Monday, July 13, 2009

I think I'm back...

and a lot lighter. Wow you don't realize how many pictures and bookmarks you have until they disappear and you realize that although the set of blank disks is right next to you...you haven't touch them and have nothing saved since May 2008! O-k-a-y. Oh well, who needed all that stuff anyway.

It all started when hubby, who has an external extra hard drive to save all his goodies, finally broke the cord on that and couldn't get to any of his stuff. So as I use the main desktop, he figured he'd pop open the computer and stick his hard drive into this one and get off his info. Well mine must have just been waiting to die and too bad (teehee) that it was him that had his hands all over this mess and not me. So now I have a new hard drive, I'm no longer using windows...but Linux and I think I got the most important stuff back up and running again. I even have a new flash drive to save my stuff on from now on. I'm just bummed at some of the free patterns I lost, like Lynda Hall e-patterns...and my Jane Market Bag pattern. I can make it in my sleep, but I liked having the pattern. I might buy it again anyway. Now enough computer junk...a whole weekend fiddling is enough!

On to the more important stuff....Sewing stuff! I got my top done! After deciding what I wanted to use for the border, I found some online and ordered. Then I waited and what showed up was my second choice fabric. They didn't have enough of the original one. So I had to order it twice, but I finally got it. We tried taking an outdoor picture but this is not the best location and hubby did his best but, not the best. Not sure I'll use the tennis court fence again.

The quilt does look better than the picture! I really like how it turned out. Now to sandwich it up and get quilting. I'm also half way done sewing together the 9 patches top too. So both my July finishes for the Charming Girls will hopefully be done. Heck just finishing the top gets me one entry, I think.

I also wanted to show you a very cool picture. This (above) is the coat rack in my Orthopaedist's office. He and his wife collect all sorts of cool artwork which stays in his office. I snapped this the other day with my phone when I went for a check-up. I wish I had gotten the one of the lollipop. A giant big lollipop with a face on the sucker and a plastic wrapper!

19 comments:

Darlene said...

Your quilt top is adorable - I love the bright colors.

I had a computer crash a few years ago and lost everything, too. I was a little sad for a while and then figured I'd just start all over again. You'll do fine!

Juliann said...

A computer crash is the reason I have an external drive where I save all my photos and documents. And even with that, I worry sometimes that I will lose things.
You are sporting a lovely attitude though.

Joan said...

I love your quilt... the vibrant colors are gorgeous together.
It is fun to sew with everyone in the Charming Girls club! Lots of paricipants and lovely projects.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Sorry about your hard drive. It's great that you don't seem to be agonizing over it, though. Mine crashed a few years ago, and I thought I would go into orbit. Turns out that I never even missed the stuff I lost, except for a few pictures.

I love the way your quilt turned out. That's a really cool pattern!

Lurline said...

Great quilt - my new computer is a dream, I love it - hope yours is, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kathie said...

sorry to hear about the computer
oh love your new quilt it looks great!!!!!
wow that was fast!
Kathie

Libby said...

Ahhh yes . . . we had the 'Crash of '06' Lost it all - but the worst of it were pictures and some emails from my dad. Like Juliann, we have an external hard drive to back up all the pics and important files - then just to be on the safe side, a few things on a couple of flash drives, the desk top and the lap top. I always thought it could never happen to me . . . . until it did *ugh*

Allie said...

Oh I'm so sorry you lost stuff! I hate that. Which reminds me, I think I'll do a backup tonight.

I love your quilt top. The colors the pattern every bit of it. Cool coat rack too!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Your quilt top is LOVELY -- and that's so sweet of your hubby to help with the photography. Way to sew -- and, yes, that's one entry. Can't wait to see your nine patch! Keep up the good work!

Screen Door said...

Judy-- Love the quilt...the pink in it draws me to it. My daughter would fight you for this. great job. Are you getting it quilted? I can just picture it......

Dixie said...

Love your quilt, Judy! Sorry to hear about your computer, but glad you are up and running again.

Julie in the Barn said...

I worry about having a crash on my ancient desktop. Any photos I want are on Picasa so they will be retrievable. I'd miss my zillions of bookmarks but it would force me to do an evaluation on which I really need enough to find them again. But maybe I do need to do a little backing up. My Hubby would be useless if our 'puter died. He knows less than me about them.

Your quilt is wonderful! Graphic pattern and great colors.

Wendy said...

You never know when a computer will give out on you. We too have an external hard drive to back up files and pictures.
Your new quilt is great, I love it.

Janet said...

That's the trouble with computers!
Love the top, it looks great and you got it done quite fast. I wouldn't mind a coat rack like that one.

Quilt Hollow said...

Years and years ago my DH was trying to convince me that everything should be on the computer. All my recipes, addresses, everything that we normally keep in a book or holder. I didn't do it...never will. The computer crashed and it took him over a week to get us up and running again. You can imagine how much I razzed him back then. Of course everything is backed up but I still want quick and easy access to my favorite recipes on the kitchen counter! Your quilt went together fast and is so bright and cheerful...matches the coat rack wonderfully! Was that planned? LOL

Sheila said...

Great quilt! I love that book, don't you?

Carol R. said...

Love the quilt top! Way to sew! I have got to get back at my projects for the month. I still have to photograph the one I do have finished and post it.

Melody said...

Great quilt top, congratulations on getting it done!

Dandelion Quilts said...

That is very striking! Great job.