Hot and Humid
For the past week, these words have been in our forecast every day. We've had it all. Fortunately, there hasn't been any major damage in my immediate area.
In my tiny village, we don't have a storm siren, but I've heard from friends and family who live in areas that do have a storm siren. They tell me that their sirens have been activated every day since last Friday.
I watch the sky, listen to a weather radio, have weather apps on my smartphone and get text alerts from the local newspaper.
What do you use to alert you to move to safety during a storm?
USING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR STITCHING?
I've been reading posts on blogs, groups I belong to and various websites regarding digital cross stitch charts and magazines. Some have subscribed to digital magazine services to receive their favorite stitchy magazine. A digital magazine is a great idea since it reduces the cost of the subscription, the use of paper and storage space, but some digital magazines don't allow printing. What good is a digital stitching magazine if you can't print the chart?
So, I've been thinking about using a laptop, tablet or smartphone as my chart instead of paper. Now, my smartphone is one of the smaller ones, so it would be a last resort to use it for my chart. However, my daughter has the Samsung Note which is much larger and might work pretty good.
Some things to think about when using an electronic device instead of a paper chart:
- Easily able to enlarge or reduce the chart size on screen
- Can use the cursor to keep my place
- More difficult to make notes and changes on the chart
- Not as portable as a paper chart, although if you always carry your device with you this would not be an issue.
I'm guessing if you're like me, you also have tons of downloaded designs. I've got pdf, image and document files of freebie designs from all over the internet.
I'm considering using an electronic device instead of a paper chart. What about you? Do you or would you use an electronic device instead of a paper chart? What do you think are advantages/disadvantages of using an electronic device?
I've just finished a large model stitching piece for a designer. Sorry, no pics to share though.
I'm in the mood for some patriotic stitching! I'll be going through my stash to find a few patriotic smalls to start working on this weekend.
What are you stitching?
HAVE A GREAT, SAFE WEEKEND!