Thursday, March 26, 2009

There's Got To Be A Morning After

Earlier today, some guy knocked on the front door and I was ready to jump up from the computer and go answer it when I realized it was after 2:00 in the afternoon and I was still in a robe and pajamas. How did that happen?! I seem to remember coming up with a plan, while I was eating breakfast, to give my bedroom a good spring cleaning -- I was even going to move furniture so I could vacuum everywhere -- and then next thing I know, it's early afternoon and I'm still in my PJs and playing on Facebook. Have you tried the Pick Your 5 application yet? It lets you make lists of your five favorite whatevers -- movies, bands, TV shows, beers, sports teams, books, slopes, dog breeds, etc, and then share them on your page. I love doing that kind of thing, and also seeing what other people put on their lists. And, making fun of people who think Hannah Montana is one of the best shows ever always cheers me up.

And, it wasn't just Facebook that kept me busy today. I also wasted a ridiculous amount of time trying to get a pattern to print. Normally, I'd give up after the second try but it's for this adorable donkey on Etsy's blog and I HAD to have it. Who knows why but I couldn't get the pdf to open no matter how many times I tried, and printing the page only gave me the sidebars -- the entire middle section with the pattern itself was blank. Signing into Etsy didn't make a difference and neither did using Firefox instead of AOL's browser. To make it more fun, my computer kept freezing up when I was trying all these things so I had to keep starting over. The weird thing is I had the same problem a few months ago while trying to print another pattern from The Storque blog. I would love to link to that other pattern now but I just got stuck on Etsy again and had to re-start AOL. Anyway, the donkey is cute and I am sure you will have no issues printing the pattern. I think I'm just special that way.

On to the good stuff . . . You can win a copy of either The Apron Book or The Kitchen Linens Book by EllynAnne Geisel from The Apron Goddess. All the details are on this post. You have until midnight, Saturday, March 28th, to enter.

Kandra & Renee at Sibling Craftery are holding their first giveaway for some great prizes. (fabric! a pincushion! floss!) You have until Sunday, March 29th, to get in on this one. And, I know I've linked to them before but in case you missed it, be sure to check out their fun embroidery patterns too. I heart the Valentine's Day one.

There's another way to win one of EllynAnne's books but it's a little more involved: EllynAnne, along with Colonial Patterns Inc., is giving away six prize packages (full of Aunt Martha embroidery transfers, some towels to stitch them on, and copies of her books), over at Apron Memories, but to enter this not-a-contest giveaway, you need to create something using vintage household goods, (fabric, handkerchiefs, toweling, embroidery, doilies, place mats, napkins), and then post it in their Kitchen Linens Flickr pool. The deadline to enter is April 30th.

I am really in the mood to stitch something now but first I must print out even more patterns. I wouldn't want to get kicked out of Hoarders Anonymous any time soon. They're all are for embroidery except the felt Easter cone, which is now on my to-do list. (I'm considering joining Felt Anonymous as well.)

Bunnies and chicks at Orange Flower: Patterns and Tutorials [via Meet Me At Mikes]

Springy Chicken Day, flower for Spring, and (my favorite) Itty Bitty Circus and (even more favorite) a felt Easter Favor Cone at Tangarang

Henry the Hedgehog and Padraic O'Malley (links are in the right sidebar along with a few more) at Chichiboulie

Bunny pattern for March from Bad Birds (thanks, L&L!)

Have a great Thursday!


Miss 376 said...

haha, been there done that! Get to that time of the day and think it's not worth getting dressed now. Hope you manage to print off your patterns and get some stitching time

Busym1 said...

I have a few days like that! Thanks for the great shares! I have to wait till I get to work Sat. to print! Have a great day!

marybt said...

No I have honestly never done that. Even when I'm sick, I have to start my day with a shower. I don't know why. Just one of those things. I wake up and get in the shower. I do not pass go and I do not collect $200.

Thanks for all the links. I might have to do some stitching.

Niki :-) said...

Sorry I've been SOOOOOO stinkin' MIA lately girlfriend! I've been working f/t now and it's kicking my butt! niki

barncat said...

Thanks for all the links, just thought I'd let you know the adorable donkey froze up my computer too, I guess someone was trying to tell me I didn't really need a donkey pattern!

bookwormbethie said...

i had no prob downloading that pdf file at all, strange.

thanks for all the linkies, you are so good as passing the free stitchy love around ;)

Arlette said...

I lose track of time and get lost in computerland almost every day of my life so I can sure sympathize.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. I love your blog!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I do that too, just laying around watching Hannah Montana, boy is she good - what? - oh, sorry:( Twyla

Corinne said...

Hi Patty,
Just wanted to hop over and say thanks for checking out my elephant pattern. I had so much fun with that one that I am sure another one will be following soon :). Love all the links on your blog - I found so many goodies already. Love your pillow too - so cute!

Brook said...

I love all those patterns!!! Ive never been on face book but everyone and their mother is on it now!

Mary Ellen said...

The pillow is great, but I'm also partial to the scowling pug behind it!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I used to waste ridiculous amounts of time on the computer, but I'm a little better now. Only a little, though. I read so many blogs I'm sometimes online until, um, let's see, its now almost 1 am here, so, yea, I'm sometimes online until almost 1am.

Good night!

lovestitches said...

I'm always looking at the computer clock and thinking that it must be a mistake, I can't have lost that much time!
Thanks for pointing out the donket pattern, it's cute. Did you get it to work for you?