I haven't been posting much lately as my computer is having some major issues and it is driving me crazy. Every simple task take 3 times as long as it should. We removed the Norton Anti Virus and installed a different program and that seems to have just made it worse. It is so frustrating sitting down to quickly just check some email or a quick look at Google Reader - and it turns into complete frustration and everything grinds to a halt and slowly opens up and then freezes. So I am thinking about getting something done about it before I throw it out the window and into a snow bank!! Yes...... a snow bank!! As the forecast today for rain.. once again turned into 5 cms of snow. I guess you can hear the frustration there too..... think I need a vacation. So that is a good thing because I will be off to Calgary this week for a week of visiting little Hunter, perfect timing.
I have been doing a bit of sewing. A friend is getting married and I promised her many years ago that when she got married I would make her a quilt. She is a lovely girl that started working at UBC just after she graduated 10 years ago. So she is engaged and the wedding is in October. I brought some books and patterns to her and said to go through them as see what sort of pattern and colour she was interesting in.
She gave me this piece of fabric and said she would like to have it included in the quilt.
When I saw the fabric I knew that none of the patterns that I had brought for her to look at were what was needed.
But I had the African fabric and the blocks I had started a year or so ago. I didn't really like the way I had set the blocks and I had put it aside. So I did a bit of changing and took the blocks apart and put it up on my design wall. I like this much better.
I bought some more black fabric yesterday and I am going to make more blocks to make it bigger. The pieces for the sides are not long enough so I will add something to the top and bottom of the side panels and a border etc. But it is a good start and I think I can turn it into a perfect wedding quilt.
I will probably not be on the computer much over the next couple of weeks. I am working the next two days and then off to Calgary for a week. Jim is hoping to get someone to look at the computers while I am away. If they can not be fixed then I will look into getting a new little laptop - maybe a Mac. The desktop is a complete mess and barely functions - it is almost 6 years old now - so it has probably lived a long life in computer years. I will try to check in a bit here and there from Calgary. But I have to get as much "Hunter time" as possible!!