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Monday, 29 July 2013

Warning: blogging with prehistoric computer

I will be interested to see whether this blog post comes out more or less badly laid out on the page than the previous iPad post.  On the plus side, it is a 'proper' computer ; on the downside, it is so old that it might possibly have been found in a cave in France along with troglodyte art and perhaps a fossilised mammoth.  Typing leaves huge pauses while the computer has a little think and then suddenly posts three-quarters of a sentence with some bits missing.  So if any of this post makes less sense than usual, it might (for once) not be my fault.

Something that is squarely my fault is that I didn't take my camera to FQR.  Another thing that is my fault is that I was so late sewing on the binding to my last Sample Swap mug rug that I didn't take a photo of any of them before I swapped them.  Happily, my swappees have more brainpower than I and so I have a photo of one kindly sent to me by MammaFairy Rachel:
Once I have charged my camera up (oops) I will post photos of the lovely sample swap goodies that I received too - 3 lovely things that I have been using every single day and that make me smile every time I pick them up!

I may have done more chatting than sewing at FQR but it has definitely re-ignited my sewing mojo.  The morning after I got back, I sprang into action (possibly the knowledge that it was my last child-free day for the next 6 weeks may have spurred me on too).  By school pickup I had pieced the majority of an Improv quilt for Siblings Together.  I now have one last seam to sew before I have a quilt top.  Definitely a record for me.

(PS - see this post on Lily's Quilts to see some of the fab Siblings Together quilts that were handed over to the phenomenal lady who runs the charity, Delma.)

If this post works then I shall go back and re-edit my disastrous iPad post.  There still won't be pictures, but there may be paragraphs! 


  1. All males sense to me! :D Love the mug rug, the quilting looks perfect.

  2. I am slightly disappointed that you found a computer to post on, thereby eliminating the chance of hilarious autocorrects!

  3. Nice mug rug Gertie, fabulous quilting! Hope all your technology problems are soon behind you :)

  4. More giggles Gertie, you are such a treat and a welcome relief from all the bloggy sameness :D

  5. Great mug rug and it was good to spend a little time chatting. Di x

  6. Love the one mug rug that did get photographed ;-)

  7. Gorgeous mug rug, with perfect quilting!
    And I enjoyed our chatting at fqr and we were both holding sewing at the time, so thats close to sewing!!
    If it makes you feel any better, I have a year old mac and it still has a pause occasionally when I'm typing! Maybe mine is trying to decipher my sentences!!!!