Friday, November 11, 2011

A couple 11's on 11-11-11

Wow, its good to be back.  It's almost been 11 days since my last post.  I had been having a lot of trouble commenting on other blogs and suddenly nothing was working with my computer.  I soon realized I had a horrible virus and after hours and hours on the phone I finally gave up and called someone to come over to help.  That person spent hours on our computer and it seems to be upgraded, updated, and virus free.  I am also backed up which I quickly learned is a very important thing to be doing.

That being said, I LOVE dates to remember, and today is a special one.  Every year our house gets excited for the day that has the three same numbers.  I have a friend who had a baby on 9-9-9, and have very fond memories of 10-10-10.  Today was a fun day too!

I've finished 11 more hexie flowers for the Vignette hexagon quilt.  I'm getting so excited, I'm almost to 100 flowers so the end is in sight.  I still have plenty of hexies basted and the weather is cold so they should be finished soon.

This is a fun project I found at allsorts.  The pattern is free and it is an advent calendar.  I still have to embroider the dates and put buttons on them.  I have 11 finished and hopefully there will be 25 pockets.  If not, we will do the 12 days of Christmas.

I also found this free download at allsorts.  As you can see, I'm really enjoying this new blog I found.

During this unexpected "time away" I realized something...I really enjoy this blog.  It is so nice receiving comments and emails about the things we love doing, and I truly missed interacting with everyone.  I'm back, and hopefully this computer will give us a couple more years of uninterrupted service.  Enjoy the last little bit of 11-11-11...and happy Veteran's Day to all those who have fought for our freedoms wherever in this world that may have taken them.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!  --Kristen


Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Happy 11-11-11 to you! Beautiful hexie flowers. That looks like a cool website. Look forward to seeing your advent calendar. :)

Sarah Craig said...

I'm glad you got your computer fixed - and your hexie flowers and advent calendar are wonderful! Whoop whoop!!

Anonymous said...

Great ideas! Whoop Whoop!

Wendy said...

Nice to see you back Kristen, I had missed you!! Glad your computer problems are fixed. Your hexies are lovely and the advent calendar is going to be gorgeous.

Lynette said...

hee Cute post. :) Pretty hexies!

Pat Merkle said...

Glad to see you back!