Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's Here

Oh, yea!!! My old laptop has been giving me fits.  It was a refurbished one which I bought in 2006, and it was overheating, disconnecting from the internet whenever it felt like it, and moving so very slow.  So I bought a new one, and it arrived yesterday.  It was time. . . and I'm giving the old one to my Bubby after we get all my stuff off it.  His was a used one also, and just plain quit.  And that little guy loves playing games on the laptop.
This is my new buddy -- I haven't named him yet.  Do you have any suggestions?  He came with Windows 7, which is taking some getting used to.  I think I will love it once I learn to use it.  And he is soooo fast.  I just have to think about something, and that cursor is moving.  (sometimes when I don't want it too).

And I have signed up for a class at the Quilt Odyssey in Hershey in July.  I had posted photos of the quilt patterns that Bonnie Hunter offered for free on her website.  Well, as luck would have it, Bonnie is teaching a class in Hershey.  When I tried to sign up last night, the class was full.  But on a whim, I checked this morning and some seats had opened up.  And was I doing the happy dance?   Oh yes I was!

And here's the quilt we're going to work on.  And it's done with 2" strips.  So, I will be thinking about which stash fabrics I want to use, and cutting my strips.

We've had 5 or 6 days of sunshine in a row, but the weatherman says rain will move in overnight.  That's OK, though, because the sunshine we've had has certainly charged my solar battery, and I've gotten some sewing done (finally).  Rod is working 10 hours a day, and so I have an extra hour in the morning when I can sew -- if I wake up enough.  I have two quilts started for the saddle-up and I am pleased with how they are shaping up.  Hopefully I can do a lot this weekend since it's supposed to rain, and (like Henry on Noggin) I don't like to get my feathers wet.  And so I say, Sew On, McDuff.

1 comment:

Pat said...

How nice that you will be taking a class with Bonnie. I have made the houses in that quilt and they are adorable!