Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blogger, Blogger, Blogger!

I know that I am only one of many complaining about all that is going on with Blogger.  I do hope they can make it easier for us in the end.  Meanwhile, thank you all for your continued comments.  Not only can I not see them without going to my blog, I also cannot access your e-mails by clicking on your links.  I think that is a Microsoft/AOL problem, but it is beyond frustrating.  In the meantime I am starting a separate address book as I accumulate your e-mails.  Wish me luck with that one!

As we say farewell to May, my Heart a Day for May comes to a close.  It was a fun little project and it did keep my restless hands busy during a month where my sewing machine saw very little action.  I know the month has thirty one days, but the last one will go on the back of the quilt.



Another small quilting project for the month was my Minis and More.  This month we were to choose our own project so I decided to use one off of my endless list of "want to dos."  It is a free pattern and can be found HERE.   The Minis and More Parade can be found on June 1st HERE and HERE.   Thanks Michele and Sherri.



For the last few years I have been involved with four gals in a group called Sewing With Friends.  In the past we have done a round robin, a row robin and a year of fabric postcard exchanges.  This year we are exchanging table toppers/runners.  The first is not due until the middle of July, but Ida finished hers and sent it to me already.  It was wonderful because I was able to use it for our big Memorial Day party.  Thank you, Ida, I so enjoyed decorating with it.


We celebrated Memorial Day on Sunday with the whole family.  We fired up the wood burning oven and did pizzas.  It's a great way to feed a large crowd as everyone can prepare their own pizzas.  The older girls rolled out the doughs and took topping orders from the younger ones.



We celebrate our 49th anniversary on Thursday.  I have no idea where the years have gone, but it has been a beautiful life.  We are so blessed.

36 comments:

Lesley said...

Happy Anniversary! How wonderful to spend the day with family. Love your quilty projects, especially the heart quilt, but all are beautiful!

Quilting Babcia said...

Congratulations to you both on this momentous occasion! What a blessing to have the entire family with you for the holiday weekend too! It's nice when the younger generation(s) take over some or much of the cooking. I love your little heart a day quilt top, so unique among all I've seen!

I am said...

Happy Anniversary and wow you do such beautiful work,thankyou for sharing,hope you will visit me too xx

Joyful Quilter said...

I love Ida's table topper! And your watermelon runner - too cute. Too bad your couldn't make two of the swirls in your border into a hidden heart so all 31 could be on the front.

Happy Anniversary!

Vireya said...


What I have done about the lack of comment notification is to make a comment on my own blog post as soon as I publish it. In the comment area there is a little box labelled "Notify me" (although on yours it seems to say "Email follow-up comments to...). If you click that, any comments made later will be emailed to you. They won't have the email address of the person, but if it is someone you know you can forward a reply to them.

Needled Mom said...

Thank you all for your comments.

Kim said...

Oh, your Heart for a Day for May quilt is a beauty. Love all those beautiful scrappy hearts. Your Minis and More quilt is sweet and the table topper you received is beautiful. How fun you were able to use it for your Memorial Day celebration with your family. Looks like everyone had a fabulous day.

QuiltShopGal said...

Happy Anniversary. And I love your quilt.

I think the recent Google Blogger problems with comments are a result of their attempts to respond to GDPR laws/requirements in the EU. I'm not yet convinced Google realizes the problems they are causing, but if you can you may want to post something in their Google Forum as the more that voice concern the better chance we'll have to get it fixed: https://productforums.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!msg/blogger/Nh4t4J0_d_E/_ncaXe1iAgAJ

You may also want to check out the post that Carol shared on her blog Just Let Me Quilt, as she was the first I know of that caught this problem: https://www.justletmequilt.com/2018/05/where-have-all-my-blog-comment.html

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Happy Anniversary, Mary....your quilts are gorgeous!!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy Anniversary. Fabulous table topper and your holiday looked wonderful.

Ramona said...

Happy Anniversary, Mary! What an awesome milestone, especially today. Your family get together sounds like it was a very special time. The table topper you received is perfect for your table and the summer holidays. This blogger comment issue is frustrating....I am having it with gmail, too. Happy sewing!

Suzanne said...

Congrats and well done on 49 years together! I love time with the family.

Jeanna said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. Celebrate big!

Another happy family gathering and the pizzas on the wood-fired grill sound wonderful. Who doesn't love pizza?

Ida did a great job on the table topper. A nice decoration to last through July 4th.

I love the watermelon table runner. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern. I'm thinking this is a must have.

