No “Show And Tell”


Hi everyone…

Lots to show you but haven’t had a chance to tell you about it.

Around here for the last week it has been “if it’s not broken, BREAK IT!!!”

No electricity for a day and a half. Wind so strong that our lights went out after an ear deafening boom. I kind of knew my computer wouldn’t survive. When electricity was restored, I never even got a chance to see if my computer worked. Off the lights went out again. Sigh. Getting. Tired. Of. This. Madness.

Finally, when the lights came back on and the weather was clear, no wind, I attempted to turn my PC on. Just as I had feared. 10 clicks on the On Button. Nope. No luck getting it to come on. Even hubby tried. (I guess he didn’t think I knew how to turn it on. 🙂 )

It was fried.

OK… time for a visit to the computer repair store. Which BTW is the same store I had build my first PC from scratch. It was a 286. Anyone remember those? Back in 1989. They still have my purchase in their computer. Want to guess what that 286 cost me? $2200 for the computer, software and whatever else I needed back in those days. Wow!! Computers sure have come down. More affordable for everyone.

Anyhoo. Back to getting my PC fixed. It was two days before I had it back and another day before I decided to crawl around under my computer desk to reconnect everything.

So, now I am back on line. Yay!!

I have sooooo much to show you and tell you. I made quite a few things in October. Mug rugs, baskets, pincushions, coasters from recycled materials. And of course pillow cases. Plus I worked more on my String Circle blocks.

No clue why I didn’t post a few as I finished them. Just lazy I guess. I thought I had the rest of the month to get them blogged about.

So now I have to play catch up. It will take several days to get you all caught up. Lots of posts coming up. Hope you like. 😀

One Year Anniversary, Thank YOU!!

Monday, March 9

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One year ago today, I launched my blog, This Year’s Dozen. I got 24 views that first day. I am sure mostly from my on-line friends. Curious to see what I would chat about. 😀

By the 3rd month, 10,000 views had been tallied. And in nine months, December 2008, my blog had two of its highest daily totals. 1,070 and 1,210 views. By year’s end, the cumulative total was 128, 300 hits.

And to-date my readership continues to grow, thanks to YOU!!

I truly appreciate all of you. Those who make This Year’s Dozen a daily stop off and to all 275 of my e-mail subscribers. Thank you for posting comments on my blog and sending them via e-mail. You have given me inspiration and encouragement just when I most needed it. You have given me ideas and offered suggestions just when I needed them.

I promise to continue my artistic journey to learn new things and share them with you. So… please… please… DO come back often. And please do keep the comments coming. THANK YOU!!