Friday, January 30, 2015

Another Adventure

If you've been wondering where I've been the last couple weeks, here's the scoop.  I've been on jury duty for a criminal case.  Jury selection started Tuesday, January 20, and concluded on Wednesday, January 21, when the trial also started.  We've been deliberating since Wednesday, January 28, and finally finished at 4:00 pm today.  Talk about intense!  It was draining, so I didn't get much done at night.  So for those of you waiting for email answers and/or stuff to come in the mail, I am slowly working through all that stuff.  Don't give up!

On a good note, last Sunday I did get a chance to visit the barn and give my main squeeze a full day of beauty and a whole lot of hugs.  And I passed that goodness on to four other horses as well.  I just love coming home smelling of horses!  Dirty, tired...and extremely happy.

So that's what's been happening in my world.  What's new with you?

Blissful hugs,

P.S.  I am listening to Havana Storm by Clive and Dirk Cussler, and The Faraway Horses by Buck Brannaman.  Hard as it is to believe, I have not listened to a single audio book since the trial started.  I'm looking forward to that pleasure again as well.

P.P.S.  It was so good to meet you, KathleenC!  Nice to put a face to a name from the comments!

P.P.P.S.  To Terri H:  Nag, nag, nag!!! ;-)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Story Can Now Be Told

For the better part of a year I have been closely guarding a secret.  When Joan Ford started her new book, she asked me to contribute to it.  

Recently published, Joan's book includes a section on hand piecing by--wait for it--ME!  See pages 57-59.  And Joan included a hand piecing project in the back of the book which is so darn cute and combines both hand piecing and hand applique!  There is a ton of useful information in this book--truly something for everyone!  Check it out!  Thanks, Joan, for including me!

We've all seen them, all coveted them, and ultimately bought them.  Yes, those Clover Wonder Clips!  I have the original small red, the longer green, and the newly-released short neons!  For easy access, I tossed them onto a small old Syracuse China plate.  Don't they look festive?

And here is where they reside:  on my windowsill between a pink depression glass dish of coated paperclips and a Fiestaware knockoff of uncoated paperclips and small runs of staples.  Notice the runner under these lovelies--it's an older design of Joan Ford's.  My absolute favorite for narrow places.

That's what's new in my world tonight.  What's new with you?  Please share in the comments!  Many thanks to those who take time to comment--it makes my day!

Blissful hugs,

Wednesday, January 14, 2015