Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Judy's OTN. Enjoying these sloppy spring like days on the prairie--Ann--
Thursday, January 22, 2015
I'm just getting warmed up on the machine for FMQ and into the zone. So far is slow going as I am using half circle templets for the chain in the star points but I am moving freely on the arcs. --Ann--
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A snowy day here and a great day to baste quilts. I'm still very intimidated by this new computer and learning how it works. The only way to learn is to try things, the trick is remembering what I did to make it to do what I want it to do. So many challenges............hope you are staying warm--Ann--
Friday, January 9, 2015
Happy New Year! My year went out with my computer crashing, I thought I was updating adobe reader and instead let an encryption virus in, it held my personal files ransom and when my tech guys tried to remove it everything was wiped out, my nieces husband who is our computer guru said the ransom guys were honorable in that if you pay the fee which he thought was $500 they would release the files but it had to be paid with some kind of bits from a vending machine which they have in big cities but not in small towns on the prairie. I didn't think my personal files were worth that much money and photos that are important had been uploaded to a site to be printed or made into a book so now I have a new computer and am learning everything all over again, I wish I could delete somethings from my brain so it wouldn't be so confusing to learn something new. These photos were posted to this entry before the crash and its a good thing because all these knits are in their new homes. First up is a scarf I started for a girlfriend, the yarn looked like it had a lot more red in it in the store. It wasn't the elegant sophisticated look I thought she wanted with her black wool dress coat so I found this yarn with red and black. DD took the scarf above to go with her new light gray jacket with turquoise and purple trim.
These cold days have been great for knitting but new new pics on the needles I have to learn how to upload pics to the computer all over again maybe next week.........--Ann-- Linking to Judy's on the needles.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
- Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
- Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
- Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafasi book club
- Miss Perigrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum I read this after reading Cold Front by Kathleen Taylor, a South Dakota writer, the con artists in the book took their names from characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, as their con was unraveling reference was made to how little Americans read their own literature. I did catch on to the characters.
- True Sisters by Sandra Dallas about the Mormons pushing carts from Iowa to Salt Lake City in late 1800's.
- Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini
- The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell for book club
- The Way Things Should Be by Christina Baker Kline
- A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
- Two Old Women by Velma Wallis for book club a very short book about 2 native Alaskan women surviving and Alaska winter and friendship.
- Who Was Santa Claus by William Walsh
- The Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Christina Skye 3 short stories