Another hard drive crash at Inklingo headquarters, but this time, with nice consequences.
This is crash number 23 or 24 since August of 2002. I am getting quite good at recovery, thanks to off-site backup every night and frequent backups during the day. The hard drive is one of the few mechanical parts in your computer, and it will fail—not if, when. Back up all those photos of your grandchildren now. We’ll wait. When you get back, we’ll tell you our crash-happy news.
Are you back? Backed up?
Before I took the computer to Charles (everyone needs a Charles, he fixes stuff), I checked the other two working drives on the computer to make sure everything was copied somewhere else. I found an almost-finished Tumbler collection! I worked on it last winter and something must have happened to interrupt me—The Inklingo Handbook? Jane Austen Patchwork Mystery? Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses? Double Wedding Ring?—because it was just sitting there, waiting for the finishing touches. How cool is that?
It is a great collection, and I’m very happy with it. A few reasons to like it:
*** ideal for chain piecing by machine
*** works for fussy cutting
*** includes complementary shapes for creative designers, like Cathi Godwin
*** and it’s on sale, 20% off, until August 20th.
Monkey thinks you will fall for our tumblers. <groan>
By the way, I had not backed up my e-mail for 10 days when The Crash (number one) occurred in August 2002. I had just published Quilted Diamonds (my first book) in March. In that crash, I lost an amazing message from a quilter in New Zealand. If I had printed it (I almost never print e-mails), it would have been at least two pages long. It was clever, funny, and included multiple quotations from Jane Austen’s novels. I was sick about losing it, and it still bothers me. I do not know her name or e-mail address. It was fresh and I had not replied yet, so somewhere in New Zealand, there is a quilter who thinks I did not bother to respond. It still upsets me, seven years later.
Don’t let it happen to you. Please look after your backups, and then go and check out the new Inklingo Lite # 5 Tumbler Collection, okay? Then you can chain piece in peace, like Monkey.
Hard drive takes a tumble. Tumbler collection is born.