Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Christmas Through The Year

Our sixth month - I can't believe we've been doing this for six months!  How great is that? 

I do have a couple of tutorials for you to start this month.

How about this darling selvedge phone pouch tutorial from Val Spiers?  Yes, the same Val who just won our give-away!  Click on the link, then at the top of her blog, click on My Designs - she has really darling tutorials!

The next is a very cute idea from Susan at Sew Many Things to Say....not a tutorial, but a GREAT idea!


Thank you ladies for the great ideas and for letting me use your pictures!

And now I'm going to share what's keeping me so preoccupied this evening.  Yesterday, hubby Jeff went to pick up oldest son John from work, and John called me to let me know they were stopping at the computer store.  He asked if there was anything I needed, and I replied [for the 1,000,000,000,000th time] to bring me a laptop.  Never did I imagine they actually would!  Yes, I'm the proud owner of a new mobile computing device.  Jeff got a GREAT deal on a refurbished laptop, you'd never know it was refurbished - so I'm downloading and transferring and tweaking and customizing.  We plan to give my desktop to his mum.  Not only will I be able to take you with me now, I can get rid of my huge computer table in my sewing room - that's such a bonus when you're in a small space!

So I should be back to chatting up a storm with you tomorrow, if everything downloads ok!  Another bonus is that I can actually see the screen with my bifocals, lol.  I feel like I've finally moved into the 21st century!  AND like a little kid with a brand new toy. *G*  See you soon - start thinking about your June gift!

31 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Woooooooooohoooooooooooo congratulations on the laptop - they are FANTASTIC!!! It was sooooooooo nice to get rid of the big computer "armoire" with the old desktop, and move to a little laptop that I could carry with me from room to room, lol. I LOVE MY LAPTOPS!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your new laptop, Allie! I love your enthusiasm! Personally, I'm more comfortable with my desktop, but also have a laptop (several years old) for when I go away. It'll be a while before I spring for something smaller (Iphone, Ipad, etc.) I do need a break sometimes, I don't need to be THAT connected, LOL!

Cyndi said...

Yay!!! Congrats on the laptop, lady. How sweet of Jeff and John to get that for you. I know you're gonna love it!

And that little selvedge bag is so cute. I have a big bag full of selvedges that I had been saving for Sandy. Since she went home to be with the Lord, they are just sitting in my sewing room. You can post on your blog that I have them and if anyone wants them (or just some) to let me know and I'll send them on.

Chat soon, my friend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Val said...

Exciting stuff to get a laptop. I love using mine where I want to sit. I have been a bit out of the loop lately with nothing new to post. I have been randomly commenting. Couldn't believe it when I saw I had won the giveaway. I only looked up your blog today because I wanted to see where you lived. I am planning a trip to America next year and might just have to look you up!

Larissa said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on the new laptop!!! Can you believe that I am one of those twenty-somethings WITHOUT one ... with parents who've BOTH had laptops for at least the last 3-4 years each!! LOL! I am still using the "ancient" desktop computer, purchased way back in 2002!!!

BubzRugz said...

It just goes to show that if you repeat something often enough it will sink in!!! haha... great stuff on your boys.... best you keep them....
Hugz

Ivory Spring said...

That pincushion is so cute.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Yippee, yippee, yahoooooooo!!!!!!
I am thrilled for you, Allie-girl!!!
\o/\o/\o/
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

oooo fun, a new laptop! Hope everything moves into the right places :-)

Mickie said...

CONGRATS!~!!! Oh that is wonderful! So happy for you and I know what you mean about using up less space! hope the puter transition is going smoothly. Thanks for the tutorials, off to see them now!
Hugs, mickie

Terry said...

Congratulations on the new laptop! Have fun with it! :0)

Loralynn said...

Congrats on the new toy! I guess it really is Christmas through the year for you!!!

Heather x said...

Woohoo! what a great surprise gift you got....now you can fit more into your craftroom :)

*hugs* Heather x

handmade said...

lovely blog !!!!

Jan said...

Congrats on your new laptop! I have use of my hubby's and I love it! I hope everything downloads correctly with no problems for you! How is your mother doing? I hope better now. Good luck on your new sleep cycle!

Cathy said...

Congrats on your new lap top. I didn't think I would want a lap top but now that I've got one I adore it. Wouldn't have anything different. Enjoy playing and taking from room to room to room... Hugs.

Mary said...

Oh congratulations on your new laptop Allie - I have to admit that I really love mine for exactly the same reason you mentioned - space :) I'm keeping your Mom in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Have fun with your new toy - lol

Carrie P. said...

Have fun with your new toy!!!

Too many eggs said...

have fun with your new toy, you mobile blogger you...lol

rosie said...

Hope your mum is doing okay Allie.. I am thrilled for you that you got a surprise from your boys..Have lots of fun playing..

susan m hinckley said...

Nothing more fun than a new toy, Allie! Hope your transition is headache free and full of fun!

jan said...

Congratulations on the new computer! I hope your mom is feeling better and that she will be back in the pink, soon!

John'aLee said...

Congratulations girl! You will love it! Sounds like you deserve one too!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Whoohoo!!What a wonderful surprise. Congrats Allie, have fun!!

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

Wow! What a nice surprise. I'll have to show this posting to my hubbie teehee.

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, hmmmm I was having the same discussion with one of my friends last night...she too loves her laptop....her comment to me...was lynny you need to move into this century...grin....enjoy Allie...Hugs Lyn

Cheryl said...

Woohoo...a laptop!! What a great guy! I drug my feet on getting one and not I love it to pieces!!!

Tanya said...

Congratulations on getting a new laptop. I always had said that I didn't need a laptop. That I never used my computer anywhere other than on the desk anyway. But once I realized I could carry my computer around, it has taken my American friends on tours of my house, gone to kindergarten to use fun software, joined me at Starbucks for coffee, and now is sitting on my lap as I can not get to the computer desk this week. Thank goodness for my laptop!

Kim D. said...

Congrats on the new laptop! I hope everything worked out okay. It is like having a brand new toy, isn't it? :^)

Joanne Lendaro said...

Congrats on the laptop...hope you are enjoying it!! Love the little bag from selvages!

Lauranie said...

see....told ya you were spoiled!! :) And once again, rightly so!!

I can't believe it is June already too...man, if I would have signed up with your Christmas through the year, I would be halfway done with gifts...GAH!! But really, who am I kidding...I can't even get birthday gifts done in time!! HA!! Stay cool lady! xo

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