Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A finish!

It seems I never get anything finished...sigh. So I'm trying really hard to motor through some of my stack of UFOs and just get some stuff done. This Jelly Bag came out great (Bunny Hill Designs). And it's for ME! Nice for a change. :-)

Monday, November 16, 2009


If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, 'Who's on First?' might have turned out something like this:

You have to be old enough to remember Abbott and Costello, and too old to REALLY understand computers, to fully appreciate this. For those of us who sometimes get flustered by our computers, please read on...

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.


COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.


COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know.. What will I see when I look at the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?


COSTELLO: For my office?


COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?


COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue 'W'.

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue 'w' if you don't start with some straight answers. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?


(A few days later)

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on 'START'.............

Too funny.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tiny Worlds and smelly dogs

OH MY! I have no idea what the dogs got into today. I think they must have rolled in it as well as eaten it. The smell was so strong when I let them back inside it almost made my eyes water! Barn? Fertilizer? Death? I've searched the yard and can't find anything. Whatever it is, it smells GROSS!

But! I persevered in the sewing room despite the stench and made my first "Tiny World" pin cushion. I've been collecting tea cups from the thrift stores, along with wool sweaters for the stuffing, and bought wool felt for the house and grounds. FUN! ...and cute. I can't wait to do another. The pattern is by Mimi Kirchner.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tales From Under the Sewing Table

Hi there! My name is Maisy.

I've been living in The Sandbox since April and I'm a big girl now. I weigh 30 lbs even though I was supposed to be a lap dog. The Tramp mentions it often. :-p

In fact, Miss Katie calls me Piggy. She says I look like a piglet rooting for truffles. I don't think so, do you? My tail isn't nearly curly enough!

And I don't dig holes like Ivy does. I'd much rather sneak through the fences and prune the wisteria and garden plants. Miss Katie says she can't figure out why I don't yank the evil Bermuda grass out of the flower beds while I'm at it. Heh.

I'm in deep doo-doo today....sigh. I always am. Miss Katie is pretty peeved about her fave wool pincushion.

Pins are great to chew on!

Poop. I also don't know why everyone was so upset when I chewed through the wire of one of the sewing machine foot pedals. I mean, aren't there enough other sewing machines around here? I was just keeping quiet and busy. Ok...sigh. I didn't know it was the new sewing machine. Oh.... Well.... I guess I chewed up a couple of lamp cords and speaker wires too.

But I'm cute! Really!

Psst.... Don't tell them about the teeth marks on the vacuum cleaner cords.

Miss Katie says her blogging mojo may have come back......whatever mojo is. Groan! I guess I'll have to learn to pose as nicely as Ivy and Ngaire so there aren't any more Piggy pictures! Miss Katie also says if I don't destroy any more of her sewing equipment there may be some quilt pictures coming soon too. :-p

Have a happy, muddy day!