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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

And The Winner Is...

Me! And it was quite a surprise. I don't even win at Bingo! LOL I entered a giveaway at the2spies blog and little Moshe pulled my winning ticket from the pile. And my prize was... well take a look:

A tree planted in my honor in Neot Kedumin, the biblical landscape reserve in Israel

Hadassah  from the 2 spies planting my tree
All these goodies: an Israeli flag, an IDF tee shirt, notecardes with Hebrew art on them, Turkish coffee, Zahatar seasoning, a chocolate bar with hazelnut (a favorite of mine. How did they know?), a CD rom of the Hebrew Scriptures and a bookmark with the 2 spies carrying a giant bunch of grapes from the Promised Land

I think I hit the 'mother load'! Thank you to precious friends from Israel.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

After The Turkey

I'm back! There's been too much on my plate lately including a lot of turkey. I haven't forgotten my blog, I've just been a bit distracted. But I have found time to work on my Stay-At-Home Robin. I'm thinking of not adding any more rows and turning it into a wall hanging instead of a full size quilt. I think it would look great on the wall over our headboard. What do you think? Should I continue and make it full size or make it a wallhanging?

Monday, November 14, 2011

You've Got Mail!

...or should I say I have too many email addresses. Sounds dumb doesn't it? Well to tell the truth I have 5, yes count them, 5 email addresses. How did I get so many do you ask? Let's see now.
     1.My original address where I get most of my mail.
     2. The second address was created for taking care of a bill for my elderly father.
     3. I set up a third address because I wanted to join an online spinning group and misunderstood
         the directions and thought I had to set up a special account just for that.
     4. The fourth address was strictly for ebay.
     5. And lastly, another address I set up for a different social media group I tried to establish but 
         didn't work out.

Now this is where it gets confusing. LOL! It seems that somehow when I've answered your comments from this blog or sent email from the second address it crossed over to the first email when I dispatched it. Are you as confused on this as I am? The only answer was to change my email contact on google to the first address. Whew! Hope it works.

Now I'll end this post and leave you with a pretty photo and a reminder that too many email addresses can give you a headache!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My SAHR Is Progressing

 This is my latest progress on the Stay-At-Home-Robin a group of us are doing over at sunny-quiltingdreams.blogspot. Isn't this cool? I can't believe it's coming out so nice. I really like raggy quilts and they're especially nice because you can 'fudge it' when things don't come out perfectly and no one notices.

And I managed to squeeze out one more pot of hazelnut coffee from the bottom of the bag. Doin' the happy dance here. So I'm back to nursing the last again. But....I'm determined not to give in and make the coffee company any richer so when this is gone, it's back to the tea.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nursing The Last Cup Of Hazelnut and More Pictures From the Quilt Show

Here I am up too early and enjoying my last cup of hazelnut coffee. Yes, that's right. It's PROBABLY the last hazelnut coffee I will brew at home. Unless, of course someone gifts me with a bag of it. (hint, hint, family members) The problem is that the coffee brokers had gotten my ire up. I went to my local Wegmans supermarket last week and, lo and behold, they had reset the coffee isle. That wouldn't be a bad thing except for the fact that they have eliminated the large bag of a certain brand of hazelnut  coffee and the small bag they still have on the shelf (only 11 ounces) is suddenly $5.19. Armed with that information, I proceeded to check out two other supermarkets close by. One did not carry this brand at all. And the other one was charging $5.99 for the same sized bag. And yes, there are four other Wegmans stores in the areas that I pass through from time to time and before I give up totally I will check them out. (Not all branches of this store necessarily stock the same.) I even checked out this brand of coffee on the brand's website. Errrrrgh! Even more expensive. So in all good conscience I refuse to pay the higher price.

So it looks like I am switching to flavored teas. I have quite an assortment of them that I've accumulated, plus the pretty new teapot I acquired this summer.  I suppose I'll have to make a teapot cozy. You saw that coming, didn't you?

Now I've vented my frustration about coffee which, of course, I don't really need, I'll treat you to the last of the pictures I took at the quilt show.

So many of these wonderful quilts had embellishments. I know these pictures don't do them justice so you'll just have to use your imagination. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

More Pictures From The Quilt Show

Now that garden has been prepared for fall and the garlic is safely planted I can get back to my blog. I promised that I would share more photos from the local quilt show my daughter and I attended so here goes:

A little eye candy can be very inspirational.  I have a few more to share but you'll have to wait until I post again! Tootles!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

An Envelope of Time

It's beautiful out this morning and I was planning to get out to clean up more of the garden  but I needed to start dinner so it's ready  for my husband when he gets home from work. The garden will have to wait until this afternoon. What to do while I'm waiting for the stew to cook and the man to come home? Can't go outside while the stove is on...not a safe idea. Got my email, read the news on the internet, cut out some fabric for my SAHR and I'm sitting here writing this blog. I promised to share photos I took at a local quilt show the weekend before last so here goes:

Weren't these awesome? All this eye candy makes me want to live in a quilt store!

These last two pictures are for my quilting friends at Zahava Quilters in Israel. This quilt is made of mens silk neckties. Recycling never looked so good!

I have more photos to share but I have to get back to the stew and add the potatoes. And then the garden awaits my attention.