October 26, 2008

House Cleaning - Webs & Such

Funny how things that you think are set in stone suddenly become quicksand! Right now I'm totally frustrated. I have had a small local NH company handling orders and shipping my Bead Crochet Books. They have done a great job and also stored all of the inventory for me. The end of September they told me that they were going out of business and could no longer handle my books. Right now I have cases of books clogging the floor of my studio and I'm going to have to figure out just how many should go with me to AZ. I have such small volume that no one else wanted the job and I guess I'm going to have to do it. One more thing to have to pack into the Element. Guess I'd better start calculating weight load for this trip West.

So.... I needed to completely change my web page and re-configure all of the Shopping Cart Buttons. One thing led to another and I also decided that I needed to completely update my web page. Old software from 1998 didn't do the job any more..... New software that I'm evaluating, does things so differently that I'm having trouble getting things to do what I envision things to be.... My short term solution was to buy an updated HTML for Dummies and go back to hand coding pages. Somewhere in the last 10 years my brain seems to have lost the knowledge I had of what code did what things. I did decide to offer a limited number of the Bead Crochet Element Designer Software for sale through my web site. Once I figured out the other changes, this one was easy.

OK, as long as I'm whining, I guess I'd better add in the other thing that is causing me planning problems: buying a house. I've had an offer in on a pre-foreclosure home for 7 weeks now - nothing, nada, niet... Bank won't give me a clue as to what they are going to do, or doing, thinking of doing, or even when they might have an answer. I certainly don't want to be in NH when the snow starts to come down, besides it's difficult to work on a structure when it's sleeting outside.

As to beading - it's been very low on the "To Do" list. It's hard to get excited about anything creative when your mind is roiling with other what if things. I have been slowly working on another finger woven bracelet with light weight wooden propellers. I think I'm doing a series of bracelets that have light weight in common. This will make the 3rd one that does not use glass beads as the main elements. At least they are light hearted, fun and cheerful to make up.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:03 PM

    Dear Judith: Every thing (like the bead by bead work) will come just on time on your life. You are a great woman and a terrific artist, and soon you will have all issues on the right place, plenty of colors and grace.

    Cesar Fernandez.
    Palm Beach, Fl.