Golly ...

... it's been awhile.

I've been stitching a bit on my afghan - I have 4 squares almost completed so far, but I've opted to not do the braiding w/the type of cotton this is so I'm working on thread to replace those. I will be adding in the beads though. Later. Much later. I'm also thinking that this is going to be a good way to use up a lot of those Mira's that I own but probably wouldn't have stitched. You don't realize how big 100 X 100 squares are until you stitch a few different designs. :o)

I've been working more on crocheting though. I've started one granny square afghan - am about 2/3 of the way done with it - then I found another granny pattern I liked better and started that one about 2 weeks ago. I'm almost done with it. I really like it. I can't help it ... it's baseball season and I can crochet w/out paying as much attention as I must when I XS. I'll show pictures whenever I get around to either buying a new camera (I don't own one) or buy another printer/scanner.

The story:

I had to buy another 'puter. My old one died about a year ago (virus) so I had to mind wipe the entire thing. It worked fine until a few weeks ago, another virus and it just got old so I had to take it out to the back 40 and put 'er down. I cried. Apparently no one liked my old 'puter 'cuz no one showed for the funeral.

Plus side: I got a brand new, reeeally fast 'puter w/a big ol' flat screen and lots o' stuff to play with.
Bad side: It has Vista. And all the issues that came with Vista. But MS is phasing out XP.
Bad side: Vista works with every single Brother All-in-one EXCEPT mine. Just will not accept it.
Bad side: No printer/scanner = no photo uploads. At all. Or print outs. I have folders FULL of XS patterns I find on the web and print out. Now I have bookmarks with loads o' stuff to print out when I get a printer.

Other than that I've been doing quite a bit of reading of blogs and books. Busier at work as well, more people out with the weather. This is going to be the busiest 2 weeks of our year with our Rose Festival starting today. We already have ships coming in so there are sailors out meeting all the single girls. :Sigh:

I love watching what you ladies are making. :o)

Have a lovely weekend.


Sharon said...

Hi M! Glad to see you post! Sorry about the computer-but glad to hear you got a new one. Try not to work too hard!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Sounds like you are really busy. Just setting up a new computer can be so time consuming. Sory about the Vista thing. MS will have to release another version soon, I am guessing. Happy Stitching, CJ

Name: Vicki said...

Love the afghan you're doing! It's going to be beautiful when you get it finished! Hope you are all settled in at your new home! My computer screen has died and I can't afford a new one right now: so I have to use DD's laptop and can't scan pictures or print out freebies I find either! I didn't realize I was so addicted to them!lol Have a great day!

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see that afghan! It is going to be spectacularly gorgeous!!!