Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I'm Back!

It's been a tough couple of days without my computer! A pox on hackers trying to steal financial information is all I can say. DON'T FALL FOR IT PEEPS!
I haven't been doing much of anything around here, cleanup, errand running, that sort of thing, nothing blog-worthy. I did some laundry and went to take a photo of the dryer full of fluffy towels and that's when I knew I was losing it. If you wanted to see laundry you could look in your own dryers, right? (although my pretty blue polka dot towels looked mighty fine in there)
Anyhooo... I've picked up some very cute Japanese craft books lately. I don't know about you, but I love their fabrics combinations and their photography. I'll share more when the sun is out, but in the meantime.. I thought I'd share a cute little Petit Boutique number I picked up recently.
You know how I love the cherries and those little small series of books. It sadly borders on obsession! And look how cute these little appliques from Daiso are, they just seem to go with the little book, don't they?
If you think they're cute and would like a chance to win these goodies, leave a comment and I'll let Binnie pick a name this weekend! Hows that for a sweet treat?


Blogger jen duncan said...

So sorry about the computer. Yes--a pox on them all!
Sweet giveaway! I oughta do one, too. Or at least make a post on my blog, lol!

10:07 AM  
Blogger Jodi Nelson said...

SO VERY cute ! Would ya look at those cute little cherries. mmmm. And I'm still LOL at your thought of taking a picture of the towels in your dryer! LOL. The things we'll do now because of Blogging. Or at least think of doing. Too funny. I'm in the same boat. Laundry, Dishes, Bills, Putting Christmas away, Groceries. Ick. And sorry bout your comp. that stinks. Polka dot towels? Those are definitely blog worthy! ooxx`jod

10:09 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Happy New Year! Very cute appliques. They would look very cute on something for my four year old daughter.

Hope your computer is feeling much better!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are not just cute they're STINKIN CUTE! So sorry about the computer fun at all! Have a fantastic day.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More great projects!!! Thanks for reminding me to go check my dryer.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I'd love to win a prize! Go Binnie! Thanks for sharing the wonderful "Dainty Quilt". Must get some of that fabric. Haven't seen the Japanese books around here either. Terry

10:43 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute! But more than a prize, I want to see those pretty polkie towels in your dryer -- purdy pleeeease!!!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

They are adorable and to have Binnie pick a winner, what an honor! I am sorry about your computer. My laptop has been plagued with viruses trying to get at my stuff. I am glad the family computer is a Mac and I can use that in the meantime. Hope all stays well with your computer.

11:20 AM  
Blogger nwalker said...

I love your site and you have some very cute ideas. Such a cute giveaway! Please check my website for a 100th post giveaway very soon!

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too cute love to visit
your blog when i can always
an inspiration to get some
stuff done even if its
watching the towels roll by

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pam - Count me in... You KNOW how I feel about cherries! :)

12:32 PM  
Blogger Crafts a la Mode said...

You are very sweet yourself for doing that. I'm so glad you are on my favorite blogs so now I just go down the list of my favorites and stop in for a visit. I love blogging. Craft blogging, that is. Thanks again.

12:43 PM  
Blogger CuteStuffInside said...

Count me in! So, tell me, where do you find those adorable books?


12:54 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous little book!! Isn't it great how pictures can say so much (coz I sure as heck can't read the words LOL!). So glad you have your computer back and we can enjoy your blog!
Kind regards - Dawn

1:02 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill said...

Just call me Horshack. Miss PKM MISS PKM! Pick me Pick me. Hurry, My arm is starting to hurt from waving around! ;-)

So cute, I'm obsessed too. And don't you just wish you could crawl into a warm dryer of towels sometimes?

1:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

Oh goodness, if I had access to Japanese craft locally we would be in the poor house. Maybe I will be a winner! LOL

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooooo cute. Love it. Hope I win!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Pam, I just love any of the Japanese books - they do have a way of making everything look so pleasing to the eye! Now if I had my own personal translator....hmmmm! Too pad about your computer - I know mine has been doing weird things these days, but I figured it was just our goofy weather!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Precious and can you part with it? Count me in?

1:28 PM  
Blogger happy zombie said...

EVERYTHING you do is blog-worthy! And oh so deliciously entertaining. I was actually very disappointed you didn't show a shot of your towels in the dryer.

I'll be happy for you when your computer is tip top again. But I will miss how your emails looked coming from Bret's computer.

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOHHH!! Very cute!! and believe me, there are days around here when I would be GLAD to see your clean laundry! Love ya, Libby from Georgia

2:50 PM  
Blogger mamabug said...

Hey....I just saw a picture of polka dot towels in the pottery barn catalogue. They were darn cute too!!! Very sorry about the computer prob hope all is okay now. Kathie

2:59 PM  
Blogger Annette said...

Glad your computer is now safe and sound again. Your laundry sounds cuter than mine. Just plain towels here. Love the book and the appliques. That is a generous giveaway.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Binnie, pick me, pick me.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So cute! Sounds like you are up to the same things I am. Trying to catch up after the holidays. Put my name in the pile. I would love to win!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you just like those piggies because of their big heads!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big headed piggies, pox ladened hackers, dotty towels...boy you have it all, don't you??
No fun w/computer problems, glad they are resolved.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the giveaway. I have developed quite a love of Japanese fabrics in the last year or so. It all started with your blog, and that is a good thing. It was the first one I ever read. I am hooked. I read a magazine article on quilt blogs (I think it was Quilter's Newsletter). I read ever post. Thank you, you provide a lot of smiles.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Auntie Pami said...

