Saturday, July 28, 2007

A New Computer

Well, I've been without a computer for about a month! My old one wasn't doing what it was supposed to after I downloaded some software. I was thinking of upgrading my computer anyway and rather than spending money to get it fixed, I thought this was as good a time as any to get a new one. I've now got one that will do everything I want it to, including uploading my photos from my new digital camera, plus accommodating my hardware. It also came with a black 19" widescreen monitor. Love it!!! Here's a pic...

The two boxes underneath the desk are chock full of my Shepherd's Bush kits, charts, charms, etc. There's another two on the other side with more in as well! Speaking of SB I just love their new designs Pumpkin Hill, and Life And Liberty. Have those on my wish list. Let's see, what else is on my list to get... Am looking forward to Happy Haunting coming out. I love most of their bigger kits. Soft Spring, Wish, and Glory Fob kits are in my to have list too. I'm wanting to get the 4" Gingher Glory scissors that compliment Glory Fob. Another fave designer is Little House Needleworks and they have a chart out called The Sampler Lady which appeals to me. I'm just hoping one of the needlework shops I buy from has a sale on soon. The Aussie dollar is doing great at the moment, being over 80 cents to the American dollar. Adding a sale on top of that, and I could get them at a fantastic price. Still there's always the New Years sale at The Silver Needle in Tulsa which I've purchased items over the last couple of years. I was able to get two SB mats in their sale. One being the mat for Little Witch. This I had done a while ago and had it framed this year. I also had a mat for SB Beekeepers Cottage which I got from a craft show years ago, which looks very similar to the SB one. So I had that framed and LHN Garden Angel. The Garden Angel framed looks fantastic, I'm really pleased with how it's turned out, as with all of them. I decided to go with a thick frame after seeing a picture from Chris Frew's photo album where she had stitched the same piece and framed her's in a similar one.

So I still haven't stitched anything since early in the year. Autumn Blessings is sitting there waiting for me. I guess that's why I'm not updating the blog very often because I don't have much progress to show. Still, if I'm not stitching, I'm buying or just keeping up to date with what new patterns are coming out. If I wasn't working full time I would have more time to stitch, but not as much money to buy, so I can't win either way. I don't know how some people with small children manage to get so much stitching done, as I see on other blogs I read. It truly amazes me.