Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Doing a Happy Dance :)

I was beginning to feel like the perfect poster child for "Technology for Dummies." For several months I had struggled to stay on the internet and opening my favorite quilting blogs, staying on long enough to read and then commenting was a nerve-wracking experience. My Sweetheart updated my computer, did some cleaning out and clearing and I organized and updated my change. I kept thinking maybe it was Blogger (many wasn't.) Many days I'd start to blog and then give up in exhaustion. Yesterday morning I just couldn't connect at all so I called our phone company and they tried a number of things to fix the problem from their end. They finally decided to send a technician who came within two hours and pronounced it was their equipment...the modem had died!!! Of course, it was out of warranty but we didn't care. A new modem was installed and I can get on the internet, open blogs immediately, comment and even post without restarting the connection every couple of minutes!!!
I'm so relieved it wasn't me doing something wrong...and so grateful for the quick service from Windstream. Hopefully I'm back in business and can read, comment and blog more frequently without the aggravation! I'm doing a happy dance today :)

Hope your day is full of happy dancing,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday was wonderful.  We had a family dinner and spent the day being thankful for all of our blessings.  This past year has been filled with difficulties and joys but always the assurance that God has everything in His hands.  I am so thankful for God's love and my salvation through Jesus Christ, for my precious Sweetheart who is loving, faithful and a man of character, for my dear daughters and their husbands who are a source of joy and pride, for the coming grandbaby who already has her special place in my heart, for health restored, and for extended family, good friends and my church family who bless my life. 

I haven't been blogging but I have been sewing.  I'm so pleased with the little quilt I made for our expected granddaughter.  I wanted something small to match her newborn size and something in colors to match the pink and lavendar chosen by her mother for her nursery.  I also wanted the quilt to look like the old quilts I treasure and loved as a child...all wrinkled and snuggly.  I did machine quilt for durability expecting this quilt is the right size to be dragged around by a toddler and washed often :) 

It's been laundered and is folded hanging on the end of a little white crib waiting for a baby girl to use it :)
The stack of sewing is getting smaller but there are burp cloths, receiving blankets and bibs to finish before I try my hand at some "dressy" diapers.  Also there's a little Winnie the Pooh quilt top calling out to be finished.  No Christmas sewing this year...but, of course, I don't mind. 

There's frost on the ground today and this week should be chilly...highs in the 40s and 50s and beautiful sunshine.  We are having a cycle of rain each week and it is so desperately needed and much appreciated. 
Some of the ponds are beginning to refill and the ranchers are happy to see the water.  The drought has been extreme in Oklahoma...rivaling the 1930's and the Dust Bowl.  Oklahoma is a state of weather day a couple of weeks ago we had tornadoes and a record breaking earthquake all at the same time...but life here is never dull.

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and are looking forward to the Christmas season.

Many blessings and happy stitching to you,