The weekend, so far, has been a quiet one, altho filled with laundry, groceries, vacuuming, and all the other chores of a working person. My weekends get filled with everything that doesn't get done during the week, and now my Saturday is coming to a close, and tomorrow, Super Bowl Sunday, will be spent on the couch doing nothing but stitching. The G-man is in FLA golfing for 2 weeks with the guys, and so it's just us girls (me and Autumn) hangin' for the weekend.
Oh yeah...and I've been busy helping create an app for my Android phone. Yeah, really....Can you believe?? Ok...here's how it started: A friend of mine mentioned an app for Android phones that helps her keep track of material and supplies for her quilting. I thought, "Hmmm...I bet there's an app for stitchers to help them keep track of their supplies too!" (flosses, fabrics, charts, etc.) So, sure enough, I found "Floss Checklist" and "Bead Checklist" for my phone. I downloaded it, and realized it was really good, and started filling in the flosses I had or needed. Then, when I saw that it was missing several of the manufacturers of flosses that I regularly use, I wrote the author of the app (Michael) and asked if he had plans to add more mfrs. (He had a list of 'things to do' on his blog, only the lists I was looking for weren't there.) So....when he wrote back and said he started the entire app process to help out his wife, also a quilter, he said he'd add whatever I needed, but would need the time to compile (aka type) the lists. And this is where I came in. I volunteered to compile the lists (automatically from online lists) for him if he'd let me know the format. After a couple of emails and attachments, he has already added the lists for two more manufacturers for me, with plans to add another two. And I've already uploaded the revised app to include those mfrs. SOOOooo cool!
So, to all stitchers who want a portable FLOSS list and BEAD list to always carry with them, check out the apps. Each one is only $.99, they download to your phone immediately, they're very easy to use, and once you've entered any flosses in the app, a free Fabric Size Calculator appears at the top of the page, as well as a compiled Shopping List of every item you marked as "needed" on any of your lists.
OHhhhhhh...it's just those little things in life that make me happy!
And while on the subject of stitching, here's the latest of my medium-sized projects:
I started a week ago (29 Jan) with this:
As of this morning, here's my progress:
And here's what the chart will look like when finished:
(I've started at the center bottom)
CHART: Rose Coeur
FABRIC: 32ct linen (don't know the color name but it's a warm green, but NOT olive green!)
SIZE: 113 x 112
COUNT: 1 over 1
FLOSSES: Gentle Arts per the chart:
- Faded Rose
- Old Brick
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Honey Dew
- Baked Clay
~~So very grateful for the little things in life that make a difference to me,
and my ability to play a small part in their creation~~