August 28, 2012

That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2013

Don't you just love calendars with beautiful pictures?  Especially when the pictures are quilts?  I had totally forgotten about this until it arrived in the mail.

That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2013 is here!  A full-size (12" x 12") wall calendar with gorgeous photos of 12 quilts from assorted books published by Martingale.  Not only is it a pretty calendar, but complete instructions are included for each of the quilts.  You can order your own copy and see a gallery of the projects here

I'm thrilled that April's featured quilt is Flowers for Nana Girl from my book, Scrap-Basket Sensations!  My friend Karen made the sample quilt for the book, and it's such a sweet quilt.  The colors remind me of pressed flowers. 

I almost missed the super calendar deal going on at Martingale.  Through today, when you buy one of Martingale's fabulous calendars, you can get a copy of Judy Hopkins' 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks for 50% off the original price.  What a deal!

Hurry on over and check it out!

Hope you have a great weekend!


August 12, 2012

My New Toy

I'm not a smartphone user.  Actually, I'm barely a cell phone user.  My cell phone is almost 10 years old and stays turned off in the bottom of my purse.  I freely give my number to anyone who asks, with the caveat that, unless I'm expecting your call, you probably won't get an answer.  I think I could set up a voice mailbox, but haven't.  I think I can send text messages by pressing the numeric keys.  Life is way too short for that.  I leave the phone on while traveling so my husband can reach me.  He thought it would be entertaining to change the ring tone on my antique phone from the sound of a bell to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.  I missed his call while I was thinking to myself, "I wish someone would answer that dang phone already.  How annoying."   

My husband has been using an android tablet for a while now.  When he heard that Google was introducing the Nexus 7, he pre-ordered one for me.  I waited for almost a month before it shipped, but since it arrived, I've only put it away long enough to charge the battery, and make this cover so it won't get damaged in my purse.  (There's a lot of stuff in there.)  It still needs a closure on the tab, but it's good enough for now.  I can't believe all the stuff I've missed while I've been carrying around my antique phone.

I've had a Pinterest account forever, but didn't get into it for a long time.  The mobile view on the tablet is so much better, though, and I get so sidetracked when I should be doing other things.  I'm sure I'll get bored with it evntually.  At least I hope so.  At some point I'll need to resume my life.  But in the meantime, if you're a Pinterest user, let me know where to find you, and I'll stalk follow you. 

Hope you're all having a good weekend.  I'll be using my tablet to look up specs on smartphones.  :-)