Aug 31, 2013


My prayer arch has been working its miracles since June of 2012..see sidebar gadget for so many different miracles and the prayers for so many more that are needed.

And lots of little helpers have been coming my way ever since to help me out.  Sometimes they work wonders, and sometimes they are just entertainment that never fails to remind me that I really do not know what I am doing, and I'm not in the power seat anyway......even if I think I have a button to push, or a lever to slide.

I've been using Windows 7 on our desktop computer since it first came out. I thought I knew all of the basics and was busy trying to learn Windows 8rt (for rotating tablet, I presume) on my touch pad laptop since last December. I needed a lot of help and am always calling in higher powers.

But who knew? Windows 7 has what something that is being referred to as 'GodMode' and wonder of wonders, it literally creates itself on your desktop!

How does it all work, you ask?

You start by making a simple empty folder on your desktop. You know, the kind that self names itself "new folder" ?

But you take it a step forward and give it a new name (which I give you, below) and like some omniscient wondering worker of miracles, it suddenly fills that empty folder...all on its own....with a great many programs and settings from all over your operating system.

And there they are! All conveniently placed..all by itself....this one little 'GodMode' folder full of helpful goodies!


To create and turn on "GodMode", create a new folder on your desktop and replace its original name of "new folder' with  GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. Don't include the final period...I did because it was the end of my sentence.

Again, just rename the 'new folder' with a simple cut and paste of its new folder's name which is....


GodMode, a godwink, pure magic. Isn't that way too cool? What you didn't open up the folder to see what was placed, by magic, inside...check it out!

PS to the worried. This has been built into Windows 7, most likely for the geeks/techs that repairs our computers for us to be able to find all of the tech folders/security checks etc. in one place.

Now pardon me, while I work some magic of my own. Notice my lovely prayer arch photo at the top. The one that I have fluttered little flags of colorful fabrics and sent well wishes for one and all, non stop for a year and a half. Miracles abounded and we have all been so very grateful.

Well, now I have house guests from Alaska that we just picked up at pdx the other night.

I'm in Godmode, been in this space all year long preparing for the arrival of guests and all they entail.

Let's just say it involved 9 1/2 yards of silk, 9 1/2 yards of satin, 32 yards of burlap, and 8 yards of osnaburg. And oh yes, no patterns were involved, just sketches and muslin mockups. And that was just the beginning.

We grew our own flowers, made our own paper, on and on. You know me...I didn't grow up in Alaska where we had to do everything for ourselves, by ourselves, from scratch ....for nothing!When the fabric dust clears, lets hope I have some cool photos inside of my empty folder that has yet to be made for my own personal GodMode Miracles ;)

Did you know I have a crew for changing the prayer flags on my arch? Here is one at work. He did the first side when I wasn't looking. But here he is on side 2. So, now I know. When I go to bed at night, and it appears that someone has sent me helpers to do all of my work...someone has!

You didn't know they were the secret helpers, did you?  He knew and what he has taken down, I have already found new, cleaner, prettier version to put back up again. Women's work is just like is never truly done. But it happens in the wink wink of an eye and is always quite amazing to be a part of!

Enter your own GodMode, today where all blessings abide and help is always available at the click of a mouse..or maybe even a little creative and very determined squirrel.

And yes, they ended up in a nest too high up for me to climb and photograph!

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in her Liberated Quilting Challenge and make and donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!


libbyquilter said...

well the smile on my face is definately going to last all day long~!
that squirrel is quite busy there~!!


Lynne said...

That sounds a bit too scary and trusting to fate to me -- I'm already having way too much trouble with my computer and Trojans!

Michele Bilyeu said...


I felt the same way at first. Magic sounds scary. But this is built into Windows 7. I think it must be so the computer geek/repairmen have all of the primary folders for diagnostics, viral checks, and security checks in one place.

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MARCIE said...

Are squirrels really the ones you want helping decorate? Probably not, but I bet that was fun to watch. Especially when she dragged it to her nest! We had a pair who thought the wicker couch on our deck was the perfect place for a nest. They crawled under the protective cover and ripped up a pillow and burrowed tight into that lovely poly filling. Luckily we ousted them before the babies came. As for God Mode--I'm not sure what I think about that. I could surely use a miracle on my computer.

Winifred said...

How lovely & very entertaining. Your arch is absolutely beautiful Michelle.

I'm a Luddite, still using windows XP! Have been considering a new laptop & if I could get Windows 7 I think I would now, it gets good reports confirmed by what you've written. However we seem to be stuck now with Windows 8 which is really getting some flack. So I'll just stay with XP for the moment.

Bee Quilter said...

Interesting. Not sure I understand what it does but may have my son take a look at it and see if it might help me. Thanks.