Monday, July 7, 2008

What a week

The week started off good but went downhill fast. I spent Monday and Tuesday stitching a little and working on getting my DMC floss better organized. After the clearance sale on floss at WalFart last year I decided no more bobbin winding for me. I had sorted all the new floss into snack size baggies and put into plastic shoe box size plastic boxes. While this was a good idea it was a pain to find the colors I wanted. I got the bright idea that each color should have it's own baggie and labeled. I printed labels off the computer with the number of the floss and the color. I had almost finished the 900's when disaster hit.

I got up early Wednesday morning to find Tracy sitting at the computer saying it won't do anything. WHAT? It was fine when I went to bed. Well I have no idea what he did but sure enough the computer was DEAD! After trying everything I knew to do it still wouldn't load Windows. I knew I had the recovery disks but sure didn't want to use them and lose everything I had. Talked to a couple of people but no solutions found. Thursday we had to leave early for a trip to the clinic for Tracy to have blood work and then across town for another test before his CT scan that is scheduled for this week. I just couldn't get the dead computer off my mind and finally decided to just bite the bullet and use the disks (note to self.....back up data and pictures so they aren't lost again). We arrived home HOT and tired but determined to get the computer up and running again. I started the recovery and WOO HOO they worked. Now to get back online again and see what I had missed. Try to sign on to the Internet and no modem. WHAT? The computer can not find a modem. Well I guess we need a new one, so off the WalFart we go. I can not tell you how much I HATE WalFart.....they don't have 1 modem on the shelves and the clerk had no idea what I was looking for. After being gone most of the day Thursday I had planned on staying home and stitching away the weekend but the best laid plans of mice and men go astray. We got out of the house early Friday morning (before it got too hot) in search of a modem. Finally we got the last one at Best Buy and Tracy felt so sorry for me he took me to breakfast at IHOP before boarding the bus to head home. Finally got the modem installed and back online. Now I can finish my labels for the baggies and get back to stitching.

Finish....
Lizzie Kate July Stamp

After looking at the Lizzie Kate Monthly Stamps at the LNS the last couple of times I was there I decided I really do want to do them. I have 6 of the charts now and will get the last 6 next month. I started with the July Stamp and really enjoyed stitching it. It is done on 28 count Light Mocha Cashel with DMC and Carries Creations. I changed the seeds in the watermelon from white floss (seeds aren't white) to black beads. Not sure if I'm going to make a little tuck pillow for it or just make it into a pillow. Can hardly wait to do the August Stamp with the Sunflowers.

New Start......




Just Nan "sizzle!" Pinwheel
One of the good things I received this week was the Just Nan Limited edition Over the Top "sizzle!" Tin and Pinwheel kits. This is the first side of the pinwheel. I just love the little bee's and ladybug's. What a fun one to stitch and should be a easy finish too. I hope to have the second side done today and then on to the tin top. I still have to put together the "hop!" tin and fob so looks like this will be a week for finishing.
I also worked on my L&L SAL "Celtic Spring" but found a major boo boo so will be doing some frogging before posting a update on her.
Until next time....Happy Stitching

7 comments:

Meari said...

Sorry to hear about the PC :( I LOVE those LK stamps. Great finish!! The pinwheel one will be beautiful, too. Good job!

Nancy said...

I know the addiction to the LK series! I think I have 3 1/2 months left to stitch. The Just Nan is nice too. I just gave my computer to my daughter, so I know about trying to figure out what to save before doing a *reinstall*. I would hate to do that before saving anything!! YIKES

Barb said...

The LK is cute. I love that pin wheel it is so pretty. Great job on it.

Gabi said...

So sorry to hear about your pc. Reminded me to do a long due backup.
Your stitching is lovely as usual. I love the pinwheel as well. When you're finishing that one I would really love to see some pics on how to finish a pin wheel.

Sharon said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your computer troubles - glad you're back up and running now. :) Beautiful stitching!!!! I enjoy seeing it VERY much!!!

katkiley said...

Great finish on the Lizzie Kate. Her patterns are so much fun--quick and easy and they look great too! The Just Nan is adorable.

Espresso Girlie said...

Oh My Goodness - so sorry about the computer - yikes! You surely have been busy getting organized - how wonderful that you've come up with a system and you no longer have to wind your floss. Love that July - and the black beads are perfect. That pinwheel is just precious. I adore ladybugs.

Suzann