Okay, Gilbert's a self-taught computer wizzard, IMHO!!! At my request, he set up this web cam, in my studio.
Rosa's Studio User ID: DJ Password: DJ (case sensitive.... and "DJ" stands for Dear Jane - in case you forget it. *grin*)
Also, 4 things to remember:
First - if I'm not there, chances are the lights are turned off and the image's pretty crappy. At night time, the lights are turned off, also! *grin*
Second - I work during the week - day time hours. You'll rarely see me in there. You might see our cats or dog, if you're lucky.
Third - If you want to move the camera around, it's pretty easy. You can use the left, right, up or down buttons... that are indicated on the left of the image, right?
Or..... you can click on "Preset Position", select where you want to look and go just below and click on "Go To".
Fourth - I've had several people ask me this.
NO, I can't tell when you're looking at me BUT if you move the camera, I hear a soft "tick, tick, tick, tick".... that tells me that someone IS looking and looking around my studio. And NO, there's no volume - Now, COME ON!!! I'm sharing with you, my messing sewing studio - you really DON'T want to hear my choice words, too, eh?!??
Anyhow, you're more than welcome to come and visit my studio - whether I'm "In" or "Out"!!!
I hope to head downstairs shortly and continue cutting some "Eye Spy" squares. *s*
Then, I have my BOM, from our local quit store, to do.
Then, I have my house BOM, to do.
Then, I have August's Basket BOM to do.
(NOTE: I will probably be tidying up, in between projects, also. I "try" to do that, anyhow. LOL)
Sooooo, you might see me in my Studio, this morning!
Oh yes... that's right.... I have laundry to do, today, too.... It's Sunday!
And Gilbert wants to make a few "Spaghetti pies", to freeze.
Good grief!!! With all these things that I want to do and things that NEED to get done - What am I doing in front of the computer?!?? And I go back to work, tomorrow morning, too!!! LOL
Okay, I had blogged earlier that if I had enough people asking, I would post the "Slush" recipe.
Okaaaaaay..... only ONE person asked, so, I figured that I'd do it, anyhow! LOL
Boil 15 minutes and cool: 2 cups of water 1 cup of white sugar
Add: 1 (big) can of non-sweetened Orange Juice 1 (big) can of non-sweetened Pineapple Juice 26 oz of Gin juice of 2 or 3 lemons - remove seeds, of course.
Put in freezer right away.
To Serve: 1/2 glass of slush with 1/2 glass of Seven-Up Slice of lemon and orange on the side of the glass. Add a cherry and a drinking straw.
Now, since we don't have a "deep-freeze" - we only have a small one. You know? The kind that's at the top of your "fridge"?
Soooooo, this recipe was actually doubled, and you're supposed to add a 40 oz of gin. I decided to divide the recipe in 1/2, which I've posted. Also, here's another hint. We took a big glass, put in a sandwich ziplock, which we had previously opened up and started filling up our zip lock bags with the "slush".
Closed the bags and put them in the freezer. That way, whenever I want a "Slushie", I just grab a bag and I KNOW it's the perfect quantity for my big glasses.
Normally, you'd put your "Slushie" mixture in a big plastic container and pull it out and dig out what you need, for your drink. Kinda like getting ice cream, out.
Hope this helps.... And don't forget -
These Slushies are refreshing, tasty and if you have too many, can turn your legs into rubber! LOL
Okay...... I LOVE to give..... I DO cherish my friends.... and I'm a sucker, too!
Plus, I was the only one in our circle of friends that wasn't doing this!
Now, I ask you.....
WHAT DID THAT MAKE ME?!??!
Anyhow, here goes....
I was visiting my friend Frummie's blog and saw that she was doing the ultimate... a "pay it forward" exchange based on the concept from the movie "Pay It Forward" where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipient of the act of kindness will in turn pass it on.
So here is how it works... I will make and send 3 homemade gifts to the FIRST THREE people who leave a comment on this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don't know yet what my gift will be but it will be especially made for you!
What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.
I am really looking forward to creating something special for the FIRST THREE people who leave a comment on this blog.
Well, 2 weekends ago, we FINALLY got some nice summer weather.
In fact, don't tell Mother Nature, but I "almost" felt like complainin' 'cause it was a bit too hot for me. *grin*
We even managed to take the time, bring out the chair cushions and have a sit, outside.
