Monday, February 15, 2010






Well the computer is finally up and running 24 hrs. a day instead of when the router felt like letting it connect. I was a very unhappy gal again this past week but Harv finally got both his new laptop and mine connected back to the new router and (touch wood) it is all working. I have been not far from the tv since Friday and enjoying every minute of it except for the terrible accident on the luge track. I have been a fan of Appollo Ono since he first came on the scene I guess 8 years ago. this is his 3rd. Olympics.

Well my computer worked but blogger didn't. I had a nice long email and it did not save it except for the above paragraph and would not post pics. I will try again today.

The book I am recommending today is Punchneedle The Complete Guide. Saw this book as I was in the checkout line at JoAnnes and still had an extra 50% off coupon so I grabbed it. The cover just grabs you. It is the best punchneedle book I have seen for guiding you through all the trials of getting started - what fabrics you can use and many hints on how to use very unusual ones plus some beautiful ideas in the gallery section. It is wire bound so opens flat for us sewers. You wonder why more do not do this. I had a bunch of my books cut off the binding and add this feature. I had them done at Office Depot and it was really not expensive. Watch for coupons. I think it was only around 1.50 a book a couple of years ago. Here are the pics I hope and you can judge for yourselves.

How many Canadians remember Barbara Ann Scott. She was my idol when I was a child in Toronto. Well she was one of the ones carrying the flag all dressed in white with Bobby Orr, etc. just before the lighting the torch. She was a figure skater for those who don't know the name. Still alive and well and lives in Chicago. When I first moved from Toronto to Chicago after being there a number of years I was invited to join the Canadian Woman's Club and when I received my membership book for the year whose name did I see but Barbara Ann Scott King as a member. I was so excited until I found out no one had ever seen her - not even the consulate's wife. she apparently was an honorary member. She leads a very quiet, almost recluse life, and you never read a thing in the social pages about her.

4 comments:

Queen Bee's Musings said...

I wondered where you were lately...
I also had been thinking of you while I watch the Olympics.. We have been watching faithfully. Canada is doing a wonderful job hosting!

Plays with Needles said...

I especially enjoyed hearing all those booming voices singing the Canadian National Anthem when the young Canadian boy got the gold for moguls -- that was great. How did you like the poem by Shane Koyczan at the opening ceremonies?

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hello... I was just posting today and saw your comment... Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving kind words.... I also have been staying up late nights and watching the Olympics... I also like Appollo and have watched him through the years... I enjoy both the summer and winter Olympics.Blessings....

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Canada just got another gold medal, so we were parked in front of the tv cheering. Must admit it's hard not to spend the entire day glued to the tv!