Saturday, September 18, 2010

You Know That Sick Feeling You Get in Your Stomach - I Have It

Well, I had this nice post idea I wanted to do today, but that was shot all to hell.  I feel like crying right now.  I was working on resizing photographs when all of sudden Photoshop locked up and then I couldn't get to my external hard drive.  So, I shut it all down and when I tried to open my external hard drive: Corrupt and Unreadable.

Yes, that sick feeling came to my stomach.  I went to my laptop - same thing.  I haven't backed up this external in about a month and now I am paying for it.  The beads I sent to Lori for Cup of Bead Soup - photos are gone; photos of the flower pictures I took gone; photos I have taken of all of our new stuff - gone; and who else knows what I had on that drive that is now gone.  We have a show tomorrow and everything is packed up, so I can't take new photographs.

Ok - enough crying here.  I can post some of the stuff I wanted to post about at least. 

This morning right, before mom and I started to finish off the inventorying, we both heard a buzzing.  We looked up and there was a hummingbird buzzing away in the garage.  It was so cool.

During the inventorying process I was blog hopping; mom would be doing something and I would hop over to blog to see what was going on.  While I was on Lori's blog, Pretty Things, I was reading the comments when I came to Jane Perala's comments and I had to go to her blog.  Am I ever glad that I did.  I am lusting over the beads she posted on Friday's post.  Aren't her beads devine.  I had to email her and find out if she was selling them - me want!  I had drool all over the keyboard, which made it difficult to do the inventory, but it was sure worth it!!!  You can see more of her beads for sale on her Etsy site.  Check it out because it is so worth it!

Misty Cedars by Jane Perala
 Once mom and I got the inventorying done we headed over to my cousin's house because her husband picked up a cutter for us.  That is one of the major tools we still needed to finish off the studio in the garage.  We need two more big piece items and then I think we are set - a nice torch and a rolling mill. I still would like some stamping tools and dapping tools, but that can wait.
Here is our new cutter.

New Cutter
Me Using the Cutter

Copper after being cut

I did want to show you what I cooked for our lunch/dinner, but of course it was on the external hard drive that crashed and burned - sick feeling is slowly subsiding.  I made potato and cheese soup, which I have not made in about two years.  It was a beautiful picture of the soup all plated with bread as a side dish.  Oh well, you are going to have to use your imagination for this.  It was damn good let me tell you!

Stuff to Pack for Show
Tomorrow we have a show at Art on the Wabash.  This is the fifth year for the show and our first time in the show.  Both mom and I are excited, but scared.  We have two friends who have been in the show and they say it is great.  The above picture is of all the stuff that needs to get backed into my Toyota Rav4.  It is a good thing mom knows how to pack and pack well otherwise we would probably be taking two cars instead of one.

That is it for tonight.  I am going to post this, help mom load up my car and then go home and cry in my pillow for awhile.  Cross your fingers for us for nice weather and a great showing at tomorrow's Art on the Wabash.
Have a great rest of the weekend!


  1. I know that sick feeling when the hard drive fails. I ALSO know the sick feeling when you THOUGHT you were backing up every night but weren't backing up the right THINGS!

    And I second Jane Perala's beads -- I've had several sets of hers and they're all fantastic!

    I hope you sell out of everything at your show! Best wishes!

  2. Wow! Thanks so much for showing my beads! I am very new to this blogging world - it always takes me so long to get going with "techno" stuff. I think I still had a rotary dial phone long after they were obsolete. I remember one of my kids friends coming into the kitchen to use the phone, and staring at this contraption - "how do I use this Mrs P.?" LOL.
    Thanks again, and good luck at your show.

  3. :( Sometimes the super-geeks can save some of the files - might be worth a shot if you can find a tech or have a IT-minded friend.

  4. When I got my new laptop I decided to combine lots of cds of photos onto one dvd. The first cd I ever made was damaged and unreadable and I lost all the photos, it was really upsetting.
    I'm going to go check out Jane's beads now!

  5. Oh sweetie!!!!!
    I hope you are having a great show! I hope everything sells!

    Love to you both!!!!

  6. Thanks everyone for the well wishes. We had an awesome show and I am really happy with how we did. I will post more tomorrow. So exhausted! Have a great night all.

  7. Oh gosh, I am so sorry. I think we all have experienced that sick feeling and it really is sick. Sometimes you can have things retrieved from a hard drive.

    Hope the show went well!


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