceed and new tile on the floor.  He works each day until he is tired, which gives him a couple of hours a day to work and he accomplishes a lot.

Here's to More Stitching!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cyber Monday..Who Needs Black Friday

Monday was a good email day!!  So many invitations!  Verizon caught my eye.  I don't usually open their "invitations" but this time I did.  We didn't have smart phones because I never really investigated the cost of the data plans.  I thought there was a line charge PLUS the data charge. What a deal Verizon gave me, when I called to verify information in the email offer they sent.

On Wednesday we received  (2) LG G3
shared data $50 each reduced to $25 each for a year
$30 upgrade fee for each phone discounted to free

So for 12 months I cut my cell phone bill by more than 50% and got 2 free $600 phones.

I'm reading the manual on line to find out how the heck to answer it...LOL.  Not really, but there is a lot to learn.

Heck, Monday was a GREAT email day.  I opened another one.

Caron's offered a $75 leather purse for $15.  It came Wednesday.  Then my blog friend Kathy posted the Pantone color for 2015.  I'm pretty sure my new purse is pretty close to the new Marsala color. I'm on a roll. was having a sale too.  I got a new panel..The Princess and The Pea (Africa).  I absolutely fell in love with it and tried to select some fabrics to compliment it.  It came yesterday and I can't wait to see the fabrics in daylight. is one of my favorite fabric web sites.  FREE Shipping too.  Call me weird, but even if fabric is not on sale, if I get free shipping I'm happy. I love this site because you can click on a color in a fabric swatch and find other fabrics with the same color in it.  So, more fabric is coming my way!

Then I went looking for cases for the new phones...yay $18 for 2 and ... you guessed shipping!

Since I was finding so many deals, I thought I would search for Pearle Cotton #8.  Knitting Warehouse offered a HUGE color selection at $2.14 each and ...ta da...FREE SHIPPING.

Tell me, did you take part in any invitations in YOUR email on Cyber Monday?