Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Defeated by Technology

I have been sitting here trying to take a photo and post it here. But my phone keeps turning my photo. And when I try to outwit by turning what I'm taking a photo of, it turns it yet again, so that now it's upside down. 


I promise to get out the big girl camera tomorrow and try to post a progress photo by Thanksgiving. 

I am finally feeling better. Still not 100%, but definitely an improvement. 

And this means the housework and laundry are calling. I finally washed the last of the clothes that went to New Mexico today! That's pretty bad. But it was the unusual stuff that I don't need that often so I could afford to let it slide. 

Meanwhile, there's all kinds of sheets and towels piling up. I am so glad I don't have to do any of this by hand. 

The past two nights we have been watching Ken Burns' documentary on the Dust Bowl. I have to say there wasn't much about this that wasn't depressing. But all I can think of today is dust and dirt everywhere and how awful that must have been living with the constant threat of dust storms. Anyway. My china hutch and sideboard are clean - all that glass - and I went and bought new lightbulbs so everyone can see the shiny stuff. The punishment for collecting bric-a-brac is that occasionally you have to clean it.

With renewed health, comes the energy to pick up a needle and thread. I've been working on my Pacific Coast Collage and that's what I wanted to show. There's nothing complicated about this piece and it's just the right speed for me now. Well, I say nothing complicated, but doing bullion knots with pearl cotton and a size 24 tapestry needle is quite interesting. I finished my starfish last week and need to start those scallop shells this week. Though I might put them off to the end and work on the border, etc. I've got some other things I've been working on, but nothing I can show here online. 

Tomorrow is the deadline for early registration at EGA Seminar 2013. I did sign up for my first four-day class. Ever. Four days. One teacher. I'm ready for it. 



Nicola said...

Housework does tend to get in the way of life.

I haven't worked out how to upload from my iphone or ipad yet so I am sorry but cannot help.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, family, friends, and good food

Anna van Schurman said...

Well that was some doozy of an illness. I'm glad you are on the mend. Just in time for the holidays to suck the life out of you! (I'm little Suzy Sunshine today!)

Margaret said...

What class did you sign up for I wonder? Hope you are fit and well and able to enjoy this one.

Pam in IL said...

My (android) phone turns the pics upside down also, but I found if I turn my phone 180 degrees, the pics are right-side up. Strange I know!

You could also take the upside down pic and rotate it afterwards through the phone's basic photo editor.