A New Phone

I bit the bullet and got a new phone.  I had mine for over two years…I had cracked the screen but had used it for 6 months that way….it was slowing down and I didn’t like my camera.  But one of the main reasons I got a new phone was I’ve been thinking about doing more videos.  I don’t know for sure if videos will happen as time is such a big factor but, it’s something I aspire to try.

The people who do flosstube and who are taking the awesome pictures I see are using iphones, so I moved over to Iphone land.  The guy at the cell phone store asked me about five times if I was sure I wanted to switch.  He told me again and again that switching from Samsung to Iphone was not seamless.  He told me the new Samsungs were just hitting the stores…he did most everything he could do to talk me out of it….but I went with my gut and bought the Iphone.  I’m so glad I did.

Already I am loving my pictures….


I think they are clearer and sharper….


I love the portrait feature that fades things in the background and sharpens things in the foreground.

Last year at about this time Kayla, Kelli and I all did a Flosstube video.  I really enjoyed doing it but… life got crazy with Kramer’s cancer and it didn’t happen again.  Then after thinking about it, I didn’t want the pressure of HAVING to have things finished….so I backed off.

I’m thinking about doing something like that again…but in some kind of morphed way that doesn’t put pressure on me.  One of the reasons I tried the video with Carver is for that very reason….I wanted to try my video camera….and I wanted to do a video with no pressure to make more attached to it.  I also wanted you to see how incredibly cute he can be.

Here is the video if you missed it.

I had fun doing it and plan to do more but am not committing to anything.
To often on the blog, I make plans, tell you and then the plans backfire.  That happened with Jasper’s baby quilt.

I said I was going to make a crumb quilt with the alphabet around it…I promised tutorials for the letters…then Kayla changed her mind and wanted a different quilt.  So I didn’t make the original quilt and now I have people wanting the tutorial…and I am not currently making that quilt so I don’t want to take the time to do tutorials for something I’m currently not needing.  I do have plans to make another but I hate to even say that…just in case plans change…but the baby isn’t due until April…so soonish…maybe.

So…maybe be looking for more videos down the road, but again, no promises.  It’s hard to be a blogger….If I miss a post, people send me a note to ask if I’m okay.  It’s especially hard when we have something going on family wise.  When Gannon was having so many troubles last week, it would have been easy to miss a blog post.  I was plenty busy…but I couldn’t or I’d be flooded with emails from people sure that things were going terrible here and Gannon was sicker than her was.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the loyalty, caring and support, but there’s a feeling of needing to meet expectations that comes with that.  It’s all good and enjoy it, but I don’t know if I want to commit to videos like I am blogging.

Anyway…I’m loving my phone.  I ended up getting a custom case for it from My Custom Case.


I think it turned out cute…

Kalissa was a huge help for me.  She has an Iphone and helped me get it set up and shows me how to navigate.  For the most part, I’m not having any problems.  Often I have to look to find the “back” when I want to get out of a program but every day I use it, I become more and more accustomed to it.  For the most part, I don’t think it’s nearly as hard of transition from Android to Iphone as everyone says it is.  I think it has a lot to do with attitude.  I was so determined that I wanted better picture and video opportunities that I was willing to go through the struggle to make it work.

All in all, I’m super happy with my phone and I hope I can bring you a few videos and some MUCH nicer photos with it.  I’m going to try anyway….

P.S.  If you missed the Flosstube video we did a year ago, you can watch it HERE.

Obviously, so many things have changed in our life since then…

9 thoughts on “A New Phone

  1. Paula Hidalgo

    Jo, I loved you and Carver’s video!!! You and your whole family are such an inspiration, just keep doing what you can and we’ll enjoy all of it!

  2. Sharon engel

    Dear Jo, I don’t comment very often, but just a suggestion. Just make an announcement on the blog that it will be once a day, or however often you want it to be. It’s your blog and your rules.

    Hugs from Colorado

  3. Judith Fairchild

    Oh boy I just got a new phone the pictures show up better. And getting used to it is going to take awhile. Your video with Carver is so much fun to watch. He is counting great at 3 years. Keep up the good work. You control what you want to do. We readers do get greedy when someone writes as great as you do. You could almost take your blog archives and write a series of books. No I don’t think you have the time now. You have a full enough plate as is. Praying for all of you.

  4. Judith Fairchild

    Oh boy, I just got a new phone the pictures show up better. And getting used to it is going to take awhile. Your video with Carver is so much fun to watch. He is counting great at 3 years. Keep up the good work. You control what you want to do. We readers do get greedy when someone writes as great as you do. You could almost take your blog archives and write a series of books. No I don’t think you have the time now. You have a full enough plate as is. Praying for all of you.

  5. Diana

    I watched the video of you and the girls again, it was so fun to see it. I will love to see more videos, but on your time, when you can get to it. No pressure. I loved watching the one with you and Carver quilting, and that made me think of the one you did a year ago, and here it was to see again.

  6. Lorna

    Hahaha! The advertising at the bottom of your page was for Samsung! Once again, we’re in the same boat. I’m getting my new iPhone Thursday I hope. And in the very near future (in case you want to do it before me-again) a new washer and dryer set. Lol
    Glad you like your new phone. I’m an Apple fan.

  7. Susie Q

    My grand kids live 1,000 miles away so videos let me relive many moments…. sort of like bed time stories, hehe. With more photos and videos I had to get “a cloud”….. but it is nice to know they are all stored there. I look forward to what you do with your new phone.

  8. Teresa

    I love your videos. It was so nice to hear you speak. I loved the floss tube video also. I have recently gotten back into cross stitch.

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