Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Did I mention we are going to San Francisco?

It was about 25 years ago when we were there last.  I didn't even quilt then.  Just "googled" fabric stores there and found Britix shop in Union Sq. --4 floors!  May have to take a morning to go there.  Not that I need anything.
We are not paying for this trip, a bonus for my DH signing on with an advertising co.  July 22-26, short and fast.  Going on a tour of wine country, Alcatraz, Muir woods.  May have to eat in chinatown, that with the time change from east coast to west coast will just about do it.
If there is anything else anyone thinks I should put on the "must do" list please let me know.
We are back 'home" in our our 3/2 house.  Enjoying the quiet.   Waiting for the mail re-routing to come, which will take another week.
Going back to a yoga class that I enjoyed last summer, about 2 hrs. from now.  So stiff!
Sara in hot, muggy Florida

Monday, July 7, 2014


So nice to see all the posts here.  I didn't realize I had not checked in for some time.

I've had a Kindle Fire HD for almost a year.  It's very nice for reading books and watching the occasional free TV show episode via my Prime membership, but it is very annoying and frustrating once it comes to Internet use.  I've become quite spoiled with DH's iPad2 and it's very user-friendly for internet stuff.   Very nice, too, for surfing the 'net while watching TV with DH,  (my big desktop PC is at the other end of the house.) but it is 'his'  iPad so I leave him to his Candy Crush game  - LOL- and suffer with the Kindle Fire for checking forums, Facebook, etc.

 Recently, on another sewing board, I discovered that one can buy refurbished anything from Apple's web site!  Who knew?   Certainly not moi.  After talking it over with DH,  I have ordered a refurbished iPad Mini w/Retina and saved myself quite a sum of money over buying brand new one.   The refurbs come with the full one-year warranty, just like brand new.   A friend bought her Mac computer that way and saved a bundle. So, we'll see  how it goes, and if I can post here from the iPad mini.    I always have used  my big desktop to visit & post here....
It should arrive in a week or two (the local Apple store does not stock the refurbs) and once I get it set up, I'll see if I can post here from it.

We had gloriously cool weather over the 4th of July weekend, with low humidity.   Oh my goodness!  We all became quite spoiled by it.  Summer's heat & humidity return this week.

I've got to tidy up my sewing room (aaaaack!) and pull some fabrics to donate to the quilt guild's charity quilts committee.  I spend more time making clothing than quilts, and the fabric needs to find a good home where it will be useful.  

Hugs to everyone!