Thursday, July 23, 2009

Here in WV!

The little people and I are down in WV visiting with Aunt Mary and her family...
No pictures, because.... um... well....
just haven't taken any!
Been having fun...
Made a purse.
Putting together a quilt.
Going to quilt that quilt on Aunt Mary's Gammill.
Oh... can't wait!
Hoping to make a few other things too!
The little people have met the chickens, barn cat & horses, and have been swimming & fishing.
We're hoping for a hike, horse back ride and whatever other adventures come our way!
Be back at HobbyHouse the beginning of the week!
Happy Hobbies!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Library... Yes, really a post about the library!

Who me? Go to the library? What?
What about the coffee and endless magazines?
What? The library?
That has been me for the last 10 or so years...
Why go to the library when you can go to Barnes & Noble?
How wrong I was!
My friend Jen was over here about a week or so ago and somehow we got to chatting about the library. She explained how she just gets online, picks out the books she wants, places a hold on said books, and then waits for a call from the library informing her that the books are at the local branch ready for pick up!
Ahhh.... the convenience of it all....

Guess how many times I've been to the library to pick up books during the last week? 3 times! Walk in, pick up, leave! It is a lovely stack I've been studying! It is a stack full of sewing and knitting inspiration!

Why didn't anyone tell me this secret before? What are your library habits?

Happy Hobbies!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A New Banner.... Finally!

I've been on this little blogging adventure for right around 2 years now and I have finally created a new banner (that fits).
I enjoy many blogs and am always impressed by the beautiful banners and the frequency by which some wonderful bloggers change their banners. I tried to change my banner once... I was able to get a picture in the space, but couldn't make it fit the space provided.
Turns out I'm not as technically challenged as I thought!
I used a tutorial from V and Co.
My thanks to her!

This photo was a collaboration by HobbyHubby and me. We set up the quilt, the felted bag, and the knitting in progress right out in the herb garden between some basil and some lavender. (I have so many things to learn about photography!) I can't believe how easy it was to work with Adobe Photoshop to change the dimensions and add text to create the banner. I definitely have room for improvement, but I think it's a start!

What do you think? Go ahead, give me the good, the bad and the ugly comments!

Happy Hobbies!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Under Construction!

Just giving my space a little make over!
I'll be finished soon!
Happy Hobbies!