Just puttering away at things.
I finished my yearly Valentine art. This year I made a heart in the shape of a heart—that is, no background.
I finished the 12 by 12 piece and I used the second bowl and bird combination. You knew I would! For those of you who said you liked the first bird and the second bowl, I think you will see in a few days, when we reveal the final pieces, why I chose the second bird. It works much better. Really. Just wait and see.
Yesterday was a bad technology day. Early in the day I tried to upload a video to Dropbox. I wrote an article for an upcoming issue of In Stitches, which is Quilting Arts' online magazine. They wanted a little video to include in the article. (what a neat idea!) I had my son-in-law come over and shoot the video. This is all new to me. First I discovered the file was way too big to email, so the assistant editor at In Stitches told me how to upload it to Dropbox. I followed the directions and it spun its wheels for about an hour, timed out and did not upload. I tried again. And again. Finally, I just burned the file to a CD, packaged it up and was ready to head out the door to see if I could overnight it to the magazine and—surprise!—the file had finally uploaded while I was fussing with the CD.
Jane Davila knows how I love typography and she sent me a message that I needed to check out a very cool iPhone app called TypeDrawing. When I tried to install it I got a message that my phone needed to be upgraded to the latest version, so I plugged it into the computer and iTunes and tried and tried to install the upgrade with no luck. I finally left it after a couple of hours and went to bed. This morning I tried it again and it worked like a charm. I don't understand. But I was glad I could finally install the app. It is very cool. It does this: