Tuesday, April 14, 2015

First Day With My New Shoes

Whenever I trip or stumble,
I always cover up my embarrassment with a sheepish grin
and say, "First day with my new shoes."

My laptop finally went to live in laptop heaven.
I haven't even been taking pictures 
since I had nothing to import them onto.

It took me a long time to choose a new laptop
because so much has changed 
and to say I was overwhelmed is putting it mildly.

I am not techno-savvy by any stretch of the imagination,
therefore, it has taken me all this time to gain the confidence 
to even open the lid!

So, this is my "first post with my new laptop".

Since I wasn't on the internet,
I was at the machine.
I finished and sent a quilt off to Natalia Bonner at Piece N Quilt
to be custom machine quilted.
I know, I know, you're thinking why didn't I do it myself!
Afterall, I have a new Janome, right?

I think it's obvious from this sneak preview 
that I swiped from Natalia's FB page
that I made a right choice.  I still have a lot of practicing to do before
I tackle a major project and produce anything that looks like this!

I was a little productive throughout the long winter months.
I made my sweet, little friend a special library bag
that I saw on Pinterest.

She's in preschool and goes to the library
once a week.  She loves her library books, 
and she loves to keep her possessions organized in bags,
(she's all girl!)
so how could I resist?
This might be a better look.

Couldn't send Avery a gift without slipping something into the mail
for her darling little sister!

Another finish was this
 quick quilt for Crafty Daughter.

It's a large twin to replace the one I made 
for her HS graduation 20 years ago.
She loved it to death and it finally had to be retired.
She picked out the pattern and the fabrics and I got right to work.
When we are together during the winter months,
she picks out most of my fabrics!
It's so refreshing.

By the way,
I did get new shoes! More exacting, sneakers.

Not the most attractive,
but I'm a walker and needed a sturdy, well made product.
They're kind of clunky, but I haven't had an embarrassing mis-step yet!
The big test will come when I get to Maine
and do some marathon spring birding!
I'm almost there.  Arrived in Massachusetts on Saturday,
and will be heading up in a week or two.

My new computer?
I'm not liking it too much,
but I know I'll get used to it.

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by.