I have decided that computers are the DEVIL!!! Seriously. I hate them. All of them. And all of their little electronic device friends that conspire to make my life miserable every time I try to use them. As far as I’m concerned they can all just blow up while I’m trying to sleep tonight.
I really wanted to post the pattern for my Swirly Dresden. This one…
But instead I spent 3 hours fighting with a Mac, a Linux computer, a Windows Virtual Box inside the Linux computer, a printer and a scanner! GAH! And I’m not even any closer to having a pattern for you. If I only had a sledge hammer….
Ok, I feel a little better. Here’s my question for all you crafty computer people who work with paper pieced patterns. What’s the best program to use to make my hand drawn pattern into a computer generated pattern. I tried Illustrator but the circles are killing me. I just want it to look nice and not like a kindergartener drew it. I don’t think that’s asking too much.
I need to be able to scan it in and then “trace it” in a program. Which brings me to my next nightmare. Why is it that my scanner will scan each item at different sizes? What the french toast??? It’s going to be the death of me. Really. I promise. Or, I’m going to kill it. But someone or something is going to get hurt very soon.
Oh geez…I thought I felt better but the more I type about it the angrier I get. It’s bringing back all those bad memories of the 3 hours of my life I wasted. Why don’t I have a sledge hammer? I really need one….
Any help is greatly appreciated and would probably be rewarded with a huge THANK YOU from all the electronic devices in my house. For they know you will have prolonged their electronic usefulness for at least one more day.
Your desperate friend who is a much better quilter than computer guru,