Monday, October 27, 2014

Part 2 from 2009

Really, it's from 2009.  I have several quilts that I'm working on and one is a mystery quilt of Bonnie Hunter's called Double Delight.  I finally finished part 2 today!

 I have told myself that I needed to start working on the projects that I have already started before I get caught up in another new one.  Even though I did print out the material list for Bonnie's new mystery, I know that I won't ever work on it this year.  I do feel good that I have finished this step.

I also finished all the blocks from a block of the month video on Craftsy.com.  I did purchase the fabric for this one, but I couldn't help it.  I just fell in love with the colors.

I love batiks and I guess if I could spend lots of money on fabric it would be for colorful batiks.  They just make me happy.

I will pick another project to work on tomorrow and will be posting about that later on.  Enjoy your day.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Better Service

I am still learning about my new laptop but I have realized that I can now get service all the way out at our barn.  That's because we purchased a new router for the house.  I now have a new wireless mouse, I'm still the old fashion one that likes that more that touch screen.  Now I'm working on getting the hang of adding pictures and sizing correctly.  Here are a couple of shots made with my phone, but sent to my email.
 I have made a lounge area in my studio.  I think I will enjoy using this space when I'm looking at quilt or art books and writing in my journals.

This is a table my daughter had that I thought would be great for an art table. It has extensions on each side that I have pulled out for extra space.  I'm thinking of adding a shelf above it so I can put my laptop on it while watching videos.  Today I was just playing with the computer so it all looks pretty neat.  Usually it's a mess with paints, papers and sprays.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Learning Curve

My old desktop finally gave up.  I had worked with it for years and it became impossible to do anything with.  I moved it out of my studio and stopped all blogging.
Actually, I have stopped almost everything.  My husband had an accident that injured his spinal cord and the majority of my time has been spent taking care of him.  He is steadily improving and is now able to be left alone so I am slowly making my way back out to my studio to have a little play time.

Saturday we decided to update our wi-fi router and I purchased a new laptop.  I finally got the router set   up yesterday afternoon and I will now be able to have the same access to the internet in my studio that I do in my house.  THIS MAKES ME VERY HAPPY!!!!!!!!

This morning I am trying to learn as much as I can about this new laptop.  It has windows 8 and tiles, which I am not familiar with.  I do have an Ipad but using the tiles on a laptop is new to me.  I'm from the old school and it is definitely a learning  curve.  I hope to be up and running soon so I can get back into the swing of posting again as well as reading the blogs that I follow.  I have missed being in touch with everyone and being able to make comments on your posts.  If you have any advice or tips about the HP Envy Touchsmart and Windows 8 I would welcome your comments.

Thanks and have a great day!