Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Squared away

I know it's been forever, but this time it's actually not my fault. lol My computer contracted a couple of really nasty viruses. There were two different ones that are new that each did a lot of damage in completely different ways. We tried for a couple of days to make repairs to no avail. Then we took it to the computer doctor and after he spent a week trying to save it, we had to concede defeat and wipe the hard drive clean and start from square one. Not only did we have to reload all of the programs for work, we had to go back and retrieve (thank goodness we had carbonite) all of the files and pictures that were specific to my computer. At this point we've spent roughly three weeks trying to get things back to regular working order again, and I'm still finding little things here and there that we missed. It's just crazy.

In the meantime, I've managed to get all the pieces made for a sweater. Now it's time to join them all and see what I have. Wish me luck!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another Halloween Finish

I know it's far after Halloween and I should have posted this ages ago. But, I've been having a heck of a time. My regular computer has a virus.....actually, the computer repairman told me that there were several and that they were deep. There's a good chance that I've lost years worth of pictures because our back up system may have overwritten those files with the corrupted ones. I won't really know until I get it back. Gaahhh!

So, here I am, trying to catch up.

One of my daughters worked with me to get this wreath made. She glued the googly eyes onto the ping pong balls. I found an old hanger and shaped it into a circle and then just gathered a spool of tulle onto it. Then Kirsten, my daughter, glued the eyes onto the wreath.

We thought it turned out pretty cute. Er, I mean's very scary.

It was hard to really get the full effect of the eyeballs for the picture, they kept looking away.

Anyway, it was a great project to do with my daughter and would be a good project for most kids. She's almost 16 so it was fine for her to use the hot glue gun, but you could use regular glue for younger kids, or maybe even peel and stick googly eyes so that they can help too.