Monday, January 29, 2007

The "Kermit" Virus



Turned on the computer this morning and everything was GREEN!!! I have never had this happen before. I did what limited amount of tricks I had up my paltry computer skills sleeve (powering down and back up, checking settings for desktop, checking the pathetic manual) to no avail. Our friend who is a tech person by trade is coming by tonight to see if it is the monitor or a more serious ailment. My very hilarious (NOT!) husband said it sounded like I had picked up the Kermit virus. Hmmmm...I guess time will tell. Meanwhile, from this side of the screen everything looks sickly!!! So glad I bought the service contract on this computer...
In a few days DH and I will be heading to Phoenix and Tucson for a little vacation with our snowbirding friends. This may or may not be my last post for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd post a couple of photos of works-in-progress. The little purse is one I am working on for my dear little friend who just turned 5. I still need to line it so her important "valuables" won't fall through the holes LOL. The second photo is of my Chocolate and Cherries string quilt I started this weekend. I did find the large floral border print for Birds of a Feather but after laying it out beside the quilt, I decided I needed an inner border--so back to the quilt shops I must go! For the teal snowball/Hawaii quilt, I have a small Susan Winget black splattery FQ that I think would be nice and would represent the black sands of Hawaii. I have looked on the internet and in a couple of local quilt shops around here for some yardage of it, but to no avail. May have to come up with something else.
If anyone knows of any "musn't miss" quilt shops in Scottsdale, Phoenix, or Tucson, feel free to email me. I hope to have time to hit at least one or two. Stay warm.

28 comments:

Screen Door said...

Have fun on your trip. I love your string blocks. Get some sun for all of us...

Patti said...

Love the name of your string quilt - and the colors!

Have a wonderful time - we'll miss you while you are gone!

Samantha said...

Lucky 5 year old to receive such a great purse! The chocolate and cherry strings look wonderful! Good luck with the green...

Jane Ann said...

Gee, isn't it trendy to be green? That's what Al Gore tells us ...

Nancy in MT said...

I love your string quilt. Have fun, the rest of us that are freezing will envy you.
Nancy in MT

Ali Honey said...

String quilt looks great. Hope the greeeeeen isn't something seeerious or seasickening.( very strange.) Perhaps someone sent you one of those awful leprechaun good luck things and you deleted it like I would have; and now you PAY!Best Wishes for a Good Holiday!

paula, the quilter said...

Love the string blocks. It ain't easy being green. . .

Carol said...

Have a wonderful vacation...we'll miss you. Love those string blocks.

Norma said...

Enjoy your vacation!

Veronica said...

Your string quilt looks great and I love the name. The purse is too cute. Have a safe trip.

Lois R. said...

Ooo! Your Chocolate and Cherries looks de-lish!

Linda_J said...

Well your blogging page is green but I doubt that you wanted everything to be green. hope you get it straightened out on your return.

The strings are looking great. Gotta love that little purse for your young friend. I have always loved granny squares even if I have never really tried to actually crochet one.

Libby said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip.

Mary said...

Love the chocolate and cherries string quilt!

rebecca0669 said...

There is a GREAT shop in Tucson! It is the Bernina dealership on E. Speedway Ave. They have absolutely the most fabulous fabric I have ever seen! Also there is Quilt Market on Speedway and the Quilt Basket on Tanque Verde Blvd. (I didn't get there while they were open, but they had a gorgeous quilt in the window. Have a great vacation!

ruth said...

Have a great trip. The bag is really cute and the chocolate and cherry strings look good enough to eat.

Dawn said...

Oh the purse is adorable! And I love your chocolate and cherries blocks so far! Have a great vacation!

Are you sure it isn't the lime green quilt I just made making your computer screen panic!!!! :)

Judy said...

Love the pink and chocolate string quilt...very yummy!

Shelina said...

That purse is adorable! I hope you have a great vacation - would be nice to go someplace warm this time of year. I'm GREEN with envy. :)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Hope Kermit hops back to his pond. Love the string quilt colours.

Clare said...

I love the string quilt - the colours are great (and the anme is too). Have a great trip

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What a lucky little girl to get such a cute purse! And your string quilt(s) - looking great! You are keeping busy!

Cheers!

Evelyn

JudyL said...

Good luck with the computer. Hope you have a wonderful trip. Love you strings!

Judy L.

Andi said...

No bias here, LOL, but a great shop in Phoenix is Cotton Fields Quilt & Knit (owned by my mother)! It's on the west side towards Luke Air Force Base. Enjoy the vacation!

Karen said...

Maybe the video card on your monitor is going bad. Oh, the little purse is adorable, so fresh and springy.

Michelle said...

Love your string quilt, its beautiful!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Hope you are on vacation having a blast and not blogging because of the Kermit Virus!

Hanne said...

Your string quilts are lovely :-)