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Now that the film festival is over, it's time for lots of snow. It's a good time to stay indoors and quilt or knit. 

My "wow" for this week has to be Julie's Double Wedding Ring quilt, which she designed for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Julie used pillow cases for the photos because of the higher thread count. She uses Bubble Jet 2000 to prepare the fabric for printing with her dot-matrix printer. The fabric is ironed onto freezer paper, so it will go through the printer.

Common Threads met at Joanie's this week. Karan and Lynda show their amazement at Julie's beautiful quilt.

Margareth has made progress on her pullover. She's a very fast knitter and is already looking forward to the next project. Kathy was working on a beaded scarf. 

Joanie's kitty, Kasha, enjoyed hanging out with all the fiber, hoping for an unattended ball of yarn.  

I had pieced the backing for Zachary's I-spy quilt. It's a country landscape, so he can use the back side of his quilt to put his train set on.

The binding will be a green check cut on the bias. I gave the quilt to Julie to quilt for me. 

DH's Christmas Waffle sweater is almost done! If you have been following this project of mine, you know that it has been on the needles a long time. It will be good to have it finished. 

The Ravellenic Games have begun. As part of the Games, I'm going to try to finish the Christmas Waffle sweater, and then move on to the Dogwood Blossoms, which I want to finish to wear this winter. 

Most of the snow we've been getting the last few days is the wet, goopy kind, not the powder the resorts want. There have been avalanches all along the Wasatch Front. There was even a substantial avalanche in our neighborhood, Summit Park, so we can't snowshoe. We're used to—and equipped for—the snow, though, so most normal activities continue for us. Soren's family hasn't been as lucky (or luckier, depending on your point of view). They live in the Portland, Oregon, area, which was hit with a freak snowstorm with accumulations of several inches this past week. Everyone got a couple of days off as "snow days." Many local businesses were still open, although best reached on foot. Soren got to ride to the local coffee shop. Such is life!


What's on my needles: Christmas Waffle sweater moving along, yoke almost done. Sewing together Dogwood Blossoms. "Green Tea" socks, second sock coming slong, working on the foot. 

What's on my loom: Christmas present scarves, holding. I went ahead and mailed the Green Pastures cardigan to Soren. His dad will have to wait for the scarf. I was going to mail them together, but decided not to wait. Soren might grow out of it while I was finding time to weave the scarf. With luck, it will be finished before it stops being cold.

What's on my Featherweight: Piecing the second I-spy quilt, this one for Soren. 

What's on my iPad/iPhone: Finished Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey from Audible and have started The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, a story about an Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife living on a remote island after WWI. Finished reading Pemberly to Waterloo by Anna Elliot in iBooks, bought through Book Bub, and have gone back to Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen, by Sally Smith O'Rourke, which I had put aside to read a library download. Also listening to the Fiber Hooligan podcast and the Knit Picks podcast, as usual.

What's my app of the week: I haven't actually tried this yet, but one of my quilting buddies swears by Duolingo, a free app that helps people learn a second language.

What's in my wine glass: Smoking Loon Merlot 2007. O.M.G.! Unfortunately, it has been in our cellar for some time, so we can't run out and get more of this vintage. I'm just wondering how it survived 5-6 years in our wine cellar. (The bottles turn over pretty fast in our household.)

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2014 at 6:38pm

Good luck!

Comment by Jean on February 11, 2014 at 5:48pm

Yes I do.  I will make a trip to Apple store before I leave for Virginia, I did have the contract for 2 years but it is no good anymore.

Thank you so much for all your help.


Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2014 at 5:41pm

Did you plug in the iPad after you opened iTunes?

Comment by Jean on February 11, 2014 at 4:26pm

Thank you Peggy I do have my I Tunes open but no column to the left, it shows every thing else though.  I'll have to wait until I can get to Salem or Portland, I live about an hour and half away so I won't be going any time soon.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm

They should be able to help you at the Apple store. I was wondering, though, if you had iTunes open when you hooked up to the computer. If so, you should see your iPad appear in the column on the left. If you click on that icon, it should open up your iPad and give you the option to sync and to choose what to sync.

Comment by Jean on February 11, 2014 at 1:11pm

Wow Angelkarhu, I'm so sorry that you feel like I'm attacking you.  This is confusing when I have done all that I know of and still nothing, so I will go to the Apple Store.

Thanks for your help. 

Comment by angelkarhu on February 11, 2014 at 12:54pm
Jean I don't know what to tell you and as it seems I'm the only one online here so go to the Apple store. They will figure it out. I CAN'T help you. I'm sorry you are having issues but please ask the people at Apple. I feel like you are attacking me.
Comment by Jean on February 11, 2014 at 12:48pm

I did back it up and so has my husband for a couple years now we were thinking our pictures and every thing was going to I Cloud, it is not, all we have is  Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes.

So I have no idea how you have any thing else on the I Pad, in I cloud I have every thing turned on.

Comment by angelkarhu on February 11, 2014 at 12:28pm
I dont know what to tell you. Can you go to the Apple store or call them for help?
Comment by Jean on February 11, 2014 at 12:22pm

Well gals I did a back up and I still have nothing in I Cloud to show where it is, my husband has also backed up his I Pad and I phone to his I Cloud, when we opened it up nothing was there.

Is there an app or some thing that needs to be added?  I'm still reading the manual and not finding what I need.

Thanks you for all your help.

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