Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Best Laid Plans...............


Let me tell you my story.............first my pc screen went black last Friday and I could not get a hold of my Geek Buddy until Monday (come to find out I was given the wrong number) so I looked them up on my tablet and found it.  After an all morning session on Monday, they got it cleared up....updates from MS that didn't coincide with my security software.  I had my pc up for about 3 hours and was getting ready to blog and WHAMMO.......the internet went down and it was down until 9:00 p.m.!  I tried calling their tech support to see if it was an area wide outage.  They usually have a recorded message telling you.  When I went to call I got a message that all long distance lines were busy and to try again later.....I tried until about 8:00 p.m. and they were still busy.  So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!  Thank goodness everything is working fine now but I am behind on posting for Stitch Maynia for sure and several other FB Groups!
I took pictures and I will post them here but there are things missing so I will have to play catch up all week.
***I got this far last night until I tried downloading pictures and blogger wouldn't cooperate......are their sun spots or something?  Nothing electrical seems to be operating well.***
Here I am back again this morning trying to post....we'll see how far I get! LOL!
The prettiest loaf of bread I've ever made...........and great tasting too I might add....and easy peasy!  I use Jenny Can Cook's recipe on You Tube and her blog.
I think this is Stitch Maynia's Day #11 project....I need to go back and get 9 and 10!  I am really enjoying this and although there's not much progress in one day.....starting is sometimes the hard part...or for me personally...finishing! LOL!  We've had lots of rainy days so it's been conducive to stitching........
My floss came and I have been slowly carding it up and adding it to my Maynia projects..........
More treasures came in the mail..................a very sweet gal from Oregon sent the entire set of patterns for A Year of Celebrations by Hands On Design...this has been on my list from the get go!  At first I thought it was just January but upon opening I realized she had sent me the whole year of patterns!!  These gals are so honest too.....these are the real patterns.....no copies as that is unfair to the designer and against the copyright laws....I am very grateful....the only copies I have received have been for free patterns.  I can't wait to start on these!
Plus, she sent me this little cutie by Country Cottage Needleworks....part of her Glitter Village cottage patterns...........perfect since I am starting to 'ramp up' for Christmas gift making...but first I have all those birthdays in July!
I had ordered this for Christmas..........it's been on my list for several years and I was afraid they would discontinue it..........part of my 'wool' making..........it is from Buttermilk Basin.......love it!
That's all for today...I hope you have all been fine and if my pc cooperates and the stars are all in alignment I should be able to catch up with you all this week.  Today I am going to try and mow although there's a 50% chance of rain...I have errands to run, and of course cooking and cleaning....mercy!  The girls are doing as well as can be expected and all of us seem to be sneezing from the pollen and our eyes are all watering and blurry but other than that we are blessed!  I pray the same for all of you!
Happy Trails!!!







19 comments:

  1. How did we live without computers LOL! I was wondering where you were Glad you are okay - but gosh, technology can be SO frustrating!!! Glad you are straightened out. Can't wait to see more projects.

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    1. It wasn't easy because it meant no t.v when I wanted to watch my podcasts....I have Roku and no satellite so when the internet is down i have nothing! Hardcover books....thank goodness!

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  2. Good to see you back. I, too, was wondering if you were "okay." Better it was the computer that went wonky on you rather than you being down and out with one of these nasty bugs that still seem to be going around. I have a friend who passed out because of being dehydrated. She's had such a cough and sore throat that she wasn't getting nearly enough liquids in. Gotta be careful. Now go stitch!!

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    1. I am such a recluse that I think it keeps me healthy....knock on wood! Your poor friend...that sounds awful! I just finished mowing,,,got stuck again but this time I knew what to do and I had the tools so it took like 5 minutes. I have errands to run and a bath to wash all the Deet off of me and then supper to make...so maybe about 6:00 p.m. I'll be able to sit down and stitch! LOL!

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  3. Hi Sam! :) Nice to read a post from you! Those patterns are so cute, and how lucky you got that little surprise in the mail! Very nice!!! Oh, the computers, love and hate them...I'm lucky though, Alex knows a lot more than I do about these things and I rely on him for those kinds of emergencies. When the internet goes down, I admit, if I get antsy, I use my phone as a modem. It's funny, I remember when I didn't even have a computer, now it's my biggest source of information and communication with friends! How life has changed!!!

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    1. My neighbor doesn't have it but she is a social butterfly here in town and has lots of friends....me not so much...so all my friends are on the internet! Yes, life has changed!

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  4. I'm glad to catch up with you this morning! Sounds like you are busier than ever! Spring has a way of giving us even more activities AND chores! Love your patterns and thread. It's so nice to have lots of projects to look forward too! Enjoy your day sweet friend!

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    1. Yes, chores double now until the first frost! I have to catch up with you too! I was glad I had them when I had no connection to the outside world! LOL!

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  5. Good Morning Sam. I was just telling Dennis last night that you hadn't posted recently and I was a bit concerned. But then again, I kind of figured you were just busy, busy, busy cross stitiching! I'm sorry your computer was dealing you fits, but I can sure understand that frustration.
    You got some lovely packages. I have always wanted to do a year of projects like that "Year of Celebrations" set you received. The cost always stops me. Those ladies are very generous to send you those kits.
    Have fun my friend. It's wonderful to know you're okay, (other than allergies.)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you! I think about all you guys too since it seems whenever I don't blog or logon something happens to someone so glad to check in with everyone and see you all are doing okay too.

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  6. Well, I'm glad you got the PC up and running, I was just thinking about you and wondering if things were okay.

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    1. I do the same thing with all of you...it might take me a few days to catch up with everyone. Thank you for thinking of me.

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  7. You had a rough spot with technology! Glad you are back up and running again:)

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    1. Me too! I use the internet a lot...it's my only link to civilization!

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  8. I was wondering about you too! Glad you're back online and I enjoyed seeing your new gifts. You've inspired me to at least kit up a couple of things so now we'll see if I manage to actually get starting stitching on them. :)

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    1. You should check out Fat Quarter Shop for their new cross stitch supplies and patterns and Floss Tube pod casts from FQS as she shows you tips and techniques. I just learned about 'railroading' and what a difference it makes! Plus, there's a new SAL and she actually stitches with you LIVE and answers questions.

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