Friday, February 28, 2014

Maybe, maybe not

I have no idea what is going on with this friggin computer. I can find my old photos as long as I'm not in blogger but then I can't find them to use one. I downloaded a few new ones off my camera and uploaded them to post but it sticks at 'add selected photos' and won't do anything except completely exit.
I think I may just be too old for this stuff. (and no that is not the word I want to use there) Maybe over the weekend I can figure out where the heck everything went to and can get back to posting but after an hour and a half at it today this is all I've got.
I'm going to try to fix a mistake on a quilt now. I hope it isn't as complicated!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


So, I thought I would just use a random photo that is on the computer already but my folders are all mixed up - nothing is where it was so it may be a little longer before I can get a picture posted. I need my tech guy to put my shortcuts back! Maybe I can catch him over the weekend.
Have a great one - I will be sitting here trying to make friends with this machine again..

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Back to 2012 - pictureless post. :(

Do you back up your hard drive? I know all the bloggers that are using their blogs to make money do, but just the everyday, just for fun, not running a business off of it kinda computer person, like me. Let me just say - do as I say, not as I do - or don't do as in this case.
Sometime overnight Tues/Wed last week, my hard drive crashed. I knew something was wrong as soon as I hit the top of the stairs because I could hear something clicking (my computer runs super quiet). The last thing you want to see before you even have your first cup of coffee is a black screen with the words 'no boot drive available' splashed across it.
This is relatively new computer - not in tech years but in $$ years - we bought it in April 2012. My super computer guru (aka: Timothy) came down for a few days and helped me set it up - okay maybe not so much helped, he kinda just did it. Transferred everything I needed from my old computer to the new one and when everything was in place and working he backed it up on an external hard drive. Unfortunately that drive has been sitting on top of the computer since April 2012 collecting dust. He stayed up last night until midnight reinstalling everything off that disk. So I have pretty much everything I had up until that point,. No pictures from that date forward until I install my camera software and download pictures again. Thankfully when my memory chip in the camera gets full, I just buy a new one and save the old one so any photos that I took will still be there but anything I got from someone else is probably lost forever.
Might be awhile before I get another post up, but I'm still here!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Last but not least

Finally, quilt number four. This was probably the one that was the most fun to make. I used a pattern from a magazine (if I knew where my notes were, I would tell you which one it was) 

I don't remember the mfg of this fabric but I do know the name of it is 'Curtain Call' which I thought was perfect for baby boy's bride since she is a stage manager. 

I thought I took more pictures of the fabric I used but I'm not finding them - you should be able to click n the top picture and see them better. I used the same cream on the back as I used for the corner of the snowball blocks. I also added a special little note on the back just for her.

Hope you are having a good week. It is much warmer here this week but it is super windy. Not complaining, just stating the facts. The warmer temps are most welcome since I've had to be out and about a lot this week. Now I'm going to see if I can get an hours worth of sewing in before hubby gets home - just gotta remember I have 'tater soup cooking and check on it now and then.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A short break in the quilt show

 I do still have one quilt to show but I have such a hard time getting posts done these days, these might have been months old before I got to them.

Over the weekend hubby and I went to the DFW area to see the middle kidlet for his birthday. First stop was a meet up with Terry who was the first person to ever leave a comment on my blog. This is only the second time we have had a chance to meet in person. We ate lunch then walked across the street to spend some time window shopping at Cabbage Rose Quilting. our husbands waited patiently while we took our time looking around. I managed to come out with only 4 fat quarters, one yard of novelty fabric, one pattern and an eraser I'm eager to try. I took a picture of my little pile but I've lost it in computer-land somewhere.
Just as we were getting ready to part ways I had hubby take a quick pic of us (I'm trying to overcome my fear of cameras) If not for iPhones we would not have this one!

Then we scooted ourselves over to Lewisville to spend the rest of the day and night with the birthday boy. The birthday boy takes after his mother and hates to have his picture made, but I snapped one with my phone.We went out to dinner Saturday night and then out to lunch after church on Sunday before heading back home.

His dad couldn't resist leaving him a message on the fridge.

Hope you are all having a great week and not buried in snow. It's actually quite pleasant here today but I"ve been stuck inside all day. I'll have to get out tomorrow at some point for errands so I hope it is another pretty day.

If I don't get back to post that quilt tomorrow I will get it next week!

Have a great weekend..

Friday, February 7, 2014

Quilt number 3

This is the quilt I made for baby boy. I had a really hard time with his because I had something specific in mind and I looked and looked and looked, but never found fabric with the theater masks on them. I could find Mardi Gras stuff but I wanted black and white comedy/tragedy faces for my focal fabric then was going from there. (if you are new here, baby boy is an actor)

 I came across a couple of the prints in this quilt and bought them in case I ended up not finding my first choice, then I found a couple of the other fabrics and bought them. I had no specific pattern in mind so I just bought a yard of this, two yards of that and hoped I could find a pattern that would work. I knew I needed something with big blocks so there would be big enough blocks to see the prints on the fabrics. I found this pattern in a magazine - I have the information written down somewhere and I'll come back and edit it in when I find it. The fabrics came some several different sources and unfortunately I don't remember where I got what. (I hope you can click the photo and see the fabrics better)

I really like the filmstrip fabric and was hoping I had enough for the back but I didn't. I did however have some big pieces of several of the fabrics so I made a striped back out of some of the leftovers..

I still have the one I made for baby boy's bride to show - I'll try to get it up next week.

Hope you have a great weekend. It's cold here - you can't see my Tiffany blue toenails when I"m wearing boots - I'm ready for flip-flops. (which if you live in Texas, you know that could be tomorrow!)