Monday, March 31, 2014

There is a god! Today I found this image still on my camera and was able to download it, and greater surprise! was able to find it. I had planned to put flowers inside the cape but when I was ready to start that, something stopped me by saying, "sequins." It was a  good suggestion.
This is not a very good piece. The Ty Co. put the nose on crooked, the ears are not identical and in many places my lousy mood left gaps in the bead rows. But it is done and the record is there of what a rough time I was going through. The bat IS a good representative of those days.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

For four days now W7 has hidden my photos from me.   Yesterday it gagged up my photo program all day. I cannot do my blog without the photos. So I am giving up this pleasure because it is too frustrating to try to use such a flawed program. It has been lots of fun but I prefer a peaceful existence so am pruning off the blog. And to think you will never  get to see the bat with his magical wings.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yesterday's lost picture was found today to be in the file. This is a different photo. The nose is not done and I have not yet started on the cloak. In the file the bat was lying on his side but when I found it and popped it into the blogger  program, some saint entered it upright. I AM blessed!
This is today's photo! I never did find the one from yesterday.
All the black beads are on one side of the cloak. I am getting very tired of black and am planning a surprise when I get the other side down. So do I give up in celebration of finding this  photo or go, with the halo of  good luck to look for the lost bat!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I wanted to show you the progress I have made on the bat. But again the Big Window is closed and I cannot find the two photos I took this morning. I was even going to show you the necklaces I made when I gave up beading animals. I tried, I really did, but the necklaces were SO boring  I decided I preferred the agitation of trying to make the animals. So last night I returned to the bat and I tried to show how much better he looks with more beads on him.
I refuse to let this program get me down. I will make my animals, photograph them with the hope that someday the computer will gag and bring them all out.
Today I can even show you the necklaces. Progress!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

I  think picking the bat and those black beads was a bad idea! Also getting windows for my computer was an even worse one. I am, as you see, still fighting with the program. Today (not yesterday) I was able to find this photo but as you see the ability to upright it are still beyond my capabilities  It is utterly amazing. When I can get my computer to do what I want, when I want it, I feel good, adequate, capable. Days like this when I have to accept things I know should be changed but a machine defies me, I feel like the Alzheimer's poster child! Or maybe a funny colored bat!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Either my computer is learning what I need and giving it to me before I get lost or I am sharper today and can figure out how to direct it better. I was able to send the photo where I wanted it to go. Maybe it is the relief that Heidi has said she will take over the website for me is clearing my brain..          
  Instead of joy to have that worry calmed I am feeling that giving up the website means I need to try to hang on to what I can do with more energy so I am  fiddling with the puzzles.
Last night I finished (or quit on the little monkey.) I had beaded the brown part of his face and then decided it did not look good (the eyes were too deeply sunk in) and cut it all out. My hands strayed to the bat and I am trying that. Maybe it has something to do with "bats in my belfry."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I had an emotional meltdown this morning when I could not find any file I  wanted, all favorites had been removed from the web connections. The fixes I had planned to use on the web page were impossible because I could not find the  files  I was working on yesterday - so I cleaned house as much as I can. When I opened the computer there were 876473 updates, meaning Microsoft or someone was in my computer again. No wonder I cannot find anything. How can I keep Microsoft-in-the-head out of my computer? I do not want updates, to try their new internet horror or buy flowers.
Looking on the bright side, today I was able to steer this photo through the jungle and find it again and get it here. Yesterday Heidi was a huge help (even from her desk) and I got the new web page UP (today I cannot find it in my computer). I felt so good last night that I could manage this. Today I feel I am a complete idiot overnight.

Monday, March 17, 2014

From one day to the next all my files are again arranged as they were in Windows 8 (which I hated and could not find anything! Is this the result of an "update" on my machine?  I feel as if I am back to square one and one thousand dollars poorer. And my monkey can not be straightened up!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Now we are getting somewhere! I even figured out why the photos would not download and what to do about it.
Here is the full-sized frog. Half- way through I got the idea of making him (her?) into a tiny purse. Because I already had the beads on the body it stayed shaped even when I removed the stuffing. Yesterday with a computer again I ordered little purse frames so the new butt will look like a purse clasp.
While I wait for that I started a tiny monkey. At first it seemed SO small  but after a good day yesterday (when my computer works I can bead better!) the skill came back into my hands. Happiness and joy and Thanksgiving
If you are getting tired of seeing this penguin, imagine how I feel!  However the good news is that I was able to get this far today! Things seem to be going a lot better with Windows 7. Now I just need to figure out how to manage the photos. Wish me luck! Even Irish luck would be welcomed/

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The puffer bird getting his underarm beads (already containing anti-deodorant). It was so hard last night to sew black beads on black fabric with black thread. I tore it all out about 4 times. I hope it goes better today in our almost-it-is-raining light.
Gave up the job of doing the CHAC website to Jack O'Rourke. I simply cannot do the web site. I found out he has made an excellent one Facebook. Am feeling old and useless this afternoon. I need the cheery colors of the puffer bird.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

After six tries of fumbling around I got the puffer bird to sit still so I could grab in this file. At last sight he was still flying around my pictures, this computer and once I saw him up in a cloud. Perhaps after a day of good beading I will have more to show you. I am determined to keep this blog going even if my photos fly all around my computer just out of reach. Maybe I should be beading rocks! Maybe they would hold still?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Now the disorganization on my computer is so bad I cannot find the file of the photo I took today. It truly feels like dementia. What I could do yesterday is not possible today because I cannot put things where I can find them. Other libraries open. Stuff I shuffled around. I try to do what I found worked yesterday but now today is not possible.