Okay you all…I am on a learning OVERLOAD. First I had Kayla working on the blog and having me learning EQ, the quilting design program. Now I have Kalissa helping me with some Youtube things and filming and so much more. She was here most of the day today and was busy the whole time helping me with this or that.
I don’t know about you but when I get overwhelmed, I’m quick to end up in tears. I’ve not ever figured out why…it just happens. Today it happened a couple times but I’m doing better. I think part of it is that when someone is helping me, they click through programs so quickly saying “click this, then this, then this and see the program in here and they you drag that there”. Seriously, I am still back, way back on the that very first click. Also, I’m a hands on girl. I have to do it myself more than watch someone else. Happily Kalissa stuck with me through all of these programs…
I’m still at a great deficit on really knowing any of them but I’m closer and still treading the waters and not crying anymore. So…here was my day.
I was up and opted not to walk Rosie this morning. Karl needed me to go to the bank for him later in the day and thought I’d walk her then. For me, it was straight to the quilting room. Remember I have those quilts that need the longarm?
Rosie was ready to help…
I got the long arming done on the first one and had started binding it when Kalissa called me and said she was bringing the boys over for lunch. Hmm. I asked what we were having and she said, “walking tacos from the bar?” Perfect. I wanted to keep binding in an effort to try to get the binding done. That didn’t happen which is totally okay.
Kalissa was in a great mood to be the helper techie person and it’s what I needed. I had filmed a video of me opening mail last weekend and was hoping she’d help me edit it and load it to Youtube. We (she really) got everything done and set it to load. I started baking cookies.
Carver helped. He was more than happy to lick the beater. Notice Gannon in the background trying to reach the cookies on the pan.
He didn’t get any batter but he did get a cookie. Poor Rosie still doesn’t do the best when the boys have food so she spent part of her day in the kennel. She’s getting better though.
Then the boys took a nap and Kalissa said, “Lets play with that that GoPro that Karl’s friend Payge gave you.” She said we need to shoot a video. UGH…The pressure is on. (Quick think of something you can shoot Jo) That’s when I remembered the quilt upstairs. I was mid binding it. Everyone always asks me to show them how I bind with a machine. So with the GoPro in hand, off we went upstairs.
We quick filmed something on the fly. I didn’t prep anything…we just figured out how to turn the camera on and shot the video. It’s was only 3 minutes or so long.
Then is was back to the computer for me to learn about editing. I’m terrible. Kalissa is awesome. I think I can learn now that Kalissa has much of it set up but I do need lots of practice.
…and practice is what this video actually is. So do you want to see what we did??? Check this out….
(For those of you who read through programs like email or through Blog Lovin, you might be about to get the link to work in your program. You might need to go to my blog HERE and read this post. Then then links will work. If you can’t see the video, the problem isn’t with the blog. It’s through the program you are using to read it with)
Anyway…what do you think? I’m going to be working on having occasional videos. All of the them will have the cute little intro and ending that Kalissa set up.
Down the road I plan on doing a long binding video with more in depth information and talking. Like I said, I filmed it with no warning and no prep time. When I have a kid of mine in the house that will help me, I have to just roll with the punches and do what I can with the help I have. I’m a slow learner so hopefully Kalissa will be back a day next week to help me again.
Please tell us what you think. We have another video ready for later this week. I can’t wait to share that one with you too!!