Shame that the rest of the weekend sucked!
In a nutshell. On Saturday morning Microsoft decided to surprise me with the 'free' Windows 10 upgrade I reserved a while back. I don't think they realised (I certainly didn't) that attempting to download a NASA size upgrade down a Mickey Mouse phone line in what Sky News once described as 'remote, rural South West Scotland' was ever going to cause anything but frustration on a grand scale. I would have appreciated a tip off so I could stock up on tranquillisers.
pitched battle download started at 7:45am on Saturday and ended in the wee small hours of Sunday morning... a little after I'd fallen into a stress induced coma an exhausted sleep.
Blissfully unaware of the technical perils of living in the sticks Microsoft promised the download would happily run in the background allowing me to flit through cyber space at will. Two on line activities at once! Here! Never going to happen. I'm almost certain our antique telephone exchange is operated by a little old lady in twinset and pearls who doesn't know the war is over! Maybe I should knock and see if she's OK....
It was all worth it in the end. Windows 10 is a joy compared to version 8.
Ooops... almost forgot I came here to show you what I got up to on Friday evening.
I picked flowers.....
and as usual it took me ages to do it. By the time I'd chosen six small pieces of fabric for the blooms and six more for the centres (I'd picked the stems earlier... thank goodness) my sewing room looked like a bomb had hit it.
Chose fabrics for a couple more Stonefields blocks too..... the semi circle ones. This is how they all looked on Saturday morning....
Managed to complete the blue semi circles but only stitched the plain yellow ones. I'm thinking of swapping out that pink/white flower fabric. It just doesn't look right to me. Picky... picky. The flowers have all been turned ready to stitch but only one on each block has been sewn down.
Oh.... and I prepared hexie blooms for the centres of two more Stonefields blocks.....
and felt very pleased with progress.
This is how Stonefields looks right now.
There are one or two blocks up there which will not be making the final cut.... I'll leave you to guess which ones.....:o)
Well.... that was my FNWF. I had a lovely time. Thanks Cheryll for hosting another great get together. I'm already looking forward to the next one.....;o)
I will be visiting everyone who joined in FNWF in the next couple of days. That's a promise. If life hadn't got in the way I'd have visited already.
After Saturday I didn't think the weekend could get worse. Wrong. I woke on Sunday feeling sick as a dog and sounding like one too. I slept most of the day which was just as well because being awake was no fun at all.
Fortunately I felt much better this morning (Monday) and didn't have to cancel taking Mum out for the day. Today is her 87th birthday. She wanted a trip to Carlisle.... fish & chips and lots of cake and caramel lattes. Bang went the diet!
Well.... it's that time again. The Bat Cave beckons. I'd better get my skates on.
To everyone who left a lovely comment on my last post..... I haven't forgotten you and I will be replying.... promise. :o)
OK.... I have to run.... I'm being summoned. We're working through re-runs of Boston Legal. I love that show..... Denny Crane! <lol>
Have a fab week doing whatever takes your fancy....
See you soon...