Sunday, August 14, 2011

St. Marks and a paperwork Sunday...

I finished quilting the St. Marks Quilt yesterday. They seem to come to life after quilting, don't they? I need to get the binding on now.  Maybe then I can get a decent picture of it. I took this after I got it off the machine.

Later in the day, my daughter and I went to see my mom and dad. Mom fell in the garden Friday night and broke her wrist. After a trip to the ER she came home with a splint. She is doing well, though it is sore. She will get a cast on Wed.

I have spent most of the day getting ready to post my fall quilting classes. Lots of paperwork involved, and I have hit a few snags...one of which is I ran out of black ink. The other is that I need to figure out a way to convert my Works files to Word. I have some older files that are in Works format and my new computer doesn't have works. Any ideas?

7 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Jean, hope your Mom's wrist is feeling better soon. I LOVE your quilt! It truly does look like sunlight streaming through a stained glass window in a church.
And your quilting looks marvelous!

stitchinpenny said...

I think that you can open the Works files in word and then save them as Word documents. At the bottom of the file pages when you select open a document there is a pull down box for file type - near the bottom of the list on my version of Word are a couple of Works file types. Open the file, make corrections as necessary and SAVE AS and select your version odf Word. Since Word is more capable I guess that all the Works features will transfer, if not you will have to fix them, but more on that later.

JustCindy said...

I love the St. Marks quilt. I hate to hear about your mom breaking her wrist. I hope she heals quickly. I can't help you with the files that's one of the reasons I have a son-in-law. lol

Vivian said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love the colors and design playing all over the surface.

I hope your mother feels OK and heals quickly. Those doggone bones!

I can't offer any help with your documents. I can do stuff with the computer, but I don't understand it well enough to give instructions or make suggestions. Sorry, and good luck.

Millie said...

I don't know if you can save a WORKS file as a WORD document, but there is an option when you install WORD that, if selected, will allow you to open WORKS files.

As far as I am concerned the whole WORKS thing was a HUGE screw-up by Microsoft.

Your quilt is gorgeous. Are you sure you're not making it for me?

Valerie said...

Love the quilt...I actually really like bindings. It's a nice feeling knowing you're at the end... ;)

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

I do love this quilt. I so need more time in my week. LOL