A Shout Out For An Amazing Website I Tripped Over

I was outside today looking through some YouTube videos on Reverse Appliqué and Stumbled on one that really inspired me by Rob Appell. He made a website called Man Sewing. (Because he’s a man, and he sews. Pretty strait forward.)

He has a variety of sewing based projects and helpful tips on his site so if Reverse Appliqué isn’t your thing one of the other fun projects might be more up your alley. (Check out his Coming Home Quilt too! I LOVE IT!)

Anyway, go check out his website. (It’s not just quilting) Oh, and no, I’m not getting anything for plugging his site. I’m just impressed enough to share his talent.





Long Break In The Blog

Well, I know I haven’t posted in a while. Shortly after my grandmothers passing my desktop computer fizzled out. I haven’t been able to get it looked at yet, and don’t have a clue in the world when my finances will allow me to… On top of that other stressors and generally bad things have been going on. (I won’t go into details because I know no one wants to read a blog to be depressed!)

I was recently gifted an 8″ Winbook 802 tablet. I’m surprised how well it works. (For anyone wanting to learn more on them just go to the Microcenter website and type in Winbook. Mine is the 8″ one with 2 GB of ram…) It comes with a full size USB port but since my real camera starts charging automatically when it connects to a USB I don’t think I want to attempt to connect it to this tablet. My biggest beef with the tablet is how tiny things are on the desktop, and yes I did manage to screw it up by believing somehow I could do what no one else had been able to: That I could make things bigger then the default 125%. I found a setting that allows me to set the resolution to anything I wanted….. I picked 300% and somehow managed to apply the setting…..


To anyone out there who has, or buys one of these: DON’T DO THAT.


In fact don’t even entertain the THOUGHT! BAD THINGS HAPPEN! I couldn’t undo the change because the windows were cut off. Even in safe mode I was hosed.

I picked to keep my files and refresh Windows 8.1 and my ‘Search’ app is now unable to see things such as ‘control panel’, and ‘my computer’ which makes it a challenge to find out how to do something. Bugger. I’m going to bite the bullet and just reinstall everything from scratch by doing a clean install which will take me a few days. With a bit of luck, and some prayers though MAYBE I can get this thing back to factory settings. This time I won’t be delusional thinking I could change something computer experts couldn’t change.