Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Have been backwards and forwards from the old to the new computer.
Because I went to Windows 7 and 64 bit encryption for my new CS5 software, I have been updating drivers and lots of stuff (!!!) that I really did not want to have to play around with...what price progress?
I will say I love my new large monitor; I can survive without specs when I need to.And watching movies (sewing related of course) is fantastic.
Now I just have to work out what I have done to my font on the blog............mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

3 days in a row!!

Well, my endeavours to date are starting to pay off with the new computer. I'm not welded to the seat yet, and have successfully transferred much of my data from the laptop...that's success in my language!

Can't work out iTunes know how Apples like Apples and not PCs: can still play what I have on my I really want to have another interface?????
In between, am creating a magazine project for next year.
I think some people are truly surprised when they realize just how far out you work to publishing deadlines and schedules. It is always a bit weird working in woolen fabrics in the middle of summer for a winter project.
Anyway, back to the other demand of the day

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sucker for punishment!

Bear with me for a few days while I work out which end is up--me or the computer!

Re-installing programmes has its moments ( as well as those things I should not say out loud). My Internet security is telling me it's on-no it's not-yes it is....get the drift? And it won't work with the browser I had, so more time spent on that particular time wasting exercise.

Why do I do it????????????????????????

Updating my Blogging Skills

Playing with the new computer ...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Challenges of one kind and another

Am backing up all my computer files at the moment before I have a new one installed. Am going back to a desk top with 2 monitors this time so that I can get up and racing in new software and drawing programmes, in preparation for more  professional eBooks.

What a challenge!!!!!!!!!!!   Cleaning up my current workspace has unearthed some now vintage software: did I really buy Encyclopaedia Britannica on disc? And boxes of floppy discs and an external disc drive.

I won't admit to some of the other stuff I have! I was looking at just what pre dated Google and how astonishingly far we have come technologically in such a short time.

If I am unavailable or eBooks are ordered, bear with me until I work out what's what.

URGHHHHHHHHH...why do I do it to myself?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The domino effect

I have had my own annus horribulus this year, with some of the older members of the family deciding to exit to another (hopefully better) place and working on some relationships and family things. YUK, YUK, YUK!

Then the flu...down for 7 days in bed, up too soon of course and then a second round of recovery.

2 uncles interstate in the last 2 weeks! Always a chance to catch up with extended family but more sadly, I am sure I have seen some of the oldies for the last time. I am usually a glass half full person, but the glass has been pretty empty recently!

However, I am back working again, doing some of those things that were on my agenda "some" time ago. Moving forward again.