I have been reading blogs, as I do generally, and I thought I would just post some news updates for those of you who haven't had time to get around.
Many bloggers have gotten addicted to games, particularly on facebook. So many in fact, that facebook and the games regularly have system problems, probably due to the volume. Doesn't that photo remind you of Farmville? Put a plant in each of those boxes.
I have found that many of our fellow bloggers are sick, mostly with various types of flu. I hope you feel better soon. I'm still having allergy problems, and sometimes I have that whoosh sinus pressure behind my eyes that makes my eyes water and words and pictures dance, so I feel your pain. Yes, I know the flu is much worse than allergies. I hope you feel better soon, after you have built up your immunity.
A couple of bloggers, including Robin have been sneaking around their neighbor's property to get a good backdrop for their quilts. I think this is a wonderful idea, and I have challenged myself to do something like this to try to enhance my quilt photography skills. By the end of the year, I will go abroad (out of my own property) and photograph some quilts. If I get too chicken to use a stranger's, I might opt for some friends, or public property, but I will take my quilts on travels. How about it, want to join the "Traveling Quilt Exhibit"?
Oh, if you wanted to use my wood fence, it has been taken down. My sister and brother-in-law came over to borrow a bike, and I asked him if he would be willing to tear down the fence sometime. He started right away! He was probably thinking it would take my sister and I a long time to get finished talking. We didn't talk much and she decided to clean my garage! while she was waiting for him (I had already started in the morning.) She finished the entire side of the garage.
I am getting new (hopefully nice) neighbors, and now without the fence, they are going to be able to see my yard. Then later my mother came over and saw all that progress, and she decided to tackle one of my flower beds. She came over the next day with my nephew and completely cleaned out the bed. This is where I get my perfectionist tendencies. Both of them had a lot more energy than I did, partially due to the timing of when they ate, and partially due to my Flylady 15 minutes at a time cleaning habits, and partially due to my lower lung capacity due to my allergies. The good news is that none of the fence and garage and flower bed activity (yes I helped) aggravated my allergies.
Many bloggers are also readying up their house with fall decorations. Since I recently took down my pumpkin quilt, I am still trying to decide what to do. I guess it isn't too early, since they already have Christmas things on sale at the store, but I might have to find another fall-appropriate quilt for the wall.