Carol S. said...

I love, love that Heart a Day for May...gorgeous! Looks like a wonderful family celebration...lucky you! It's really working for me to write a post and immediately leave a comment and check the follow-up box. The comments may go to spam for now and are no-reply comments, but it is so much easier than having to check my blog constantly for comments.

Maria said...

Congratulations on your 49th anniversary...
love the border fabric on your hearts ♥️
Delicious watermelon 🍉 runner and Ida's table topper is perfect for Memorial Day..
Your little group have been in any great Swaps.

Yes Mary try ticking the email me box to get your comments.

krislovesfabric said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Loris said...

Such fun quilts in this post! I love the watermelons especially and your new gifted table topper. Perfect way to decorate while you enjoy that sweet family of yours. Good luck to all of us with these Blogger challenges. Ha!
Happy Anniversary!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Happy Anniversary, Mary !
I have the same problem with a blogger. I hope this will change soon.

ShirleyC said...

Happy Anniversary! We'll have 47 in July.

Just figures about the time I'm working on more blog posts, they have to go and mess things up. I may just give up.

OPQuilt said...

Maybe I should copy and paste this into an email, so you know I was here? I do think, as one of your commenters noted, that it's probably in reference to the EU's security measures. You just think -- with all of Google's engineers -- that they could figure it out.

I wonder if Wordpress will go through something like this? At any rate, your blog was as good as a visit (well, maybe close..) with the news of all your goings on and doings. I loved the idea of your brick oven pizza fest, and enjoyed reading about your projects. I must say, I'm happy to see a new photo on your blog--you look great!!

Happy Anniversary--
Elizabeth

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

So sorry to hear about the blogger issues, what a nuisance. You post is full of sweet photos and projects. Love the prints and the border you used for the heart quilt. The watermelon mini is fabulous! Ida's table topper is perfect for Memorial Day. That was a fun photo of the girls making pizza. Happy Anniversary, Mary!! The two of you do have a beautiful life together :)

-Soma

Deb A said...

Happy Anniversary! I love how your heart quilt came out! Thanks so much for joining the challenge and playing along this month.

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary!

Susan said...

Happy anniversary!
Having the same issues with Blogger...I hope they get it sorted out soon!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Aren’t your hearts beautiful. Wonderful family get together...memories for all.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Happy Anniversary Dear Friend....what a milestone! I love your hearts quilt finish. I have to start being bold like you in picking fabrics...the swirl pattern really sets off the hearts well......I'm glad you are using the table topper and enjoying it!

dq said...

Yes, blogger is annoying right now. I just love blogging and hope it gets back to normal soon especially since I am out of school for the summer.

I love your heart quilt as well as your watermelons. It is also fun to see your family together enjoying themselves. Family is EVERYTHING!

A big congratulations to 49 years! That is a wonderful wonderful thing! We have been married 28 1/2 years so we are going strong.

Denise :) said...

49 years is amazing!! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!! Your heart blocks are really fun -- the splash of color on the B&W background makes me smile!! :)

KaHolly said...

Sewing with a little group of friends is such fun! So are anniversaries! Hope you had a happy day. Love your heart quilt. I love that idea! A block a day quilt! And what a cute summery table runner.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Happy Belated Anniversary and it looks like you had a wonderful time with family!

Michele said...

I love your mini and the table topper. The pizzas sound yummy.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Happy belated Anniversary to you and many more. How fun to have your very own pizza kitchen with worker bees. :o)

Createology said...

Happy Anniversary Dear. I am so happy I stopped by to read your post as my heart is always so warmed by your wonderful family gatherings. I love your Heart-a-Day for May quilt. We are frantically packing and praying for a smooth escrow closing. St. George is on our horizon and we should be there July to begin our Sunset Years. Summer Smiles...<3

em's scrapbag said...

Happy belated anniversary. You share an anniversary with my parents one year apart. The pizzas sound fun!

Suze said...

Congratulations on 49 blessed years! That is a wonderful blessing. I think all of us go into marriage with that is mind. However, for many of us that doesn't work out. Marriage takes work on the part of each of you. I'm thrilled when I hear these stories. Each of my grandparents were married over 50 years. My parents and my in-laws each were married about 6 weeks shy of 50 years each. All those were great accomplishments, too. I hope you know what an example you are not only to your family but also to everyone who meets you. It is very rare these days for people to be married that long these days. Congrats and keep going.
Susan Shaw susan.dietrich@cox.net

Needled Mom said...

Testing blog comments.