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rodezzy2 | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi Everyone, I have my home laptop and printer now.  It’s so much faster than my computer at work.  Remember how I complained about the large pictures?  They come in fast now.  I don’t have to wait.  I’m happy to be able to talk to you all whenever I’m home now.  I have a lot to get to know about my new laptop computer, so bear with me.  I’ll have to relearn some things.  Yipeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I had to re-register with a new name and new email address.  So check me out!

Edited 11/15/2008 6:38 pm ET by rodezzy2


  1. Josefly | | #1

    Yayyyy. You were missed.Congrats on your computer at home. I love mine, and know how much it means to me. Enjoy!And what've you been crocheting?

    1. KharminJ | | #2

      That's what I said - Yayyyyy!

      Love the new avatar, too, Rodezzy!

      Have fun exploring the new toy - don't forget to sew, though!


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        rodezzy2 | | #4

        Actually, I'm going to have to re-setup my sewing room, I took the table for the computer and printer.  So, I've got to get back on track with looking for storage ideas and now, sewing table issues.  I don't have a table to sew on right now.  My apartment is a mess!  I've also had a bad cold, but I'm better and ready to get to work on something. 

        1. fiberfan | | #7

          Can you put the printer on a small cart under your table?  Unless you print things lots, I wouldn't connect the printer unless you are printing.  With a laptop you could put the computer in your lap when you are using it and put it in hibernate or standby when you aren't using it.  Hibernate and standby (standby must have power to the laptop) are nice because the computer comes back to the state it was when you switched to hibernate or standby.  You do need to reboot the computer sometimes but not every day.

          Joanne - so many ideas, so much fiber, so little time

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            rodezzy2 | | #11

            I'm looking into some furniture to house my printer and laptop.  I just wanted to be up and running.  Since I live in an apartment, I have limited space for stuff.  I will have to spend some time every week getting my apartment back in working order.  I've been in a lull and now I'm ready to get back to work doing something creative.  Don't know where I'll start.  I do have to do my newsletter for the quilt guild this week, so after I get done with you guys, I've got to create a newsletter...he he!

          2. fiberfan | | #18

            I live in a small house and resemble the limited space comment.  I had enough room until I bought my 3rd floor loom last spring, this loom will weave 45" wide fabric with a 6ft by 6ft square footprint.  My house still hasn't recoverred %-/  This weekend I did make a bit of progress toward gettng a spot for a bookcase that has been sitting in a box almost in the entry way for mumble, mumble months.

            Good luck with figuring out how to make it all fit.  When I am not at work, my work laptop lives on an old sturdy typewriter table my mom used for the sewing machine.  It is sturdy enough the laptop is safe and it moves easily.

            Joanne - so many ideas, so much fiber, so little time

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      rodezzy2 | | #3

      I haven't been doing anything creative just buying stuff.  I will be getting it together soon.   Wow, I didn 't expect to hear from anyone this soon.  But I'm grateful to hear from you.  I just bought my GD a new bedroom decor.  Hanna Montana comfoture, sheets, throw, lamp, a new desk and chair, area rug for her room.  I told her "Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday"  that was it.  She's all pink and purple these days.  She was so happy!  That made me happy.  She's 10, she'll be 11 in January.  Oh, and a full size set of mattresses. She's as tall as me, and I'm  5'3".  

      1. Josefly | | #5

        Oh, I'll bet you have a tickled granddaughter. Sounds like you're keeping the economy going - good for you. Somebody's got to start spending money! :>)

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          rodezzy2 | | #6

          Oh yes she is tickled pink and purple.  Her favorite colors at the time.  Her new mattresses will be delivered to their home on Monday and she can hardly wait!

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      rodezzy2 | | #15

      No I haven't done anything creative as far as my sewing and crafts, but I will soon.  You guys will keep me on track. 

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    JunkQueen | | #8

    Glad you are back....... See to it you aren't AWOL again!!!

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      rodezzy2 | | #12

      Eye Eye Captain!!!!!!

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    ThreadKoe | | #9

    Welcome Back My Friend!  Knowing you, you will soon have everything in it's proper place!  Proper for you anyhow.....  tee hee   ;)   Cathy

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      rodezzy2 | | #13

      I will try to get everything set as soon as possible!  Thanks for your confidence in me, I won't let you down.  giggle!

