Friday, November 14, 2014

Vintage Coin {Quilt}

One of my favorite things as a quilter is to get asked to complete a family heirloom.  

My neighbor always saw me quilting in the garage while the boys were out on the driveway and was fascinated.  She finally got the courage to ask me to finish quilting a top her grandmother the week she was moving away.  

She used to make aprons and sell them and made a three coin quilts for her granddaughters with all the leftovers scraps. There were other bits of home dec fabrics in the mix too.  It was a lot of fun to look at and no two coins were the same!

We decided on the Quirky pantograph with a gray minky dot she had picked up at the store.

I had some leftover gray texty fabric that she loved and used it for the binding.  I gave it to her right before she moved.  The next morning, she told me that she ended up sleeping under it because the moving company had packed all her bedding...she loved how warm it was and the warm memories it brought!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Technical Difficulties

Last weekend, I was preparing to do a big software update on my iMac. I've been having trouble lately with my computer and it was suggested I needed a really good clean out and the latest update.  I had just completed my phone back up and update and opened my iPhoto's to get ready to back them up on my external hard drive. 

Then this happened. 

My photo library was empty. Before everyone yells at me. I promise. I DID have most of them saved. However, I use my iPhoto library as a "way station" before making decisions on deletion, organization, and storage of the photos.

It was the simple nagging feeling of "What did I not save? What might I have missed?" that had me panicked to the hilt.

After countless hours and days on the phone with Apple. We finally found them. It stumped even them, which validates my assertion that I wasn't crazy. 

126.74 GB equals three years or 30,0000+ photos. Family photos. Blog photos. Tutorials. Patterns. 


Now I'm trying to recover them, organize and save them properly.   Manage my new software. Update other software to work with the new software. Fun times. 

My point?  I've been getting a lot of requests for my patterns and tutorials that I've promised. I've been working on all of them congruently, so they could all have a cohesiveness. However, with my newest set back, I'm behind once again. 

This is my post saying. Please be patient. I'm trying really hard. Demands on me for my oldest son's college application process, my second son's preparations for high school entrance exams and applications, my third son's school struggles with his severe dyslexia, and my sweet Button's separation anxiety are drowning me this school year.

However, I keep saying this to myself. 

"The greater part of happiness depends on our disposition not our circumstance" ~Martha Washington.  

I am trying to be optimistic!


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