Monday, June 04, 2007

Live to Bead

Cello went shopping over the Memorial Day weekend, and on Tuesday he brought in several new pieces of equipment--a few new monitors, a new employee got a new Mac, and he bought me an external hard drive. It was an incredibly busy week for me, so I just set it aside to deal with later. You can see where this is going, right? I was working like crazy on Friday; sometime mid-morning my computer locked up and started making this weird tick-tick-tick sound. I turned it off, let it sit for a few minutes, then turned it back on. Tick-tick-tick.

Lovely. Before long, I had an office full of young men analyzing the problem, trying various things, crawling around under my desk, plugging and unplugging, etc. The eventual verdict was that the hard drive had died.

So Cello went back out to the Apple store and bought me a new, shiny, lovely iMac. And to his credit, he didn't yell at me (not that he ever does, of course) when he asked if I'd had a chance to use the external drive yet . . .

Liora bought a pair of earrings from me, and posted a picture wearing them:

I also sent her a charm, and she's using it attached to her handbag zipper:

I have a bunch of new stuff up in the shop, and I made a few more things this weekend that I need to photograph and post. Taking the photographs, cropping and enhancing them, takes a lot of time. I suppose that's an argument for making multiples of the same design rather than making new things all the time, but that's part of the fun.

When Cello was setting up my new computer, he named it Flower Power, which is what Gard named the first Mac that I had there. He said, "You can change it. Name it anything you want," then he changed it himself and called it "Live to Knit." He said, "Are you still knitting a lot?" and I said that I was knitting less and making jewelry more, and he changed it to "Live to Bead."

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