Preparing to resurface (I hope)

I'm scandalized when I look at the date of my last post in mid-September. Where has the better part of a month gone? I'd love to say that I've been on some exotic vacation, but no such luck. I've just been buried in the details of work and daily life and having a crazy-busy time at work.

In the midst of that we bought a new computer--a Macintosh, thank you God. This has been an anxiously anticipated switch from our previous Windows machines. As much as I love the thing, getting all photos, music, and Quicken stuff transferred over has been a little less straightforward than I hoped. At this point the end is clearly in sight. As if in protest, the Windows computer off of which I've been moving data seems to have just "shit the bed" as they say in the industry. It looks like a virus. I'm going to scavenge as much as I can then rebuilt the thing.

As I tell this story I realize that this might be an opportune moment to come clean about something. One of my alter-egos is that of digital toy geek. As I write this, I'm sitting in our home office / sewing room. So, it would stand to reason that the room contains a computer and a sewing machine. And that's true, but it's also the tip of a somewhat larger iceberg that includes:

  • The embroidery module for the sewing machine
  • A serger
  • My old embroidery machine that I'm planning to sell
  • My second sewing machine, with which I can't bear to part
  • Our oldest computer, which is headed for the recycle bid
  • The second oldest computer, which is also on the way out
  • And finally, the computer that I'm about to rebuilt, which will be the new embroidery computer.

I swear, a month from now the place is going to be so much better. It's got to be, because the clutter is starting to drive me crazy.

I took a couple of hours today to work on a three pieces of fabric. I'm collecting for a quilt and have almost reached critical mass. Here's the most recent stuff.