Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just get back in the water . . .

First I worked on getting my Wacom tablet to connect. I have had it for over a year and a half - it is part of a 4D embroidery drawing kit and I got it from the local Viking/Husqvarna dealer in trade for some quilting. I needed to connect it to the PC with Vista. I am really a Mac person, but the box says it is only for Windows and I don't run both Windows and Mac OS on my Mac even though I could. I prefer to have two computers - the Windows is for EQ, 4D, and my embroidery stuff. My vision for this - when I had the vision - was that I would want to be able to go back and forth on two machines side by side rather than on the same machine. That was over a year ago when I bought the PC. Well, the tablet's driver did not work with Vista and the tablet was only listed on the Wacom European site for a driver update - not on the US site. And, I could not download it from the European site - the server kept resetting. It must have been a tablet made special by Wacom for the embroidery drawing kit put together by Husqvarna for their 4D package. Well with a little problem solving, I found the right driver on the US site and downloaded it. And then I even downloaded a driver so it will also work with my Mac. I enjoyed being a bit of a geek again.

Then I decided to dig out this UFO and get it ready to put together for an art group meeting next week. I had started on this a couple years ago, but it was not my favorite. I then rearranged the log cabin blocks around the koi center and I think it will work. I will sew the blocks together and take it to the gathering next Tuesday evening for show and tell - it is fun to have something to share. It won't be quilted until later because . . .

I actually finished loading this quilt. I will make a commitment to show my progess each day - and don't expect great progress - it may be slow, but it will be progress. Tonight I did a bit of simple piecing while I watched "Idol" auditions in Boston. So - it was a really good day.

I decided I am missing my Dad - maybe that is why the world is all in gray scale and not in color. I am so glad he is not suffering any more and I know he lived a long, good life. But, I am still missing him.

2 comments:

Diana said...

I know you covered a lot of things in your post but the one thing that stands out is you missing your dad. I understand...I love my dad and still have him. He calls me everyday lately to see how I'm doing (and am I walking yet) I can't imagine what it will be like to not have him here so I sure understand and I'm very sorry you are missing your dad today.
Love to you girlfriend!

Carol said...

Thank you, Diana. I didn't cry until last night. It was all about funeral arrangements, travel arrangements for family, Mom, Christmas festivities, putting Christmas away - so much stuff - and then when I was writing last night the tears just started to flow and I knew how much I miss him.

How are you doing? I am go glad you talk with your Dad each day. You will cherish each word forever.