My laptop computer has gone off to computer camp this week. I heard him eating away at the apple. Now he is munching away at the apple some more and I am afraid he will eat into all my pictures, and blogs-in-waiting and an assortment of quilt ideas I have been saving. Hopefully my email address book will be returned in good shape, or I will have to wait for friends to send me notes so I can update all of that on my old Mac, a desktop, which is waiting quietly for me to take an interest in her. I am sure the laptop, which was my buddy while I sat in my lounge chair, figuring out clues for the cross words, reading all those wonderful blogs, reading my email, and trashing the ever-present spam is definitely male. I was trying to do two things at once and a little rainbow circle sat spinning around not letting me do anything. In my opinion, men cannot do two things at once; women are great multi-taskers.
My blog entry was to be about my UFOs and my UFBs. I have been invading the depths of my basement, unearthing an enormous array of UFBs. If you are a quilter you know what a UFO is. It is an UnFinished Object. I have a lot, even though I have given away tops to Quilts of Valor for veterans, small quilts for babies at risk that our guild finishes and also to a local shop that finishes quilts for Hospice House, Infusion center and the Red Cross. These are tops I have given away. You see I like to make tops, I do not like finishing them.
I did finish one for daughter Katie. That is, I made the top, and sent it off to a professional quilter to quilt. Pretty Pricey! It got rave reviews from the Otterbees.
So now I am digging out UFBs… Unaffiliated Foreign Blocks. I stuck them on my quilt wall and am searching for any fabric stowed in my basement meant to go with them. The Otterbees had a few comments about them as well, mostly “Good Grief.” Sue took home one a few weeks ago and made a small table topper for a house gift. I think I may give her some more. It looked pretty good.
But for now, I am paying attention to my good old desk top Mac and making up to her for deserting her for so long. We shall see what remains when my laptop comes back from camp. The repair guy was not very hopeful.