Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Rambling Post

I haven't been sleeping that well so it's not surprising that my mind is tired and I'm having a hard time focusing on any one thing. Rather than fighting it, I decided to just go with the flow and let the ramble out. So in no particular order...

I've had a little more computer time this week and signed up for several giveaways. LOVE giveaways! Back when I first started blogging I participated in a giveaway carnival and that's how I got to know some of the bloggers I now consider FRIENDS. Plus it's a lot of fun when you actually win something :) Anyway, thought I'd share the links:

Robin had a bloggiversary on Monday and to celebrate she's putting together a little package of goodies for one lucky commenter. Rumor has it the package will include Jelly Beans and Starbucks!

Lily's Quilts
If you like fabric, you'll definitely want to leave a comment at Lily's Quilts for the Sherbet Pips Layer Cake. (Runs through February 26th)

Sew4Home, transform your space. Find home decor, home design and do-it-yourself, project ideas, design inspiration and how-to guides.

Want a new sewing machine? Sew4Home is giving away a Janome DC5100 (the newest model)!!! (Runs through February 28th)

Facebook friends have posted some fun links:
~ Like this one for cookie-stuffed cookies. What an absolutely brilliant concept!
~ The restaurant where my daughter worked while in college was featured in a fun article about upscale eateries in small towns.
~ Bloggers Kevin and Layla have a unique fundraising opportunity via -- for every facebook "like" received by Monday morning, Kevin and Layla will receive $1.00 toward their adoption expenses.

It will come as no surprise to anyone that I make a lot of the fabric-related things for my house. Like my front room curtains...
Which weren't that difficult to make since I used fabrics that didn't require matching patterns. BUT if I should want to use some cool, funky, chunky patterned fabric I now have the formula to determine how much of said fabric to buy! Thanks to this most excellent post by Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating.

I'll be doing plenty of sewing for the house that will be built in the hopefully-not-too-distant future. So you can bet I e-mailed myself the link to that post and then put it in my "decorating" folder!

Another link that's going in the folder is this ├╝ber cool site called "Involving Color" with image galleries sorted BY COLOR!!! Looking for inspiration... thinking about painting that bathroom pink... wondering how gray cabinets would look like in your kitchen? Just check out these rooms for some idea of how it might turn out!

And because we're all over the place with this post, let me just throw out there that I'm VERY excited my newest Kindle book. I've been pretty much sticking to the freebies because the budget is stretched more than a little thin these days, but I could not resist the low $5 price tag for Abraham Verghese's novel, Cutting For Stone. I absolutely loved his non-fiction work, My Own Country: A Doctor's Story, which I checked out of the public library and read back in 1995. I don't dare start Cutting For Stone tonight or I'm afraid I'll be up half the night, unable to put it down.

And I may have mentioned at the beginning of this post that I'm rather sleep deprived this week. So yep, not starting the book until tomorrow!


skoots1mom said...

i almost asked for a kindle for my birthday...may have to put in an early christmas request

rita said...

How you do everything and read, I don't know.
Oh, that's right, you don't sleep.
Hope you get some good rest tonight, dear SIL.