The good news about my computer is that they can fix it and that insurance covers it except for our $500 excess (deductible). The bad news is really bad, I lost ALL my data that wasn’t saved to the iCloud. This includes my quilt design software so I am now trying to piece all these back together and pick up the pieces. I’m not gonna lie, I cried when I got the news… there are two years worth of quilts that I have to find and recreate. BUT! We can do this. We (you and me) can piece this all back together. We will maybe just move forward, starting with where we were two years ago (last thing I am able to find is from Nov 2020) and weeding through and deciding to leave them “in the past” or re-create with different design options…. I have all the instructions in the cloud, just not the “design” part.

You know what, just saying it out loud makes me feel better and motivated to move forward, smiling, and remembering nothing happens by mistake. My testers have the current quilts, I have the past quilts, and WE will have the future ones…. Starting with something that will chronicle this part of our journey. Please give me inspiration for a design to tell our story; your favourite block, size quilt, method for any block, something you have learned along the way, or just anything you want to share. We can do this, TOGETHER.

THANK YOU for being on this journey with me.


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26 responses to “Together…”

  1. Bonnie Avatar
    Bonnie

    My husband says, I am the ‘no’ in Tech-no-logy. He would be a wreck to try to figure this all out. Hang tough!

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      I’m very sad, but can’t change it…so we have to move forward and make it fun! Thanks for being here with me.

  2. Well, lemme tell ya kiddo 🙂 I showed Le DouDou to a bunch of friends and they went wild for it, and are planning to make one of their own. That design was from how many years ago? Still popular, so your legacy lives on. You’ll just create new ideas and designs that’ll make an impression many years later on. Hang in there…..

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      This is exciting!!! I should design more like DouDou! It was definitely fun!

  3. This is my constant fear… but out choices are: to carry on with humor or whine and cry. While i admit to much whining and crying in similar situations, i always fall back on carrying on with humor. I appreciate and admire that you choose similiarly. Thank you for not giving up on yourself.. and us.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      I will never give up on us! This is my happy place and you are my people. ♥️

  4. Nancy H Avatar
    Nancy H

    Debi, technology is wonderful until it isn’t. This group is about all the quilting I’m getting right now as we are moving next month. My sewing room is packed up but I’m enjoying the clues and pictures from everyone. I can’t wait to get back to sewing but expect it won’t be for another couple months. I know whatever you come up with is going to be wonderful and I’m looking forward to being able to sew with you again this fall!

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      I can’t wait til we can sew together again. Hoping your move goes smoothly and you are back in the sewing room very soon.

  5. Debbi – I believe I have complete instructions back to 2017. Here is what I have saved on my gdrive, which I will happily send to you:

    Diamonds in the Rough (2017) Precious Memories (2019)
    Dou Dou Mystery (2017)
    Fandangle
    Heart to Heart
    Snowflake Splendor
    Stellar Elegance
    Tree Skirt-Table Topper 2018

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      This is fantastic! I will let you know what I need. You all have been so wonderful, helping me piece everything back together! ♥️

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your dilemma. I know you had a lot of work that you lost and that is sad. We are all with you so you are not alone just talk it out now will help you get through it. We all love you and your work.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      I love this, I love our journey together, I love designing and sharing. I have realised through this that I am not alone, so many are walking with me. I’m a very blessed lady!

  7. Cindy Frazier Avatar
    Cindy Frazier

    Oh no! So very sorry! We’ll get through this together!

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Yes WE will! Thank you so much. ♥️

  8. Patricia Rhodes Avatar
    Patricia Rhodes

    sorry this has happened to you I have printed every quilt patterned that you have put out from the very first days you started this group have enjoyed this group very much thank you

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      I have loved and continue to love this journey with you.

  9. I remember the first mysteries where we would make piecey parts in the first clues. Which was the one that started with make a kazillion HST? Anyway, the actual block assembly didn’t start until maybe the third clue. That was fun because it was a true mystery of what we were making. We are here with you no matter what. Certainly there is enough current to keep us busy and we will help you with the rest.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      The one I’m working on now is this way! A gazillion HSTs in clue 1!! I loved those! We will have fun and do more of these, together!

  10. Debbie so sorry to hear this. I back up on an external hard drive, not only my documents, but any specialty programs too. Lesson learned the hard way, trust me.
    On that note, I have all your quilts from 2018 on, so anything you need, I can send to you. Bonnie

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Together we can do this! I will let you know what I need. I am humbled you have everything from the beginning. (Sitting here in awe) Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤️

  11. Jackie Avatar
    Jackie

    Debi, I saved 50+ mysteries in PDF form if this helps. I would be happy to help in any way I can.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Thank you! I’ll let you know what I’m missing and even pdfs may help put them back together.

  12. Billie Kneen Avatar
    Billie Kneen

    For the love of technology.
    So sad this happened to you. I also have saved all your quilts since 2020. Please ask if you need them.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      Thank you so so so much. Wow! I’m so humbled by all the offers of help. Truly a great family here. ♥️

  13. Peggy Billingsley Avatar
    Peggy Billingsley

    How about something with a bursting type of design? Will sort of portray your situation in a beautiful way. Sorry about your troubles.

    1. debiloves2quilt Avatar
      debiloves2quilt

      I love it! I know the initial shock was worse, but I am so happy for all the offers of help and the inspiration you give. Thank you.

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