WIPocalypse 2012

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A big HD and a new start

First of all, thank you for all the compliments on the Hydrangea Pillow. I just love these designs and hope to add several more to my project list in the future. To answer Jo's question from last post's comments, this one was in the April 2009 issue of JCS.

And welcome to the new followers, I noticed some new pictures in the follower section. Hope you like it here and come back often.

So today was the complete opposite of what I had originally planned to do but I still got some things done that I've been wanting to so I guess it wasn't a total loss. The original plan was to take Josh to daycare so I could get some yard work done in the front yard without having to worry about him in our unfenced front yard. There aren't many cars traveling our street during a weekday but I just don't feel comfortable out there with Josh when I can't give him my full attention. Of course by the time I got him to daycare it was already threatening rain so outside work was put on hold and I went shopping for awhile instead. I was itching to get out to get some accessories for this...

My new laptop 5/19/11

My new laptop 2 5/19/11

It wasn't even supposed to be built until next week sometime but apparently the folks at HP are running ahead of schedule because it arrived yesterday in a very cool black box. It's an HP Envy 14 and I was expecting it to have a black metal shell but it's actually more of a grey-brown, sort of like DMC 3032 but a little darker. It also has a leafy/flowery pattern stamped into the shell which you can kind of see in the full version of the top picture and I really like. Outside all the patience I've had to exercise in getting it set up properly it's been great so far.

But back to today- Plan B was to go shopping for a bag to carry the laptop in (which I did) and then come home and finish the set up and some other housework before time to go get Josh. The part about coming home and finishing set up, not so easy since the power was out when I got home. Never a good thing since we lose water when the power goes. So I threw the frozen stuff I bought while out shopping in the freezer quickly and decided to take myself out to somewhere with free Wifi for lunch. About the time Panera's server kicked me off (apparently they're set for a 30 minute session limit during the lunch hour) the answering machine started picking up my calls home so I headed back and began the evening long task of getting the internet back up and running, most of which was done by Erich because I'm not nearly patient enough to mess with the router and DSL and all that fun stuff when it doesn't work properly. I think we've finally got all of our devices back up and running for now though. And on the bright side our stove, which was acting like it might have gotten hit by a power surge during the last storm when the power went out, is now working perfectly again. The electronics that control the clock, timer, and oven temp had been acting up and not keeping proper time and temp but now miraculously work just fine. We made pizza tonight to test the oven (worked perfectly) and the clock has been keeping perfect time since this afternoon. Go figure.

So the day was productive, just not in the things I was expecting. Hopefully this will be the start of much more regular posting now that the new laptop is all set up and I'm hoping to get around to reading more of your blogs too. I've missed that since you all have some amazing stitching that usually makes me want to add to my stash.

Oh, and one more thing. I have actually had time to stitch a little this week. Last Saturday I started Garden of Wishes by Molly Harrison/HAED. It doesn't look like much yet but this is about 1,000 stitches or so of work in the bottom left corner. Sorry it's a little blurry. I took it with the digital camera while the power was out instead of scanning it.

Garden of Wishes 5/19/11

I think that's it for now. Be back soon.


Dani - tkdchick said...

Lookie at your lovely new toy!

That's a nice little start on your HEAD!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Lovely new toy.