Sunday, July 3, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching

I am happy to let you know that one of my problems has been resolved. Last night about 12:30 am we managed to fix my computer. It was overheating within about a minute of turning it on. The problem turned out to be the liquid cooling system, which had apparently developed a slow leak at some point and so was no longer cooling the CPU.

This is what the back of the cooling thing looked like. The green discoloration and the brown liquidy gunk are the symptoms of the cooling fluid leak. The white stuff is an overzealous application of thermal paste from when the computer was built.
A quick trip out to the computer store for a replacement and a hour or two for the repair and its up and running again. We lucked out, because the CPU could have been damaged during the overheating and that would have been a significantly more expensive repair. Many thanks to the people who offered advice on how to get it fixed.

After reading my last post, one of my readers sent me this charming meme, which is infinitely suitable. This will be me tomorrow, which will be the first day in a long time that I can stay home and not have people over. Forecast for tomorrow? Quiet and relaxing with 0% chance of people-ing.

I have decided to join in on Just One July to see how far I can get. Therefore, for July, I will be working on my otter during my cross-stitch time. I got a good start
in yesterday morning while Jack was sleeping.

This will also be my project this afternoon when I get back from church and lunch. Linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching@Kathy's Quilts

Happy Stitching All!


  1. Looking forward to watching that otter grow. I love the swirls in the stitching.

  2. I can't wait to see the otter finished! I love the pattern.

  3. I need me time too, your stitching is a perfect way to recharge!

  4. I love otters-they are my favorite animal (except for cats but they are in their own CATagory).
    Your otter cross stitch is just awesome!

  5. Glad you found the problem on the computer.
    Kathleen Mary

  6. Looking forward to following your progress on this one throughout the July - and keeping my fingers crossed that you get a finish!

  7. Nice progress Kaelyn. I love the floss color.