Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tips for getting things done.

by  "do as I say, not as I do" - a mystery woman.

1. Jump up in the morning, enthused to start the day.

2. Don't read blogs all morning

3. Don't play "Mahjong Safari" all afternoon.

4. Don't watch TV all evening.

You know what I've been doing all week... I'm an example of what not to do.

But I did finish 2 more HP blocks... one will be going to my daughter.  She needs the Felix Felicis again, I'm afraid.  This time she is getting the correct coloration. I mistakenly thought it was an acid green potion. "How could I be so stupid", as Hermione Jean would say. FF is a liquid gold color... I'm going to use it as a cover for the Hot/Cold Pack made with a rice packet that you heat in the microwave or use cold from the freezer.... I've seem them all over Blogland. She does have some achy places that some warmth could help.  We will see if she uses it.  Anyway, here are the pictures.

WRONG! but I think quite pretty.

This one is closer to "liquid gold" color.... It has lots of love sewn in, and hopes that it will work this time - along with a lots of prayer, of course.  Please pray along. She's off to surgery again on Tues, hopefully.

I still love comments, thank you for continuing to leave them, but as some of you noticed I have stopped answering them.  Just looking for places  to have some time to sew... So to answer a question recently asked: I have no idea how many blocks are going into the HP quilt. I started making the blocks, and enjoy them - some I've made for cards and other projects, I'm kind of in a limbo of sorts. Our local Project Linus is acting in a very mercenary way, in my opinion,.... kind of greedy, actually. I've gotten some real bad feelings about their charitable intentions... But the HP quilt wouldn't go to them anyway - they'd auction it off. I can't sell it, the patterns are free only if we don't use them to sell the products. If I give it to one family member, others will feel badly.  So I'm just making the blocks for now. There are lots of patterns I haven't made yet. I'm just enjoying the making.

Has anyone out there been having troubles with DSL? Is it sun spots?  We are having to reboot this brand new laptop every paragraph or two. It is absolutely aggravating!!!!!!!



  1. Love both magic potion blocks! My thought are with your little girl. And you, Terri.
    Don't know about the DSL. I have heard there will be problems with electronics this year because of violent sun activity. Could be your problem, I guess.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts for my baby. She will need all she can get, again.

  2. I like both blocks. If you were to keep the green bottle, you could just rename it a different potion. I hope your daughter does well.

  3. Hello
    sorry to make a non crafty comment but has anyone heard from Melanie recently?


    1. If you mean Melanie from Houseelf Doings, she is in the process of getting her house ready for sale, and moving, so she may be off the grid for a while.

    2. many thanks Terri - was starting to worry a bit

  4. Both blocks are fantastic.

    I am guilty of sitting doing things I shouldnt when I should be doing something else. The computer can be a real time sucker!

    Good luck to your daughter. I'l keep everything crossed that it all goes well for her.

    1. Thank you! We found out last night (Sun.) that she will have to travel to get to the specialist doing a new type procedure where they infuse the tumor with chemo meds and close off the tumor from the blood system. It concentrates the meds and kills the tumor on the spot. Less invasive, and hopefully a quick fix. I sure hope it works.

  5. For me number one is the hard one. I am not a morning person so have to 'will' myself out of bed.!

  6. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. This is great! I must give it a try.

  7. I'm with Baye, I'm also a huge HP fan and this quilt square is awesome!! :)


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