Hate, hate this computer

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Coming early summer I have owned this HP Pavilion laptop and during that time it has died and gone stone cold dead into repairs THREE times during the warranty first and only year and several pieces of hardware was exchanged. Since the last time last summer it has behaved well, but during the last weekend it must have decided that it needed a bit TLC again and got fatally ill. Couldn’t access our LAN, to use any application or viewing documents was chewier than toffee and it just was impossible to do any work. Lucky me to have a husband who worked as a computer tech in his youth (loooong time ago so a thing or two has happened with computers since then) and still knows how to fix these things. So after spent in the vicinity of 10hrs with this machine and still not getting it to work, he had to relent to do a full recovery which means that all programs I have installed myself and all documents had to be re-installed. Thankfully I could make a backup before the DH started to dink with it, so I could burn all photos and documents on a CD (totally forgetting there are modern things as memory sticks to use – sigh) and I found all program CDs:-9 But as it happened all times before – all my bookmarks are gone – kaput and that sucks bigtime. I think….on the other hand there might be some hidden meaning in that happening?? Like Ylva – do something else than surf!! LOL

Next time this happens I think I'm gonna get hold of a sledgehammer or run over it with the big car ;-)

I've done it!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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This is one heck of an achievement and lordy me, am I proud that I pulled it of! It started with the American patriotic inspired pillows showed in an earlier post that I made for a couple we know and ended in this humongous bedspread in the very same colors.

I confess – I had no clue of the amount of work it would take, nor the effort and stamina. In fact, I didn’t think it through at all. I just accepted the consignment and took it from there. My dear Pickle friends knows the various stages I have been through during this process and sewing it all on a “ordinary” sewing machine was on the verge if stupidity, but I don’t think I need to bore you with these details. I just tell you that this bedspread is 260X260cm which is round 2.84yrds, the red, blue and whites are from, Mountain Mist Cream Rose batting from and Henry Glass Cottage for backing. Sewing stuff for others isn’t easy, you might think it’s all fine and dandy, in fact you think you have created something very very unique and great but the recipient might view it differently. So I cross my fingers (toes and everything else) and hope’n pray with all the power of my feverish little hear that it’s new owners are going to love and appreciate it.

The pictures are taken in broad sunlight and the clothesline is pulled it to its full extension, hence the quality and looks of the pictures.