Thursday, November 15, 2007

My DH has given me a new computer this week. He carefully copied over all my files and got everything set up for me. What a sweetie he is to me. When I tried to connect the camera this morning....nothing. I've tried to play around and figure it out on my own but it seems I'll have to wait until he gets home to have it fixed. I'm sure it's not something he did, I'm just not doing something right. So no quilting progress pictures to show.

I sent off my Chocolate Swap to my partner in Australia yesterday. I hope Anne will like the chocolate and goodies I sent along.

Have you seen the pincushions Abyquilt has made? She made 8 of these so far. I've made only one so far and I hope to have time to make a bunch more. Here where you'll find the instructions for the pincushion.

Have you checked your Quilter's Horoscope. Darlene posted this and it's really is a hoot.

Aquarius - January 21 to February 18
Aquarius is very gifted and produce exceptionally original quilts. I don't know about this "monkey see monkey do" that's me. But, I do make changes to a project if I don't like what the pattern designer has done.

They are known to invent new techniques that enhance the art form. I don't think so.

They are friendly but their independent nature leads them to prefer to spend time quilting by themselves. Although you can find them in a quilting class, they are the most likely of all signs to choose to learn from books or a video. I've learned everything about quilting from doing. Making mistakes and learning from each one. I take classes only to be around fellow quilters.

However if you ever have a patchwork or quilting dilemma they are the kind of person that you can turn to for help and advice. They are nice and will be thoughtful when making a quilt for friends or family. They will create the quilt with careful consideration of what the individual would like. I like to teach what I know about quilting and it's really exciting to me when a student goes away with learning something new. I will always try and answer a question. Every project I make I think about the person that will receive it and try and personalize the gift.

11 comments:

Susan said...

What a great gift! Are you faster, better, smarter now?

If the camera software doesn't work with the new computer, the cure is simple. Get a card reader from Radio Shack (or Staples, whatever). For one that reads just your card, it's probably around $15 if you have the little SD disk. You just pop the disc in and it comes up on your computer. You can open them in any picture software you have then, from Microsoft to Mac.

de vliegende koe said...

A new computer, that’s wonderful. Being an aquarius I can relate to the horoscope!

May Britt said...

The pincushions are fun to make. But I do them a little bit different. Look at this blog:
http://mittlillahus.blogspot.com/2007/09/pincushion-tutorial.html

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Good girl on getting your chocolate out on time. I just mailed mine today. It's so dang hot here I hope it isn't chocolate soup when it arrives. LOL!!!

Darlene said...

A new computer - woohoo! You have a true sweetie!

That quilter's horoscope is definitely a hoot. LOL

Those pincushions are adorable - might have to make one.

Libby said...

I think I'm going to try my hand at a pincushion (or two) The look easy enough and will be great to have on hand for a quick quilt-friend gift *s*

Knot Garden said...

Lucky you to have a new computer. I think I need a computer of my own!

Pam said...

How is the computer/camera stuff coming along now? It is so nice to get a new computer but it is always a bit of a learning curve to get used to the new one. We have a nice laptop I never use because I am just more used to the desk top.

I saw the quilting horoscope - I will have to post mine because it is so me!! I agree with yours that you seem very thoughtful when making quilts for someone else and seem to like teaching.

Guðrún said...

Great for you, a new computer...

Nan said...

Congrats on the new computer - your DH is a definite keeper! There are always a few bugs to work out, aren't there?
The pincushions are so pretty!
The quilter's horoscopes are very interesting - love your comments regarding yours.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy chocolate eating. Congrats on your new computer, happy days!! I have trouble getting used to new things, and them to me! ha!! Enjoy...