Saturday, March 30, 2013

Google Reader gone .... Feedly it is ;-)

Blogland is abuzz Google Reader will be shutting it's doors 1st July 2013 :(

I wasn't really happy to hear that, but have been looking around at a replacement reader - at this stage, looks like Feedly is the winner for me ;-)

It flows just like Google Reader, just a click and you are on your way ;-)  perfectly painless ;-)
My lists/favourites are all transferred over - I have chosen to view my list in the 'full article' view, and they are marked as 'read' as I scroll down - just like Google Reader - if the Blogger has chosen to show only part of their post in a reader, I click over to the actual blog to read the rest of the post - just like Google Reader.

I have found a wealth of information over on the Feedly blog HERE.

So ......... so far so good ;-)

You can subscribe to my blog utilising Feedly by clicking on the 'Subscribe To' button on the right hand sidebar, and selecting "Atom" (select Posts or Comments), then Feedly opens up. It is here you can Add it to your Feedly reading list and put it in any of your categories/faves.  If you wish to change categories later, just click on the blog in the Feedly list and click on the 'edit' button - you can then select/deselect which category the blog can go in ;-)  easy peasy!   I love reading my blogs by category - I can just read my 'Quilting Aussies' list, if I am wanting to see what is happening here in quilting blogland here in Australia.


Just an observation  .............. it looks like Blogger will still have the 'Reading List' available at the bottom of your Blogger Dashboard, so you can continue to read the blogs you follow that way if you wish.

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, March 29, 2013

March wrap up

Where is the time going?

I have been studying at TAFE for 6 weeks and believe me, the time has disappeared in the blink of an eye!

Time to catch up with some photos of swaps ;-)

Here are my Fat Quarter swaps for March.

for SharonJ
What I sent to SharonJ

What I sent to HelenP for her birthday
I had a really hard time trying to pick what to send Helen ...........
so I gave Helen a "Lucky Dip"
(I closed my eyes and picked from my purple stash ;-) )

Butterflies for Vanessa ;-)

Tease photo for Julieanne - QBSA
with apologies for being extremely late in posting

Tease photo for Susan - Block Swap Adventure
with apologies for being extremely late in posting

Here is what Susan sent me - this will fit in perfectly with my D9Patch quilt

Tease photo for Carole - Christmas Block Swap
with apologies for being extremely late in posting

I was extremely late with my CraftMad sewing swaps :-)

tease photo for Mandy - Wine Tote Swap

I will do a separate post for the CraftMad Family Quilt blocks

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

FAwF/FNwF - show and tell - UPDATED

I had an excellent result for my FAwF (Friday Arvo with Friends)  finishing up around 8pm - in time for Mr Fixit coming home with Fish and Chips for tea ;-)

I had a specific project in mind - I wanted to finish a table top for my Roomie (Julie) from my school reunion (see post here).  You see, we got talking after dinner on the Saturday night and we found that we shared an interest in beading, but Julie was unable to continue with it because of her hands.  Julie asked me if I would like a few beads that she didn't want any more, and of course I said yes.  Well, the package that arrived had me in AWE!!!  It was the most wonderful selection of beads and I spent about 2 hours going through them all and imagining the things I could make with them.

I agreed to make her a table runner in return - Julie regularly has friends over for 'feasts' and she likes to place her dishes in the middle of the table so that everyone can help themselves ;-)

Her request was for bright and colourful ;-)  I started with a partially finished top made with HSTs from the Rainbow Charm Swap, took off the bottom row, rearranged it and placed it on the top row to give the top a more uniform flow.

Table Runner

Then I auditioned a few backgrounds
Table Runner
I finally settled on this background from Cynthia's Ark - Bamboo Fabric
Table Runner

attaching the binding - a most satisfying step
Table Runner

a nice neat corner
Table Runner

now, what is wrong with the following piccie :(  something is missing and I am not talking about the light :)
Table Runner
I will see if anyone notices and leaves a comment ;-) (problem now solvered ;-))
EDITED:  yes, in my haste I missed a few rows of quilting on the right hand side, so I had to undo the binding, quilt the last 6 diagonal rows and re-attach the binding.
Table Runner

double sided delight
Table Runner

finished table topper measures approx 1 metre by 80 cm - Julie has a big table ;-)

EDITED:  Julie has since let me know that it has arrived and she loves it ;-)

I really enjoyed FAwF this time - after spending so much time this last two weeks at TAFE and doing homework on the computer, it was soooo nice to get back in the sewing room ;-)

So this counts for another Finish for 2013  ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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