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    Was hired to make a quilt for a school auction. So far in the process my very expensive Janome 10000 suddenly stopped and instead of saying ver 3.00 said version 1666.44 ??? and ceased to function. Snowstorms in NJ (Janome headquarters) still have yet to know if it will work again. Very nice and extremely helpful staff at Cotton Patch said prognosis isn't good but they've kindly lent me a machine. The school wants photos of the process. I had just gone outside to get a photo of the top to send to the school my husbands fancy Manfrotto tripod fell snapping a leg and smashing my Lumix camera. On the upside I was able to retrieve the SD card with some tweezers and with great hesitation to touch another electronic device was able to email the photo using my husbands laptop,because mine is broken of course.
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    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
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    There are definitely days when it is best to leave technology alone!

    Love your quilt!

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    well when at the bottom there is only one way UP UP and UP
    sorry for your bad day

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    Boy,you really had a tough one! goodness! on the bright side, the quilt is awesome!
    Here's to better days!

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    Oh no - hope it lights up soon!
    Btw, is this the Cotton Patch in the UK, because they are wonderful and sooo helpful!

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    I feel for ya girl, but my advice is to laugh about it and repeat to yourself, ain't nothing but a thang. If it makes ya feel any better, my 17 yr old fell at school yesterday first thing in the morning (has a bruise now about the size of a man's hand....then last night before going to band practice and church youth group, she dropped her hair straightener and broke that baby into several pieces. I had to spend close to $40 that I really didn't have, but hey I'd rather pinch pennies later than to deal with 2 teen daughters freakin' out cause they can't do anything with their hair at 5:30 in the morning...Oh wait, it's 5:45am right now and ahhhhhhhhhh nice and smooth morning so far. Shhhhhhh mel, don't jinx it, lol Have a great day Holly ;-)

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    Life is tedious, and then there's quilting. ~sigh~
    Maybe today will be better for you.

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    Sending you warm wished that today will be a better day.

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    Are you sure we aren't related! Lol. Sounds like one of my days.

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    Never fails, when you are doing something really special for something or someone specials, there are always snags! Ripping out seams, broken stuff, can't find stuff,on and on. Maybe we should do our quilting for no reason at all, might work out better! LOL

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    I hate days like that!!
    Your quilt is beautiful!!

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    Love the quilt! Now you need another commission to help replace, the Janome, tripod, and camera.

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    Better luck touching thing! If it's any consolation my old, rowenta iron started dripping a few days ago. I noticed but didn't think it was anything too important. I just assumed it had stopped when I stopped using the iron. Note to self, don't put leaking iron down and leave it. It dripped down the shelf through the subfloor above and now we have two "leaks" in the livingroom ceiling that I'm going to have to prime and paint. Hubby wasn't too pleased with me.

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    You know, its really is true - "Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug!" Soon, you will again be the windshield!

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    Oh, rough day, the story made me giggle though.
    Your quilt is beautiful :)

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    Holly, I'm so sorry for all the problems you're having...as someone else said, at this point the only way to go now is UP...things have to get better for you. Your quilt IS LOVELY!

    If it makes you feel any better, you aren't the only one who is experiencing problems. Last week my computer crashed...got it fixed but ALL MY FILES, ABOUT 4000 PICTURES, THE SPREADSHEET FOR DONATIONS FOR THE ANIMAL RESCUE i VOLUNTEER WITH ARE ALL GONE! I'm taking the "brain" in tomorrow to see if there is anything that is salvagable on the harddrive...it's doubtful, I'm told but I'm going to try to recover some of it. YES! I did have most of my pictures saved on CD's but there are still LOTS that I hadn't yet burned onto the CD so I'm sick....dumb me, I didn't get the spreadsheet saved to the CD so I'll have to re-construct all of that. :oops: :x :evil: :thumbdown:

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    So let us know how the auction goes! With all your misfortunes, it should raise lots!

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    The quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!!


    no worries about the other stuff -- i think the cold weather annoys the electronics.

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    Holly I am so sorry things keep happening to you like this. I hope that it stops and gets better now.

    But, I just love the idea of using the silhouettes of the chidren for the auction quilt. So cute! You have done a wonderful job on it.

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    Your quilt is beautiful!!! Sorry you have had such back luck lately!!!

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    The quilt is awesome.
    Good luck with the auction.

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    The quilt survived in spite of you!! I hope they like it as much as I do!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Love your quilt. Good luck at the auction. Only
    look up not back. The sun will shine again.

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    Well bless your heart, you have had a rough time haven't you? I'm so sorry for your problems.

    I like your quilt tho! And welcome!

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    You go girl! Sounds like one of my days. All you can do is pick up the pieces and continue on. Just laugh at the devil and say, "I'm not gonna get mad"! and then just say "Glory"!

    You see you are doing a good cause and the devil doesn't want you to succeed, so he throws stumbling blocks in your path. Just say "Glory"! and keep your good attitude. Don't let the old rascal get his pleasure off your misfortune. You will succeed and when all is done, you will get your reward. Already you have blessed us by sharing this with us. We have been there, done that, in other situations. Have a blessed day! :thumbup:

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