Recently I had a surge of new visitors. I can tell by my stats. So I dig around to see why. Not the usual Pinterest fried rice or the original gluten-free Puppy Chow or even the surprisingly often searched out Happy Birthday Pretty Girl but, low and behold, they came from Buzzfeed. Huh? Who is that? I didn’t post about them. Do you know about Buzzfeed?
According to Wikipedia BuzzFeed is a website that combines a technology platform for detecting viral content with an editorial selection process to provide a snapshot of “the viral web in realtime.” According to Buzzfeed’s own website BuzzFeed has the hottest, most social content on the web. We feature breaking buzz and the kinds of things you’d want to pass along to your friends.
Not sure why Bubble quilt is currently all the buzz but maybe because it’s been pinned like a gazillion times, on Pinterest? I feel honored to be included alongside these other beautiful quilts! Cool site, check them out! Just what I needed, another time sucker!
The two quilty jobs I’ve been dreading, for weeks, finally made it to the top of the list.
Only today did I discover that I had already attacked them.
You gotta love aging. Woo Hoo!!
I did almost finish another project, but this is all I can share.
Pitiful, I know.
As much as I hate doing cleanup, before I can say a project is finished, I am so glad to be at this point on this one. It has been hanging on for-ev-er. I do love it, don’t get me wrong, but I’ll be glad when it is out of my sight, LOL! Surely I’m not the only one to feel that way!
So on to Christmas decorating. Another WIP…. I bought this huge (18″ tall) hurricane vase last year and have been having fun changing it up for the different seasons. This time I lined it with a tall slender glass vase and filled the in between space with vintage ornaments and fresh pine cones. Okay, maybe the ornaments are not vintage, but they are from my very first Christmas, tree over 30 years ago.
Spent a little time out in nature yesterday, picking up these little baby, less than 2″, pine cones. I then popped then dirty and wet into the oven, set it on convection 180° for a couple of hours to draw some of the moisture out. This is the very first time I have ever used the convection setting. I know, I know…. Well, it worked beautifully for this purpose. With the oven’s fan blowing warm air over these babies and you can save your money on artificial smelling candles, this is the real deal!
Plus the critters, living in the pinecones, shouldn’t come crawling out on to the dinner table! Bonus!