WOW --- It's my BIRTHDAY today! It's not a big birthday, but then every birthday should be considered a big birthday. With what happens to us each year, I sometimes think it's a miracle that we have lived one more year!
So much has happened between this time last year. More lock-downs, lots of walking, LOTS of snacks, lots of new friends, lots of sewing. Well, it's been a super year, and I thank all of you for helping make my year such fun.
I'm also one year older, so supposedly I'm that much smarter? More logical? Wiser? Hmm -- I'm not so sure about that, but I don't care -- I'm more ME, and that makes me very happy!
And a BIG Happy Birthday to my Aunt Yvonne, who shares a birthday with me!
Today, I'm off on an adventure, so it's going to be one of those memorable birthdays. You know -- the ones that stick in your head. I've had a few - like being at a dude range in Arizona for a corporate event, boarding a ferry to finish off the last Canadian province on my cross Canada cycle trip, and for whatever reason, my 13th birthday sticks in my head! I was at home on the farm, but my Mom made all my favorite things for dinner!
I have a wee dilemma that is driving me crazy. I've made some storm at sea quilts in my day. The last one I made is done. Well, the top is done, and it's probably in the pile of "to be quilted" quilts.
I need to make a few of those diamond components from the storm at sea pattern. I SWEAR I have the Marti Michelle template for that block. Do you think I can find it? Nope -- I've been looking. I checked my blog to see if I had started another Storm at Sea quilt and forgot about it. NOTHING.
Did I loan that ruler out and forget I did that? To my knowledge, I did not loan this template. I'm not even sure that I ever owned it. I might have thought about it, but I don't know if I actually ever had it. I did NOT use it for the original Storm at Sea quilt that I made.
Let's just say that it's NOT on the wall with the other rulers. So if I do have it - it's in a project box, but which one? Sigh..............
Now - where will I find one in the next few days? I think I can get it through The Hobby Horse, but gosh -- I'm not going to be able to get there today or tomorrow. I'll call them later today and see if we can work something out.
So you know I got a new phone last week, and I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra -- the one with the 100X zoom camera. Well, we all know that digital zoom lenses do not give you a good quality picture. It's all grainy. The quality of the photo is bad with the 30X zoom --- I'm OK without the 100X Zoom.
Look at this picture I took last night. I walked past this house the other day and saw these GIANT flowers in their front yard. I didn't have my phone with me at the time to take pictures. So I went back last night, and we had had rain since and the flowers were not as nice. The day before, they were out in full bloom.
It might be OK for an internet photo, but not if you wanted to print it. Why are these flowers worthy of a photo? They are at least SIX inches in diameter!!! They were HUGE. I wanted to get closer to take a picture with my hand for perspective, but it was on someone's lawn.
And here's a picture of Murphy from across the backyard. While it looks OK for the internet, it's quite grainy.
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