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!