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Archive for September, 2010

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010

It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day again!

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Words with Friends

I’ve been playing a Scrabble-like game of “Words with Friends” with Crystal, my son’s girlfriend. I love the technology that allows us, living on opposite coasts, to play a game together.

Now, I’m pretty good at word games but Crystal is a lot better. Either that, or she’s really lucky. Or maybe she’s a strategist and lucky. I’m not big on the strategy, I just want to get my words on the board, if I can even make a play. She’s beating the pants off me right now.

But I wanted to show the letters I had in my tray at one point. Do you see them? Q-U-I-L-T-E. There was no R on the board that I could use. I couldn’t even play Q-U-I-L-T.

(Sorry it’s blurry, but my camera apparently couldn’t focus on the iPhone screen very well.)

How often do you get dealt a Q and a U in the same hand? It’s a crime that I was robbed of this opportunity.

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Pillowcases

Yesterday I made a quick run to Joann’s and picked up some novelty fabrics to make pillowcases for our own use. (We are going to visit family next month and will buy a couple of bed pillows like the ones we use here at home and leave them at my sister-in-law’s. I thought some fun pillowcases will remind her that these are our pillows LOL).

These are the fastest, easiest projects I think I’ve ever made. Truly there are 4 seams, if you sew the side and bottom separately. If you make one continuous seam, then it’s only two. The version we made at Quilter’s Corner uses a French seam method so there are no raw edges. From start to finish, I think this took me 2 hours. While I’m normally a pre-wash kind of gal, I didn’t do that this time to save time. I will just wash them before we leave.

I chose not to use a 3rd fabric for an accent strip, but either way, it’s one handsome pillowcase.

Isn’t this coffee cup/coffee bean fabric cute?

I thought these dogs were precious. Especially that little Westie.

I’m thinking there might be some Christmas gifts in my future…

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I follow a photography e-zine called PhotographyBB.

Today I was looking at the current issue

And when I came to the monthly challenge results page, I saw this:

(Arrow added for emphasis.) Wow, I had forgotten that I submitted it.

Old technology

All I can say (again!) is WOW!

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Pillowcases for Charity

Yesterday I went to Quilter’s Corner and participated in the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.

I only had time to make a couple of pillowcases, but it was fun and easy. QC provided the fabrics, already cut to size, the directions and the sewing machines, so all I had to do was show up and sew.

We used a method that the APQ site calls “roll it up.” The concept was kind of hard to visualize from the printed instructions we used, but this how-to video is very clear. You can also download printed instructions. Pillowcases are versatile, we added an accent strip to ours.

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