Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Part 3, Red & Ready!

I just finished uploading part 3 of the Mystery. You can reach it here!

I had a bit of round a bout with my ftp program...some how files got renamed the same as other files (they were numbered files) and it rewrote some..so all of a sudden I had pictures that weren't the pictures I was supposed to have..pictures went missing when they were written over by others, so AUUGHHH! It's been a bit of a bru-haha over here. I think I've got it straightened out, and I sent out a call for help, if anyone has the first picture in Step 1, of the gold strips with the neutral strips and the strip set being sewn through the machine? I need that .jpg file if you have it!!

Someone emailed a bit befuddled because "they" thought that the steps were going to be once a week or farther apart and she was already falling behind. Some wanted them on the hour, every hour! Some thought it was every day! I said a couple weeks ago that there would be 2 steps per week. That means a step about every 3 days, and I am keeping with that.

And don't worry...if you can't keep up...it's not a race! You can click to the next step when you are ready, you don't have to try to keep up with other people. Breathe, Live...and click the link when you are ready.

I had a call from the guy who is installing my Compu-Quilter..He'll be here around the time I get back from Arizona, so you can see what irons I've got in the fire...along with new counter tops coming? I have got to do these steps as they fit into my schedule, and I know I can't please half the people half the time, so you will just have to bear with what I can do, okay?

I'm still getting emails from people who want directions to make it smaller. I'm sorry, but there isn't time for math and recalculating. You can easily wait another week or two and see what the outcome is, and then decide how you want to resize it to fit your purposes, deal? Thanks for understanding!

Some people have not been able to get their printers to cooperate. You can easily copy and paste from the webpage into a word document to make things fit on the page how you want them. Try that, you can make it fit your own needs that way by omitting pictures, text or whatever. It's easy. I can't help it if not everyone's printers are the same, there are too many variables for monitor settings, printer settings, page settings, etc.

I'm off to bed..it's been a long day!


  1. I think it is wonderful that you offer such great patterns for free! I am sorry that there are so many different opinions out there on how "they" think you should be doing things. Just keep going the way you are because I promise there are alot of us that totally appreciate your hard work!!!

  2. Can't you just go to your Blog and make a copy of that picture from there? I'm thinking I might have to cut up some of my DH's old shirts for this one... Do you think he'd notice?

  3. You poor thing! You give something wonderful away for free and people still want more. I appreciate you so much - you have changed my quilting philosophy and as a consequence I am getting more done! You hang in there and don't overdue it! And don't forget your sweater! (I had to say that, it's the kind of thing my mother always said, and I say to my daughters, and it's not about the sweater - it's a way of saying I care about you and want the best for you...)

    Hugs - Shari

  4. Oh, the demands of an adoring public!

  5. Bonnie,
    Thanks for this Mystery, I finally have a purpose for all those Christmas fabrics from long ago. Opening up the next step is like a gift..

  6. I'm in a bad mood. I want to sew. We just moved and I can't find 2 yards of anything and I can't find my EZ ruler. It's like pouring yourself a bowl of cereal and opening the fridge, only to realize you're out of milk. *sigh*

    I guess I could keep looking or run to the quilt store and get another ruler.....and some more fabric. :)

  7. thanks for the doing the mystery Bonnie! I appreciate all your hard work!

  8. Thank you Bonnie for doing this mystery for us. I think that every three days is perfect timing for posting the steps. I like seeing how everyone is trying to guess the outcome already....Marj

  9. Bonnie,
    I want to thank you so much for giving the FREE mystery quilt to us. To those of you who want it quicker, slower, larger, smaller, I want to remind you that Bonnie is GIVING this to you FREE. I am a pattern designer myself and I know how many hours and hours and hours it takes to design a pattern. If it were me and there was too much whining there would be no more FREE patterns. So lets be thankful for the wonderful work that Bonnie does and all that she does GIVE us for FREE!!!
    I will get off of my soap box now! Keep up the great work Bonnie, I am very thankful for all you do for us.
    Laura in Raleigh

  10. Someone wants to make it smaller? Certainly not smaller blocks!

    Thanks for doing this for us Bonnie...and please find a minute to relax over the holidays!

  11. Oh Bonnie...Bless your heart. I don't even know how you can stand all the requests/demands/intrusions. I could never bear all the narcisssistic inquiries, especially when you are so busy. Thank you for your strength and perseverance and generosity.
    And thank you for all the quilty fun!

  12. Anonymous9:44 AM EST

    We've chatted before....I know exactly how your feeling when writing this post!!
    YAY.....the computer is finally coming!!!!! Good News...though dang girl your are so busy these days!!

  13. Just want to say I hope there are more of us completely satisfied for all that you do who do not expect you to resize, rewrite, reformat, or otherwise solve the problems of the world. We are overjoyed to be included in your mystries before they even hit your book--THANK YOU and keep up the good PR telling them no firmly but politely!

  14. Its looking good :0)!!!!
    Don't let the comments get you down
    Bonnie......you know how everyone thinks, and learns differently.
    I love all the mysteries and have done everyone of them without difficulty.

    but hey......I'm a genius :0) like you ....I just get it :0)!

    Count to ten and realize that it is not a personal insult....this is not worth getting aggravated over or having your blood pressure
    soar.....its just quilting :0).

    BIG Quilty Hugs with much thanks
    and gratitude too.
    Happy Sewing,

  15. I want to echo what everyone has said. Thank you so much for your mysteries. They always turn out so nice AND I love BIG quilts. I am just now starting on step 1 but really should be up to at least step 2 by tomorrow.


  16. Everyone here has already said it very nicely, but I also want to say a great big THANK YOU! It is absolutely amazing that you would do all of this work and give it away for FREE. Please know that there are many of us that appreciate you just the way you are and will wait patiently for whatever time you can spare.

    Please find time to relax and enjoy yourself.


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