We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Jen’s old computer. Although it will soon be stripped for parts at to the computer recycling center, we fervently pray its data is safe on the external hard drive and will be able to be transferred to the new computer that interesting blog posts may live again. 🙂
My apologies at the break in the summer sew along for this week. With the death of my old computer, and Dell’s delay of about a week in shipping out the new one I’m pretty much limited to my phone for most of my computing needs. I do have a work computer here at home with me, but since it won’t interface with my printer/scanner or external hard drive it’s kind of useless for anything beyond email/internet browsing.
The good news is I am pretty fanatical about backing up all my data every few weeks on an external hard drive, so I may not have lost that much work when the old computer died. Please keep your fingers crossed that everything is there and will transfer to the new computer and I don’t have to re-create very much lost work. Assuming that is the case, I hope to be back with the next installment of the sew-along next week!
And seriously, what are you doing at your computer reading this anyway? Didn’t you camp out in front of the AG store last night in anticipation of the release of their new line of “Wellie Wishers” today? 😉 I admit I will most likely make the 60+ minute drive to my AG store this weekend to check them out.
Although they’re a little cartoon-ish-looking and remind me somewhat of the Disney Princess dolls, I’m pretty thrilled about an AG line of hard-bodied dolls. First of all, it means no more worries about how much stuffing your doll has compared to someone else’s and how the clothes will fit! Second, the hard bodies will be far less expensive to produce, and as I write this it’s rumored these dolls will sell for roughly half the price of their cloth-bodied big sisters. Kudos to AG also for including a variety of skin colors and face molds in their initial lineup AND having one with gorgeous, realistic green eyes.