Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It seemed like a good idea at the time ...

but was it really? The jury's still out. My Dad suggested that we swap my old ailing computer with his new unused computer. He bought the computer last year with the intent of learning to use it, but it just hasn't worked out for him. It's been sitting unused in his room, except for when I would turn it on to tempt him to play a Solitaire on it. My computer is very slow and often hangs up. So, we swapped over the computers. Sounds simple. It wasn't! I have been on a steep learning curve over the past few days, transferring files and discovering how to make my old software work with Vista (my computer was running Windows XP). I think I have it all worked out now. I've even learned to use a portable hard drive and a memory stick. I had a major dummy spit when I couldn't make the printer work - till I finally twigged that the printer cartridges were out of date and that's why the printer was not working. Tonight I'm feeling much happier about the whole deal. My Dad's happy too - it's unlikely that he will ever touch my old computer, but for him it has one major advantage over the more modern one - my old computer doesn't have a bright blue light flashing when it's 'sleeping', so it won't disturb him at night (it really doesn't take much to please my Dad these days!). With all the computer transferring, I've not done as much stitching this week as I would have liked. I replaced the gold bead trim on the bodice with gold Mill Hill petite beads, and I do like the effect of the petite beads, I've made a start on the wings, and I've chosen beads (clear and palest blueMill Hill petite beads) to replace the two darker shades in the wings. So far I've just stitched the beads in the tiny left hand section of the wing. I haven't yet added the beads to the rest of the partially-stitched wing. I'd like to finish the wings in the coming week. Here's what the Angel looks like tonight:


3 comments:

Jules said...

I love the way the beads are working out in your stitching! They are really making her stand out a bit more...

Blu said...

Glad your computer woes got sorted out. Grace is going to be gorgeous.

stitchinfiend said...

She is looking so beautiful and good for you figuring out all that computer stuff. I am glad I have a computer geek in the house....LOL