Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Thankyou all for your birthday wishes, it's been a bit of whirlwind week, and I'm getting to grips with a new laptop, which is very nice but I'm not really technically minded, anyway as you can see I have managed to upload a photo. Maybe that's not such a big deal but dh has updated my photo cropping programme, and it doesn't make as much sense as the old version I was using. I only know how to do certain things and end up with 3 different programmes running at the same time. My favourite programme for doing things is Corel draw, simply because they give you a sheet of paper, aslong as I've got that sheet of paper I know where I am, but if I'm in Corel and I need to crop something I have to take it to Paint Shop Pro, then take it back to Corel draw, computers can be so frustrating, or is it us, misusing them or not instructing them what to do that's the problem!

Anyway Mayday came with more sunshine and the postman bearing gifts from my Knitters Treat Exchange Pal, Suzie, this is a fantastic, well chosen package that Susie has put together for me. There are some really quirky ideas in Knitscene, and its not a magazine I have seen, there's also this beautiful handpainted merino fibre, and the 2 balls of wool, you're absolutely right Susie, you can never have enough wool, there's the junior mints, simple perfection, and how did Susie know about the facial scrub....I was trying some foundation with a Clinique beautician Saturday, who was telling me I needed to use a facial scrub and this Mint Julep arrives, I tried it out this morning and it does make your skin feel so tingly and fresh.

All in all it's a fabulous package and I've really enjoyed being part of this Knitters Treat Exchange, thankyou so much Suzie!

5 comments:

Riggwelter said...

Funny, I could never get on with Coral Draw, I much prefer Photoshop.

that's a lovely package!

Artis-Anne said...

I waste SO much time with tring to get things to work on my computer. I have just posted about your wonderful photo shots on my blog ,so maybe you can give me some lessons ;)
Great package ( oh that sounds a tad naughty !! ) Great yarn too and I have never heard of the mag before , enjoy :)

picperfic said...

download picassa jo, it's such a clever free and simple to use photo editing tool...honest!! I use it all the time but I also use photoshop simply because that's what I learnt at college. Love the look of the KTE package too! I guess we all have our favourite editing packages, another fovourite of mine is Photobrush, if you google it you can download it for a months trial to see if you like it. It has loads of great filters and things in it and it's really cheap too!
Anyway, you have to enjoy what you do so just ignore me and get on with your spinning, I can't do that!! lol

Suzie said...

Jo, so glad you like your treats! It was fun picking everything out for you.

Marianne said...

What a lovely parcel of gifts! That fibre looks divine...looks so soft!
Can't help you much with the techie stuff....