In between dramas I have had with my computer and getting my system upgraded, I have been stitching to de-stress and now have some completed and ready. i know I have posted these before, but I have now done some extra embellishing of the pages. A big thank you to all my friends who have commented and complimented me on my previous post with the pages.
|Barred chain on the left and detached chain on the right|
|image from Gimp printed onto linen and embroidered. The background fabric is one I painted|
|I have just added some buttons and braid to this to finish it off|
|All I did to this was to thread some ribbon through the lace and embroider round the edges with herringbone at the top and barred chain on the torso piece.|
I have had an external hard drive for about 2 years and after the initial set up I left it plugged in as instructed to let it do its thing, then one day needed the usb port and never got to put it back in. Then I tried to do an update with it and could not get it to work. I have been waiting all this time to get someone to help me with it....and when I did it would not work at all.
This meant investing in a new one so I could back up everything before the upgrade, and the new one did just that, and then would not allow us to reinstall.
There were ways round that, but whatever could go wrong did, and it all took 7 hours, and even then I just had to say stop because the dollar signs were rolling over and over.
It all stressed me out no end, and I do miss having my clever son around to do all this stuff for free.
I am not quite sure yet whether I like the new distro...and I am struggling with some things. Lost my photo programme completely and the new one I installed myself scared the wits out of me.....it just took over, and there was no where to allow me to open up my photos in Gimp and edit them......ooops that got removed very quickly I can tell you. I had visions of all my photos disappearing into netherland.
Anyway I am battling to understand all this new "stuff", and change is something I dont cope with these days.
So my stitching project has been a blessing and helping to take my mind off anything stressful.
I have my unit inspection this week so had better do something today about tidying up my sewing room.