Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Having Some Fun

I haven't blogged for a while, as I've been a little pre-occupied playing with my new toy.  I'd like to introduce everyone to ENZO.  This is our new computer, and I've given it a name, as I do with some of my appliances, ie ENZO as in FERRARI!!  It's so fast, compared to the old one, I can't believe it.  I know it seems a silly thing to blog about but to say I'm excited is an understatement.  We are still having a few teething problems, as ENZO's sidekick [the monitor] needs a digital connecting cable to enable it to see RED [which in itself is amusing given the computer's name!!].  I can only see grey, a dull lime green, and greenish blue.  If the connecting cable doesn't work, well ENZO and I may have to part company, as I can't go through life not seeing shades of red..............  I thought readers might have a little giggle about my office issues.

I also thought I'd include a photo I took a few weeks ago.  My sewing machines badly needed servicing, and for years I've taken them to a man who visits certain stores for one day a month or week, depending which town you go to.  Things just weren't working out for visiting on the right day, so I had the machines taken to the man, and have only just picked them up.  They had a little holiday, and I have to say, in 40 years, this was the first time there hadn't been a sewing machine in my house.

Thank you to all who read my rant about bias.  I just felt I needed to mention such things, as often people are not sure about certain techniques.  I have not had any formal quilt finish training, and I am sure there are more things I need to learn.  Each day searching the Internet helps satisfy my curiosity and thirst for knowledge.  What a big world we live in.

I cannot end this post without a thought for the people of Japan.  Each month of 2011 has brought new tragedies.   Floods/fires in parts of Australia in January, the dreadful earthquake in New Zealand in February, and an even more devastating one now in Japan.  One can only be fearful of what lies ahead for our world come April.  My heart goes out to those who are suffering at the moment.


DIAN said...

Linda, I am thrilled that you have your new baby Enzo: congratulations.

It is strange to be without the sewing machines I am sure.

Once again I thank you for your useful "rant".

Radka said...
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Karyn said...

I have to admit; we dont tend to name anything! I do hope Enzo continues to work well for you (once you can see red!!!)
I did enjoy your "rant" on bindings; you are so informative. Keep it up: i like to hear other people's ideas of how things should work; it gives me so many ideas and can only make us all better at what we do.

Jensters said...

Well hello Enzo and im sure your gonna make my friend Linda's life easier once you show her dont know much about bindings Linda, but laughed at your rant!
Lets hope nothing happens next month two much has happened this year already ;(

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Enzo! Love your posts as they certainly put a smile on my face. Hope your machines are back to working like new again.

Radka said...

Enzo looks very impressive, lets hope he can come up with the goods:)
We have a fan oven we call Hal (as in Space Odyssey). It switches itself on and of, which can be eerie when the house is quiet!
I always enjoy visiting your blog:) please collect your virtual prize from my blog.
Have a good week!