Quiltmaker 100 Blocks

Quiltmaker 100 Blocks
My block is in the November 2015 issue!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Aurifil Designer of the Month

Is anyone else doing the Aurifil Designer Block of the Month?  The cool thing is that you make a block each month (duh...) and if you upload a picture of it to Pat Sloan's blog page, you are entered to win a great prize - a 12 pack of Aurifil thread.  All of this sounds really easy, right?  

September block
Wrong.  Making the block is the easy part.  Trying to actually get the picture posted is a pain in the royal you-know-what!! I have had no end of trouble uploading my picture to the site!

Here is the picture I took with my phone. I took a half dozen of them, just to make sure that I got a good one.  This one is decent because I didn't get any of the surrounding mess creative inspirational items in the picture.

So make the block- check
Take a picture - check.
Go to Pat's blog page - check.
Find the link to add the picture - check.
Figure out how to get the picture from my phone to my computer.  (Only took 10 minutes) -  check.
Click on the link to bring up the linky program - check.
Add the required info - check (as an aside, that takes about 15 tries to figure out what exactly is required!)
Click Done.  Uh-oh.  The program is telling me that my file is too big.  Seriously?  How do I make it smaller?  The program says that I can use Instagram.  OK, that sounds easy.  So I signed up for an Instagram account and spent another hour fussing around, trying to figure out the settings and how to post a picture. 

Go back to the linky thingy.  Fill out the required information (easier this time).  Click Instagram icon.  I get an error saying  "error_type": "OAuthForbiddenException", "code": 403, "error_message": "You are not a sandbox user of this client"}

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  What the heck does that mean?  Sandbox?  huh? 

Back to square one.  I give up for now. I was just going to take a few minutes to upload the picture  and it has taken me over 2 hours just fuss farting around  to try to get a stupid picture up on a blog! 

Maybe I'll just go buy some thread.  Sure would be easier!

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