First of all have any of you had problems in the past few days leaving comments on blogger?
Every time I try to leave a comment the page goes all white and blank. So if I've not been around to your blog lately you now know why.
Thankfully, Leah over at Livin' It Up Country posted about her having the same troubles and what she did to fix it or else I'd still be wondering what to do!
I went to Google and downloaded Google Chrome and that fixed it all. I was still using Internet Explorer and evidently that's a no-no with Blogger now a days.
*Don't you just love how big companies can just kinda force you to use their "chosen" products! :0)*
I have been wanting to start on a new BOM for this year but I wouldn't allow myself until I finished up another sewing project that I've been working on ~making and sewing pockets on the inside of coal mine safety vests for a friend.
He's had back issues in the past and complains about having to wear all his tools and safety equipment around his waist on his belt. It makes his back hurt. So a few months ago I sewed a few pockets on the inside of a vest and he gave it a try. This way he was able to carry all the necessary items into the mine but not on a belt.
It spelled relief to his back and he asked for more!
So this time around we've added yet another pocket and velcro so that nothing will fall out. We'll see how this version works for him.
It's been rather chilly (20's) here and we did get a little snow. It started snowing Thursday night and though we didn't have a lot of snow school was still cancelled for Firday. It had rained before the snow began so all that wetness turned to ice once the strong winds began blowing.
Needless to say everyone was happy...we now have a 4 day weekend due to Martin Luther King Day on Monday!
Now to my newest project ~ Promises and Borders by Jenny at Elefantz.
I visited our local quilt shop Thursday afternoon to pick out the fabrics. At first I was imagining turquoise and pinks but once there I found these pretty coral?? and lime green prints.
I washed them all up and got busy today cutting and organizing.
I have never been this organized with any other quilt that I've made. I usually cut as I go but I think I like this. It's all there and waiting for me in bags so as I finish stitching a block each month I just reach for the correct bag, pull out what I need and zip it along on the machine. Too easy!
Then I just grab the next background out of the bag and get busy on the next block.
Maybe this will help to keep my interested in it throughout the year too! *wink~wink*
Hope you all are staying warm!