Wednesday, October 29, 2008

malware

I spent much of the past 24 hours trying to get rid of some nasty spyware on my laptop and finally, thanks to Spybot Search & Destroy (freeware with optional donation, which I made) my computer is clean. Now I want my money back for the other software that didn't find the culprits. I made the mistake of re-installing IE on my computer and all that junk came with it. This quilt has nothing to do with anything, except that it was the first quilt I ever had in print: in Margaret Miller's book, Smashing Sets. I was thrilled, of course. Margaret is one of the warmest, most engaging people in this business and I am always astounded that she remembers me when we run into each other (which is not all that often). The 9 patches are antique blocks and this quilt was what I called my "flat robin." That's a round robin done by yourself! Start in the middle, put it away and forget it, then take it out and add the next round. Put it away. Repeat the routine till it's done. I've been spending way too much time reading other peoples' blogs instead of doing what I am supposed to be doing. One of my favorites, because her work is SOOO gorgeous, is Connie Rose's blog. She spins, dyes yarn, weaves and does shibori and surface design. Her fabric and scarves are delicious: she's got an Etsy shop that is severly tempting...and I am not easily tempted....but there is one shibori'd woven scarf that is to die for. Tomorrow, I'm driving up to Greenwich, CT to see Marni Goldshlag. She has a show opening and I'm meeting her before the opening so we can spend an hour and I can get home without getting caught in rush hour on the Tappan Zee bridge. Marni lives in North Carolina, so an hour and a half drive to see her seems like a bargain! Her work is worth seeing if you are within driving distance of Greenwich. And if not, you can see it here.

Oct. 27, 2008 - Dec. 19, 2008 - solo show at

The Cora E. McLaughlin Gallery

Convent of the Sacred Heart

1177 King St.

Greenwich, CT 06831

8:30-5pm, Monday-Friday

Opening reception - Oct. 30, 3:30-5:30pm

Off to crawl into bed. The battery ran out on the upstairs thermostat, so it is a bit chillier than we would like. It's just such a hassle to unscrew the thing, find batteries that fit, and reset it that I couldn't deal with it today. Maybe on Friday.

2 comments:

Gerrie said...

I love Connie's work too. She is a true working artist. Seems to do something new every day and it is always exciting. I had good mail today - your SDA auction piece arrived!! Love it.

THE WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

You've had exactly the same problems as me and solved them in the same way! Small world. Spybot is now a very special friend. And it's free which is annoying because I paid so much for McCaffy which missed the problem. All that aside, Love the quilt. After staring at it for some time though, I did find myself tipping to the right a bit!!