Archive for April, 2005

To dot or not to dot…

Posted on April 28th, 2005, by Trina

I finished hand appliqueing the basket. Well, maybe. The pattern calls for big yellow dots in the middles of each of the flowers, but I think it looks hinky. But I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been looking at it for so long without the dots and that’s what I’m used to or if [...]

I have been gassed

Posted on April 16th, 2005, by Trina

I swear Apple outgasses some crazy chemical that makes you want to buy their products. I have been infected. Mike came home with his brandy-new Apple PowerBook from work and it is niiiiiice. It really makes my 7 year old Thinkpad look old and decrepit. And the .edu discount is nice…

The Story of the Bears

Posted on April 14th, 2005, by Trina

The bears have a long history. It began long ago in a far away place. My piano teacher would award us cinnamon bears for practicing dutifully and playing well at class time. Piano lessons ended and the bears were sadly forgotten for many years. When I moved into my house, the local grocery store has [...]

Quilt On

Posted on April 13th, 2005, by Trina

This year my mom and I joined a “Block of the Month” club at her local quilt store. For $5, we each signed up and got the first month’s fabric and pattern. Every month, she sends me the fabric for the upcoming month and I mail her back my completed block. She takes the completed [...]

Season of Change

Posted on April 12th, 2005, by Trina

Wow. I hadn’t realized it had been almost 7 months since I updated. Here I was thinking it was on the order of 3-4. Truth be told, I hated the old version so much I couldn’t stand to look at it. I had a fair amount of time with which I could have updated in [...]