Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Computer Woes

Hello my dear blogging friends.I hope that you all are well and in happy spirits.It seems that once again I am apologizing for not being around.My computer had been having problems for the last several weeks and finally about a week ago it was just a big pain to try and get anything to load.After trying many times to log on to blogs and leave comments I finally through in the towel and quit.Long story short ...some updates,things reloaded and a new keypad for it, the computer seem to be working smoother.I want to thank all of you that left comments on my previous post.If I have not responded yet,I promise I will shortly.I appreciate each of you that take the time to read and leave comments and it is my hope to always reply even if it is late.

I have also been bitten by that nasty flu bug,so that is making my computer time short as well.Friday of last week found me running around doing errands even though I did not feel well.I figured that it was just exhaustion from caring for the goats.By Saturday morning I knew better,I have spent most of my days on the couch under a couple of blankets doing nothing more than sleeping and hacking.Today I feel some better but far from well.

I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day and share a few more projects with you all.The first one is a punch needle that is my design.It is mounted on to a wooden board that I painted and distressed.
A couple close up pics of the painted board,I was really pleased with how it came out.

This is a little pouch that I made using a counted cross stitch pattern.I also made a wool heart and added the same bird motif to it as well. 
close up 

I used the same wool for the backing as I did for the wool tongues on the front.

The last one is a simple Valentine tuck that I cross stitched and used my walnut dye to stain.

The little wooden heart tag that I made,yeah I know a rusty pin would look better but I am out.LOL!

My thoughts and prayers are with all that have been dealing with the blizzard.I hope that each one of you have a wonderful day tomorrow and know that I will soon be back to keeping tabs on all of your blogs.I just need to shake this flu  bug first.Blessings,Jen


Primitive Stars said...

Oh ya, computer drives me nuts sometimes.....Hope you feel better real soon.....Love all your Valentine goodies, Francine.

Primsue said...

Computer problems are so frustrating- glad yours is fixed. Hope you feel better soon.

Cindi said...

Hi Jen, I was wondering where you were. I am so sorry that you have not been feeling well. Hope you have seen the worst of it and are now on your way to recovery. Sorry also about your computer, sounds like that is working better now too! Love all of the things you made.
Be blessed,

Christine said...

I know where you're coming from - I had the same woes last weekend too.
I love your punchneedle finish but I am really drooling over the x stitched pouch you made with wool -is it from a pattern or would you mind if I made something similar?
Hope you have a better weekend!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Jen,I have had the same problems a while back with the computer, it is a pain in my butt.
I am so sorry that you aren't feeling well. The flu is NASTY!
It is going to take you a few good weeks to get back on your feet.

I LOVE your needle punch, they are ALL awesome and AMAZING!
You truly have alot of talent.
Thank you for your sweet comment, we are getting some more snow later tonight, YUCK!
I am thinking Spring time, and I can't wait. I am sick of WINTER now!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day/night with your hubby.
I say just snuggling and being together is Valentine's to Ken and I!!!!!

Have a good night sleep, I should say TRY to have a good night sleep.
Also REST as much as you can!!!!
Happy Valentine's Dat tomorrow,

Raggedy Creations said...

Computer problems are a bummer. My desktop died a slow death too. I'm glad I still have my laptop. Love all your valentine crafts.


Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Jen. How about getting Tamiflu from your doctor?
It's supposed to work for curing your flu bug.
Your stoneware crock needlepunch is gorgeous!
Are you going to sell your pattern?(you should!)
The pouch and tuck are very, very pretty. Your work is so perfect!
I hope you are feeling wonderful again very soon.

Mary said...

Oh no my sweet friend....I am sorry you not feeling well and the flu bug has made it's way there. Will keep you in prayer that it moves on quickly. I sure wish we lived closer, I bring you over a big ole' pot of chicken soup. Sorry you had to have so many problems with the puter, but glad you were able to get them fixed. Stay warm and snuggle friend....wishing you a Happy Valentine's day filled with lots of love and sunshine!
Hugs Mary

Shirlee said...

I'm so sorry that you have had such a rough time lately. Hopefully all will be well from now on & you will soon feel well again : ) Your crafting creations are gorgeous. Honestly, is there anything you can't do?

Danice said...

'So sorry you have had computer troubles and been sick. 'Hoping that you get well soon. Happy [belated] Valentine's Day to you too :)

Barefoot Primitives said...

Computers - sickness - lions - tigers - n bears - oh my! It can drive us crazy. Glad things are on the mend and love all your primmies! :o)

Tolentreasures said...

Love all of your items! That pouch is adorable, I might have to make some of those.


Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

What lovely work~

Barb said...

Hi Jen,
I think we are all going to get the bug from a computer virus! Crazy these contraptions and then feeling sick. Sorry to hear, but love your new creations!!
Here's to hoping we know how to work these things one day!!

Pieced Pastimes said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment. Computer troubles are not fun. Glad to hear that yours is working better now. Your projects are all wonderful. The door pouch is so sweet, as is the little Valentine pillow. Take care of yourself and get well soon,

Kendra said...

All of your projects look beautiful Jennifer!

How are the babies doing? I go and look at how little and cute they are on the post you did every once in a while :)

I have been leaving my ducks inside and every time I go out to the hut Ruger tries to plead his case as to why he should go out. I know that if I opened the door though they would go out and come right back in and just waste the heat right out the open door so they can wait to go outside for a little warmer weather lol!

Stay warm!


Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Hope both you and your computer are feeling better Jen! That flu bug is a nasty one this year, it's laid a lot of people low. Love your new stitcheries, beautiful as always <3

Paula said...

Bless your heart, honey~ these computers will be the death of all of us! :)
And I'm sure taking the flu didn't help...
Hope you're feeling better now. LOVE those project of yours!

Raymond Homestead said...

Computers are great when they work right but when they don't, grrrr! Love your punch needle project!