I finally broke down and got a new computer. My last one was at least 10 years old and had finally slowed down to the point I couldn't stand it. Since it just couldn't be rebuilt again, off I went and brought home a brand new one. It has great speed, lots of ram, and Windows 7 which I love! All the configuring and software loading has been eating into my stitching and blogging time. But it was worth it.
And . . . new fireplace, you wonder? We had a propane tank put in and a propane fireplace insert installed inside the original wood burning fireplace. We were hoping to have it in by Christmas and really wished for it with the snow. But it was finally installed this week. I'm planning to enjoy it throughly.
Now off to get cozy by the fireplace with my Long Dog sampler. Happy stitching!