Finally – normal-ish soon …

hpim2229So it finally begins .. putting my poor sewing room / computer room (AKA the cat cave) back together again. It’s been a few days of chaos at it’s best with getting the new computer up and running .. that has been it’s own saga – but it appears to be all good now and how I want / like it. I’m sure I’ve missed a few things, but that’s okay .. the other system will stay set up until I get my upgraded version of quiltpro .. I’m not about to give my quiltpro up .. no way!

hpim2226Now to put my room back to rights. My cutting table has been overtaken with various things (and all in just a week too – how sad is that??) Altho, I do have the fabric I dyed last week out ready to cut, and yarn and various computer stuff for my mac. This ‘mess’ doesn’t help me organize myself as all I see is a mess when I look here .. it’s driving me nuts .. but you know .. putting this to rights won’t actually take long .. I just have to pack up the various puter stuff and put it all in the box. It honestly looks worse than it is b/c it’s spread out .. but I’ll have a nice working space in no time and will be able to cut matthew’s windows soon .. maybe tonite??? how cool would that be?? Tomorrow is rather shot as it’s turkey day, but I imagine I can can get some stuff done ..

hpim2227hpim2228Heh .. I took out the drawer in my desk to make it easier to hook and unhook the ethernet / firewire cables for the network – yes I can get my arm back there easy enough, but it is sooo much easier with the drawer out of there .. honestly it is 🙂 And this drawer is on the chair I use when I’m piecing .. so you know that will have to go back where it belongs. And this really shouldn’t take the long .. the drawer about 20 seconds if that – and that time involves me getting up from this chair here LOL.

The New Do!!

photo-4photo-5Oh and I actually managed to get my hair done yesterday – I did this right after the dog got her shots 😀 .. I had a good 6 – 8″ cut off and I got it highlighted .. wonderful way to hide gray hair me thinks .. altho I have a patch on the top of my head and that’s about it .. but it’s a sizable patch .. I didn’t feel like editing out the lens glare off my glasses so got lazy and took 2 pictures. And this was done with a program called Photo Booth on my new mac .. sure beats trying to take a pic with your arm extended all the way and doing about 5 million shots :\ .. and the camera just interfaces sweetly with the new machine – I just love it!


hpim2232I did mention on Sunday that I had done some knitting to get away from the frustration of the migration assistant not working for me .. it’s turning out really cute and when I did my swatch, my tension was spot on .. kyle wanted it so he’s off with it and doing whatever with it .. wanna bet he doesn’t even know where it is?? LOL and that was just yesterday too .. hmmm – let’s see .. “hey Kyle, where’s the swatch from the other day?” Kyle .. “Oh gee, I don’t know .. why do you want it?” LOLOLOL … KIDS!!! *znerk

At any rate, I’ve only worked on it on sunday and that was it .. it’s about halfway done – lining is just straight stitching. I’m rather torn here – once I get this room in one piece, I would like to just finish this maybe tonite so I can see if it fits or if there are any changes that I have to make on this pattern to fit me .. I plan on making a few of these for me in various colour combinations; my fall coat is darker purple while my winter coat is mauve in colour – so purple is a must and the yarn I grabbed for tying gran’s quilt is perfect for this too 🙂 Nice soft colours that pretty well go with anything.

As for the snowflake I knitted the other week, Val finished hers and it IS a mistake in the pattern – she told me what she did to fix it and I’ll make note of it when I find my pattern pages – they are in the living room with all my yarn and other knitting patterns I’m using .. I have to put them into a book or some such thing as I ‘ve not printed them off for years and they are just stuck in my Vogue Knitting book (this is my knitting bible) for the time being.

ToDo List / Timing

Once I get this cleared up in here I’ve a few things to do:

  1. cut out Matthew’s windows
  2. over-dye spinner backing
  3. borders for Erica’s quilt
  4. finish ear warmer
  5. if time, do snowflake cloth giftees

Not sure on time at all right now .. I’ve lost a good week if not 1 ½ weeks with various shoppings trips etc .. The good news is, the dog went into the vet yesterday for her shots and I got the advantage for her and the cats .. the advantage is the vet prescribed drops that go on their backs .. I’ve not seen Orion or Shadow scratching since yesterday, Pix is still scratching but not going into convulsions like he was .. he’s 98% scratch free now .. so a good cleaning with vacuuming etc, washing floors with flea shampoo, vacuum the beds and couch / chairs, spray the snot out of it and do that once a week for a bit and we’ll be good to go!! How cool is that .. I think we are going to be flea free from now on WOOOO HOOOOOOOO. I rather knew this to be the case, but the vet thinks that pix has a definite allergy to them .. whereas orion and shad are just sensitive .. oh what I said about the scratch-free – Orion just scratched .. but she is done and it was only about 15 seconds .. coo!

More puter geeky stuff
I do have an option of using a program that will allow me to install a kernel of mac os9, but that’s to much reading for right now and I’ve not even tackled it yet. Well I did download it and the documentation and will have to see how it goes .. for the mac ppl out there, it’s called SheepShaver and it looks like to get it via this page, you need to use the terminal mode to get it .. I just did NOT feel like dealing that aspect of, so I found another place to get it at .. and a “how-to” – but that’s just wayyy more than I want to contend with at this time .. So if any of you mac ppl reading this, actually have done this or do this, please let me know .. I feel like with a combination of shopping trips, vet visits, etc, that I’m wayyy behind on my cmas giftees.


2 thoughts on “Finally – normal-ish soon …

  1. The more I see your new “do,” the better I like it! I’ve been crocheting because the weather is changing so the rooster is crowing – ROARING actually… so sewing is out for the moment, and I can’t knit well enough to think of finishing anything useful for gifting. The earwarmer does look quite pretty, and makes me thing maybe I should investigate learning to knit in pattern.

    Have a great Turkey Day!
    Bobbie in Texas


  2. LUV the do, Grace!!! You look so young! I thought maybe the picture was of a niece before I read the post! I hope you and your new hair got taken to dinner to show it off! 🙂

    (who is a little delinquent on posts – reading and writing)


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