Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's Bigger On the Inside

I am making a TARDIS sewing kit that I found on YouTube from you tuber Paul Mason.  If you would like to check out the video, it's HERE.  It's a super easy tutorial and the finished product looks great.

That being said, the stitching part is taking forever lol.  Just a random update to say that I'm still alive :)

You know...since no one reads lol

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dead Scream II

Well, I just finished the Sailor Pluto ornament for my sister.  Here she is!

This is the ornament that will be taped to my sister's Christmas gift. I spoiled the surprise and sent her a picture because I couldn't wait lol.  I am working next on a Sailor Saturn for my friend (along with sending her an Ayumi Hamasaki shirt).

Segue!  Segway?  Segue seems right...

Anyway, so more on my computer.  It was the battery, right?  I think I mentioned that in a previous post.  Well, it swelled so much in less than 12 hours that my track pad completely lifted out of the unibody and the whole body of the computer is swollen.  So whenever the battery finally dies, I'm going to take it somewhere to be recycled.  I think I'm just going to take it to the Apple store.  I can't remove the battery myself, so I figured that's the best way to do it.  

My husband has a computer that he got before he went to Korea and it's a little Acer PC, so I think that I'm going to wipe the hard drive and start using that one.  Uh...why wipe the hard drive?  Well, he was a man all by himself in Korea....for a year...I can only imagine the files and viruses on that computer lol.  He was the one who suggested I wipe the hard drive, so chances are, know...

Anyway, I'm off to look through my colors to see if I have the ones needed for Saturn.  Happy stitching, everyone!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Random Vent

If it isn't one thing, it's another.  Seriously.  So recently I have been having an issue with my computer (yes, the one I'm currently typing this on).  It was beginning to run really slow, but I just chalked it up to the computer being old.  Then I realized this computer is barely 2 years old.  Ancient by computer standards, but not old enough to be dying like it is.

So like I said, it's been running really slow, then one night I get a "kernel panic" or whatever it's called.  Okay, so I figured that was no good.  I shut the computer down and decided I'd deal with it in the morning.

Morning comes and I start up my computer.  It starts up like nothing is wrong, but then it happens.  The Mac equivalent to the blue screen of death.  NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  (in my best Darth Vader voice)  So I tinker with it, thinking that it might have just been a fluke, or something.  Because I'm dumb, you know?  So I shut it down, wait the obligatory 15 seconds, and then turn it back on.

Blue screen of death.

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!  Thank God all my stuff is backed up on an external hard drive.  So I disabled my OS, reinstalled it, and POOF!  It works again.  Yay for me!

But then.........

Now my track pad is going.  Well...went.  My track pad decided that the following morning was a perfect time to start sticking, which indicates a battery malfunction.  Giving up on the hardware part (because I only know software), I decided to take it in.  Just for the new track pad, because it was cracked from the battery swelling, is 95 dollars.  Plus labor.  That does NOT include the new battery, the new power button it needs, etc, etc, etc...

I guess I'm buying a USB mouse and then come tax season I'll buy a PC.  I have never owned a Mac before this, and since having it I have had nothing but problems with it constantly crashing, deleting things on its own, and randomly taking pictures and videos while it's not even in use.  I will not be owning a Mac ever again I think.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dead Scream

*creepy echo*

Lol I'm in a pretty good mood. Watching Nip/Tuck and stitching my sister's gift.

I'm making a Sailor Pluto for her.  I bought her the Gray's Anatomy text book with illustrations and silver on the pages.  It's a hard bound book and it is gorgeous.  It has a silver ribbon bookmark attached to the binding. I'm in love with it and it's not even my thing lol

Anyway, I got off topic there for a second. I'm stitching a Sailor Pluto...ornament? Er...wall hanging? I don't know what it is.  I just didn't realize that it would be so large on 14 count. That's what I get for not measuring first lol. It's definitely too big to be an ornament.  It's looking good so far :)

Kinda creepy right now lol.  Hopefully as it goes on it looks better!  Anyway, I'm off to work on her, happy stitching, everyone!  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm a Filing Cabinet

My husband and I have this joke that I have a filing cabinet for a brain.  I tend to remember obscure facts that have no value in my every day life. Example: Elvis Presley's favorite ride at the carnival was the bumper cars.  Who needs to know that? Nobody...but now you know it too.

It's weird because I rarely retain things that I needed in school, but boy you ask me about something no one in the history of ever wanted to know and I can tell you all about it.

So this week, my MIL came to visit. I hadn't quite finished her project, so I was a jerk and stitched it right in front of her and she didn't even know it. I wrapped it and handed it to her on her last day here.  So she went home with this:

...and she doesn't even know it.

I'm watching The Avengers with my son, so I'm off. Happy stitching, everyone!