Saturday, April 22, 2017

Etsy Pattern Shop Sale

Good afternoon all, and Happy Earth Day! 
It's very chilly here in Connecticut and I spent my morning in the kitchen, painting a huge estate sale cabinet for my doll making fabric.  This is by far the best forty dollars I have spent in a very long time.   I am determined to get my act together this year!   It's the first time I've tried chalk paint for furniture, and I am loving it.  I'm trying to decide how to finish it now.....
My momma has been in decline and it has been weighing very heavy on my heart.  It seems she loses a little piece of herself every day.   We are trying very hard to do what's best for her.  I do not post about it very often, because then it becomes more real than I can handle.  Most nights I come back home and weep silent tears for her.  So please if you can, a little prayer for her would be most appreciated.   
We are stealing away to one of my favorite hot dog joints in a bit.... They opened a few weeks ago, but this will be my first time this season.
I added two new coupon codes to my etsy pattern shop this afternoon.
Should you wish to order bulk and want the downloads right away.  This might be a little easier for both of us.
10PDFPATTERNSALE  will give you 10 epatterns for forty bucks.
5PDFEPATTERNSALE will give you 5 epatterns for 24 bucks.
coupon codes can be entered at checkout...
My etsy shop is by far the fastest way to get your patterns downloaded, and especially with my momma's health.   Some nights I forget to check my email :-(

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hell's Bells

Just a little reminder.....
Even though you think your computer is running smoothly, you never know when it's your turn for the dreaded blue screen of death!   So back up those files and make sure you know where all your programs are, just in case.  
My Saturday turned to this nightmare.....
and this, with lots of stressing in between.

I watched several Youtube videos on my ipad and tried everything they suggested to no avail. It would not restart :-(
So finally I had no other option but to reset the PC.  That option has not worked well for me in the past! 
I probably have 99 percent of my files backed up, but was thinking the one percent would cause some grief.
I am thankful my files are all still here, and I have reinstalled all my programs.  I have a little bit of readjusting to do because things are all working differently ( perhaps even better?) than they did before this happened. 
I guess it's time to ditch my long obsolete Outlook program for checking my mail and so I am trying the one that came as part of windows 10.   The Picasa program I like for sorting my photos is obsolete (who knew???) but I will use it for now.  And I have to locate my silhouette library for my own cutting files or reload them all one by one from my external drive back into the program.  
No doubt I will find other wonky things as I use them, but for now I am pretty relieved that everything turned out as well as it did! 
and now I can resume my dolly making! 
So anyway, back up those files, because you never know when it's your turn....   ~D
I was sick over my silhouette studio files.... I thought they were gone forever, but I had saved them not only in my library but also on my external drive.   I'm thankful the ones in my drive were there, but library was gone.   So hours and hours later, I found I could drag my thousands of files into my library.... If I lost anything, I can live with it at this point.  And I haven't paid attention but I can now save it all to the silhouette cloud, and keep it forever :-) yay! 
oh, and my beautiful fonts!!!!!!   gone, so had to go finding some more to install.  I am making a list this time!!!!   Plus saved them to my drive also.  I thought I had done that.  
Oh and got the sweetest little 4TB drive..... That should last me awhile.  Time to put the other dinosaur away!  

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