Then I ran out of ink ...
Finally, Picasa, which has been my friend for so long, turned on me and would not let me upload. I keep getting the message that my disc is full , or read only, or something - I have no idea. This PC is only 6 years old, how could anything be wrong with it?
Oh, but that's not the end of it. I decided, to heck with it. I had bought some fabric to make skirts for the summer and thought I could still manage to be somewhat productive for the remainder of the weekend by cutting out several of them and have them ready to sew up during the week. I have a tried and true skirt pattern that is very simple, very comfortable, and easy to fit. It's great for summer - a throw on skirt that you can wear very casually but can get by with wearing it to work too. I bought some really pretty crinkly gauze for a couple of skirts for our trip to Savannah later this month.
Then began the great pattern hunt. Although my favorite skirt pattern was in my hot little hands just days ago, it had apparently vaporized since then. The frustration just wasn't worth it so at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon, I hiked to the Wal Mart and bought the pattern again - a sure fire guarantee that the old pattern will show up any minute now -- just so I could say the weekend had not been a total loss.
Some weekends, I'd rather be at work.
On a more pleasant note: this afternoon I uploaded the photos below directly to Google web albums from my camera's card and was able to edit them in Piknik (which is going away soon.) If you're still with me and not sick of me and my travails, here's my March CQ block with a few of my favorite details. Still a lot more to do:
March CQ Block, Aunt Mae in the right in the photo and my grandmother on the left. Still lots to do - I have another photo or two of my aunt to include..
|This vine with the french knots is one of my favorite details in the block.|
|Here I used the barred chain stitch with French knots.|
|All three blocks together. Clearly I have more to do. But I like to let them rest for awhile and then revisit.|
This was one week that I welcomed Monday morning where I could get back to my cube.
Hope you had a saner weekend!