Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Frustration and Success

I had no email this week until today. For some reason I was unable to get onto the AOL web page or the Facebook web page. I could get to my blog page, no problem, but sometimes I was unable to get to other blogs. I tried four different computers here at home with the same result so I knew it was not my computer. What I don’t know is what was going on or what to do about it. But this morning everything was working all right again. Yippie!

To ease my computer frustration, I spent a lot of time in the studio for the last two days. I have gotten the center of, what is now know as South Seas, sewn together (no picture as it looks just like it did in the last post). LOL I am auditioning several fabrics for borders: nothing seems to be just right so I may just have to go fabric shopping again. What a terrible thing to have happen to me. And I now have 7 embroidery centers done: they really take a lot of time.
The big news is that I finally have the binding done on Alabama Escargot.

I am really happy with how this has turned out.

These last pictures are my “I am woman, hear me roar” pictures.

These steps are extra ones we have here and I have been moving them, little by little, for the last couple of weeks. It is REALLY heavy so I can only move it a little each day and then I have bruises on my arms from lifting it. But today I got them all the way to the pool: they are half of my makeshift deck. There is another set of steps just like it that I will start moving tomorrow. I keep hoping that I will develop arm (and back) muscle enough that it will get easier. NOT! Oh, well, I will at least have a full deck before it is time to winterize the pool. LOL


  1. Your Alabama Escargot is so pretty. I started a checkerboard border for a quilt and ended up not using it. After seeing yours I think I should resurrect it and use it.

    You sound like me, moving those stairs by yourself. Independent women, that's what we are. If nobody offers to help we'll do it ourself.

  2. I love your quilt! I have made that pattern on occasion, but never as a full quilt. It is beautiful :) And the steps! We have a pool similar to yours and next year I think I will have a "deck" like yours! I get scared when I walk up the blue steps--turning around at the top is...nada! LOL I'll come ask you to move the steps for me...

  3. Love Alabama Escargot.

    Well done on moving the steps. Inch by inch may take forever but it does get it done

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  4. I have loved that quilt from the beginning. I so want to make one. Yours turned out great.

  5. Alabama Escargot turned out TERRIFIC. Isn't there someone who can HELP you move those heavy steps????

  6. What a fabulous quilt...AND POOL!!

    ..LOL>.You got a lot done not having email didn't you!!!

  7. Alabama Escargot - you SHOULD be happy with this - it is FABULOUS!

    Independent, yes - but please be careful. It only takes a heartbeat for things to go wrong!

  8. Beautiful. This is my first visit. I don't know how I found you but I am glad I did. I hope I get to visit again.

  9. By coincidence, my internet connection only works sporadically lately. The problem is diagnosed but not corrected. The good thing about this is that less time at the computer means more time to sew, in theory. Alabama Escargot is a great quilt.

  10. Oh I just LOVE it!!! It looks wonderful!

    Bruises, don't you just love to see the different colors that they turn? ha!ha! just kidding! I bruise if you look at me hard! Looks like your are healing nicely!

  11. YOU GO GIRL!!!

    And I love the quilt


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