I'm getting ready to kit Beading by the Bay's Aeilia and ordered the necessary crystal....and then some. I'm blaming the chrysolite ab2x on Jamie. She made her dream keeper vessel ring (sadly no picture, what was I thinking) using these, or were they chrysolite opal, Jamie? Anyways, that and the dark red coral ab2x on the right side were design stash purchases.
One of the book palettes calls for the chrysolite, so that should work nicely.
Back to the drawing board today.....I managed to 'lose' a bead yesterday, which translates to ten of my illustrations need to be redrawn. Yes I did hit save, often, it just means I 'saved' the mistake I made by deleting a symbol that was being used, yes it warned me, 'this symbol is being used do you really want to delete it ?' I thought I did, I thought I knew what I was doing, I was wrong. And when the time machine should have saved me, instead the error reads, this adobe illustrator file was not saved with the pdf option enabled, you need to go back and save it again....that's paraphrasing but that is the gist....no back up of the file that I can open.
One more thing to sort out, if I can't count on the time machine back up software to reliably back up adobe illustrator files, that is a bad thing. So today more technology challenges. I wonder as we age if we'll be able to keep up....each new software update seems to bring up things that work differently and many times you have to go ferret out the answer.
Want to lock your iPad's screen orientation (you know so you can read in bed without it flipping between portrait and landscape) used to be a button....now press the home button twice and scroll right on the menu screen until you see the screen lock option. Really? How am I ever going to remember all this?
Photo stream was working on my IMAC, taking a picture on the phone or uploading to the iPad or putting the memory stick in the IMAC, all photos ended up in photo stream to be used....pretty convenient until it stopped working, for no reason I can tell. I will sort it out when it becomes important enough, but cumulatively all of these technology challenges add up and make me weary.
Ok, I'm going to relax now, take a deep breath and open Adobe Illustrator.