  4. MaryinColorado | | #10

    Oh HAPPY DAY!!!  I'm so happy for you!  Did you get the red computer?  Glad to have you back!  Mary

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      rodezzy2 | | #14

      I'm finding out so much about my laptop as I write these posts, I just found out that I can just tap the touch area and activate a command, I don't actually have to push enter.  So much to learn....giggle  this is wonderful!  I thought I didn't want a computer at home, now I'm all into it!

      1. MaryinColorado | | #16

        Look out world!  Rodezzy's got a brand new game!!!  I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying your new laptop!  Enjoy!  Don't miss your bedtime while "cruising the internet"!  ha ha Happy Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!!!!!  Mary

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          rodezzy2 | | #17

          Yea, here it is 9:00 p.m. and I'm on the computer and watching a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie that I taped earlier today.  It's called Roberta.  I love the clothes in this movie.  Just love them.  I saw this movie last year and tried to get it taped and couldn't.  Today I caught it.  It took a whole year.  There are a couple coats that she wears in this movie that just knock my socks off.  One has big buttons.  I'm going to try and sketch them, now that I have the movie on tape.

          Edited 11/16/2008 10:02 pm ET by rodezzy2

          1. MaryinColorado | | #22

            love love love that dynamic duo's dancing and their costumes were always "divine"  he he Can't wait to see what you come up with from their inspiration! 

      2. katina | | #19

        Hi Rodezzy - my lifelong girlfriend also said she didn't want a computer at home. Then her son got her one and oh boy - "WHAT was I thinking?!!" has been her reaction. So now we can expect you to supply us with a steady stream of garment ideas? I'm only partly kidding...


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          rodezzy2 | | #23

          Yea, I really am feeling surreal about the whole thing.  Sometimes I forget that I have it.  It's only been since Thursday of last week.  he he  I look at it and go, OH! let me see my mail...giggle.  I've change my whole sewing area for this set up.  I've got to get a desk area set up very soon.  I have work to do.  I haven't made my coats.  And winter is here.  It was snowing here in Chicago last night.

  5. GailAnn | | #20

    Welcome home.

    1. Ceeayche | | #21

      Welcome back!  While you were gone we developed a Studio Fairy Godmother (see the "before the rush" thread". She will bring you a solution to your organization dilemma. 

      I've got my laptop on a folding card table that slides right under my table.  My printer is on an rolling elna drawer cart that includes drawers below for my most used sewing tools and deep drawers that accommodate my projects in progress.

      By the way, the Studio Fairy Godmother is waiting for you to bring her to life as a doll!

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        rodezzy2 | | #25

        So much to do, so little time.

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      rodezzy2 | | #24

      Hey there GailAnn, Thanks!

  6. Ocrafty1 | | #26

    Hey Girl! 

    So glad you're back!  Sounds like you're having fun with your new laptop.  My son gave me one of his old ones last yr...I'm still learning, but its nice to be able to sit in my recliner and do this!!!

    I'm back, too! Sort of.  In the last month I've had the flu, a bladder/kidney infection, then last week I had to have 2 wisdom teeth and a bicuspid removed...now I'm waiting for the dentist to call...I need a root canal this week.  I've been on major pain meds for the last 3 wks.  Can't do any sewing on them...I tried.  Broke 3 needles trying to sew one seam in a satin gown...LOL.  I'm doing better and may try to sew some tomorrow.  The gown needs to be done just after Thanksgiving. 

    Not sure I'm gonna put up pix of this one when its done.  The client does Loretta Lynn impersonations, and its gonna be way over the top.  Sparkle red satin, with full, short, red, sparkle chiffon sleeves and neck ruffle; add a white satin tie/bow at the waist and on the sleeve....AND White fur trim on the sleeves, neck ruffle and bottom of gown.  Its an old Vogue pattern, but she wants it to "kinda sorta" look like a gown from White Christmas.  Remember, I just make 'em, I don't have to wear 'em....they tell me what they want...LOL

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      ThreadKoe | | #27

      Oh Darling, You must post!  Just so much fun!  The wild and wonderful is just as much fun to look at as the everyday is.  Actually, it might even be more fun, since it is not everyday.  Costumes and unusual garments often spark creative moments for even simple garments.  Oh, please do post a pic.  Cathy

      1. Ceeayche | | #35

        oh my gosh you simply must post!  We need some giggles!

    2. KharminJ | | #28

      Oh Yes!! What Cathy said!

      You've piqued our interest, now, silly goose ...Please post pics of her in the new outfit.

      Pretty please, even!

