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Computer problems!

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in announcing my giveaway, I have had computer problems, it has been running real slow and I have not been able to leave comments on blogs or post pictures etc. I tried to leave a comment on a giveaway yesterday but my computer just gave up and then I lost patience and closed it down! This is the second time in  so many months that I have had to reset the computer to its original settings, if anyone has ever had to do that you will know how time consuming this is!
I am going to have to change my schedule for announcing the giveaway ( I have not drawn the winner yet) it was going to be yesterday ( Wednesday 3rd August ) but now it will have to be the weekend, I will try and do it tomorrow I will see how it goes!
I have finished my third anniversary giveaway, if you check out my Etsy store you will get a hint of what is to come, I have put a cupcake and a teapot in the strawberry listing here,(bottom photo – just click on the photo and it will enlarge)  it is those two pins that are included in the giveaway, they are shocking pink and black and white!  Remember the other clue – Oo la la and Paris!  
I will announce the winner of the brooch giveaway and then a few days later I will post the anniversary gift.
Thankyou so much for all of your lovely comments, they are all appreciated.
Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. August 5, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    Hi Lynn :) Everyone has computer issues! My first thought is that you might have a virus, have you run a virus scan? Also, empty your internet cache, that can take a lot space. Hope it helps!

    I'm wondering, do you have a pattern that you followed for the embroidered box? I would love to make something like that for my mom :) but I don't know where to start with the making of it. :(

    I just love this forum, please keep up the great work!!

  2. August 5, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    I'm sorry for your computer problems!
    I can understand , I had this problems a few mounth ago

  3. August 5, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    You have my sympathy. I had to restore my laptop to the factory settings when it ground to a halt like yours, it took forever especially installing the 200+ updates afterwards!

  4. August 5, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    I love that strawberry emery…and those pins are soooo cute!

  5. August 5, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    ooo isn't it frustrating when that happens … mmm the age of technology is a good thing sometimes when it works !! love mouse xxxxx

  6. August 5, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    I hate computer problems!! Glad you are up and running now. Those pins are fabulous!!

  7. August 5, 2011 / 9:27 pm

    I think you may be having a blogger problem. The slowness could be your computer, but the issues posting comments is definitely a blogger issue. Supposedly, they're working on it. There are two ways to fix it though. First, the blog owner can set her blog to pop up window for comments. Or, if you can't reach the blog owner, you can fix it yourself by unchecking the keep me logged in box when you log in. These both usually work, from what I've been told. HTH!! Can't wait to see who wins your giveaways, both are fab!!

  8. August 6, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    Computers are such a pain when they won't play nice! Hope youi can sort it out soon

  9. August 6, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    Oh Lynn,
    I fully sympathise with you. It always happens too, when you have a lot to organise but, hopefully the problems will get ironed out soon. I upgraded to a more advanced desktop operating system and all it seems to have done is gummed up all the works. Apart from no longer being able to open a lot of my files, I now don't seem to be able to operate the scanner….why did I do it!!!!

    You have given us lots of exciting hints plus your Etsy shop is a real treat to visit.
    Good luck with it all.
    Angela xx

  10. August 7, 2011 / 7:03 am

    very cute.. such detail. I cant' wait to start stitching again.. I've been out in the garden.. I have a date with Fall to start stitching again !! I love your lavender piece too. Getting ideas for shower favors !!! Jules