Remember that whole thing I said about not dealing with change well? It doesn’t only apply to sewing machines, cars, furniture and other household objects --- it applies to things like new TV’s and the fact that there are so many remotes in the living room that I won’t watch TV in there because I can’t figure the dumb things out! Supposedly it’s easy….but it’s not familiar to me and I get frustrated so I either watch what is already on, or I leave the room. Forget about trying to figure it out myself when no one else is home because I get so dang frustrated I end up leaving the room anyway!
Books are easy! You just open them!
Kindles are fairly easy --- you turn it on…..
The phone is fairly easy….but it did take me a while to figure it out.
One of the things we did before 2011 ran out was to buy me a new desktop computer because the video card on the other one was dying, it wasn’t worth putting more money into – things were getting obsolete ((Sounds a lot like the sewing machine….I know!)) and and the video card showed every DVD that I put in there with a sickly green cast.
The new desktop computer has sat in its box waiting for me to finish writing the new book manuscript because I had programs on there that I really didn’t want to HAVE to reinstall. This weekend --- it was time to plug in the new computer and I already WANT the old one back, even if it is giving my DVDs a sickly green look….there are programs I can’t get to install at all, like my Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 It works great on my laptop that is less than a year old and is also windows 7 – why won’t it upload onto the new puter? I have no idea. This is the kind of thing I hate! So I’m trying to edit photos in Picasa, which I don’t find as friendly ((Or familiar – and that is my problem)) and my blog post is a bit late this morning because of that…
EVERYTHING needs to be reinstalled, and its going to take a while, but I know eventually I’ll figure THIS computer out too.
So this brings us to what I did yesterday ----I pieced a gazillion more ((No, only really 140)) more 4-patches to go around the border of the Winston Ways quilt. I sewed them on all the Blue Wizard ---and for now I’m happy to be re-bonding with THIS machine!
After assembling and attaching the checkerboard boarder I spent a bit of time digging through my stash of blues to find something that would work for the outer border. HOW many different blues were there to choose from? I have more blue than anything else in my stash, but do you think I could find something I “really” liked? Nope! This was my best choice, a piece I’ve had for quite a while and I wasn’t sure if there was going to be enough of it to do the job…
I barely made it! This is all that is left of that long length of border….a piece about 4.5” X 11” or so….so I’ll slice that down and have a 2” strip and a 2.5” strip to add to the pre-cut strip bins.
The digging didn’t stop with the blue border! I needed a backing! Blues and turquoises, what can I clean out? The two side panels were one length of yardage split down the center….but the two center pieces? Look closer!
I don’t know if you can even tell from this pic, but the two center blues are Millenium fabrics, circa 1998! The tone on tone one above the gold 2000s looks like blue corks to me…whatever…it’s got a purpose and it’s going to be a back!
So I guess I’ll be spending today uploading and re-installing all my favorite programs that I use on a daily basis. Change is sure a pain, isn’t it? Oh, Picasa…..I’m not sure that I will ever like you as well as my photoshop ----why can’t I get this to install?!
PS--- the one thing I notice immediately is that my pictures are TOO LARGE coming from Picasa, when I can't just choose the size I want them by inch and pixels. UGH! Sorry to blast you with huge ones....this is not turning out to be user friendly!