      Bright Blessings ~


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      rodezzy2 | | #32

      Oh boy, you have been under the weather.  Glad to hear from you though!  I need some work on my teeth and I will get started at the first of the year.

      Post that pix anyway.  You don't have to wear it to have done a great job.  It is interesting to see what you did.  Fun actually.  You are so talented. 

      1. Ocrafty1 | | #39

        OK, OK...LOL  I'll post pix when its done, but that's not gonna be for a couple of weeks. I MUST have it done for her first Christmas show and that's just after Thanksgiving.  I haven't even fitted the bodice to her yet.  Its all cut out, marked, underlined, bodice is basted, and outer skirt seams are sewn. But I've been so doped up on meds that I can't put it together yet.  Gonna try again tomorrow.  Its like every other day, when I'm on the meds, I can't stay awake.  And when I am awake, I'm a zombie.  Can't take much more of this.  I may have to find another dentist to do it if they don't get me in this week.

        Will keep you 'posted'.


  7. dressed2atee | | #29

    Hello my sister, glad you're back!  I've been busy with my ASG chapter.  We just finished up a wonderful sewing retreat.  We were at the New Windsor Conference Center, New Windsor, MD!  We arrived on Thursday evening and sewed until 2 am Thurs, Fri and Sat!!!!!  There 17 of us---quilting, embroidering, making purses, blankets, clothings, you name it we were sewing it!!!  We had so much fun that we've booked the place for the next 5 years!!!

    Next years' retreat will be 12/2-6/09....we added a day!!!

    I about to have shoulder surgery on Dec 1 so I'm trying to finish up some gifts for my grands in the next few days.  Doc says I'll be back to sewing in about a month.  I'm holding him to it----can't imagine being home for 2 weeks and not being able to sew


    Anyway, glad you are back!


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      ThreadKoe | | #30

      What Doctor in his right mind schedules surgery for a sewing (I am assuming woman) right before christmas?????   I pray everything goes well for you and you recover quickly.  Cathy

      1. dressed2atee | | #31

        my sentiments exactly...but I'm in so much pain I have to do it!  I can't stretch to cut or sew for long without it bothering me.  I'll be the best patient in physical therapy so I can get my range of motion back!


        1. Ceeayche | | #36

          So we're going to have to pray you up right now!  May He guide the surgeon and give you a pain free recovery.


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          ThreadKoe | | #40

          Mind you, with the shoulder out of commission, you could get the extra help this year and just get to be the director for the seasonal proceedings!  Always the silver lining Right?  Cathy

          1. dressed2atee | | #41

            amazing, I was just thinking about that...I could orchestrate the cooking making and never lift a finger!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

          2. Ceeayche | | #42

            My mother did that that last three years of her life.  I think she secretly liked us asking her questions, and we learned to make our favorite dishes under her hawk-eye tutelege!

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      rodezzy2 | | #33

      Thanks, a little to happy, I said I was going to get some stuff done last night, and I got off and went out to do a couple errands for home, then I got back on this darn laptop and played games until late.  It's additive.  Everything is blocked at work.  Oh, that reminds me, I want to log into a knitting site that is blocked on my work computer.  Take care of your shoulder, mind what the doctor says and be a good girl so you can mend properly.  Oh, and I'm going to get a new natural hair style tomorrow evening.  I'm shakin!.  giggle.  I hope I like it.  Tired of wearing wigs.

      Oh can anyone get in on the retreat next year, I would like to come.

      Edited 11/19/2008 5:38 pm ET by rodezzy2

      1. dressed2atee | | #34

        Of course, we have a gal that comes from Orlando----I'll make sure you get the flyer when I put them out!   I went natural 7 years ago and I LOVE IT!  I have locks and my hair is growing like crazy!

        Take care and enjoy your new toy!


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          rodezzy2 | | #37

          That's been suggested, but I like combing through my hair, and locs are so permanent.  Well, thanks for putting me on the schedule to receive the info about the retreat.  I will look forward to it.

          1. Ceeayche | | #38

            stress has been claiming much of my main lately.  so I decided to lay off the chemicals (since I can't manage the stress right now).  I'm afraid I'm three weeks late for my touch up-- so i've got the whole "urban bush skunk woman cometh" look.  Today, I rocked it with a headband today in a futile attempt to cover the stripe for a business meeting.

