Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Toy

Yesterday I bought myself a new laptop, after about a year of coveting. My old laptop dates back to 2003, and has been through my Honours year (science degree), and my PhD (almost 4 years). It got to the point where it took a good 20min to start up each day.

After price-watching for about a month, I visited a few shops yesterday, found the computer I was looking for, and managed to get such a low price I almost feel bad for the salespeople. It's a lovely, shiny new Toshiba with all the bells and even came with a cloth to clean fingerprints off (which I'm going to need!). But I love it. Now I just need to work out how to install some programs I need for work, which may not like Vista unfortunately....

And the best part? Bella thinks the empty box is a fabulous new toy; she spent ages trying to squeeze in, then sat on top and tried to poke her paws through the opening.

I made the most of my first day off, and got quite a bit of 4OT done; all the little stars are finished, as are all the square-in-a-square blocks. Now I'm bordering them up to form the larger squares, and it should be about ready to assemble.

Last off; this is my 49th post. Which means my next is the big 5-0! I'm going to do a small giveaway, so keep an eye out. Hopefully early-mid week. That should give me time to work out what I'm going to give away!


Christine said...

Good luck with your new computer. Those pictures of Bella cracked me up. So like Oliver .... he loves boxes! Look forward to seeing your blocks put together.

Unknown said...

Aren't cats wonderful ? Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway , I'll be back for yours .
Good Luck
Clares Craftroom

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hiya Kate! Glad to see your progress with the 4OT quilt, Looking forward to seeing the quilt top finished.

The pics of Bella are hysterical!

Hope the new job continues to go well

Unknown said...

I found your blog from Clare's giveway. Congrats....... I too got a new Laptop. Green dell. Also, I love your stars. Look forward to the upcoming giveaway.

Unknown said...

Kate are you there? You won! YAY !
Email me your address and I will send you some pretty pink stuff .
Clares Craftroom