Friday, March 19, 2010

Printer Problems

Yesterday, we bought a new Kodak printer and today, I am still trying to get it installed.  I spent two hours last night and 5 today and am no further ahead.  After talking to two techs on line and one via phone, it seems that the installation disc is faulty.  Well, lovely.  So now I wait 'three to five business days' for the new one to get here.  Life can be frustrating at times.  I can still use my old printer but it is almost out of ink and I am not going to buy new.
I also bought a book on marking your quilt top.  I think a problem that most quilter's have is determining the best top quilting design.  this book-Mastering Quilt Marking by Pepper Cory gives a good, easy to understand guide.  Now that I have finished wasting time with the printer, I am going to practice as couple of her designs as I think they will be perfect for a scrap quilt I am doing.
She also recommends that, no matter what the batting product says, the quilt should be stitched no further than 3 inches apart.  She includes information on what a judge would be looking for if a quilt is entered in a show.  The book cost just over $20.00 so it was a good buy.
Our weather is supposed to be cooler next week so I have a good excuse (not that I need one) to stay in my studio and quilt.
By the way, have you been watching the Paralympics.  A number of people have been complaining about the lack of TV coverage.  I agree and am complaining to CBC and CTV.  I would like to encourage you to do the same.  These contestants have many challenges to overcome and deserve our support every bit as much as those who were competing in the Olympics.


  1. I could not agree more regarding the coverage of the Paralympic Games. I have been keeping an active blog and a virtual 3D Olympics at and if you visit it you will notice that I have been overly positive. I love these Olympic and Paralympic games but I am rather frustrated to say the least. I WANT TO SEE MORE PARALYMPIC GAMES. I am lucky because I live in Whistler and get to see the odd event live, but these games are quite captivating and I am saddened to put it mildly that I can not see more of the games!!!!

  2. It's really irritating that we have to invest a lot of time in these unnecessary things due to some minor technical problems.