Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tweaking the Blog

As much as I hate to do it, I had to change the comment settings to exclude anonymous comments.  Although I moderate all comments, it is tiresome to have to deal with "anonymous" all the time.  It has been a problem for a couple of months now. 

I hope this doesn't create a problem for all my lovely, legitimate readers who comment. 

A couple of weeks back I went to the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.  They had a display of toy sewing machines that was outstanding.  I can't even imagine having one of those as a little girl. 

Y'all take care. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WARNING! There are thieves among us!

No pretty pictures today, just a warning everyone should heed. 

An attempt has been made to compromise my husband's social security account using his social security number.  Thankfully, it appears that we've been able to correct the changes they had made and have put measures in place to prevent any further attempts.   Thus far, thank God, no monetary damage done.  The matter is under investigation by federal authorities.  

Please be very careful with your personal information.  Make sure that your bank accounts are protected, check your credit reports to make sure no one has tinkered around.  Be diligent about this.   Be very careful what personal information is shared on social media networks.

One piece of advice we received is that parents should request a credit report on the child just before they turn eighteen.  It seems that thieves somehow stockpile stolen social security numbers of underage children and as soon as they reach eighteen, they are ripe for exploitation.  

Y'all please take care. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Threadcatchers' Antics

Now, where was I?    After returning from the birding trip to Texas on a Sunday evening, I hurriedly did laundry and repacked my bags.  I left on Tuesday morning for my semi-annual quilting retreat.  I love that bunch of crazy women!!

What ensued can only be described as four and a half days of controlled (barely) chaos. 

One of the projects worked on during our stay by some folks was Quilts of Valor. 

Others had made blocks or tops or entire quilts for donation.   All together, about 15 quilts were donated that weekend.   We all sewed up a storm on various projects.  No pictures of what I worked on. It's at home on the design wall.

As usual, we had to have our fun.  After all, what would be the point otherwise??  :)     Seeing Stars and I made tutus for everyone, some in purple and some in turquoise.  After all, every woman needs to remember the carefree little girl inside. 
My reluctant model 
Now, once the tutus were presented to everyone, what else were we to do?   (Sorry about the lousy picture.  Totally wrong settings on the camera.)

And, the evening wouldn't have been complete without a little music. 
Until the next time.......

Y'all take care.