Saturday, September 22, 2012


My old computer died and went to the great computer scrap heap in the sky.  Fried motherboard.

So--I've spent most of the week offline, except for occasional trips to the library for one-hour public access on shared computers.  I experienced a fairly severe case of cyber withdrawal.

So what did I do with all that extra time I would normally spend at the computer?

Sad to say, not much sewing.  And the craft fair is only 5 weeks away. Yikes!  I did make some quilt blocks for a too long neglected church charity project, and I also made some headway on granddaughter Erin's graduation quilt.

I picked up an extra shift at work, attended live seminars to earn CEUs for license renewals, and spent a half day at a work session for Discover Nebraska -- a quilt guild project that presents a Nebraska history lesson to 4th graders in Nebraska using quilts:

I'm happy to report that a new computer is installed -- sort of.  Nothing fancy, and we kept the old monitor for now. I still need to transfer some salvaged files, and get set up with word processing software and photo editing software (obviously!!).  But at least I'm back online.  I can check my email, Etsy shop, Facebook, and Pinterest -- and reconnect with my blogging buddies.

BTW, if you're wondering about those colorful fabric thingies by my keyboard and mouse---I purchased those pretty and functional wrist supports from Comfy Creations on Etsy several months ago:,   

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. I hate when I have computer problems, but then I realize I spend too much time on it. Those wrist supports look great. Glad you're back :)

  2. I hate it when I have computer problems, too! What did we do BC(before computers)? Well, I guess that was a much simpler time(sigh).

  3. Glad to hear you're back online! A week with no internet might send me to the nut!
    Sonnds like you used your offline time well :)

  4. I'm glad that you're back online now! I agree with Edi that being without the Internet all week might send me over the edge, too. I need to check out those wrist supports.

  5. I've been thru this several times, 'cuz I seem to get "hand-me-down-" computers! Sheech! Oh well, glad you are back!

  6. Wow, well you still did a lot!! It's frustrating when your computer is down- you realize exactly how much you depend on them throughout the day! Glad you got a replacement though!

  7. Glad you have a computer now! It is funny to see how much time you have when you aren't on the computer...