Nov 01 14

Off the Grid and Now Back in the Saddle

You may be wondering why I have been so silent over the last 2 1/2 weeks.  I was about to give  a power point lecture to the Forsythe Quilters Guild in Winston Salem, NC 2 1/2 weeks ago and the hard drive on my laptop died as I went to boot up my computer.  Talk about bad timing!  Because I was on the road when it happened, I couldn’t do anything about it, so I was sans computer for about a week until I could buy a new laptop.  (You kind of realize how tied you are to a computer when you don’t have access to one.  It’s a bit of a sobering insight.)  Anyway, I wasn’t too concerned because we back up all our computers onto Carbonite and have always gotten all our files back when hard drives have failed before.  Well, I had just shy of 700,000 files on my computer (that’s a LOT of files) and it took nearly a full week to get them all downloaded onto a new laptop, hence the 2 weeks sans computer.  I think I am now settled back in with my new laptop…phew!
On top of the weirdness of not having access to any of  my computer files, the last couple weeks were also spent trying to begin the physical inventory in our warehouse.  I have spent many, many hours every day on this project, so I haven’t done much quilting/sewing/embroidering in the last 2 weeks.  I need to make things with  my hands and to turn ideas in my head into actual physical objects (primarily quilts), so this has been an incredibly frustrating time.  Because I don’t have pics of new work to show you, I’m throwing some old pics into this post because what’s the point of a post without photos?
Celebrate! whole quilt
…and how about a few interesting patterns for free motion quilting designs?
Sorry for the blogging drought  but now you know why it happened.  Hopefully, this has been a gratifying dose of color and design to keep you coming back!  I currently have a 2 week break from working on the warehouse, so  my plan is to engross myself in my sewing room where I can play with color and threads to my heart’s desire.  Expect some posts!  Oh, and I almost forgot…this is the scene outside our living room this morning:
Perfect day to hunker down in the sewing room!


  1. Brenda R Says:

    Glad you’re back, Patsy! Have fun!

  2. Linda E in AZ Says:

    Wow, that’s some project to load up your new laptop. Hopefully there wasn’t also a learning curve for the new machine.
    Crazy weather – these days you just never know what’s coming next….
    Definitely looks like a good day to sew/quilt while enjoying the view.