Monday, 9 June 2014
computer "fun", little bit of fame and some pictures
What a week!
But first, I am sorry I haven't replied to those who commented on my last post, as I normally do. I am sure you will understand why, when you read today's post.
It was going to be so simple, just an upgrade on my virus software. The new version deletes the old one, before installing an upgrade. All well and good so far. Only, the new version could not be installed on my computer, but by now, the old one was deleted, which left my computer without a protection. On-line support tried to help, but I just could not get to the bottom of it. I spent days trying to figure out what went wrong, finally realizing, that in the process I deleted something I shouldn't had (how is still a mystery). As anyone using computers knows, trying to work out things for yourself is very, very time consuming.
I made countless system restore ( very much trial and error here), determined to fix it this myself.
Lets just make clear here that I am very good at pressing buttons,
but with little technical know-how why I am doing it!
I got there in the end, my upgrade was installed and doing its job (I hope), hurrah! Only to find out that I could not log on to Google or my blog, which means not being to able to look up their Help page either.
I will not bore you any more, it is fixed now and I can chat with you again,
but I feel I have lost a week of my life!
Little bit of fame?
Here I have to say "thank you" to Catherine from Knotted Cotton for letting me know, that my blog is listed in the latest issue of the British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, in their "wandering the web" page.
This is the second time of fleeting magazine fame, some three years ago my letter with the picture of my embroidered cushion was published in the Australian "Inspirations" magazine.
The latest issue of "Quilting for You" magazine arrived this weekend, and whose picture do I see in there?
No, not mine (that would be pushing my luck, LOL), but one of "our" Sue. Actually, it is quite a long article about Shipton Quilters. And I have enjoyed seeing some of the quilts from your own collection, Sue.
Needless to say that the whole week left me quite exhausted and a visit to Stourhead was so welcome!
This is a wonderful time of year to visit, probably the best for colour (although the autumn colour is not to be missed either).
After a week of rain, the garden was fresh and green... well just see the pictures.
I can share the pictures, but I can't share the mixed scent of demp woods, rhododendrons and azalea blossom.
I will pop in soon!