It's been a rough morning, but all is coming together :)
I received a message from a follower who told me that she had just finished up a pair of Ginger Jeans and loved them. She went on to tell me that the link to the pattern for the owls that I posted a while back no longer had a webpage attached. I decided to check it out, and lucky me(NOT!!!), the webpage that I did find, froze my computer screen and went on to tell me that my computer was now infected and all of my information had been compromised. Luckily, my niece's husband is one of those computer genius guys, so I immediately called him for help. He couldn't get to me for about 45 minutes, so in the meantime, I shut down my computer, put a freeze on my credit cards, and changed all my passwords. When he called and said that he could see me, the phone rang again, and it was my neighbor telling me that she had been in a horrible accident. Thankfully, she is fine, just very shuck up. My husband was able to go to her rescue. And, in just a few minutes, my niece's husband was able to fix what I had thought was going to be a huge issue. In the meantime, I have removed the links to the little owls, so hopefully no one will have the same issue I had.
For anyone who would like to make these cute little owls, I am going to post a new pattern for them, one that will be virus free. I will also have a pattern for a larger version that children would enjoy. And even better, I'll show you how you can take the pattern and turn it into another little animal that you might enjoy. So, all is not lost. Just missing for a short time.
My husband was talking to his brother yesterday and he made a comment about the "good ole' days." In the background I said, "yes, using an outhouse is something to be missed!" ;) It's easy to remember simpler times in a very nostalgic, all was perfect kind of a way. But, the truth of the matter is that we really love the modern conveniences that we now have. There are so many of you with whom I've connected and who have enriched my life in ways that I can't even begin to describe. No, I don't like having to deal with someone who has decided that a life of cyber crime is the way to go, but I do love being able to connect with so many wonderful people all over the world. So, I guess it's the price we pay.
As I leave, I would like to give you this. It's something that I say at least once a day, or whenever I feel threatened or that I need a little extra protection;
No weapon formed against me will prosper.
It works :)