Nothing makes posting a blog harder than your computer dying and that's what mine has gone and done. In May it started acting glitchy and I was a bit concerned. I mean, nice machine though it was it was 5 years old and owed me nothing. 5 years is a long life for a laptop and 1 1/2 years ago it had a fairly extensive overhaul. In June it finally gave up the ghost and refused to start up anymore. Three months later (we couldn't afford to get it looked at in June) it has been determined that it is good and dead. Thankfully I will be able to retrieve my data off the hard drive.
In a couple of weeks I'll be able to get a new computer (yay!) and until then I have an hour or so when I can get on a computer every day (the joy of a geek household that's down to only 1 computer).
I promised back in May to post pictures of what I've been up to, but all of my pictures were on the laptop. Tomorrow hubby is going to rescan all of my jewelry for me so I can prove that I really do something with all those beads I buy.
Since going silent I have joined a wonderful site - www.beadswap-usa.com where I have found a fabulous group of people of like mind. If you like beads and especially if you like trading them with others and getting surprises that challenge your creativity this is the site for you.
BeadSwap USA has a monthly theme challenge (and a color challenge, too) and September's challenge is "Pirate" in honour of Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept 19th). I'm currently pondering this - thinking about reds, blacks, gunmetal and leather. Hmmmmm. Must go scribble some designs.