Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hollywood and homespun

Sarah sent this little snapshot of the toot toot a few minutes ago...I cannot resist posting it. I suppose Lorelei will never know her name, or else answer to any and everything cause we have so many names for her.
On to why I haven't been blogging the past day or two....I have finally finished the quilting on this...I would love to know the hours I have spent, as well as how many yards of thread. I bet it is close to a thousand yards counting top and bottom thread. I know I spent at least 4 hours yesterday, another hour today....and I just had a little bit left to do today. I only had to take a out a few stitches a couple time was not wasted on redoing stitching.

I have listened to 7 CDs of an audio book while doing it and each one is approx 75 minutes long, plus I have watched TV some of the time.
I still have to make the binding...making a decision on what to use will be the first hurtle. The cutting and stitching the lengths of fabric together, then folding lengthwise and pressing in half will take a bit of time, but not much compared to actually doing the binding. First, I will sew it around the perimeter of the quilt with the sewing machine...not such a long job. But, then I fold it to the back and stitch it down by hand. That will take a lot of hours. But I do enjoy it...I watch TV and just stitch away.

It is not perfect, but hopefully it will be finished one of these days.
On the subject of snow, we only got a little bit of frozen ice Friday night, and it did not last. A lot of snow melted yesterday, and today it has rained lightly all day long. More snow is gone...while our neighbors yard is almost bare of snow, ours still has inches on it. From the drifting, I suppose. It is 40ยบ as I type this; if it stays this warm the rest should be gone soon.
I have a question for everyone. I love the pop-up window comment form, I use it on mine, but the other day all of a sudden whenever I clicked to comment on a blog, including my own that had the pop-up window type of comment form, it pops up but as a whole new window! I have not changed anything that I am aware of. I have been looking on the settings trying to find a way to change it, but not finding anything.

It does not do it when I use Explorer, so I am wondering is it a blogger/Firefox issue. Other sites that have pop-up windows are not effected while using Firefox. This makes me think it isn't Firefox, which I had first thought. Is there something I am missing???


Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Friend, I just brought up your pop up window (and I'm on Firefox) --and have had no problem... I don't know what could be happening.

When it comes up as an entire new window--does it take up your entire screen???? The little green button at the top will maximize it--but even if you do that, it won't take up the entire screen. I really don't know. I asked George and he doesn't know either. Keep me posted.

LOVE that quilt. You are so talented --and I'm envious. I love quilts but couldn't make one if my life depended upon it. Yours is just beautiful. Will you keep it or give it to a famliy member?

That 'toot toot' is precious!!!! What a HOOT.

George said...

I use Firefox at home and haven't noticed a problem on your blog. Right now I'm using my iPod and it's hard to tell what is going on. I wish I could help.

Small City Scenes said...

Miss hollywood is just way too cute. what a treasure.

The pop up window came up for me. I had firefox for awhile but it seemws to mess up a lot of stuff on my computer so I removed it. It seems all computers are tempermental.

Love the quilt. You sure have put a lot of woman hours into it.


Carletta said...

That's a lot of quilting time Rose.
I can only imagine though all the hours spent by our parents and grandparents years ago making one quilt after another.
What book did you listen to?

Jo said...

I think I would cut 20 inch binding strips for the binding...all of different colors and make it scrappy.....but, I LOVE scrappy.

Lowell said...

Love the nickname, "Toot"! What a character she is! A movie star in the making!

Love the quilt, too. But I never had any notion of all the hours involved in making one! It looks very beautiful!

Don't know what to tell you about the pop-up comment window. Computers just act crazy sometimes.

Mary said...

Miss Hollywood looks adorable:-) The quilt is turning out great! You are good at that free motion quilting. I wish I could watch TV while sewing down binding, but I have to take my glasses off to sew and wear them for TV.

don said...

Lorelei with shades is precious! The quilt sounds like so much work....looks great though. I have no idea on the pop up window.

Anonymous said...

Ah Hollywood! Nice

Barb said...

Adorable Lorelei (Toot), and a sweet quilt! I love doing the bindings, and you are right, stitch away while the TV is on...maybe the Olympics will take you right thru the binding time! The suggestion of a scrappy binding sounds nice, I like that idea!

Lindy said...

I always enjoy seeing your photos of Lorelei. She always makes me smile!

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm afraid I would get too distracted if I tried to work on that and listen to a book or have the TV on at the same time. I'm not too good at multitasking! LOL!

Not sure about your comment pop-up window issue. Firefox does some funky things on occasion. Have you tried deleting history, cookies, cache, etc.? Then close down the browser and start it back up. That will sometimes cure an issue. Really not sure what else to suggest.

Thanks for all your comments on my various posts today. I'm glad you liked them. =)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: What a fun photo of Lorelei. Love the glasses.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! Lorelei is so CUTE, as always! SWEET and funny!

Wonderful quilts! Very pretty!

As for window--I hope someone else could help!