Blog woes

I am having trouble with the RSS feed on my blog, and am temporarily redirecting the feed back here to my old blog.  There’s nothing really to see here, my blog really is at:


And I really have been updating it there, so please go check it out, and I promise to switch my feed back to that location ASAP.


My new blog

The server my  new blog lives on was to undergo an upgrade last night.  Unfortunately, the server is still down, and my new site is inaccessible at the moment.

(As is http://www.mqresource.com, my site for machine quilters)

I hope it will be back up SOONER than SOON, but I don’t really know.

Because of the downtime this week, I’ll be extending the QUILT giveaway that I was running on my new blog.

I hpoe you’ll be patient and come back again later to see me:


Itchy Feet

I like change.  (Well, some change).  I like to try new things until I figure out that I’ve finally found the right thing that feels best for me.

For example, Mark and I have been married for almost 13 years and have lived in 6 houses.  Three of those have been right here in Traer, which is quite a feat.  We kept looking for the best thing for us, and we seem to have found it.  For now.  Because I’m not moving again for a million years.  Or maybe we’ll move tomorrow.  Who knows.

How about cars:  in 9 years I went through 6 cars.  Ridiculous, I know.  But then we got my Accord, and I’ve been driving it for almost 5 years and I haven’t once thought that I really needed to change.  With previous cars it happened within about a year.

And now:  website/blog locations.


I know. It’s the ultimate in vanity to have my own name as my domain, but it’s part of a larger plan for world domination.  I hope you’ll come join me.  All of my old posts are already over there.  In time the look and style will be changing, but for now, I think you’ll find it’s remarkably familiar.  For now.

I’ll maintain this blog for archival purposes, but will be closing comments.  When you get there, you can pretty easily (I hope!) subscribe to the feed of the new blog so you can keep track of me in your favorite Feed Reader (like Google Reader!).  I hope you’ll also take a few minutes to update your Blogrolls or link lists on your own websites to point to my new location.  And if you link to me in your posts, please use the new website address.

And if you do follow me, and you post a comment, I’ll enter you in a drawing for a small present.

Thank you.

Suzanne aka Easily Distracted Girl

Quiltin’ up a storm

I’ve had 4 quilts on (and back off!) the quilting machine this week — it sure feels good to FINISH things.  Well, “finish” as in “finish this particular step and then put them in the pile for the next step.”

I’ve uploaded a bunch of pictures to my Flickr Photostream, and because I’ve run out of steam for tonight, I’m just going to point you there if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to.  A scrappy nine patch plus those Strip Twist QOVs from last week are the 3 that are photographed, the braid quilt was quilted today, but not photographed yet:

Quilt Photos

Did you know that tomorrow is the last day of January? How did that happen? Here are the photos I’ve picked for the last few days of my daily photo project:

The sky was such an odd foggy shade of grey and the trees were all covered with snowy ice:
january 27, 2009

You’ve seen this one:
january 28, 2009

And this one:

january 29, 2009

I waited until too late in the day to try to take Mark’s picture. None of the pictures I took were very great, and this one only looked decent after I went with the black and white. My goal was to get some pictures that show HIS eyes, but he wasn’t in the mood, and it was really too dark.

january 30, 2009

I’ve always thought that my eyes were my best feature, but my boys hit the beautiful-eye-gene-jackpot in that their DAD has really beautiful eyes, too.

Look at that dog’s tongue.  Don’t you wish you could do that?



Talking with Will

Will wanted to tell me about something that happened at school. I asked him if I could take some pictures of him while he talked. He said no, but I did it anyway.
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How old are you?

Katie and the ATV Tracks

According to my husband’s driver’s license, he is 38 years old.

The 4 wheeler tracks in my front yard lead me to suspect he’s really only about 16.

Looking for



It’s by Robyn Pandolph, from a collection called Aubrey Rose.  It’s from approximately 2004, when she was designing for South Seas Imports.  It’s a tone-on-tone green and I need about 1/4 to 1/2 yard.

I have Googled, and tried Quiltshops.com, but all I can even find pictures of online are the focal florals, none of this tone-on-tone.  I’ll give Missingfabrics.com a whirl next, but I thought I’d give this a try — maybe you have a bit of this hiding in your stash that you’d be willing to trade with me?  (I’ll pay postage and trade you for comparable yardage of something from the shop or my stash…).

And of course, you probably want to know WHY I need this.  Well, instead of cleaning (or writing patterns, or writing/drawing my book), I fell prey to temptation again.

Only look!

Another finished quilt top!


Pattern is Peppermint Swirls by Fig Tree Quilts.  Pattern calls for some words (jingle all the way) appliqued on it, but I don’t like what she did, don’t think it “goes”.  Pattern picture shows it bound in red and I really don’t like that, but I only have about half of what I need in order to bind it in the green (it was a kit).

The blocks were together, I needed to add one more corner triangle, trim it, and add the white and green borders.

Having finished 2 quilt tops, I now I feel justified in starting something new!



Suzanne aka EDG

p.s.  i was going to write it as EDGirl.  But then I worried that it looked like I was calling myself Erectile Dysfunction Girl.