Thursday, 11 September 2008


Don't you just HATE it when you start to do something 'simple' and it either takes forever or you can't do it at all?!?! That's the kind of week I've been having! AAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHHHH!!! SIGH! I had very good intentions of working my way through a fairly long (probably unrealistic!) list of "Things To Do" this week, top of the list being FINALLY getting my Angel Bears pattern printed. So ... with the title and first sentence of this post ... you've probably guessed - CORRECTLY! - that not only has the list had hardly a dent in it, the pattern STILL isn't printed! Good guess!

You see, I scanned the outlines for the patterns into the trusty (evil-instrument-of-torture!) computer in Photoshop, a program I use heaps to edit photos etc. Well ... I'm not sure WHEN or HOW, but SOMEHOW, a vital setting has been changed (probably during one of those incredibly annoying compulsory Windows upgrades!!) and now the program won't let me do what I want to!! Aaarrrrggghhhh!! I'm sure there's a way around it, but my beloved Geek Boy is at work, so isn't on hand to fix it for me, so the pattern STILL hasn't made it to printing standard yet! SIGH! So, for all of you waiting so patiently for my give-away ... please bear with me while I throw the computer out the window ... I mean ... while I wait patiently for GB to come home to fix the stupid thing! Someone once said to me that a computer is a quick way to do something - as long as you're not in a hurry!! And that's JUST how I'm feeling today! SIGH! Waiting, patiently ....!!!

Adding to my frustration level has been the fact that I'm off tomorrow night for a weekend of stitching at the Creative Craft Retreat at Perseverance Dam (about 30 minutes north of Toowoomba) and as I'll be selling my patterns there, I REALLY wanted to offer this new one that I'm rather excited about. SIGH! I was actually supposed to be teaching at the retreat, but since the minimum sign up number wasn't reached ... I get to go along and do my own thing! So, while I'm a bit disappointed not to be teaching (it's fun helping people produce something they may not have been brave enough to tackle on their own!) I have a LONG and ever-growing list of projects that need attention, so I will certainly use the time wisely. Just think, a whole weekend of stitching and chatting while someone else does all the cooking and cleaning up - BLISS!! Will take some photos and share with you next week.

Of course, I'm also starting to count down to the Stitcher's Dream Day Out at Highfields on Saturday September 20. I had a quick chat with my best bud Lynette and since her schedule has also been a little crazy, she's really looking forward to our day of stitching and chatting, too. Just over a week to go - but who's counting!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

And in the meantime, to take my mind of committing computercide (OK, so now I'm inventing my own language too - deal with it!! Tee! Hee! Hee!) I've been stitching the latest block in Lynette Anderson's Noah's Ark BOM. I've got the indigo and violet bows to go on my rainbow, so hopefully I'll get that finished tomorrow. I love the effect that comes from the echoed lines of colour - the rainbow in the cow block looked great!

It has, however, had a strange effect on my brain (No peanuts from the comment gallery, thank you!!!) Each time I pick it up to stitch, I can't help thinking of songs that mention rainbows in the lyrics - I've found quite a few!! 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', 'Rainbow Connection', 'Sing A Rainbow', 'Coat Of Many Colours' (rainbow is mentioned in the lyrics somewhere, just not the title!) ... There seem to be quite a few - can you think of any others?? There ... now instead of counting sheep as you go to sleep tonight, you can count 'rainbow' songs!!! Tee! Hee! Hee! In the words of that famous philosopher, Kermit the Frog ...

"Why are there so many songs about rainbows, and what's on the other side ...!!" Til next time - Bear Hugs!



Kerryanne English said...

Oh sweetie, I'm feeling your pain. I've been there too wanting to have new patterns ready for a big event only to be halted by technology. Let's hope GB can fix the problem tonight in time for the weekend.

Either way, I'm sure you will have a ball at the sewing weekend.
Look forward to your photos.

Debbie Lane said...

shhhh be very quiet and don't call the computer names and it will be nice to u...maybe. If it feels like it. Sometime next week...!

Still one of my favourite songs..."someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection...."

Have a good weekend hon, make the most of it!

Dorothy said...

Hope you're having a great time at your sewing retreat.
I sympathize with you about the computer not co-operating. There's a reason why I do most of my pattern drawings by hand!

Bek said...

Hope you have a great weekend lucky girl:) Maybe hubby will fix the computer while you are away. It is always the way when you have a deadline the thing plays up, then the rest of the time it works. Happens to me all the time.


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