Friends, I don't have a clue what he did to our computer - he tried to explain it to me.... something about drivers and service packs and downloading a bunch of stuff (of which I understood not one word) - but in no time flat he had it back up and running - Hooray!!!!
We do have another computer - our desktop system upstairs - but this laptop downstairs is so convenient and only a few years old. It would have been a shame to lose it. Plus, I'm pretty sure there are quite a few pictures on here that we have not backed up on CD or flash drive. You can be sure that will be taken care of this afternoon!!!
So, while my husband worked to keep our laptop from going to computer heaven, I picked up my Dreambird bag and headed out to the side patio to knit and calmly reclaim the peace of my Sunday!
I have 11 feathers done now and this project is really getting into a rhythm. It's going quickly now that I pretty much know what I'm doing. Of course, just saying that guarantees that my next feather will develop some sort of problem, right? LOL!
One of the bloggers who has been instrumental in inspiring me to pick up the knitting needles is Denise Russart at Just Quiltin. She is always knitting something new and beautiful, and making it look easy in the process too. She's also a very talented quilt designer and offers some amazing patterns, often for free. She's got a sale going on right now for a fun set of patterns - Dog Pound Pals Adoption Society. These are some really adorable dog patterns, so check it out HERE if you are interested. This past week, I received this fun mousepad that I won from Denise in a giveaway she held last month......
Don't you just love the design and colors?
Believe me, I was pretty tickled when I saw I was a winner!!!
This weekend, I've managed to mark off a few tasks from my list....
I finished off the BABY BLUE scraps for the September Rainbow Scrap Challenge, making the above Lone Starburst block as well as my Hatchett blocks and left-over HST's (not pictured). I'm not sure what I was thinking when I put these together - how is that fabric in the bottom right a "baby blue"??? Oh well... sometimes my brain just goes on vacation! Thankfully, this is not a block by itself, and all these sections will be mixed up with the other colored sections I've been making all year for a scrappy rainbow quilt, and that darker section will fit in great with the overall quilt :*)
I managed a little slow-stitching embroidery on my Winter Wonderland, but not enough to post a new picture yet. I also prepared the next pattern for my Summertime wool applique project......
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Mary Lou Designs
I just couldn't resist doing the cat block next!
My friend Daryl, who blogs at Patchouli Moon, shared a few tips with me about how she works with wool applique. She doesn't use fusible because she says it makes the pieces harder to stitch. She just uses an Elmer's Washable Glue stick and no staples. I think I'll try that with this next block :*)
The rest of this week, I think I'll be busy doing some quilting. Have to get ready for Oktoberfest the middle of October! What are you up to this gorgeous Sunday?
Hugs & Blessings!
Linking up with:
SoScrappy - Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Kathy's Quilts - Slow Sunday Stitching
Freemotion by the River - Tuesday Linky Party