Thursday, January 15, 2009

More computer issues...

Okay, so I thought the problems with the computer were solved. Just as I was settling in for a nice session of loading pictures and listing dolls on etsy the thing completely shut down and died! Again!

Woe is me! I lost all the pictures I had taken in 2009. The rest was luckily saved on a CD. When things started getting funky my dear husband backed up - EVERYTHING! What a smart guy I married!
Still I lost quite a bit of information and all the pictureS I had taken in January of this year.

But I feel so lucky to have a husband who is good with technology. The poor guy. After talking to his computer person at the university he figured out what to do. I don't know what it was. It is all a great mystery to me. To me a computer is nothing more than a advanced typewriter. I use it that way. =)
It took the DH another day of cursing like a sailor...

I am hoping it will last this time....Please keep your fingers crossed! So I am posting these pictures just in case...First a new Valentine's Day doll. Sweet Girl, isn't she?
The other picture shows some new needlefelted gnomes I have been working on.
I love needlefelting! So much fun!
What do you think of the new couple? I hear that gnomes always have twins for children. So guess what I will make next?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Dolls

It has been a tough week. A computer virus descended on the home computer. So not fun! After many days of worrying and cursing like a sailor my dear hubby thinks he has fixed the problem. I avoided the computer as much as possible.

But now that I am back to the computer screen and hopeful that it will all be okay I just had to show off my new dolls on the blog. I am so proud of this adorable gnome doll.
I think this is such a wonderful set. I just cannot get enough of that wonderful Heather Ross fabric. It is very hard to find. And so expensive now.
I managed to snatch up a few more yards before Christmas.
Please, keep your fingers crossed that our computer troubles are over! We really can't afford a new one at the moment...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Taking Breaks and Coming Home

It is good to be home! I cannot believe how long it has been since I last posted. Christmas went by so fast. So many packages to be posted. Christmas cards to be sent the family in Germany and here. It was strange not receive any until three days before Christmas. I had only two cards and kept asking the DH what is going on? Why is nobody sending cards this year? But then they all arrived at once. I guess people waited much longer this year. Maybe the worries about the economy slowed everybody down?
Then we went on a long car trip to New Mexico. I am not a great fan of car travel. But the options of public transportation given in the US what can one do? I really miss the German train system...
I cannot believe we forgot to take the camera. So no pictures from the trip. I love the New Mexican landscape. Not having to take pictures has its advantages too. You have to soak up the beauty with your heart and mind.
I am very tired from the long trip but feel refreshed and ready to create. It was lovely to come home to my sewing machine and our little old house.
Any New Years resolutions? Well, the worries about the new consumer protection laws have really put a dent in all of my dreams and hopes for my little business. I try my best to stay positive. Think positive.
I wish all of my readers, friends, family, others who stumble across my blog by accident a very Happy 2009! May happiness, health, and love be the major themes in your life in this new year!

Your German Dollmaker