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Saturday, July 22, 2006  

Is quilting weather-related? You bet! When it's too hot, and you don't have AC, well go figure - ironing isn't really all that appealing. And since my current project needed ironing before proceeding let's just say I was on hold.

But today started grey - couple sprinkles of rain. Then BANG - two inches of rain in about two and a half hours! Literally! It just hosed down as they say. And while it was doing that, the temperature came down too. Went below 70 for the first time in I don't know how long! Felt GREAT.

Needless to say, as soon as dinner was done, I took a nice fresh HOT up of coffee upstairs, turned on the new little fan and the iron and started in on all those little seams.

Always a big step when things become nice and flat.

Written at: 11:23:00 PM

Friday, July 21, 2006  

This is pretty darn funny, especially if you're a fan of the new Apple ads but swallow first. And while I'm at it, the "mac" guy has a new movie out...

Oh, and I decided I'd investigate WordPress a bit, just to know what's out there. My "instant" WordPress blog is here. One of a nice assortment of provided templates for use on their hosting service. Very nice user interface. Easy set up.

The longest part of it for me so far was tweaking my blogroll import. But bottom line, it would have taken me much longer manually moving all the links at left!

Rumor has it that you can import blogger, but there is lots of encouragement about backing up all the blogger stuff first. Another time!

Written at: 10:56:00 PM

Wednesday, July 19, 2006  
If a sought-for fruitcake recipe arrives via email, can fruitcake season be but around the corner? Prepare ye the way for fruitcake!

Written at: 10:26:00 PM

Tuesday, July 18, 2006  
Feel like a grown up, having grown up thoughts: go listen to TED Blog: Sir Ken Robinson on TEDTalks Want more? Check out the links on the right side of the page. Also available in audio or video via iTunes. Go forth and think real thoughts. Go out and do something in the world that matters.

Written at: 7:35:00 PM

Sunday, July 16, 2006  

It's a tough day to wear a fur coat. A bunch of wee beasties sprawled in various locations, looking for a breeze.

Myself, I tried to pace myself over the weekend, doing some outdoor things before it got too hot, or at the end of the day, taking frequent breaks, drinking lots of cooling fluids etc. Bottom line, except for the clean kitchen floor, it doesn't look like I did much of anything at all.

I'm itching to get back to work on my new quilt but the prospect of ironing all those little seams so I can sew the rows together isn't all that appealing. Go figure.

I think this might be a good time to make some postcards or shovel out some more in there.

Written at: 8:01:00 PM

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