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Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Hero

I’m the first to admit that I am not the computer expert in this household, and tend to work on a “need to know” basis.  As long as I have the necessary know-how to do the tasks I want to on the computer, I’m happy.  All this behind the scenes stuff is too much for me.  But then again, I’m not a complete dummy, after all, I do know how to e-mail and write letters, documents and blogs.  However I needed Robin’s help recently, as  I’m trying hard to get my quilt documentation up to date.  There’s no trouble with the more recent projects as the digital photos are stored on the computer and I know how to do that.  But I’ve got heaps of old photos that needed scanning and uploading.  After being shown several times and failing miserably, I asked Robin to do it for me.  We worked as a team, with me running up and down the hallway to place each photo in the scanner, and with him uploading them onto the laptop.  Isn’t this new fangled wireless technology wonderful!  So Robin is certainly my hero.
DSCF8676 Robin busy uploading my quilt photos
Writing up the story behind each quilt is quite a slow process, but I’m getting there.  It will take some time to get the whole job done, so I try and do a bit each week, writing then printing off the pages.  Luckily, along with the old photos I have kept details of the size of each quilt, and fabric samples as well.  I’d forgotten about some of the quilts I had made long ago and given away, so it is a real trip down memory lane. 
DSCF8677 .Quilt document folder – made by my daughter

2 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my! You and I are doing the same thing! We've removed photos from old albums with adhesive pages and I'm scanning them... and scanning and scanning. It's taking a very long time to work through a dozen-plus albums, but in the end it will be worth the time, and each of our two children will have a copy of all of them burned to a CD. Seems like the wisest thing to do, doesn't it? Technology makes things fit into smaller packages.

Frances Leate said...

It looks like you are very organised Jenny and it is a wonderful idea to have all your quilt treasures documented. Take care