Monday, January 7, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I'm late posting today as last evening I got a message that my 221 GB hard drive had no room to download my photos and videos.  Lucky for me, I have an external hard drive that I back up to. So, after searching for an hour or so for the "special" connection cord, I try to plug it into the devise and it will not stay in.  After investigating, including opening the drive up, I see that the connector on the motherboard has broken off.  Now, I'm always one to see the positive side of any situation.  All I could think is that I'm so glad the hard drive hasn't crashed! So after I post this blog, I'm installing the new software for my NEW external hard drive and backing up this puppy tonight.

I'm still way too busy but it's all fun too. My family also had a New Year's Day celebration too. It was scheduled for just a few hours but we started socializing and playing dominoes and before you know it, many hours had passed.  I also attended two line dance parties, one I coordinate and another as an attendee.

On Saturday it was my turn to host my quilt guild in my home, including providing lunch. I managed to sew though all this craziness.  I finished the 12th block in the Accuquilt angle play BOM (sorry, no photo). Did you know you can download 22 free patterns from Accuquilt by joining their e-mail list?  Click HERE for the link. The patterns are easily convertible for none GO! and/or Studio Users.

In addition, I made more tree blocks; I now have 45 trees and only 5 more to go for a total of 50.  I got a little bored and embellished a few of them in week 6. I'm way ahead of schedule here as the 50 trees are not due until April 2013.

I have been using my Studio die cutter a lot. I love it so... :0) I made these windmill blocks and have a video and tutorial I will upload when I get a chance to edit the video files.

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  1. Great projects. Sounds like you have been busy.

  2. Ooh, scary hard drive moments--hope you get it all ironed out :)

    Love your trees and the windmills. I got a GO cutter and am looking forward to many happy hours of use!

  3. I love these blocks so much! I think that I should try making the trees especially. Wonderful job. THose holiday times with family just fly by don't they.... now on to the routine of January.

  4. Your tree block are great. I am loving seeing that process.


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