This little piggy went to Auntie Pami's ....I want to see the towels. Mine are so boring (Costco specials)! That should be the next fun project how to dress those bad boys up. I love cherries too. Just look in my pantry (dried cherries, canned cherries, dark chocolate covered cherries, oops, wait a minute my dh got them!, cherries for ice cream. ok that's enough...Thank you Pam and please tell Binnie to pick me. It's a Pam thing!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

I seriously think I need a Daiso run! I am in need of some sort of lavender container for a luncheon in June and they might have something I could use. Any quilt stores near the one in Milpitas? Or was it Union City?

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh how I wish we had a Daiso near by......I am thinking about driving 9 hours to seattle just to go to one! LOL!!
Please count me in....Love your blog :)
Shannon~(freezing in Montana!)

5:45 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I took a picture of the bathroom at Christmas because I thought the red towels looked so good with the red berries on the wreath I had hung above the toilet. And YOU thought you were losing it!

Love the giveaway items! Very cute.

I'm participating in a Pay it Forward giveaway. If you want to take part in the fun, come on over!

6:42 PM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

I think I'd like the dryer sad is that! I love Japanese fabric and have started a stash...well maybe I'll use it for my new grand daughter's clothes, how cute is that.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Ginger Patches said...

OMG sooo cute!! Please throw me in the hat!!!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Put my name in that hat! I have been in a Japanese frenzy lately...I ordered a couple of books from Superbuzzy. They are so cute!

8:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Boo to the hackers!! A double pox on them!

Now hand over the book and no one gets hurt!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Sharon S said...

You always have so much fun! Cute goodies! Count me in for the draw! Wishing the rain would stop!

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You bet I think these are cute! I am a certified cherry freak. Oh, and that cute booklet..definitely "too sweet" for words. If I don't win I believe I must buy it now. :) Thanks for sharing your obsession. :)

12:22 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love the cherries. Since the kids gave us a new red Kitchenaid for Christmas I am "seeing red" everywhere!

4:15 AM  
Blogger Mary Anne Drury said...

Well, and here I thought I cornered the market on a glamorous lifestyle .... I think right now seeing your towels in your dryer might be the highlight of my week!

....and CUTE isn't a cute enough word for those cute goodies !! (did I use the word "cute" enough?)

6:43 AM  
Blogger Sinta Renee said...

I have been wanting to explor those Japanese magazines... I just wasn't sure I could figure them out! Very cute little things though. Polka Dot towels!!! Could you have a drawing for those too?

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Pam, Sorry about your computer troubles, mine also had some ills recently despite forewall and the like. I too am much addicted to ANYTHING with cherries!!!!! Oh well, love your blog and I haven't run into you lately around town, what's up with that!!!! Happy Everything, Nurse Payne

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUDE, MUST HAVE THOSE PIGGIES!! But those rotten hackers?!?! Argh, I've had every CC# stolen. Yeah, um, I've been shopping at "secure" sites. That is until they are not secure. Oopsie. Grrrr.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Hope I'm not too late. Sorry about your computer. My husb recently had his pc stolen and all kinds of trouble went on from there. The books are lovely and they are most definately a weakness of mine. Happy New Year.

1:35 PM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

Oh my gosh! Those pigs are adorable!!
I have finally solved a two-month long adventure with something that attacked the computer from the WWE wrestling site. No, it wasn't me! lol It was my son, who loves wrestling and does not understand about viruses, etc. Let's just say that if it didn't get solved soon, I was going to throw the dang thing away. He is no longer allowed to use the computer. Ever.
I just read the last line of your post. Oh, my! A giveaway? Count me in. :)

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the goodies! Count me in too!
Been a lurker reading your blog for at least a year. I love your blog. Always good stuff!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Lala said...

Hi!!! A cherrie lovin' "lurker" comin' out to say HEY! :o)

Sometimes I open my dryer door and see pretty combos of fabric... poetry can appear in the most unlikely of places!

Great blog! And what a nice give-away!

Lala :o)

7:50 PM  
Blogger libertythreads said...

Oh how cute! I love cherries too!!!!! Please enter me.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just stopped by to say hi and boy are those cute little bags! I can commiserate on the computer too. The family pc was hijacked and is out for repairs thanks to the sophisticated surfing my 14 yo darling son does....gotta love 'em.
Have a great day!

4:54 AM  
Blogger Angelina said...

I think Daiso designs just for you and Monica and me. Except they only do it to tease me since there isn't one here.

I'm sorry to hear your computer was hacked because that is the pits. We went through that not long ago.

Max has come up with the worst possible punishments for people who write viruses for computers and who try to take people's money through them.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Busy Little Quilter said...

You know...there seems to be a lot of people's computers getting sick here lately. Mine was, too. It's kinda weird.

I love the Japanese craft books, too. They are great for inspiration.

I hope you're computer is well now.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOOOHOOO love me a giveaway!!! Thanks PKM!!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Love the cherries, love the piggies ... love to win!

6:43 PM  

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