Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The "in-between-the-holidays" lull

Mr. Wonderful is at the gym, being so good at his workouts, he has worked out 3-4 times a week for the last ten years. I started a couple times, and oozed out of it. He loves it and never gets tired of it...

But since he's occupied, and not on his laptop, I'm taking the opportunity to play on it for a while...tee hee. My poor little puter has issues, and my "techie-geek" son worked on it for a while when he was here for the holidays. It works in spurts now, I can milk my cows on Facebook if I log in through Mozilla, and I can read blogs through AOL, but can't post anything. He wants me to back up all of my pictures and files and then he can "start from scratch" whatever that means. He said my files are corrupted, but I've known for a long time parts of me were corrupted, I just never told anybody....tee hee While on my blogging hiatis, I managed to get 4 Linus Project blankets done,,,I tried my hand at the raggy quilts, and while I love the fact that I could use up little pieces of batting, I'm not too sure I did it right. I freehanded hearts in the blocks, and oh, my, it was so easy, I was afraid I was doing it wrong...but it looks ok, and I personally know a few little girls who would love these little blankies. Not my favorite way of quilting, but I hope the ladies who run the Linus Project in my area find a home for them, anyway.
I also got three raggy rugs done. I have the most awesome cousins, and I wanted to give a little something to them for all the support and love they have given me this year. Cheryl, Rainy, and Lorie, I love you!

Santa's job was lighter this year, due to the economy, so Mrs. Claus had a lighter job, too. None of the grandbabies recognized him this year, but his watch almost gave him away...good thing Papa thinks fast!


Rachel, from Country & Cosy at http://countrycosy.wordpress.com/ sent a little squishy all the way from Belgium! She is such a precious person, loving and giving. Her eye candy alone is worth the click! She included some hand-dyed threads from Gloriana Threads, and (how did she know?) I've been eyeing some blackwork designs here http://www.sebadesigns.com/ so I'm dying to try it out. They even have some freebies, if you want to venture over and see.
I have been given a box of quilting magazines by a friend who's aunt passed, and she was a beautiful quilter. Most of them are "Quilt" magazines from the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's. If anybody is interested in some, let me know, I'll share, or I'll swap, what ever you'd like.
The quilting community has given me so much joy... the love and support of beautiful people all around the world is astounding. So, I am wishing you all have many blessings and much love for the New Year.
xoxo
lyn



15 comments:

Amelia said...

I knew it had been a long time since you had a blog post but did not realize it was that long...The girls sitting on "Santa's" lap are so cute.

The rugs look great and I sure the cousins will enjoy them.

Take care!

Micki said...

The rugs are so beautiful, and you have been so creative.Enjoy your holiday and have a blessed New Year!
Micki

Cut-N-Shoot Quilting Diva said...

I think there will be plenty of little girls excited to get your raggedy quilt! Love the rugs...one of these days I'm going to try it. Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your computer problems. I'd go crazy if mine stopped working.

Finn said...

Your rugs are gorgeous Granny, and what fun you had(I hope) with the Project Linus blankets. They look perfectly fine to me*VBS* Hurray for Santa's lap, hope you got to sit on it and whisper in his ear also.
I'll try to be better about getting here in the new year. Sending big happy new years hugs, Finn

Kathy said...

I enjoyed seeing the photo of the cute little girls on Santa's lap. He really has a beautiful beard! Your braided rug in the photo sure is cute. It must have been a lot of work to get 3 done. I'm glad you had the chance to get a blog post in today. I'll be back soon.

Quiltluver said...

Listen to your son on the computer thing. Think of it like blackboard. He is going to take an eraser and erase the board. But your pictures will be gone after he does that. So a backup is a good thing to protect your pictures before you lose them to computer failure. ...And, your computer will be faster. My computer has been "cleaned" twice!

Lots of beautiful pictures. Glad to have you back. Hope you have a Happy New Year. Karen

Lorraine said...

Happy New Year FFG....may 2010 be kind to you! those rugs are awesome!! I need some of those for my house...I had better get my act together and get on to them!!
wishing you a smiley year ahead! xx

countrycosy said...

It's always a pleasure to pay you a visit, Lyn. Hoping your computer problems will be solved soon. Anyway, your rug is beautiful. This post is full of joy, tenderness and suprises. I'm glad Mr Wondeful went at the gym ! ;-)
Wishing you and your family a great 2010. Big hugs.

QuiltedSimple said...

lovely quilts and rugs. happy new year
kris

Shellie said...

Love all your projects. You do a great job.
I am looking for 30's fabric quilts if any of the magazines have a pattern for one.
I hope to hear from you soon so hurry with the fixing of the computer.

Anonymous said...

found your site today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later ..

soggibottom said...

I always love to visit here x x x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love the rugs...they look great!!! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead and all the best for 2010...Dzintra♥x

juniormaster said...

So nice Blogger

Dasha said...

Hello Lyn, I have popped in from Jan's Sew & Sow Farm blog. She's having a give-away there. I love your rag rugs. I came across them in upstate New York many years ago on my first visit to the States. Fell in love with them then, and vowed to make one, but haven't got around to it yet. Bye for now.