Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday Night Sew In...and more

For the first time in months, I actually took part in the Friday Night Sew In.
 I have a link on the right of my blog--but someone else is hosting temporarily--and I can't even find the post to link it.  So we are just hanging here.

I think it was last Monday that I finished the center and border one.
Because I had very limited yardage of the mossy green thread I wanted to use for the "basket," I used it for the vertical lines and a darker green for the horizontal lines--which was perfect, since these are Pepper Cory's Peppered Cottons [shot cottons] for studio e  fabrics.


My Friday Night Sewing was to finish the last two blue triangles.
I reverted to one of my decades-old marking techniques--slivers of hard-milled soap.  However, since we haven't used that kind of soap around here in years due to our hard water,  I sliced some slivers from an unused bar of Crabtree & Evelyn soap that has been lurking in my armoire for years.

That was Monday.  After an uncomfortable night, I awoke with a sinus/respiratory virus that knocked me flat.  I'd forgotten how miserable I could be when ill.  I'm doing better now, but can tell it's going to be at least a couple more days before I'm feeling somewhat "normal."  With my return to work scheduled for August 6, time is really, really flying, and I just lost five days!  Mostly, I slept, read, and dozed off again. (Truth be told, it's likely that any amateur sleuth could find me by following the trail of tissues and tissue boxes!)

We've had almost 4.5 inches of rain this month--something I don't remember happening in any single month in the entire quarter century that I've lived in the desert southwest.  The weeds are having a hay day (and I could use a baler!), and bug spray is now mandatory if spending more than a minute or two outside.  (I have the bites to prove it.)  However, we love the rain, and for the last few days it has missed us.

So, that reminds me to ask about something else.  Often, I read blogs on my Kindle. I've noticed that even on my computer, the font many people use is just so tiny!  Therefore, I'm wondering if my readers find the font I use is easily readable on their devices.  Please let me know--I can make it bigger and/or change to a different font.

Happy quiltmaking and knitting.....

11 comments:

Mara said...

You font seems fine to me, but I read on a regular computer. I believe you can change the color and fonts just for people on smaller devices, if you don't know how to do it, I can try to walk you through it.

Linda Wujcik said...

I read you blog on my IPhone and it is perfect...can't find a smaller screen than that one. Hope you feel better soon. Bugs in the southwest...Wow!

DragonPoodle said...

You do know that I love your blog. It just does not show up at all on my Nexus! I use "RSS Demon" as a blog reader. However my initial fascination with the Nexus has faded a bit, and now I am back to using my laptop for most of my online reading, so this is not a problem. I'm just reporting FYI.

Missy Shay said...

Your blog is fine n my laptop. I'm sorry you have been feeling, I hope you get better soon. I love your feathers, I had not realized how hard they were until I started trying to make them.

Grit said...

Your blog is wonderful. Your work is so great.
Grit from Germany

Lynn said...

Works on both iPad and iPhone, but I usually use iPad so I can get the biggest and best view of your beautiful feathers!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your quilting is beautiful!! We have had a lot of rain this summer too. I see lots of standing water everywhere. We need the rain, but just not all at one time ;-)

Needled Mom said...

Your quilting is really gorgeous. I love those feathers with the added circles. That is so pretty.

Your font is fine on my laptop!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sorry you were sick. Hope you are well now. Lovely feathers!!!! I don't read blogs on anything but a computer, so, I can't help you.

Barbara Wilcher said...

I first must say that your feathers look great. How long have you been machine quilting? My machine quilting seems to start with a glass of red wine and some dark chocolate..... I hate to un-stich when it goes haywire . My quilting is not so controlled, but working on that. In regards to your font size I am able to read your font just fine.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your font looks fine to me Dora but I only read on a computer. Sorry to hear you were so sick and your quilting is beautiful as usual. I finally tried the Glide thread and you are so right......it is wonderful!

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