24/11/2010

Patience !

I've finally got the laptop back to some sort of normal that I can work with. Isn't it weird how just having a new 'Windows' can throw you?? I's taking me a while to get used to this Windows 7. Thankfully I've got it   back with  data intact - BUT It's now with  this Windows 7- which is ok and I'm getting used to it. The main probelm which is driving me mad and probably needn't - is that my old Windows photo viewer was brilliant. I could merrily crop and resize and adjust contrast and brightness etc all in one place. Now I'm struggling to manage it.Has anyone got Windows7? and if they have - am I missing something or has it not got the 'fix' option at the top of the toolbar anymore ?Anyway, I'm now having to go to separate programmes to crop, then back to another to resize it. I shall be here till the year dot at this rate !
I've had a go at re sizing the previous photo to see what happens so bear with me ...
on to other things- I've finally finished the cot blanket I was making for someone - in rainbow colours...it's folded in half here.
After being at the retreats for two weekends -I decided it was time to upgrade the table top tote thingy that goes every where with me and holds everything but the kitchen sink. It's been great but the handles get in the way when it's on the floor beside me or on the table top and the lid really does get in the way - so I went for one of these....

I could have gone for a Zebra or a Giraffe- the Giraffe won!  I bet everyone has made their Christmas cards ? I really really must get stuck in and make mine - can't believe how these weeks are whizzing by....and does anyone know how to do those kind of signatures at the bottom of their posts ? like you've signed your name ?.. ♥ (thanks Deb!)


5 comments:

debs14 said...

Try Googling 'mylivesignature' and the instructions are there.
What lovely couples in that first photo of yours ;-)
ANOTHER bag???? That is so nice and I know just what you mean about those silly handles. Think you made a good choice there!

Karen said...

Hi,
Glad you have your computer back, I know how hard it can be when they go down. The Cot blanket came out adorable...Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards.

Sian said...

I'm not good with change lol - going to Windows 7 drove me nuts. I use Picasa for all my photo stuff - a free download and very easy to use.

Your blanket is gorgeous!

Karen said...

Love the cot blanket and so glad you have your computer back - still using Gracia's and waiting for mine - off to have a show down with the computer shop as it has now been 12 days!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I use various editing facilities, but Picassa is probably the most versatile. I'm loving your Crafty stash LO's...& that new bag is awesome...what 'make' is it?