Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge



It’s Wednesday … and look! I’m Hodgepodging first thing this morning!  Winking smile


1.  Are you a force to be reckoned with? In what way?

I don’t know that I am, but I’m sure that DH would tell you otherwise.  I will say that if I feel strongly about something, I have to admit that I’m rather like a dog with a bone. 


2. What are two things you love about the wintertime? Or, if love feels like too strong a word, what are two things you 'like' about winter?

I love snow … maybe not 15” worth like we got last week, but I do love snow.  I like the holidays that come in winter … does that count?   


3. Pomegranate, kumquat, persimmon, kiwi, and guava are all fruits said to have health benefits, particularly during the winter months. Do you have a favorite on the list? Are there any on the list you haven't tried?

I haven’t knowingly eaten any of them other than kiwi, which would, I guess, make it my favorite of those 5?? 


4. I passed a local church yesterday and noticed they had this on their outdoor sign- 'When all else fails, do the right thing.' Your thoughts?

Seriously?  I would expect that a church would be teaching us to do the right thing ALL THE TIME … not just when all else has failed. 


5. Do you ski? According to one list I've seen, the top 5 ski destinations for 2014 are-St. Anton Austria, Whistler Canada, Cortina Italy, Tahoe USA, and Zermatt Switzerland.  Of the five listed, which would you most like to visit? We can make skiing optional if that helps the non-skiers with their answer.

I tried skiing once many, many years ago … couldn’t even make it down the bunny slope.  And since I can no longer tolerate cold, I have no desire to ski.  To be honest, I am not familiar with any of those destinations, so I’m not sure which would I’d choose.  Since I would love to cruise up to Alaska and return to the US via a glass-domed train through the Canadian Rockies, and since I assume that Whistler Canada is in the Canadian Rockies, I’ll choose Whistler Canada. 


6.  What's the last thing you looked for online? (Besides my blog!)

Prior to checking my blog list, I checked out Facebook … I belong to a group dedicated to hand quilting.  Since I can’t find a guild locally, this group has become my guild.   


7. What saying, slogan, quote, or motto have you seen lately that inspires you for the new year?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11


8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I’m continuing to make progress, slowly but surely on my Storm at Sea.  I’m about halfway done with the quilting (I know!  Even I’m asking “aren’t you done YET?!?!”) … and I discovered a piece of my white-on-white with the wrong side out!  I can’t tell you how carefully I pieced that quilt top, having to use my seam ripper several times to rip out pieces that I had turned wrong side out … I was sure that I had all my WoW turned correctly!  Evidently not!


If you click on the photo, it should open up to a larger image … notice the bubbles on the large white triangle in the middle … and compare them to the bubbles on the white patch just to the left.  Embarrassed smile


Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. I love the colors in that quilt! I am familiar with a seam ripper : ) I'm sure it will be lovely when you're finished.

  2. Good morning! Don't you just hate things like that? Though let me tell you I clicked on that picture and zoomed it up till it was FULL SCREEN and I only barely noticed it. NO ONE will trust me. I love it! I know like it seems forever, but when you consider how big it is and what is involved you are doing wonderfully. Can't wait to see it you can't either! Enjoy your day!

  3. Whistler, Canada was my choice, too...and certainly NOT for the skiing! I can't wait to see your finished quilt...I know it will be as pretty as ever!

  4. Whistler is about an hour north of Vancouver so if you do the Alaska cruise/train you would be near it.

  5. I love that verse- it is one of the first ones I clung to when I became a Christian.
    Wish we lived closer because I'd ask you for help finishing my quilt :)

  6. Your quilt is lovely. I hate having to rip back as well however it has be right.

  7. I'm impressed by anyone who can quilt. Or sew for that matter. I think your quilt is gorgeous!

  8. I looked and really can't see a difference. Guess I don't understand what I'm looking for. It's gorgeous!!

  9. I said Christmas so I think it counts! I agree, that message at the church was weird. Great bible verse. Your quilt is beautiful. Have a great day :)

  10. I love you're part of a Quilt group on Facebook :) Why does that not surprise me.

    you need to get some adventure in the world of fruit :)

  11. I too rather be watching sports rather than American Idol, it seriously just gives me headaches now. I can't wait for baseball season. I saw your comment on another blog you're a Cards fan!

  12. I loved your analogy of being like a 'dog with a bone' concerning something you feel strongly about! Wish I'd thought of that :)

    I'm sorry you had to rip out part of your quilt, but it'll be worth the effort in the end :)

  13. Oh, in answer to your question about the chickens, we treat them at night because they're easier to catch and handle while they're asleep! They will run at the sight of the powder can.

  14. Oh, you and Hubby should do the Alaskan Cruise. It is awesome and we're thinking of doing it again.

    I hate a seam ripper but have definitely used one many, many times.

    Happy rest of the week!

  15. Great verse in of those I go back to over and over to remind me who's in control and that I can trust Him! You should pomegranate sometime..I like it! :-)

  16. I could not tell the difference! I think that will just be a little special thing for you to remember about the quilt.

  17. I love pomegranates! I've had all of them but guava and the pomegranates rank top for me! And I love snow, too! I also share your view of skiing. Is your Storm at Sea done using the SaS block? I've got that quilt on my quilter's bucket list!! :)

  18. Your stitching is beautiful, I have to admit I couldn't find the mistake but you know and that makes a huge difference.
    Pomegranate juice was recommended by my oncologist, so I put some in my green tea every morning

  19. Well I had it on full screen and didn't notice anything except for gorgeous points and such..:)


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