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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Progress on two fronts

I've said before that I have a Mac computer. I've had Macs almost from the time they were introduced, and I haven't done a clean installation of a new operating system in at least ten years. As a result, there's lots of extra "stuff" hiding in various places on my hard drive -- stuff I no longer need or use. Given that, I decided it was high time to do a clean installation of Yosemite, the newest OS, on my Mac. Ouch! It's so much easier just to upgrade! I've been moving things, reinstalling things, discovering that data doesn't always just copy easily but must be exported, etc., etc. So far, I've been working on it for a day and a half, and I may have finished the worst of it at this point. I'm waiting for a couple of tech support replies, and I may still reinstall a couple of apps I haven't yet decided are vital, but the majority of the work is past.

While waiting for some things to copy/export/import, I did a little quilting on my current project. Here's what I'm doing at the moment, though of course there's still quite a bit to finish. This is a Drunkard's Path variation, and I'm quilting a lot of my much-loved feathers. I used oriental prints for this, and the quilting so far is with a lovely soft metallic gold thread.

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  1. Computers: a love/hate relationship, no matter what operating system! DH had to replace our old computer this year, and has found the new operating system difficult - the old one was 4 upgrades behind, so lots of big changes!
    Feathers are my favourites to quilt too - yours look great in the gold thread. We are finally settled in our southern home, and I'm working on a quilt for our future grandson!

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    1. I do understand completely, Susan! I love my computer for its ability to connect me to people all over the world. It's usually very easy to keep updated, too, but this time .... ;)
      Thanks for your compliment on my FM feathers, too! That gold thread is so pale as to be even paler than the "champagne" gold of my iPhone. It's a beautiful thread.

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  2. Looks great. Are you using the Floriani gold metallic thread you got in Houston?

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    1. Of course! :) That's what caught my eye when I saw it there; I thought it would be good on this quilt.

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