Do you ever have days where you are reminded about all the ways our technologically enhanced lives can go wrong? And by “reminded” I mean “hit over the head with a 2 x 4″. There’s a lot I love about technology. A lot. Things like connectedness and readily available information, digital cameras and blogging to name a few. But when something goes wrong, it usually goes wrong in a catastrophic way. I know hard drives are not meant to last forever. I just keep expecting them to last longer than they do. Fortunately, this time, I had everything backed up. But there have been many hours lost this week to setting up the new desktop. And tweaking Windows 8.1.1. (Can I just say how much I despise Windows 8? It is not an operating system for old school users. It doesn’t think you need to know about your Program Files. In fact, it acts like you’re a five year old playing with your mother’s tablet. Seriously, Microsoft!)
But enough ranting. I’m mostly back to normal on the computer front. The only thing that has saved me is my AMH EPP. Without it, my sanity would be in question right now. Here’s how it looks with four rows sewn together (crunchy, wrinkled paper and all).Some of you have been asking about a pattern for this. I absolutely plan to write a pattern when I’m finished. It might be a couple months or so before that happens–a terribly long time to wait if you’re in love with this look like I am. So…I will put together a “Getting Started” post for you.
Look for it over the weekend. I’ll include ideas for fabric selections, fussy cutting and the basic information for the components. I’ll also try to remember to include a photo of how I sew my pieces together. I don’t like stitches to show if I can help it. My trick is not to sew them the “correct” way. I do it my way and I like the clean look.
If there are any other design tips and hints you would like me to include, just tell me in a comment. I’ll try to incorporate it into the post.
And now, if those pesky monkeys will just stop throwing wrenches…