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Monday, December 7, 2015

Back on track, Allietare progress

Three things to be happy about:
(1) traditions with a twist
(2) sleeping under a hand made quilt
(3) getting back on track

Three days???

They said it would take three days to fix!!

I was so unhappy with Windows 10 that I called the Geek Squad on Saturday to help me get Windows 8 back on my PC!  Long story short, the agent said if it was less than a month since I installed 10 (it was!) the change could be made but I shouldn't try it myself.  He made a 10:15 appointment and I took the PC to Best Buy where they told me it would take THREE DAYS to revert back to Windows 8!!

Long story even shorter - it was ready at 4:00; as you can see, I got my 8 back!  Meanwhile, the pop-ups keep coming at me...

On a happier note, I've been busy cutting strips to make Step 2 of the Allietare mystery - that part's almost a no-brainer.  On my Lancaster trip in October I bought a lot of neutrals, but so far I've only used strips pulled from my 2" bin - what a time saver!  The reds were all cut from stash, though.

So here's what I've done at this point:

all the cutting for Step 2 is done, including the black and grey squares we'll need in a future clue...

I made more progress on the HST's from Step 1 (200 are finished) and some of the Step 2 units are pieced together.

Slow and steady wins the race ...

Wait, it's not a race!

Slow and steady finishes the mystery...

I'm linking up with the Allietare Mystery Monday Link-Up on Bonnie's blog to show my progress, go and see how everybody else is doing!

Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. Good morning, Linda! Sorry about your puter! Happy about your units!! Yay! Thanks for the link-back :)

  2. I upgraded to 10 last week, but it's been OK for me so far, thank goodness.

    Cute mystery blocks!

  3. I reverted a friend's machine from 10 to 8..... It was pretty easy and took less than 30 minutes.

    1. Very lovely units for clue #2. Great neutrals and lovely reds. Slow and easy will get it done.

  4. What a fun assortment of fabrics! I'm looking forward to watching your quilt come together!

  5. You have plenty of time to finish up that little bit left..the cutting took me far longer than the sewing!

  6. Pretty colors! Good luck with the computer!


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