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            rodezzy2 | | #43

            I got the coils today and I hate it.  I'm not ready to look like an old lady.  It makes me look very old.  I'm only 56.  Geez...I'm going to get another hair style, but in the meantime, back to my wigs.  Oh well.

          3. Ceeayche | | #44

            I'm sure with your spirit you do NOT look like an old lady.  let them perculate for a couple of days before you hide them under a wig.  Give them the weekend. Embrace the coils and the fun you've had since you were 20. 

            My hair is falling out by the fistfuls, not sure what that's about, yet.  In the meantime, I decided to hold off on the chemicals until we figure it out.... so I've got the skunk action going on.  Yesterday there was a small electrical fire going on in our offices.  I was giving one of the electricians his diversity lecture-- explaining that there are some of us who don't do the whole sprinkler thing cause we don't want to mess up our hair.  I had to chuckle at myself when he looked at me as if "honey some water might help that mess you are sporting."  Giggle.  I probably SHOULD put on a wig.... instead of wandering around like a demented technicolor goofball.

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            rodezzy2 | | #46

            Honey, I put my wig back on and went on with it.  I just couldn't bear it.  At least the grey is gone, and I got a good head massage.  he he.  I just couldn't bear it.  No problem, I'm good.  giggle.

          5. Gloriasews | | #45

            Rodezzy, why don't you just get it cut short & let it curl naturally?  You have good bones, so it should look nice.  Do you have a lot of grey yet?  That could make you think you look older with the new style - maybe you just need to colour it.  (I never guessed you wore wigs - I thought that was your natural hair :).  Aren't they hot in the summer)?  You've got to show us a pic of the new you!


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            rodezzy2 | | #47

            It was washed, conditioned, massaged, dyed and twisted.  And it went up under my wig and I went on with life.  Not ready to pander to my age yet.  Not gonna do it! giggle. 

            And you'll never see that picture.  No ma'am never.  giggle.  Maybe in a nice new, pretty hair style, not that one.  Nope, not gonna do it! 

            Thanks for your love and support, but I must admit to being just a little vain about it all and I love you all for your suggestions and love. 

            But I'll continue to wear my wigs until I find what I want.  Hugs to you all!

          7. Gloriasews | | #48

            That's OK, Rodezzy - we're all a little vain about something, so not to worry.  I won't give you any more hair styling suggestions :).  Just out of curiousity, what IS an old person's style tht you don't want to look like yet?  (Terrible grammar, I know). You're still young, it's Friday night, & you'll probably go out socializing!


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            rodezzy2 | | #49

            Well, I guess I'm being insentive to aging, but there's nothing to the hair style and I look old in it.  It's like when you dye the grey and you don't look quite so aged.  It's like when you get a facelift.  It just takes away some of the aged look.  I'm proud to still be here at my age, as I've said before, I lost both my parents when they were in their fourties.  But, I'm just not ready to look so old.  It's pure vanity, I know.

            No, I'm not going out tonight.  It's very cold here, and I'm not in the mode, I rather stay toasty and warm and talk to you guys.  I may even do something crafty or go to bed early.  I have a busy day tomorrow.  Lots of commitments.  I'm off all next week from work and plan to do all of my decorating and cleaning here at home.  I'm going to take a before picture of my bedroom and walls.  Then when I finish I will send an after.

          9. Gloriasews | | #50

            That's why I keep colouring my hair! :)  You'll have a busy week next week with all your plans.  Just remember to do the jobs before turning on the computer :).  We look forward to seeing the new bedroom.  Good luck with all your projects & enjoy your week off.


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            rodezzy2 | | #51

            Check out the "Curtains from Tableclothes" thread.  I sent "before" pics of the space to be changed.  I'll be posting more as soon as I learn more about working with the pictures on this computer.

          11. Gloriasews | | #52

            Thanks - will do!


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    VKStitcher | | #53

    Glad to see you're back.  Congrats on your new computer!  You will be amazed at how often you think of something, and just go look it up online.  And it's always nice to be able to read this forum whenever you have the notion to...even in your PJ's!

    I have started crocheting a little wrap, and I think of you and all your lovely creations when I work on it.  I hope it turns out OK--it has a shaped neckline, and I'm used to just making afghans with straight rows.  It's a quick little project, and so far, so good. 

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      rodezzy2 | | #54

      Thanks, you are so right, I run to it even to see store hours, or the weather.  I'm always looking up something.

      Oh, I'm so excited, I can't wait to see pics.  I know it will be awesome and cute.  No worries, you are a talented lady.

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