I've NO ONE to blame but myself. But I just made TWO very costly mistakes. The first one is that I was writing this morning and totally forgot to save the file, and then when I went to save it - WORD froze, and I lost all the work. Someone sent me an article which I still need to read about technology woes. Perhaps I should read it now. But here's the thing - the Autosave in Word no longer works the same way that it used to.
If I want to use Autosave, it will save my document on the Microsoft drive in the cloud. I do NOT want the document on that cloud. Not because of security, but just because I want it on my hard disk. Is there a conspiracy going on here? I need to check it a bit more later today, but well, that puts me behind by an hour or so. Not such a huge deal as it was the rough draft, and I'm sure I can come up with that again.
|Seriously? AutoSave only works on OneDrive or SharePoint Online???|
Silly me for not saving the document the moment I opened it.
But what happened yesterday is a bit more of an issue. I got a customer quilt quilted, and all was good.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
Then I went to load the second quilt as I really wanted to get another quilt done to keep on track. OH MY GOSH - I even found another GOLD thread on that quilt. It for sure, came from me, but how???
|Another gold thread|
The second quilt got loaded, and I set up the dimensions, and I was away. It's a big quilt (of course) at almost 80" wide. The pattern is a bit of a complicated one, and it flows in a wave pattern on the screen.
When I went to roll the quilt to do the second row, I realized that I had made a fatal error. The pattern was too wide to fit in the safe area. Even if I had the absolute maximum area marked and trust me, I went back and enlarged the safe area to the maximum, the pattern was just less than 1" too big. It didn't show up on the first row as the top of the pattern was cut off. Are you kidding me? NOPE!
So now, I have to rip out EVERYTHING that I stitched. Yes - a dense pattern and 80 inches of it! GRRR! I'm about 1/3 of the way, and I couldn't take any more last night.
|Ripping out the quilting on the long arm|
I didn't take the quilt off the machine. There's no need to do that, but I've lowered it so I can use the table as a surface. Of course, the tension is perfect, and well, it's just time-consuming to rip out. But again, I can blame NO ONE but me. Well, there's another checkpoint to watch for when I use these wavy patterns. I hope to get it ripped out today during Monday sewing. And then it'll have to be quilted tomorrow. But that puts me way behind now. Oh boy.
I did get out for a long walk yesterday. And I spotted some dandelions. Don't they know that winter is almost here? I guess they were totally unfazed by the snow we had last week.
|Embroidery is finished|
|Sneak peek of my embroidery file|
|My finished embroidery of M|
|The picture is made up of lines|
|The back of my linear photo stitch|
|The linear embroidery looks like a real photograph|