|Bent Creek's The Plum Berry Sampler|
To the stitching part, I am stitching away and the first thing I decide is, I don't like the suggested floss for the leaves and vines. A quick visit to my craft room and floss stash and I am ready to start again.......but alas - this is where Mr. Wonderful gets involved - I hear a lot of grumbling and questions being shouted from the dining room. Up I get about 4 times to answer his questions before I resolve to just throw in the towel and put stitching off until later.
Mr. W. bought me an i-Pad for Christmas and he has decided now is the time we are going to work on uploading stuff. He couldn't understand why I couldn't open my i-Tunes library and see all my i-Songs and my answer was i-Don't know. All kinds of things were being said......"like I don't know what you did with them"; "I don't know where you saved them"; and so on.....not to beleager the point but think of Edith and Archie Bunker and you get the general idea. Now we get into i-Logic - what is logical to me is not to Mr. W. or for that matter my logic probably makes no sense to anyone else in the free known world. Enough said on that.
Further we need to put this all in perspective - I remember offices without computers on the desks; I remember using an IBM Selectric typewriter and using the little wheel eraser with the toothbrush bristle brush on the other end; for heaven sakes I remember the mimiograph machine and cranking the handle and the purple inked masters.....so give me some latitude with my questions Mr. Wonderful! I have i-Tunes, an i-Pod, an i-Pad, an I-Challenge.....eye....yeye....yeye! it what I say. I don't know from "jack" is what I really want to say but that would definitely lead to further i-Trouble.
So fast forward past all the techno-mumbo-jumbo save for the part that the reason I have no i-Tunes library is that it was never saved to my new laptop. Oops! I guess that was a file Mr. W. neglected to copy over....I'm a just-tell-me-what-I-have-to-do-kind-of-gal here so let's move on so I can stitch. That ever present theme is in the back of my brain just lingering like some sort of evil spector and its little voice chanting stitch stitch stitch, you want to stitch.
So we are sync'd Laptop to iPod and Laptop to iPad and he has decided I should just upload the music I want from the CD's we have......NOW.....and what, not stitch? OK, the aggravation level is up on both sides and since he never ever ever (really) never says a word about my various projects strewn around in various stages of completion throughout the house, I figure I need to give him my full attention.
Mr. W. is showing me how to do the uploads. I have pencil and paper to take notes - click here, highlight there, enter, etc., etc. He tells me I don't need to write anything down. (he is actually correct, it is incredibly simple) The original i-Tunes Library was created with the help of one of my children and their logic is not Mr. W.'s logic.....so trying to sound semi knowledgable (I was careful not choosing the word - intelligent) I asked Mr. W. about creating Playlists. I don't need them he says. But i-Want them. Again a slam of how everyone's logic is different. I decide instantly it will be better for me to research the whole Playlist thing on my own at a later date.
|We all recognize those telltale little holes in the linen.|
|I used their suggested floss but probably not the suggested linen.|
|Status as of noon - Day 1 - i-Challenge|