Saturday, January 23, 2010

New computer, new fireplace, new project

Okay, so this really isn't a new project, it's just the one I'm pulling out to stitch on this week. This is the Long Dog mystery sampler featured in the gift of stitching magazine. The first part was in the January, 2007 issue and then 3 parts released monthly. So now you know how long ago I started it. I had the best intentions of keeping up, but got sidetracked somewhere in part 2. I really love the birds and the colors and since my 2010 stitching is about working through some older projects, it's time again.

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!


Myra said...

Such a pretty sampler. The colors in it are really soothing. Congrats on the new computer and the fireplace. We recently got our fireplace up and burning and I really enjoy it.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is beautiful - I love the different designs and colors in the bands!

Such a nice fireplace - enjoy!

FayeRaye said...

That fireplace is beautiful!! As is the Long Dog those colors!! Will look for the progress!!! Faye

Sharlotte said...

The sampler looks nice. Kind of reminds me of Just Nan in a way. I don't know how you made it this long without a new computer. Glad you got one. That fireplace looks nice and cozy.

Siobhan said...

Ooh, beautiful sampler! I love the colors in it. Enjoy your new fireplace! We have a gas fireplace and it isn't my favorite but I do enjoy NOT having to mess with coal, etc. Congrats on the new computer, too!

Giovanna said...

I like that sampler too - lovely work so far! Congrats on the new computer and fireplace.