Monday, October 21, 2013

I Got a New Computer and Updates

I've got a new computer.
That's it. 
I know you'll understand now why I've been gone so long.
DH reassures me that I will get "used" to it. Well, I don't like disappearing links and  unannounced restart when I'm in the middle of something :(  And a hundred other things. Talk about cranky!  Am I the only one that doesn't connect "new" to improved?



Here is what I've been doing. I finished BBD Wild Garden. Very fun stitch and stress-free. Linen and threads provided in the kit.


Here are the first two blocks to the Natalie Bird Red Home quilt.  I am the only one in my class to do raw-edge applique with Lite Steam a Seam II and whip stitches.  Everyone else is doing needleturn applique. Do you think I'll regret my decision?


And a new start from the Ladies Prim Society-Blackbird Designs Song of Spring. Linen and thread also provided. Another relaxing stitch.  Other than the 4 sided stitch for the alphabet, there aren't any specialty stitches.  


Here is the latest on my Prairie Schooler Alphabet.  I'm still hoping to get it finished this year.

I have decided to call 2013 the Year of Classes.  I have one more class to go-Patricks Woods Button Lovers Brag Book in November.  That makes a total of 7 class projects I will have to work on next year from 2013. (Not counting any other WIP's)
So I'm calling 2014 the Year of Retreats. Yes, so far I have 5 retreats scheduled next year
and no doubt, I'll need all of them!

18 comments:

Beth in IL said...

5 retreats! I am jealous. Hopefully I will make one with my guild. Glad you are back and I hope your computer doesn't give you too many fits.

Margaret said...

All of your pieces are gorgeous! 5 retreats?! Wow! Lucky you! Good luck with the new computer.

Barb said...

All of your stitching looks great!! I agree about the computer!

Maggee said...

Great projects and finishes! Five retreats? That could work... Hugs!

cucki said...

Aww i love al your projects..so cute ❤️❤️
Big hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

5 retreats??? I'm so jealous!!! Wish I could go to 1 :D They don't seem to be a UK thing... Love all your projects, you've been a busy bee :)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

WOW...Your PS is looking fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. You should be proud of yourself. I don't think your raw edge applique is wrong minded, myself. that's what I'd do :)
A year of beautiful classes and next year a year of wonderful retreats!
I'm jealous...to be honest, but in a really good way! ;)

Chris said...

Wonderful update! Love the BBD stitching and your PS piece is sooo fabulous!
5 Retreats!! Woot!

Syd said...

What great progress on the Prairie Schooler alphabet. I've got to get mine out and work on it again.
Five retreats next year sounds wonderful!

Giovanna said...

Wonderful stitching! I wish I could go to 5 retreats in a year... good for you :-)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on the new computer, I am one of those people that get excited by new technology/toys!!!

The stitching looks great.

I'm jealous, five retreats!

Vickie said...

Fantastic stitching! Wild Garden is vveerryy pretty!
5 retreats!! Wow! I have never been on one!

Nataly K said...

Love your BBD finish! Which 5 retreats?? I try to do one a year but haven't decided which one for 2014. Any suggestions??

Ann said...

SO green with envy--the button lovers book is on my bucket list--and to have five, count 'em five, retreats for stitching and hanging out with other stitchers--I am totally pea green!!

Sherry said...

Love all your stitching. I prefer raw edge applique too. I just never got the hang of turned under to make it look good. I can't wait to see the alphabet finished. Congrats on the computer. They take awhile to adjust to.

Kevin said...

Love that BBD wild garden finish, and your PS ABC is phenomenal! I bet you're excited about all those retreats you've signed up for in 2014! (Can I stowaway in your luggage?) ;-)

Sharon said...

Wild Garden looks perfect! Congrats!

Catherine said...

I would love to attend one treat ~ lucky you to get to five!! Your stitches are beautiful ~ I did that BBD piece this year as well and loved it! And yes, I agree, new does not, by any means, mean improved ~ good luck with the new computer!