Yesterday was a rather mish-mosh day where I was pulled in many directions. There was still a great deal of catching up to do after the power outage of the weekend, and although I know I am very fortunate to only have that to deal with, it still takes a great deal of time.
I am also having computer issues, where either something is configured improperly or something is not functioning properly. Both Keith and myself spent several hours trying to pinpoint the issue, as we can't quite see if it is a hardware or software issue. My first inclination would be to just get another one, but cooler heads prevailed and we are going through a series of tests and checklists. Needless to say I am spending the morning backing everything up once again – just to be sure.
Many people don't understand that computers now days consist of several components that can be re-used in the next system. My own computer is made up of several drives, along with the motherboard and the video card, etc. Just because one of these things are failing or damaged, doesn't mean that you can't reuse the other parts. While my first inclination would be to just "get a new one", I realize that getting all new drives and components isn't really necessary – especially if only one aspect of it is outdated or damaged. So it takes a little diagnostic work.
In the mean time, I am trying to make sure that everything I need is backed up. Naturally, all of my patterns and pattern files are backed up on a regular basis. But this time I am also backing up things like music, online magazines that I subscribe to, fonts, and other things that may not be included in a weekly backup. If it is necessary to rerun my operating system, I want things to go as smoothly as possible.
Besides the computer stuff, Keith once again updated our website. We have several new patterns that are now available on the site, including my SLD473 - 12 Chalky Beach Ornaments Pattern and Kit
And Keith's SLDK381 Backyard Barbeque Plaque
Keith also has a new Bible quote plaque (SLDK380)
We also have a new free pattern for you all to enjoy, and made a nice box set of my multi-layered trinket boxes (TRBSET1)
We think there is something fun for everyone. :)
And I did get a chance to work on my new project as well. After three tries, I got the background for my new project just about where I want it to be:
I can't wait to start painting the subject today. It took two trips to the sander, but at last I got the look I was envisioning for the background. :) I think it will be pretty cool when done.
So with that said, I need to keep moving. If you are interested in our new free pattern, please feel free to visit the site. You can also join our mailing list if you wish to receive our newsletter which goes out about every other week. That way if you miss seeing something new here in the blog, you will be sure to see it there.
It is overcast and very windy again today. I believe it has been raining as well. Hopefully we won't have much of a storm, as I understand that some people in the towns nearby still don't have power as of last night. Surely more bad weather will only complicate things more.
Have a great day today. We are mid-week already. Time is sure going by quickly.
Happy Wednesday to you all!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"