May 18, 2011

Finally! Completed sewing bag..

I'm back.  I fixed my computer by myself!  I went to the manufacturer's website, looked up my problem, and followed their solution.  I printed all the important steps to take in case I crash again, including the hard reset (never heard of it).  Very easy to do, but I had already decided on a full recovery.  Using F8 for safe mode and F11 for the restore was all I needed.  It was pretty simple to go into System Backup and Recovery (never knew I had it) and take it back to the original state.  Removes all viruses and problems, but it takes a long while to run as does restoring your personal files.   I followed the backup instructions and regained my address book, favorites, pictures, everything!  There's still some tweaking to do on layouts and such but I don't have to drop some dimes for a repair/replace.  

The lovely Stacy bag is finished....thank God!!! 

What a fiasco I had with this small project from start to finish.  I should have known - something was trying to tell me to stay away by hiding her from me for so long!  But it's over.  The machine sewing was ripped and redone several times, in keeping with the theme of this project.  This is the inside..

I added the little red felt heart for needles but haven't stitched it in yet.  Maybe I will, maybe I won't.
I changed the color of the dog to our Labs' colors.  Ive been so tempted recently to cuddle with a fat little furball.  I donate to all our animal charities here, but stay away from the fairs.  Too risky.  It would be like taking a tour of our local chocolate factory - from which a load is brought home.
  Another day or two working on this machine and I will decide what to start next.  There is a BIG sampler that's been on my mind but I doubt if I will start it now.  Probably back to the pear or something small again.  But the next time I am determined to stitch a design and it disappears, you won't find me looking very hard! 
We had three days of sunshine - a break in the continuous rain - and now have a little variety - rain, torrential rain, steady rain, and light rain.  So dark and dreary all the time and it's been that way since winter.  Hopefully, if they're right, we have a break coming on Friday, and then back to rain through next week.  We had a lot of work done last summer with new plantings and I'm afraid the trees will not make it in this swamp of clay.  But once again, there are so many others in much worse condition, the terrible flooding in the farmlands, the devastation from the recent tornadoes, and I'm still thinking about the people of Japan.    Right now we have more warnings and it is so dark and scary.  Better shut down and shut up.  Stay safe everyone.


16 comments:

Margaret said...

Ooooooohhhhhh!!!!! It's gorgeous! You did such a wonderful job with the finishing too!!! I'm so glad your computer was fixable. Whew! What a relief, right? Can't wait to see what's next for you stitching wise.

Joy said...

Good for you...fixed your own computer! Your finish is wonderful...sorry you had to go thru so much but is was worth it!

Carla said...

Love it! Great finish.

Andrea said...

OK, that does it! I have to get this chart now!! I've been admiring it forever, but seeing your finish pushes me over the edge! Great job!! I LOVE the little chenille trim around the edge, it's perfect!

Good on you for fixing your computer yourself. Feels good, doesn't it? I actually figured out how to clear up a problem with my printer the other day....BY MYSELF....and was so smug and happy with myself, I almost called hubby at work to brag. Instead, I just told him when he got home, he was proud, lol!

OK, what's next on the stitching list?

Glenna said...

Good for you for persevering on both the pear bag and the commputer. Pat yourself on the back! Yay!!! The Stacy bag is quite pretty. We've had weirdo rain here--sunny and warm, blue skies, then 10 minutes later a clap of thunder, a downpour, then 20 minutes after that, back to blue skies all day, day after day. It's fairly entertaining.

samplerlover said...

Oh wow, it looks wonderful. It was worth all of the hassle that you had with it. I have been in Stacy Nash mood as well lately. I love her designs. I'm having fun doing her bird pinkeeps.

You are so clever fixing your computer. It's terrible when they go down. I will have to remember these 2 things for future reference.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. - Sandra.

Sylvia said...

Its a lovely finish! Sorry it has given you such fits, but that makes finishing it even sweeter.

Cristina said...

Wonderful finishes and I must say I love all your stitching.

Siobhan said...

Wow! I'm so impressed that you fixed your computer by yourself. You go girl!

CONGRATULATIONS on the finish!! It's gorgeous. Definitely worth the angst--you'll feel that way soon, I'm sure. :)

Enjoy your weekend!

The Scarlett House said...

Oh, I love your SN bag. Beautiful finish! Good job on the computer fix. You are a better woman than I!

Nicole said...

Congrats on your finish!! It turned out beautiful!!! I love it! :)

Suzanne said...

I love the bag finish and you did such a wonderful job of the finishing.

I look forward to your new start.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Just wondering if you can help me. I am making this and am unable to find the chenielle trim here in New Zealand. Could you please tell me where you got yours? I may be able to get it over the internet. Love your finished product too!
Thanks. Kind regards. Fiona. NZ.

marly said...

Hi Fiona. You have a "no-reply" setting on Blogger so I can't email you. I will try here and also in a new post tomorrow. You can go to http://www.quiltersstation.com under notions for a 20 yard spool, or you can purchase on EBay from seller 2500nancy, and also from http://www.countrystitchesonline.com/ under accessories. Hope this gets to you!!

Fiona said...

Hi, thanks so very much for that information. As you can see I'm not that computer savvy! I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Off to have a look now. Kind regards. Fiona.

Jan Emerick said...

found it again... but this is not how i see your blog... mmmm.. please enter my name!!!

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