Here's Gilbert, enjoying the sunshine. See my Sparkling Jane on the the table? I was working on the appliqués, outside.
Well, by Sunday, I made a "Grand Announcement" - I was gonna make up a batch of "Slushies".
(NOTE: a "Grand Announcement" is when I get up the energy to bake or make somethin' real time consumin' and I actually VERBALIZE those thoughts...) LOL
If you're interested, I can post the recipe on here... in another blog.
BTW, it really wasn't all THAT complicated.
Anyhow, a Slushie is a fruity concoction that plays tricks on you - it makes your legs turn to rubber, AFTER you've had one drink and you try to stand up!
Even Chris Angel has YET to figure out the magic, in my Slushies! LOL
Here's the "BEFORE" picture....
And here's the "AFTER" picture...
Just joking.... LOL The pic was out of focus and I thought, "Hey, I'll pretend that my vision was all blurred!"
Anyhow, that evening, after our meal, Gilbert says, "I'd love a piece of Forest Cake."
Well, it was REAL hot, already, in the kitchen, and if he had a SLIGHT thought that I'd be makin' a Forest Cake.... he REALLY had high hopes! LOL
So, I tell him, "Yah, well so would I, but there isn't any here."
He says, "Well, don't they sell those chocolate Vachon cakes, at the corner store? And we have some cherry pie filling, right?"
Well, I grabbed my wallet and out the door I went, for some Vachon cakes!
What cha think, eh, for an improvised Black Forest Cake?
Have a great day, tomorrow!
Blog Quote: May peace break into your house and may thieves come to steal your debts. May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills. May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips! May your clothes smell of success like smoking tires and may happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy. And may the problems you had forget your home address!
Okay, almost every single Saturday this spring/summer, Gilbert and I have been out there, Yard Sailing. And YES, I've purposely misspelt "Sailing"!
Here's what we've learned.... 'cause we'll be having our OWN Yard Sail... maybe this spring, and we want it to be successful! *grin*
We absolutely HATE it when the people don't put prices on their items and tell you, as you arrive, "Make us an offer."
Well.... HELLO!!!! I don't have the time nor the inclination to "Make you an Offer", 'cause you were too lazy to get out stickers and price everything! I hate to haggle and to possibly offer them too little a price for their "stuff", or.... God Forbid (in MY mind).... offer them too much for what they had been prepared to accept! Nerve wracking, IMHO!!!
Second thing we've learned?
Some people are out to get RID of their stuff - These people we LOVE!
And some people, are out to make a buck. For example.... Some items, which we KNOW we can get at our local dollar store.... THEY are selling for ONE dollar!
*shakes her head*
Anyhow, 2 weekends ago, we stopped at a yard sale where the daughter was selling her mother's quilting items, 'cause she had gone into a nursing home and could no long quilt... AND the daughter was not a quilter.
She was selling the patterns for 4 dollars, when their regular price was like 10 dollars?
I can't remember what the quilting books were going for, but they were over priced, too, IMHO....
I mean... come on, lady!
Do you want to sell your stuff, or just make a profit??!?
Well, I grabbed a few pieces of fabric - fabrics were 2 dollars per pound, BTW.
Well, it was a hot morning and she looked at what I had in my arms and said, "Oh well, I won't even bother to weigh this. Will 2 dollars be okay?"
Mystica, from Sri Lanka lives in a part of our world that I know very little about! So, her blog is VERY INTERESTING!!! *grin* Bev C., from Australia, used the expression "Gobsmacked" in one of her recent blogs. I had read this term before and every time I read it, I get a HUGE grin on my face! What a PERFECT EXPRESSION, for a "jaw-dropping.... shut-my-mouth kinda feeling", eh??!? LOL
omashee aka barb wrote that she was a "serial starter and a stashaholic" OMG, but I ADORED the "serial starter" expression - I'm like that, too!!!! LOL
And then, SewCalGal has a blog to list the on-going blog contests!!!! Now, how cool is that, eh?!?!? I've put her link on my blog list and will DEFINITELY go visit her site, AMAIC (As Much As I Can)... I just made that one up! LOL
Anyhow, I'm guessing that SewCalGal would appreciate an email from you, if there's a blog or internet contest going on, and she's not aware of it. *s*
Along with all the WONDERFUL comments, I've enjoyed reading each and every one of them!
