Sunday, January 07, 2007

Rants and Snowmen

I just don't get this whole thing with the Ricky Timms/Alex Anderson website. I pay for cable, I pay for internet, why would I pay again for the supreme privilege of watching 13 shows on my computer? For one, it felt positively subliminal with Bernina flashing in the background over and over. I just don't get it and must be the only one that doesn't as I am watching women left and right running to become charter members. Look, I'm not trying to insult anyone or be obnoxious but really, I don't get it. At least with a magazine subscription, I can save an article I like or refer to a pattern. I pay for cable but get 80 some choices 24/7. Am I missing something here? Can you only imagine if everyone charged for us to view their site on the internet....OMG! I am so turned off by this program ....I'm sure my tone in this paragraph reflects it too! I've been wanting to rant and rave about this quilt show for a few days.... I feel better now.


On other notes.....I finally figured out the right size for my snowman pincushion. I saw this on someone else's blog but can't remember who's. If you read this, thank you for the great idea! Since I am so certain that my Secret Sister won't see it, I figured I'd post the photo. I made it as a 1st draft and then decided that I didn't feel like making another. Unfortunately, I used dark thread but just modified things. I turned it into a pincushion to store needles. I marked a few of them but figured she can label them how she wants. Now I'm nearly ready for retreat.....................

7 comments:

Sweet P said...

I haven't checked out the Ricky Timms/Alex Anderson for the same reason as you. As soon as I read in someone's email you have to pay for it I immediately decided it wasn't for me. So, no, you are not the only one who doesn't get and won't get it.

I like you snowman. He's cute and very useful. Where are you going on your retreat?

Mary said...

I'm with you - I'm not going to pay for content on the web at this point. I pay for cable and I pay for internet access. I have started recording some Simply Quilt episodes with the new DVR. I haven't watched it in a couple years so hopefully the episodes will be new to me!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Some of us do get it. I really like Alex Anderson and Ricky Timms but not enought to pay to see them on the web.

The Calico Cat said...

I'm so out of it that i did not even know about the pay for viewing my website thingy... (They are trying to make a living, well I bet they are already beyond just a living...)

Pam said...

I wonder if for the cost to see the shows on the computer if you can actually download them onto a DVD and save them?

Too bad they are not on TV.

Have fun at the retreat with your new sewing machine.

Sioux said...

Love the snow pen cushions! And I certainly agree to your assessment of paying for internet programming
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Susan said...

I totally agree on the computer channel thing - and why would I pay for something with ads flashing at me anyway? I'm sure that Alex is looking for another venue for her show that was cancelled, and both of them are very creative, but I'd rather have a book.

Love your snowman pincusion! I had seen that somewhere, too, and didn't get around to doing anything. Maybe your example will inspire me. I do have the right color of felt for the body! Love the way you divided it for your SS, too. =)

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