Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Meet Solomon

This is Solomon!  He is my one and only furbaby I talk about all the time!  If you haven't heard of him, you haven't been  listening!  LOL   He is all heart!  He calls me Maw Maw and he goes where I go.  When we first met, it was love at first sight!  He was a rescue dog of my son's when he was in college.  Of course, like most college kids, he hadn't thought it through.  And after moving in with someone else who had 2 dogs living with them already, it was decided that Sol would be staying with Maw Maw and Paw Paw a few months until other living arrangements were made.  (He) my son moved a total of 5 more times since that.  And as you've probably already guessed, Sol stayed put.  For more reasons than 1, the upper most reason being, Maw Maw wouldn't let him out of her sight, he's been with us since.  Just a minute.   Somebody needed some scratching.  Hehe He must have known I was talking about him!  When he sees me sitting still on the computer or at the sewing machine is his chance to move in for attention!

I'm working on my Annie in the Garden Redwork quilt at the moment, but I have Christmas ideas brewing in my head!  Lots of ideas!  I'll share with everyone as soon as I can!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I Made a Kitty Kat for Carla

My friend Carla loves cats.  She has a bunch of real kitties, too.  In fact she just got a new kitten and her grandson Jager loves her! 
I originally made a purple and orange Pinkeep for someone else for a swap I was in.  The theme was purple and orange and I spotted this pattern on Threadbare Primitives and had to make it for her.  Before I made it, I showed it to a group of my friends who are constantly wanting to see everything I make.  This lead to commissions for 5 more Kitty Pinkeeps!  To say the least, I got quite comfortable with this pattern and made them in my sleep, too!  LOL
 Mostly I give the things I make as presents or I make them for a swap or challenge for the IPDM Yahoo! Group I'm in.  There are also a bunch of ladies at work I tend to make stuff for because they like certain things or remind me of things I'm making.  I've made Santa ornies, Uncle Sams, firecrackers, owls, witches, etc.  I've had ladies tell me about things they've seen, giving me ideas, and right now I've been planning an angel swag for a lady at work.  I told her I might have to confer with her.  I'd hate to make something grungy prim and shock her socks off!  Prim to 1 person might look like the garbage to another!

Here are some grungy tea lights I made.  I absolutely love them!  I hate to not give credit to whoever put the recipe out there, but I just recalled reading it somewhere and made them.  Next, I want to make some votive lights.  The fact they run on batteries is great.  I'm not too  good at arranging electric cords!

Annie in the Garden

This is the last Annie in the Garden stitchery I was waiting for.  She's gorgeous!  Pauline sent her to me.  Now, I've been planning the quilt I'm making with all my Annie stitcheries.  The first thing I need to do is tea stain all the stitcheries and the muslin and calico I'll be using.  I like to have them stained beforehand.  I think they just look nicer.  So, off I go to plan and prepare!  I've been waiting for this... all year!
Bye now!
Mary Jo

Trying to Catch Up!

Well, I might have jumped the gun a bit!  Just a teensy bit!  I can only blog on DH computer.  *sigh*  This means I take pics, dl to my puter, copy to disc, dl to DH puter, fix then post on his puter.  Whew!  I truly wish the freaks who think viruses are fun would come on over so I can punch their lights out!!  I have a technician who promises to work out the kink keeping me from blogging on my puter.  That is after he, DS, gets off work today and does whatever he does after work.  That is my 17 year old.  I made the mistake of asking my 23 year old if he could look at it.  *sigh*  Don't even get me started!  Seriously, you don't want to know!  Okay, I'll give you a brief picture story.  Its too frustrating to actually blog about it!
(This is him trying to sneak away!!  Come back here!)

Finally I get him to actually listen to me.  Wait!  Is this technically listening?  This is what he does ALL the time.  Blackberry!  ACK!

What?  I am too listening!  What is it you need from the store?

Now he's just showing off!  Well, at least he's pretty!  That's about all I can say at this moment...  I'm too frustrated!

So, I wait.  Then I mosey over to DH puter and... What?!!  What stinking password?  I can't ask him as he's in a tree stand somewhere hunting deer!  Can't call him... I know!!  I'll text him.  hehehehe!!  And the rest is history!  What we bloggers with technical difficulties have to go through!  LOL  But, its worth it!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Skip Skip, Skip to My Lou!

Flys in the Buttermilk, Shoo Fly Shoo!  Yeeee-Hawwww!  I'm so happy!  Can you feel it?  Its because I finally, after many, too many, days I can work on my blog again!  NOW you know why they call me Mary Mary Quite Contrary!  I never give UP!!  roflmao!!!  Things just aren't square when I can't blog!  I've been so down in the dumps!  Ugh!

The first thing I did was post the Christmas With Annie Blog button to my sidebar!  Yeah! AwtemNymph is so creative!  We are so lucky to have her!  Hugs AwtemNymph.  I'll be posting fun pics with Annie in the weeks to come on through December.  Well, you go to the blog by way of the button and find out all about it yourself!  Fun and prizes!  WoooHOOO!  Until next time, blogging friends!
Mary Jo

Monday, November 9, 2009

Troubles, Woe is Me!

I've not been able to fix this blog for sometime now. First I was sick, then overworked, sick again. Dealing with personal problems (see above). Computer fried, setting me to worry; will they be able to save the content of my HD? Using DH Apple and not able to actually be ON the computer for more than a quick 10 minutes and that precious time is used to check email. Sick again (still sick). And now? Something appears to be wrong wrong wrong! I've narrowed down the problem to a few reasons:

  1. I totally forgot how to work this blogger thang
  2. An alien sucked out the part of my brain used to blog.
  3. Something is wrong with Blogger.
  4. My status as a blogger has been reduced to looking, trying and not getting anything done.
  5. I've totally lost it!!
  6. I'm in a longgggg baddddd nightmare!!
I will not give up!! I am woman hear me ROARRRRRRRRRR!
But first, I need some coffee and choccie.
Hope to cya all soon! Throwing kisses and hugs your way!

Mary Jo
Now I'm worn out and will try later. I should say, I have lots to show
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