04 January 2007

Ooh - a new toy!

So what do you think it is? Hint: I love gadgets; I love my computer; I love tinkering with things that bring out my inner geek. Give up? It's my brand new, teeny-weeny USB flash drive for data storage. Measuring only 6cm from top to bottom, storing 1GB of data and in my favourite colour of blue, it is my new friend. The top comes off and there is a plug, ready to connect directly to my USB port. Oh joy. Now to decide what to back up first...

6 comments:

Helen Conway said...

Oh your inner geek will love this especially if its a model that flashes when you download onto it! just be careful with it - I have broken two of these albeit mine were a different model. Be very careful how you transport them. On one of mine the cover for the USB port came off and the ports themselves are not strong so it got knocked bent in my bag. The other one I stood on so I'll take the blame for that!

dnomder said...

I finally found out how to get to my blog page. As you have been quilting for a long time maybe you can help me, how to attach a 3inch wide hanging sleeve. Do I start with 3 1/2 inches wide and take 1/4 inch seams and leave myself with 3 inches. Its for a wallhanging. Thanks.
LILY

Erica said...

Hi Lily,
This is to make a hanging sleeve after you have already sewn on the binding. Measure the width of your quilt - this is the length of the strip you should cut. If you want a 3inch wide sleeve, you should cut it 6 1/2in wide. This allows for the strip to be folded in half and for the two 1/4in seam allowances. So, cut a 6 1/2in strip the width of your quilt.

Turn under a hem on both short edges of your strip and stitch. With right sides together, sew along the long edge of the strip. Turn the sleeve right side out and press it flat, with the seam in the centre of one side.

Slipstitch the sleeve to the top of the quilt, just under the binding and sew the bottom of the sleeve to the quilt. Do not pull the sleeve too tight or your hanging rod will show as a bulge in the front of the quilt. Slipstitch the hemmed edges that are against the back of the quilt.

You can also follow the same method for attaching a hanging sleeve before you sew on the binding. The only difference is that you fold the binding at the top of the quilt down over the top edge of the sleeve and stitch it to cover the edge of the sleeve.

Hope this helps!

dnomder said...

Would you believe it. I had already done that but I couldnt get anything into the gap. Obviously I made it too tight so I unpicked all the stitches.Thank you for your help. My name sometimes suits me as silly rhymes with Lily. I hope you are still enjoying your new gadjet. I can't master my computer properly let alone one of those. Self taught is not always the best way to go. I have just ruined a disc trying to copy photos onto it, I re-did it to find the first disc was copied.

LILY

Lisa Walton said...

Want one!!

Erica said...

Lisa - $39.95 at Dick Smith. It is so cute and Helen is right - it flashes when you download data onto it. I could play with it for hours...