Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thing I Must Remember

To always....
always...
back up my computer...

My "new-secondhand" laptop...3 months old...
Blew the hard drive...
as a result...
Lots of
"Oh dears..."
and other words I care not to repeat...

I of course didn't take the advise given to me
and "back up" my work...
So lots of photo's now lost...
setting that I now can not remember...
Thanks to Kate...I have pdf copies of my last 3 patterns...Whew...

and I have had a lovely day out at the "Little Shop" up the street...
The Little Shop...

With lots of
Granny Goodness all round...

The Little Shop...

Flowers everywhere...


The Little Shop...


Lots of bright colours...





Someone to keep me company... "Rin Tin Tin"


and making everything look picture perfect for the day...

Granny Flats Cushion


and what a glorious day it was...



I think it made up for the stress of losing my computers
bits and bobs...

Thank you all for begin so patient with me...
At the moment I can only recieve e-mails and can not send on the laptop...
another setting I can't remember...
So it will take me a bit longer to work that out...

and maybe a few other things...
Like buying a "thingy me jig"
to save my files onto...

17 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Oh Nooooo Michelle. I can only imagine the words I would have been using!

LionessLady said...

I'm taking this as a warning - this is the second thing I've read today reminding me to back up!!! Hope you are able to retrieve some of your lost bits a pieces.

" me " said...

balen zeg !
( oei, ben jij wel nederlandstalig ? )
You spoil me again with those joyfull pictures!!!!

Kate said...

Oh you poor, poor thing.
I think i would be saying plenty of awful words if that were me. I'm super glad the rest of your day was sunny.

stitches from wales said...

hello, I have just found you via Floortje at LaExtranjeraCrativa. soory you have lost everything, that is my nightmare but like you I havent got a back up hard drive. May be I should. I am looking forward to trying some of your lovely patterns Pauline xx

Linda said...

oh Michelle you are right this is much worse than the Blogger stuff going on. I LOVE your Granny Flats absolutley adorable and your cottage too! I am so surprised you didn't hear from William when he saw that xx

Miss Muggins said...

This happened to me 18 months ago. It was awful. I ranted, I cried, I swore! I lost photos of my kids when they were little and patterns as well. I have since bought an external hard drive....but I have not yet used it. MUST do so. Thanks for the reminder!

Pomona said...

A backup hard drive is good, but I discovered the hard way that they are pretty fragile, when it flew out of my hands onto the floor, and wham I had lost it all!

Pomona x

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

AHHH I think I would have a meltdown if that happened to me.

Handmade Crafts Done While RVing Blog said...

Either your stuff is getting better or I am becoming even a bigger fan of yours...

Evielynne
www.handmadecraftsdonewhilerving.blogspot.com

Barbara Bradford said...

What a delightful little shop...

So sorry on the back up, everything is probably still there.. Just take it back to the computer store and ask them to retrieve what they can.

Mereknits said...

Michelle,
I love seeing all the things you have made at the shop, I think your projects make the shop a much happier place.
Happy sunday,
Meredith

Voie de Vie said...

Ugh - hard drive crash, what a nightmare! I feel your pain ... but am thrilled to see your wonderful photos. Love the flowers and that house pillow!

Take it easy -

Floortje said...

So sorry to hear about this, computers are great...but we depend so much on them nowadays..... I need to make a back up too, forget it all the time. Love your colourful post, I can imagine it took your mind of the computer problems. If you've lost your Grandma's Garden Cushion pdf pattern, I can send it to you. Meanwhile I'm working on a new colourcombination with that pattern, I still love it so much.
If you're back on track with your computer, I have something for you on my blog....
Lots of love from Spain, Floortje X

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

I need to do the same. But How?
and How lovely is your colorful world. I'm always captivated by your work.

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

*.:。✿ NICE!! ✿.。.:*
C@ from Chile

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Oh my... this has happened to me and it is so frustrating! Try dropbox.com to back up files. I love it! ~Kelly

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