Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

After my last post ... about crossing my fingers and hoping everything kept working ....

More bad juju. All programs crashed again. Computer wouldn't recognize printers. Talked to Adobe (for hours). Talked to Apple (for hours). I seemed to be spending most of my time making new friends in technical support everywhere in the world ... but getting little or no other work done. I love making new friends but my career was starting to suffer ...

So, the decision was made. Return the new computer with the new operating system to Apple. Try to replicate my old computer and system by buying a used one. Wait a week for new computer to arrive. Wait a week for new software to arrive then start over again from scratch. Load all new software, print drivers, etc. etc. and pray that it all works.

Prayers answered. All working. Big sigh.

This week, I re-built the web-site using the new program. Got the web-site uploaded and the email program working. Now, the last on the list "update blog".

It's been a heck of a month ... so far one that I never want to repeat. But I'm grateful to be back up and operating ... grateful to be once again functioning in cyberspace ... and able to update this blog and


You can see photos of the new releases for September on the right side. I am too tired and too brain dead to try to get the "slide show" working and besides, I've lost all my passwords for almost every on-line service I use so it would be just too stressful to attempt that this morning. Please visit the website where you can see large photos and get all the information.

Some major "thanks" are in order here. First to my daughter for putting up with a very hysterical and depressed mother for the past 3 weeks. No excuses but it has not been easy to deal with disaster after disaster while trying to keep the house clean and be "out of it" for 2 hours at a time roughly 15 times this month. Without your support through the computer crisis, I think I would have given up.

Thanks to my dear friend Anne-Catherine Seres for stitching our beautiful model of "To Everything A Season". Perfectly executed in an amazingly short time and delivered to into my hands way before deadline. Thanks in advance to Evelyne Kaczmarek .... for the soon to be released "Alphabets". These two friends have given me so much of their time ... time that I didn't foresee that I would desperately need once the computer crashed. They made it possible for me to focus on the computer issues I needed to focus on ... and still get design ideas onto linen and into chart form. Thank you both for your love, generosity, friendship and support. There is no one else quite like you two!

And to all others who lent their ears and sympathy when I thought I really wanted to give up. Thanks for not allowing me to!

Now ... onward ... to the next challenge ... or maybe a reward? I could use a little reward :-)

See you soon, ci vediamo a presto, à tout à l'heure, gauw tot ziens,



  1. Holy moly, the month you've had! So glad that everything is better now. The September releases are beautiful, as always. Hope all is well with you now that computer is working again. Just noticed John Mayer's name next to the comment box. Did you hear what he did recently? A little over a week ago he played in Tulsa and a high school senior from near here was killed in a car accident as they were coming home from the show. His next concert was in the Houston area, I think, and as he took the stage he took a few minutes to share the news of that tragedy with the audience and the impact that it had on him. It was quite touching. He's a wonderful artist and a very good man, as well. Sending a hug your way, friend!

  2. Love all the new releases, Cynthia!! And my order is already on the way to my 2 yr old grandson Drew would say "YAY!!!"

    So glad to know that your computer troubles are fixed. I know I would have been tearing my hair out :)


  3. Computers are so complicated for me!
    In the same case I would be hysterical and depressed as you, my poor friend!
    New releases are beautifull as always..."to everything for a season" remember me something?!I'm longing to stitch them
    Tout mon amitié

  4. I hope everything is fixed so that you can get your days back on track. Beautiful designs - still trying to figure out which one I want to get first!

  5. So glad that things are finally working out for you. Computers can be the best thing and also the worst at times. I just stopped by to let you know I posted about your Button Tree pattern on my blog. I love it! Great design...thanks!

  6. Glad that everything working again. Love the new releases

  7. Ciao Cynthia. Un bacio dall'Italia.