I spent a lot of time back and forth with texts and phone calls to my brother Rick in Utah getting help with my laptop woes ---night before last the consensus was that there was no other alternative than to put my laptop back to factory settings.
The first thing I needed to do was save my pictures, so I got ftp running to my website server transferring all of those and it took ALL. NIGHT.
They finished yesterday morning before I had to check out of that hotel and get over to the Ann Arbor guild meeting, luckily.
The rest had to wait for LAST night.
Through a series of key strokes, we started the process. While I sat and sewed hexies and watched “The Color Purple” ---it reformatted, and reformatted and reformatted – it was still doing its thing when I went to bed about 11pm, and I awoke at 5am to see that it had finished during my sleep.
I’m missing some programs, including my Photoshop which I use for editing photos, but I think I can get by until I get home to reinstall everything else!
I’ve downloaded the Faststone image viewer, and with learning the basics that I think I’ll be able to get some photos up here in short order! ((Don’t even talk to me about Picasa ---I just don’t like that program! I like my Photoshop!))
Class slide shows are photo heavy and I’m not ready to do all that editing without my Photoshop so how about we try this out with a great quilt from my visit to the Great Lakes Quilt Collection?
You can tell from the picture at the top that these quilts were chosen from the collection of Kitty Cole who donated her quilts to the museum.
Rosemary ooohing and awwwing – checking out the fabrics!
This quilt was JUST a beauty----so much motion and such a variety of fabrics!
The fabrics in this quilt, especially that butterscotch polka dot border date it to about 1880. I especially loved that blue gingham that plays on the “light” side of the pineapple blocks. Such a fun and happy spark!
CUTE square in a square inset border!
I wish I could have gotten a full upright view of this quilt…the perspective is off in the photos because you cant get ABOVE the quilt to shoot straight down on to it – but what a fun scrappy mix!
Today I’ve got a group of ladies gathering for a Star Struck Workshop! It’s going to be a wild and crazy day of strip piecing and diagonal sewn corners here in Lansing. Whoowhooo! bring it on!