Now, this should be entertaining, because tech is definitely not my area of expertise or comfort.
But slowly, slowly, catchy monkey has been my approach and it’s paying off – fingers crossed.
This greasy tech pole has had me climbing and sliding. But I’ve stuck in there and committed to learning what I need to know – not necessarily what people want to teach me, and it seems to be working.
That’s one of the biggest lessons learnt – collect and learn the information I need. How? My best move was to secure great tech-support – someone I can talk to and work with – and have a good laugh with along the way too. I wouldn’t be doing what I do now without huge input from Jess Jones of Dot Jess. Jess and her team keep me on the straight and narrow – and as soon as I have problems, I’m in touch.
Then, last week, I discovered an app which I’m simply in love with. I’m doing a ton of reading and research for Stitch Safari – and I’m loving all the nooks and crannies I can’t help peering into. But that means buying a plethora of books, which can be just a tad expensive and take up valuable real estate in a space-challenged apartment.
I also use a Kindle, mostly for books on business or self-improvement. Previously, if I bought a creative or historical-based book with gorgeous images – they were shown in black and white on my Kindle. But now Kindle has an app which I can use on my PC and the images are reproduced in colour as published.
Last week I bought ‘Silk and Cotton: Textiles from Central Asia,’ by Susan Meller. I luxuriate in the coloured maps and images of these stunning textiles – and if I hook up to my monitor, they’re even bigger and better.
The other off-shoot to buying Kindle books is that many are usually a great deal cheaper. As a result, I couldn’t resist another very-necessary purchase over the weekend of ‘Stitching the World: Embroidered Maps and Women’s Geographical Education,‘ by Judith A. Tyner – it was less than 2/3 the price of the hardcover edition. My library has simply reached saturation level.
So between my computer and my amazing new Kindle app, I’m literally having a ball. I certainly don’t profess to know everything, but I can do what I need to and have fun doing it. Now to YouTube for some exercise before reading.