Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Good Days Often Require A High Price!

Just when I'm getting a little rest and beginning to enjoy life at the moment, the next thing arrives!  Right after I finished blogging about successfully tailoring my daughter's prom dress and had two days of no transcription work sheduled ahead of me, my computer crashed.  Lovely.  Because I work all day and all night (seemingly) online, this happens about every 2.5 to 3 years.  I do go through computers!  This time, I have the backup of another computer purchased last year and a backup drive that has all my stuff, but there is still the big switch.  So, that's what I've been doing since Friday night.  So then, no prom photos to share yet. 
However, I am happy that Margaret of Q4 (my nickname for her blog) has posted about a quilt she recently designed for her child's teacher which included a little embroidery from my end.  She sent me the center block of her quilt, and I personalized it for her. 
Margaret is a recent long-arm quilting machine artist and has really been honing her skills.  Every quilt she "quilts" looks better than the last.  Look close at how she scrolled around the embroidery in the center block.  It's such a nice tight scroll.  You'll have to take a look through her blog and then send her one of your quilt tops to long-arm. 

I sent Margaret a quilt top at the holidays that came back lovely.  I'm supposed to be finishing the binding on it for Jacquie's Spring to Finish Challenge.  If all these surprising, mindbending payments for nice days will STOP so I can think, maybe I'll meet that challenge.  Until next time, you can picture me installing all my work and embroidery software onto my backup computer and hoping that a couple of sticks of new memory in my lovely Dell will restore the other one! 

P.S.  I'm posting this without spellcheck, which I don't like to do.  Presentation is everything! 


Finding Pam said...

I'm glad that you altered your daughter's prom dress. I love the center of the quilt. It is all so beautiful.

You are so talented. Sewing is not one of my talents.

Take care and I hope to see the prom pictures soon.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Darling quilt! I can smell that stargazer lily from here. Gorgeous. Mine are not in bloom yet.

Needled Mom said...

Oh grrrr.....I hate it when that happens! Have fun transfering!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Computer issues are the worst!

Ravenhill said...

Lilly and I are just gaga over your lucky daughter's prom dress. Wow, it is so pretty!!!!

What a special quilt. How fun to have contributed to it. Michele, you are so amazing...

so sorry to hear about your computer crashing.
hugs from Emily