Happy Birthday tooooo meeeeee!

A friend (who has been a recipient of some of my hand made socks — tho never “toe socks”) gave me this card.  Too funnny.  Yep I’m 51 years young today.  Tho since I was up all night coughing from the allergies that have been plaguing me since I got back from the cabin, I’m feeling old today.  Picked up more medicine so hopefully I can suppress the cough and get some sleep tonight!  So yes, exciting plans for this evening — sit and knit and watch tv.  But I did go out last night and celebrate when a friend took me out for dinner.  And today the gals at the office in my area brought in tons of treats so there was a birthday bash smorgasbord to keep us all on a sugar high all day. 🙂

And a still have the goodies to open that a friend in CA sent and I know there’s fabrics in  two of those lovely wrapped packages. 🙂  Can’t get much better than that.

Yesterday a box of yarn and stuff arrived from the Loopy Ewe.  I haven’t taken pictures of the yarn but here’s the “stuff” — my own Camp Loopy TShirt.  My Camp Loopy 2 project is done so I’m now waiting for August 1 to roll around for the announcement of the last project.

 Isn’t Loopy cute in his red socks!

I’ve been busy working on a new design for Hoffman Fabrics so no actual quilting since I got back from vacation but hopefully this weekend I’ll get to some and I need to come up with a plan for my next 100 Blocks submission. 

And just a short wine whine – I just happened across a quilting list and found this message:

“I am looking for the download for March & April of A Year of Wall Hangings by Justquiltin with Denise M Russart. Hope someone has them. I have Jan , Feb & May.”

Sigh……. I didn’t bother to respond to it there but seriously??  I share my patterns for free and the only restriction is that you don’t share the patterns.  It’s clearly stated and printed on the patterns it says they are for personal use.  You download them, you print them, you use them (or not) but getting them anywhere other than where I post them, during the time frame they are available is “sharing”.   Someone tried to help by posting a link to box.net (again, that person was sharing) but of course the pattern was no longer there so the link came up empty.           

There – I’ve said my peace once again on this issue so will move on to other things.  Please don’t leave comments on the whole “sharing” issue – I just needed to vent.  I know there are many of you who do exactly as I ask – Thank you I really appreciate it.  But I know there are also many who don’t – shame on them.

Oh and speaking of file storage – well I sort of was – I will probably be saving the downloads next month to a different file storage site like I had to once before.  I’ve been trying to clean up some files on box.net off and on for about two weeks now and it will not let me access my files so I’ve had enough of that!  So don’t be surprised if you go to download the files next month and the site looks different that you download them from.

Now to go get back to work on my shawl — I may actually get it done – start to finish without letting it age on the needles for a while.  I started it when I got back from the cabin and am nearing the end.  Then I have to figure out what to make with the new yarns I got!

Denise – the birthday gal