Nov 20, 2012

Cloves and comments

Greetings!  First off - answers to several emails about studding pears. I buy my cloves in small bottles at my local grocery.  The name is Spice Supreme and you can find them online by searching Spice Supreme Whole Cloves.  To make it easier, I'll give the link to one online grocery company where you can order these.  You may need three jars since they reduced the size again to 1.75 ounces, but maybe two is enough for one large pear.  Many have the heads missing which is common unless you order the top quality super pricey.  Those cloves are used on the pear's bottom and I also keep them in a bowl which the pomanders sit in since they are just for decoration.  I only use Bosc pears (or oranges and lemons) and I don't coat with spices.  If you want to, don't until it's completely dried.  The other thing I wanted to mention is if you are asking a question, I'm more than happy to reply. Except you may not realize when commenting or clicking to email, your Blogger settings apply.  Here's two ways to change that if you would like.  First - if you want your comments/emails available for replies, click on your name in the top right corner of the dashboard, then click Blogger Profile (or just go to your Profile page).  When the page opens, click the orange Edit Profile on the top right.  Check Show my email address.  Make sure you hit Save at the bottom. That's it!  Another way to have your email available in your profile - click your name, then Account Settings. Click Edit profile directly under your name, then Change contact settings, check Allow for email/messages from your profile page. Since we're talking computers, the tech came and I'm really happy with him. I have a clean slate, no additional programs, and none of my files could be recovered.  My fault since I tried a recovery disc when he failed to show for the first appointment. Pear charts are lost, all Favorites, photos, blogs, emails, scans and labels.  I may still change Mr. Smarty pain-in-the-pants 7 to Vista.  A very simple trick he showed me to correct the viewing size of blogs and webpages.  You probably know this but I'll tell you anyway.  On your Menu bar at the top, click View, go to Zoom, and make sure it is 100% or increase to whatever % you want.  It stays that way!  No menu bar?  Right click the very top and check Menu Bar.  Now that it's over, again, I'm sorry if I missed a request, failed to post your finished Pear photos, or haven't visited your blog.  It will take a very long while to build up my bookmarks again.  I relied on those easy clicks and can't possible remember all the blog names - I stored hundreds!
Here's the link to the cloves - sorry - got off track. 
http://www.groceries-express.com/default.asp?UPC=7611438025
You can find them in bulk on Amazon and other sites too.
I did get a little stitching time and need to decide on what to have in the bottom vines.  It is charted for your name on the left, and "her work" on the right.  I don't like to have pieces other than samplers with names and it would be a difficult fit anyway.  Because of the lamb and lion at the bottom, I'd like to use Peace, so maybe Peace Love on one side, and Unity Hope on the other.  Same amount of letters so it should balance and fit.  Well I'm glad that just popped into my head because I've been wracking the brain for a while and couldn't come up with anything!  
I hope those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving have a wonderful day with family and friends.  There will only be a few of us, which means - more pie per person!!!
Thanks for visiting - stay safe!
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18 comments:

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I think I would cry for days if I lost my bookmarks and patterns that I've accumulated. I have your last pear only I believe. I don't suppose that would help you much. I buy whole cloves at the Dollar Store (or similar-name stores). Also, if you click Control + you enlarge the screen, and to go back down Control-
Just thought I'd share what another blogger had posted the other day.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Susan

Margaret said...

Oh your wreath piece is getting prettier and prettier! Glad you figured out about what to put on it in terms of words. Happy Thanksgiving!

Vickie said...

That will look very nice on the wreath piece Marly.
More pie per person! Great thinking Marly. ;)
I am sorry you were not able to recover everything. How depressing.

Jamie Burch said...

You could follow me..... I am new to blogging and would love to have some followers but I know I wasn't in your line up. I did look at a bunch from your line up so if you want to come look at mine you will see some that you followed and can add those back! Happy thanksgiving!

Jamie Burch said...
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Jamie Burch said...

You could follow me..... I am new to blogging and would love to have some followers but I know I wasn't in your line up. I did look at a bunch from your line up so if you want to come look at mine you will see some that you followed and can add those back! Happy thanksgiving!

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marll. Crappy you can't recover everything, geeze........love the stitching , will look great on the wreath piece.......Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.....more pie, yum yum.....Blessings Francine.

cucki said...

Wow that t will look very lovely on the wreath piece..so sweet
I hope you feel better soon.
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family x

Barb said...

Your wreath is so pretty. What a bummer about the computer problems. I only have one of your pear designs. I was hoping to get them all they are so pretty!

Carol said...

You seem to have accepted the loss of your computer info very well, Marly--a lot better than I would be reacting, that's for sure!

I think your choice of wording for your WIP sounds very nice...

Enjoy all that Thanksgiving pie :)

Judy said...

Bummer...sorry your info is lost! Your holiday sampler is coming along beautifully. I am glad there will be extra pie for you! happy thanksgiving.

Judy heartland stitcher

Loraine said...

Well, I'm glad your up and running again, but I'm so sad about your charts and files. That is really sad news. Hopefully you won't have that ever happen again.
Thanks for your advice on the spices. I'm going hunting right away. Those pears are amazing. Will they last? A lemon would be interesting to try too.
Your sampler is looking beautiful. I can't wait to see your finish.
Thanks for the computer hints. I will attempt to figure out my e-mail link. :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for everything.

Véronique Victorien said...

c'est ravissant
très belle journée
Véronique

Chris said...

Lovely stitching progress!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

escargopotte said...

lovely !

Jamie Burch said...

I followed your directions on posting email - I can't tell if I did it right or not. I see that it doesn't take you to my blog though....frustrating!

http://cricket-bug-corner.blogspot.com/

Rebecca said...

I like your Love, Hope idea. Sounds perfect.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and friends. Have a great gathering. Eat some pie for me. Mother and I are having a non-traditional beef roast with all the trimmings; carrots, potatoes and onions. This is her request.

quiltygirl1 said...

Thank you so much! I Am new to all this but your directions allowed me to click for emails! Yeah! I just wish I was on your blog when you were in a cleaning mood to sell charts! You make me laugh as we are similar but not in the talent department where you really shine, I use to do cross stitch a long time ag, but believe it or not I have forgotten what I knew. I taught for many years and just stopped stitching but began quilting. Now I realize I love samplers! Hubby bought me 2 more pears today! There is the best aroma with pears and cloves. I may just keep making these forever. Thank you thank you

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