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Monday, May 29, 2017


I have a Gremlin living at my house. Don't know where he came from - or when, but he definitely exists! I spent most of this past winter on the couch in the living room so don't know when "he" appeared., but shortly after finally going to bed in the bedroom upstairs I noticed the TV in my sewing room was on.  Hmm, who turned it on ? How long has it been on? Maybe the cat walked over the remote ? I hid the remote where she could not possibly walk on it and waited. Sure enough 2 days later the TV magically turned itself on! Hmmm. Maybe the TV timer is way off. I turned off the TV clock  and waited to see. A couple of days later the TV once again magically turned itself on. It is rather disconcerting to come home after an evening out to find your sewing room TV blasting away! So I unplugged the TV!  Last week I was in the sewing room doing a few chores (ironing) so I plugged the TV in , did my chores, turned the TV off and forgot about it. Sure enough, I came home last night to find the TV blasting away!!! Gremlins!! Actually, I think my neighbours next door must have a baby monitor which has the same wave length as my TV so when they turn on their monitor it turns on my TV as well! A more logical explanation I'm sure, but I rather like the thought of Gremlins ;)
Had the sewing ladies in for afternoon tea last week. Sure was fun to see them. Of course I used my new Strawberry Basket ordered online from North Carolina! It comes with a creamer and open sugar bowl which fit into the side pockets. You can't see from this pic, but the sides of the bowl have a basket weave pattern. LOVE IT! My friends know  I'm a sucker for China, and I've always wanted this piece ever since I first started collecting this pattern (never mind how long ago that was!)
 Of course we had Angel food cake to go with the strawberries, fancy cheeses and crackers and a grape salad (new recipe for me) and finished off with mini fruit tarts and Hello Dollies. YUMM :) Lu brought me these lovely tree Peonies. Aren't they lovely! Thanks Lu !!
On the sewing front I have finished the next to last row for Lucy Boston. Have to cut out and baste more connector beige hexies before I can finish off the last row. Once all that is done I can audition the connector blocks. Phew! this has been a long haul with more yet to come, but it is a good hand work project for the patio :)

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