And HEY, I was right!!!!
Most people like to have their names in "Bright Lights".....
Or win a contest...
And LOVE (happy) surprises.....
And also LOVE "free"...
Anyhow, I think I've made you suffer enough...
Without further ado, here's the "random" list:
And, did I mention that I love giving surprises, too?!??
2nd and 3rd runners up will get 1 (one) teeny, tiny gifty, also!
I'll be contacting the winners, shortly, for their snail mail addies...
Thanks for playing along - Hope you all had as much fun as I!!!!
Well, everyone's having a contest and I wanted to join in the fun, too!
*tapping my chin in reflection*
"Now, what reason should I have a contest, eh?!??!"
Well, I've noticed that I've gone OVER the 250th blog entry... sooooooo....
Here's my 250th-Blog-Give-a-Way!!!
(nope, you won't be getting this bag as a gifty - sorry...)
Okay, soooo my contest isn't as big as the others, but then again..... you could be surprised, too! LOL
I'm working on 2 hypotheses: (A hypothesis (from Greekὑπόθεσις[iˈpoθesis]; plural hypotheses) is a proposed explanation for an observable phenomenon. - taken from Wikipedia)
1 - EVERYONE LOVES A FREEBIE 'cause it's FREE!!! 2 - EVERYONE LOVES TO WIN - Doesn't matter WHAT it is, right? 3 - EVERYONE LOVES TO SEE THEIR NAME IN BRIGHT LIGHTS - makes 'em feel "special"! Okay... maybe not in bright lights, but your name will be on my Blog!
Anyhow, here's the rules:
1. Leave a comment - good or bad... I LOVE comments! 2. Tell me a bit about yourself: Favorite snacks, favorite colors, what colors you DESPISE, stuff you collect, your hobbies, your aspirations and hopes and dreams... Okay, I've exagerated, but I think you know what I mean, right?
If you're not comfortable posting this information in public... doesn't matter. As long as I have your email addy, or blog addy, so that I can contact you, afterwards. We'll work out any possible "allergy" problems, along with your likes and dislikes , later.
Now, if you put MY contest on YOUR blog, you get TWO chances to win my 4 "nonsense" gifties!!!
And NO, it's not necessary to have a blog to enter my silly contest. *grin*
Sooooo...... Good Luck!
Let the Game Begin!
Oh Shoot!!!!! I almost forgot. Contest ends next Saturday evening, at midnight - my time! I'll draw a name on the 23rd.
Well, some of you might have read my "Mini Vacation Journal".... I had added 3 or 4 "You Tube" videos, that Gilbert took during our vacation.
Anyhow..... I "think" I had forgotten to add Thunder's You Tube video. We were geocaching, and at one point, I was sitting down in the grass and started to "pluck" his winter coat. Keep in mind that we had JUST brushed his coat BEFORE we left for our trip!
Well, today was a GORGEOUS day, so Gilbert and I went......
He got lucky, this time and managed to pick up quite a few tecky gadgets, while I managed to grab some funky wool, a mexican colored mason jar wannabee and a few Christmas or birthday gifts, for my nieces.
This week, I was ultra busy with my Dear Jane blocks, again.
Here we go:
E-4 (Buffalo Tree Hopper)
B-3 (Mirror Image)
M-10 (Simple Simon)
L-11 (Caitlin's Rose)
And here's a picture of where I'm at, so far. *grin*
I plan on finishing off that bottom row, adding the black (with gold speckles) sashing and putting on a red (with gold speckles) border, surrounding all of these blocks.
Perhaps a 4 inch border? Dunno yet.
And I'm also going to find a green (sparkly) vine, and appliqué something that's kinda Christmassy... but have NO IDEA what it will be.
We'll have to wait and see....
THIS lap quilt will go to Gilbert's youngest daughter.
A second one will be started, soon afterwards, for his oldest daughter....
I'll certainly be blogging about the 2nd one, also - no doubt.
Anyhow, tomorrow they're calling for LOVELY weather, so we'll probably be hiking or biking on one of our local "rails to trails".... Depending on whether our 2 bikes fit into my Matrix.
I doubt that I'll have the time nor the energy to do any quilting tomorrow, when we get back....
Have a GREAT rest-of-the-weekend!
Blog-Quote: "By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong."