Thursday, September 27, 2007

Computer genius

I have discovered something: The end of my frustrations! Now, I love Safari. It’s a good browser and it has served me well. Until today. I’ve spent the last 20 minutes trying to add that neat little row of images on the right from my Etsy site to my blog, and it just kept going and going and nothing appeared. It kept giving me error messages, but wouldn’t tell me what was wrong. OK, I may not always be able to fix everything that goes wrong, but if you don’t even tell me what it is, how could I possibly?! So, finally a little tiny (very small) lightbulb goes off. What if I try Firefox? Voilà! There’s my little cluster of images … repeated three times! Turns out it posted every time I hit post, but never showed in Safari. So, will I do my postings using Firefox from now on? Probably not, because I am, after all, a creature of habit. I will however, use Firefox when I want to add a post with a link. I may even go back to some of my older posts to add the links that Safari wouldn’t let me. Interesting how different two applications can be even when the site is the same. In fact, the entire toolbar looks different in the two browsers. Takes a genius like me to figure it out. In about three months!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

This is for you, Pat!

I’ve been working on this necklace for my friend Pat today and I just had to share the results. Isn’t it lovely! She wants a bracelet and matching earrings as well, but this is all I have time to do today, after making a pearl necklace, bracelet and anklet set for my friend JoAnne. I’ve been very busy today!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Budding photographer

My youngest daughter has a fascination with taking pictures of herself. I think she simply aims the digital camera at her sweet little face and click, click, clicks until she gets bored or distracted. Or, I tell her, "Enough!" Well, imagine my surprise when I downloaded the latest batch and found this whole series of innovative and hilarious shots of her. She was making faces I’ve never seen her make in person. She’s a ham! There isn’t enough space to share all of them here (there must have been at least 20!), but I picked three of the ones that make me chuckle every time I look at them. Enjoy!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Back to normal … ?!

I just realized it has been forever since I last posted anything here, so I thought a short update would be appropriate. I’m happy to share that I sold two more pieces from my Etsy site. Had to ship them all the way to England, which was exciting. Of course, it’s exciting to ship them just about anywhere, so don’t let the destination stop you! I have bought a lot more beads during The Colorstones 4th Anniversary Sale (did I really need more beads?), and now I am anxious to get started on new projects. Lots of new projects! I think I’ll start with doing an inventory, but my goal is to get at least one piece done this weekend. My storage boxes are simply overflowing and need some relief! I guess we’ll see if I have something to show here after the weekend.