Friday, February 20, 2015

Closing Of A Quilt Store–End of an Era

A good friend of mine owned and operated a quilt shop for 23 years, since 1991.  She decided to retire and closed the shop at the end of October.  She has reduced her inventory with a big sale and had a couple of garage sales after that and now her inventory is down to a fraction of what it was when she was in business full time.  Janet ran her shop single handedly, except for when she had special sales or would bring someone it to work when she took an occasional day off.IMG_1596Our last photo at Quilter’s Delight, Janet’s store, in Holdrege, Nebraska.  Me on the left, Shirley, Janet, and Fay….best friends.  We have been friends for many years and enjoy getting together for lunches, dessert, chatting and room together each summer at the Nebraska Quilt Convention.  We are all quilters plus a few other hobbies thrown into the mix.  We don’t get to see each other real often as we live a few hours apart so make plans several times a year to eat and play catch up on our lives.  Our last time meeting at the store was bittersweet but we are happy for Janet and the new chapter of her life.

When the shop was open and doing business she had over 9000 bolts of fabric and now there are only around 500 left.  That still seems like a lot of bolts and it is but looking at them on the shelves it didn’t seem like many.  Of course Fay, Shirley and I had to purchase some fabric, books and patterns one last time.  You know we just “needed it”!  Janet is having one last garage sale in March and it then Quilter’s Delight will only be a great memory.

Until Later,

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More Blog Feedback Needed

I would like to know if you hover over the photos below with your mouse if you see the pin button pop up on the photos and if you can click on it to save a pin.Clouds Reflecting Sunset - Barn Quilt
Wasp on fall blooming ClematisI took these two photos in late August of the barn with the barn quilt on it and the other one is of the fall blooming Clematis that happened to have a wasp on one of the blossoms.  Those clouds in the east reflecting the setting sun were just beautiful.

I really appreciate any feedback you can give me as I try to straighten this out.

As I sit here at the computer and look out my window I am seeing white, white snow blowing and swirling around.  Good day to stay inside and sew which is next on my list.
Until Later,

Monday, February 16, 2015

Blog Help

I need your help.  Feeling very smug I thought I would add a “Pin It” button to each blog post following directions from another blog.  I got the button installed and it was showing up at the top right side of the last post on basketball.  When I tested it out I found that only one of the photos showed up on the Pinterest selection page and greyed boxes with broken links for the other photos.  Two test photos below for testing.2013-08-10 20.30.18
I removed all the html code that I had pasted on the Settings to try and correct the problem.  Clicked on Settings then Posts and Comments then Post Template where I had pasted the code.  I thought everything would be back to normal and tried to pin from my blog and it would not load all the photos again and still had the greyed squares with the broken links.  I tried the post on making the valentine cards and no photos there either, just broken links2014-11-06 12.51.19Can anyone help me?  If you would try to pin from this post or any others on my blog please let me know what you experience.  If I am reading another person’s blog post I don’t seem to have any problems pinning to Pinterest.

OK - now it is a few hours later than my original post.  Installed a new Pinterest button to my tool bar on Firefox so not sure if that is what made the change but now if I hover over one of my photos a pin button pops up and I can click on it to pin the photo to Pinterest.  Does the button pop up for each of you?  I still get the greyed boxes with the broken links if I click on that button on my Firefox tool bar though.


Go Big Red! Cheering On The University of Nebraska Women’s Basketball

John and I have so enjoyed our Christmas gift from our children this year – season tickets to the University of Nebraska Women’s Basketball games.  They gave them to us early so we could take in the games before Christmas and just yesterday we attended the last one we can make it to this year.  We have a long legacy of UNL alums as my mother was a 1944 graduate, myself and John graduated in 1971, our daughters and both sons in law in 1997, 1999 and 2000.  Besides these immediate family, 4 of my mothers 5 siblings graduated from UNL and my 4 siblings graduated from there as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.  We love the University of Nebraska!2015-01-03-14.41  We have great seats and a wonderful view of the action below and have already told our daughters they can get us the same thing next year and if they are not planning on the same gift that we want to get the tickets ourselves.  We have really had fun going to the games and cheering  for the team.  We went to one game a couple of years ago with a cousin but did go quite a bit  when our daughters were attending the university a number of years ago.  One of our sons in law was in charge of uniforms and oftentimes had to be in attendance at the games the times we would visit so would all go and cheer on the team at the same time as visiting with them all.  Since that time we have not gone, until now.2015-02-12-20.27We do have 1 1/2 hour drive to get to Lincoln and so far have only had one game we couldn’t attend because of a blizzard and drove home in a snow storm one other time.  Weather is always an issue here in Nebraska so we know that can happen and have to be flexible.   Quite a few games have been at 2 in the afternoon on Sundays which is a wonderful time since it isn’t so late to drive home but this past week one of the games we attended didn’t start until 8 and it was midnight by the time we got home.  Not fun to drive that late anymore.2015-02-12-20.26The games are held in the newish Pinnacle Bank Arena in the Old Market area of Lincoln.  The first event held there was just August 2013.  It is a great facility, easy to drive to from out of town and wonderful parking that is also easy to get to and close to the arena.

We have shared the tickets with our daughters and niece when we couldn’t attend for various reasons so that has been nice too.  We can’t attend the last two games next week since we will be gone on a trip but one of our daughters will be using them.  Will have to check online to see how they played I guess.

Until Next year...Go Big Red!


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