Only these 9 castle wall blocks are done so far, plus two connecting blocks. The top right block is the finished size and shape, as I used EPP to make it, and templates are still inside. The others were hand stitched, so edges are still rough.
DD2 lives in Iowa City, but DD1 was visiting, so we saw both girls and their dogs. We delivered some hostas for DD2 to plant in some bare spots, and we saw her new backyard fence. As the proud owner of a retired greyhound, DD2 enjoys letting Taima make a few fast laps around the back yard now and then (in addition to long walks).
|DD1 and Scully (L); DD2 and Taima (R)|
They usually get along, but there's a tiff now and then. In the back yard, Taima runs easy, speedy, racing laps as Scully makes brave efforts to keep up.
|snooze time on the sofa|
|Taima's sleeping pad|
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
If you haven't backed up data and photos on your computer, DO IT! DO IT!! Back them up two or three ways. (unless you don't care if they'd all disappear tomorrow)
I thought I'd been competently backing up all our documents and photos, but the stand-along hard drive and program I used made a viable backup only once in April 2008. All documents and photos put into our PC since then disappeared when the hard drive crashed.
Luckily we made DVDs now and then, sharing photos with family members of an event or trip, and we can get photos back from that. The one category I didn't share on DVD very often was my quilts. So those are my biggest loss, in numbers. But thanks to blogging, photos I downloaded into Picasa to post on my blog are still available. So I can put those back into our computer.
If your hard drive stopped in the next 24 hours, do you have "backup copies" of what you couldn't live without? I hope you do.