Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pinecone Delight Erratum

Pinecone Delight Erratum. Ohhhh, that sounds like something exotic doesn't it? Actually, it's just a fancy word for mistake. LOL We found a small mistake in the pinecone instructions. I can't believe we missed this, but sometimes these things happen.

If you bought the tutorial after August 12, 2011 you already have the corrected version and don't need to do anything else. 

If you bought the tutorial before August 12th, you should have received an email from the StitchBoard staff with instructions on how to download the corrected version. If you haven't received the email yet, please check your spam folder. You can also go to http://stitchboard.com/index.php?r=0 and contact the staff.

If you bought the tutorial directly from Cindy you can contact her at beadlady@beadlady.biz

The Correction

The error was just in the text portion, the graphic is correct.

Page 2, Row 2, Step 1, paragraph 3 .

In the 3rd paragraph it says:

Pass needle UNDER the 'thread bridge" to the right (the thread between beads #2 & #3) of row 1 from the outside to the center of the circle. Fig. 13

It should have read:

"Pass needle UNDER the 'thread bridge" to the right (the thread between beads #1 & #2) of row 1 from the outside to the center of the circle. Fig. 13"

I'd love to see some pictures of your finished pinecones. :)

Enjoy! Barb

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Computer Crashes And Old Patterns

Arrg! Almost all of my older patterns and class workshops are on my old computer. It just limps along and sometimes it quits for no reason. Sometimes I can revive it and sometimes it's just plain stubborn. It's like an old mule that just decides it isn't going to take another step.  LOL

I was really freaking out tonight when "The Ol' Gal" (the computer - not me) just up and quit. She's really tempermental and does that from time to time. Most of the time I can get it started after several attempts but sometimes it just won't work so daughter and her hubby come over and fix it for me. 

I was sweating bullets tonight when it quit because I have some very special projects in that old computer that I've only shown to two or three people - even though I made them years ago. I've been thinking about those particular projects lately and decided to review and/or revise the tutorials I wrote for them. I might put them in a book or sell them as individual projects some day but I haven't made that decision yet. 

Just as I was searching through the projects the computer crashed. Arrg! I thought I had the files backed up but when I went looking I couldn't find them anywhere. Yikes! Now I started to panic. I'd gone from sweating to praying. I learned a long time ago not to bargan with God so I just kept praying and turning the computer on again every time it shut down. Finally I got it up and running. I saved a few files to my flash drive, then the screen went black again and the computer made that horrible, heavy sigh and then went silent. Arrg and double arrg!

I grabbed the canned air and blew out the hard drive.. cough, cough..gag.. yuck. It looked like a giant sand storm coming out of that black hole. Then, just as the air started to clear, I ran out of canned air. It's the middle of the night and the only store open is several miles away. Rats! So I took a deep breath and pushed the start button. Those few seconds seemed like an eternity and then the screen flickered, I saw some words and finally the full screen.  The 'Ol' Gal' is working again. How long will she work? Only God knows and He ain't sayin'!

She's  run long enough for me to save the main files I was worried about to my flash drive. Wahoo!  Barb doing happy dog dance here! There are still a few files on the old computer that I need to transfer, but they aren't as important as the ones I was fretting over. Moral of the story! Back up those precious files. Oh, I also printed them out so I have a visual just in case the back up fails too. LOL 

Well, that's been my night. I didn't get any beading done but I did preserve my tutorials. Now that's worth losing a bit of sleep for. :) 

Enjoy and bead something beautiful today!