My comp problems seem to be fixed *knocks on wood*. It seems that a program called RealPlayer was causing the crashing. I uninstalled it, and so far, so good.
This is my progress on Winters Lace. I am enjoying stitching this much more than I thought I would. My only peeve is I don`t care much for the fabbie I replaced the aida with. I think it`s Lugana...white 'fuzzies' seem to be separating from the fabric as I stitch. It also feels rough to the touch, and seems to be making my floss fray easily. I will be getting back to my sampler when my floor frame arrives.