Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy 5th of July

Hope you had an awesome 4th of July. 7 of 8 grandchildren and all but one child were here. Good food, good family - luckily we celebrated on the 3rd because the weather was OK until
after we finished with the fireworks and cake and ice cream - then it really stormed but we were all safe and sound inside in bed.
The 2 weeks before however, were a very different story. If you follow the Minick/Simpson blog you've seen Laurie's house with all of the photographers, etc for the photoshoot for American Patchwork & Quilting. Well - I had that many people in and out of my house and my bedroom for over a week trying to fix my DSL connection so I could work. And so Tara could work. My computer is in the corner of my bedroom. I work here - then email things to Tara up in the office. We couldn't charge, we couldn't ship. I couldn't work at the computer because there were people on it trying to fix things. It was not fun! Hours and hours on the phone - my IT lady - my son - days later - still no wireless connection. We couldn't really do much of anything - yada, yada, yada. After a week they finally sent a technician out and it took him over 8 hours to get it done. Still don't know why it happened. If you want to know what I do when I'm stressed out - I have a pretty clean house and office.
And the binding is on Zoie's Baskets. It's ready to go to Knoxville for the booth at the AQS Expo. Come see us there.

7 comments:

  1. The quilt is gorgeous! I too, clean when stressed. It gets the frustrations out and makes me feel better about the house, at least;)

    Debbie

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  2. I LOVE your new quilt! when will it be available???? can't wait to see the WHOLE quilt!
    ah yes I tend to clean when I am stressed too!
    glad its all fixed, nothing worse than computer problems in mho!
    Kathie

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  3. Here is hoping the bad computer days are behind you...love the new quilt!

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  4. Your Zoie quilt is beautiful, glad your online is working now and enjoy your clean house!!

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  5. Phew, I was afraid you appliqued the whole quilt to relieve the stress. Glad to read it was only a binding. You are still one of my heros in the quilt world.

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  6. I love that quilt! So gorgeous! I am glad you got your computer problems all fixed up. Sometimes I think things were quicker before all this high-tech stuff:/

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  7. Whew! Humor!. Yes, I appliqued the whole quilt while they were messing with the DSL. :) Not. And I agree sometimes were easier without all of the high tech stuff. But again, I wouldn't be able to work at home without it. It's a conundrum. The quilt is available now - come see it in person in Knoxville. It's big so pictures don't do it justice.
    http://www.janpatekquilts.com/catalog_i7946603.html?catId=110412

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