It is working again.  That was really a nervous breakdown event.  I had to pack up the computer, get it on a trolley, walk the km to the barge, get it from the barge to the car and then drive for an hour to get to the Apple store.  When I got to the head of the cue, and I had an appointment, the assistant tells me they can deal with the remotely.  I had to pack it up again, get to the car and by this point there was no way I could have pulled it all the way to the ferry and then home so I put the car on the barge and drove home.  Hang the expense.  Then I got thinking about what was wrong with the computer and came to the conclusion that someone had put on a security program I knew nothing about.  Turns out my husbands computer guy had put it on when he has looking at his computers.  When they rang today I had sorted everything out myself.  Good thing is I don't need a new computer.

So as you can imagine not a lot of work has been done but I have managed to lose a friendship block I made for a patchwork friend.  I will have to do that one again.  I have finished 3 more pin cushions.  That is the end of them.  I see that all the others I have made have sold so that is pleasing.

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It was easier to stitch the latin for Cease the Day.

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And I have finished the stitching but have to put the hexi's around this design for my simple stitching.

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One more to go after this and I am ready to start making the quilt.


My computer has gone down!

I have an Apple Mac and just love it but it will not boot up.  No problems before this it just stopped working.   I think I might have to buy a new one.  I know they build in redundancy at 5 years and this is older than that.  I’m glad I have an IPad, in fact a couple.    In these days of lock down I need my desktop computer.

Where I live

I was so excited when I saw this.  It was only in the distance and the photo isn't too good but I saw a whale breaching in the channel between our island and Stradbroke.

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Monique and I were walking on the beach and in the distance this magnificent creature broke the surface of the water.  How cool is that?  The whales are on their way back to the Antarctic and this one had wandered into the bay.

Spring is starting to make itself felt. Lots of new flowers in my garden.

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And notices like the one below.  Those birds have been busy.

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A sucker for fabric.

I just can't walk past some fabrics.  I went into the shop to buy some needle stops for the girls machines.  They are a small part that holds the thread in place and it is continually being misplaced.  This one I have tied onto the machine.  From talking to the sales assistant seems they have the same problem with the sewing machines at the local school, they just sent them 80 more!

But while I was there I saw this fabric and just had to have it. 

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Now I have to find a project to use it for.