Saturday, May 2, 2009

Major Computer Problems.....But Finally Back In Business!!

What a week the computer and myself have had - UGH, let me restate MAJOR UGH!!!!!! First
it started off I couldn't get to my blog or visit anyone elses blog....then no emails.....and finally the thing just wouldn't do anything but come up with an error message that I was timed out. HOW RUDE.....the computer actually had the nerve to give me a time out!!!! HUMP....STOMPING MY FEET....POUTING..... OK, so maybe I needed a time out! My girl came home Friday and took pity on me and had a look see. It was the two of us for a couple days, a girlie couple days, and we had invited Mr. Wiggles to spend the night Friday so his mommy and daddy could have a date night. We had so much fun. He is quite the entertainer now! After he went to bed, she tackled the computer and after a few hours of doing who knows what she decided it needed to be defragmented......whatever that means. Now all my fragments must be back in place because I am zipping around like crazy!!!!!! A BIG OLD WOOHOO TO MY GIRL!! Today was lunch with all the kiddos....life is good and we are very lucky parents!
I am up to my eyeballs in bindings....no complaining, just stating the facts, so that has occupied
my week also. This is an antique quilt I worked on today. The customer took the quilt apart and the blue sashing and binding was actually the backing fabric. Love that blue fabric!
Early Monday morning my friend Carol and myself leave for a four day Quilt Camp at Camp Cedar Glen with the Quilt In A Day ladies - YIPPPPPPEEE. Here's a peek at the pile I have going so far! I am sure by tomorrow I will have changed what I am taking. We are meeting a group of friends for breakfast on Monday and then a quick quilt shop stop (gotta visit a shop before camp), and then off we go. I will have pictures and stories to tell at the end of the week. I am so excited to be seeing my buddy Annie also!!!
Here's some good quilt reading!!! I don't know if you have ever subscribed to the Goat Gazette by Country Threads, but wow is it ever full of quilty goodness! Everything from quilty stuff to animal interest stories, happenings at their shop with tempting quilt related items, recipes and just general wonderfulness. And of course the annual Quilt Sampler.....gotta love the Quilt Sampler!!!
I have really missed all you bloggy people and seeing what everyone is up to! Karen has posted her tutorial for the car caddy!! She did a great job on it. I'm thinking these will make great presents for quilty friends. Ms. Geranium is having so much fun playing in the dumpsters while they prepare for their BIG MOVE!!! I know there are stories going on over there that I need to catch up on!

Here's a bit of the flora and fauna Mr. Polka Dot has been tending to. I find him outside working in the yard every day. I was worried about him and retirement. His job was fast paced and I wasn't quite sure if he was ready for that to be over. WRONG!!!!!!!!!!! He is happier than ever and busier than ever. In fact the two of us just don't understand how we ever fit working in! Everyone kept telling us that, and boy is it ever true. I highly recommend the whole retirement thing!!!

Well I've gabbed enough for this post and I need to get my sleep so I can get ready for packing for camp tomorrow! Happy rest of the weekend bloggy people!

13 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Have a blast at camp! I used to subscribe to the Country Threads newsletter, haven't thought about that in forever... perhaps it's time to get reacqauinted! ;) I haven't seen the Sampler here yet. I know how frustrating computer woes can be; glad you got yours repaired.

Jackie said...

So Glad that your computer woes are gone! That really stinks when a computer puts you in a time out. But boy you have been busy. I am sure that you will have a fantastic time at your retreat. Looking forward to seeing what you finish.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Cheryl! Ooooooh! After suffering through computer hastles earlier in the year, you have my sympathies! Good that your daughter was on hand to be your 'tech support'! Glad you're happily and smoothly back on the air again! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Annelies Dease said...

Woo Hoo.....Hello right back at ya!!!! Counting the hours, minutes, seconds til I get to see my Polka Dot girl. I promise not to take ALL of your time chatting (G)!!!!
I have lots of HAPPY news to share....drive carefully and see you at the Mountain!!! XXX Annie

Quilt Hollow said...

It stinks when these computers act up. The other day the grocery store was closed because computers were down! Now that is sad...
Have fun...I know you will and of course bring us back some show and share

Carol said...

Oh these darn computers...glad you're up and running again. Have tons of fun at Quilt Camp...we'll be looking for pictures. I knew you all would love retirement! Life is soooooooooo good!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I know you'll be a happy camper! And your retirement observation - my husband and I found the same thing - how could we have ever found time to work?

Dandelion Quilts said...

Glad you worked out all of your computer issues!!

Sharon said...

Have fun Miss Dotty!!! I hope I get to see you before I leave.:-( I'm going to miss you!!!!!
Tell Anne hi for me. Maybe next year I can join you there.

Carrie P. said...

Isn't it nice when someone can help us with our computer woes? You have been very busy and the roses that hubby has been tending to are just lovely.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Glad things are getting back to normal. Frustrating! The car caddy is a good idea. Camp sounds fun.

Threeundertwo said...

So sorry about your computer problems! I just taught my husband how to defragment his computer. Really speeds things along.

I love that car caddy! What a great idea. Thanks for the link.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope you had heaps of fun at your quilt camp! Can't wait to see what you ahve made. Glad your computer probs are sorted.