Isn’t it just typical – we get a day of glorious autumn weather on a day when we have other commitments and can’t take full advantage of it. Why couldn’t it have been gorgeous yesterday instead.
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Thankfully I did find a kind soul on the cart developers forum who directed me to detailed instructions for a fix to what was a well known problem with my cart when the PHP version is upgraded on the server. Thankfully, the instructions were very concise and I have just enough experience of modding my own shopping cart to know how to download and edit the code files in question and restore the new version to the server. And I refreshed the site pages holding my breath and was astonished that it had indeed fixed it.
The problem had initially looked pretty terminal, with screen-full after screen-full of lines of error codes and I wasn’t able to even log into my admin panel to see what version of the software I was running – so I wasn’t expecting the fix to be quite so easy to implement and fully expected that my initial efforts might fix one problem, only to have to face the next one presented. So I am extra-ordinarily grateful to have got the right help very promptly and that it only actually required one line of amended code to fix what seemed like a catalogue of assorted problems. Phew!
It wasn’t exactly how I planned spending my Saturday, but having experienced that first sickening lurch of my stomach in the morning when my site got borked, I was thrilled to have it up and running again properly by the afternoon. The only harm done, I suspect, is to my nerves.
As we drew the curtains this morning we were met with the most glorious clear sky and there was even a light white frost on some of the rougher textured surfaces outside. Mr Boo had a long-standing commitment for the afternoon, so we couldn’t go too far before he’d have to leave, so decided to at least enjoy some of the sunshine by doing one of our favourite local walks after breakfast.
It really was a prefect autumn day – clear fresh crisp air with just a little bite to the breeze, wall to wall blue sky and gorgeous golden sunshine – which as it rose in the sky ended up remarkably warm and very pleasant to be out in. I was delighted to get out, stretch my legs, blow the cobwebs out and come home with rosy cheeks and a few photographs in the can.
My work this week – all a bit coil-tastic:
I had reason to re-make an old design for a customer who wanted a variation of something she’d bought some years ago and it enforced me to re-visit a technique I’ve not done for a while – coiling wire to make a rope-like structure. I’ve done various different wire ‘ropes’ in the past, variously twisting or coiling wires of different gauges to get the desired effect.
This week it was all about coiling. Having done a little practice to establish the best gauges for the effect and weight I was after, I soon established a rhythm for making rope-like bead sections to use within pieces and got totally swept away with ideas using them.
It started with a couple of kilt pins in a series I’m making for the holiday season, as they often sell for gifts for people who don’t wear much jewellery and I had a few in progress. Having done this pair with Indian fancy jasper stones, I routed out some other gemstones of a suitable size and the amethyst came next – and I loved the faceted stone next to the copper, so the necklace soon followed, with its matching earrings. Now that my fingers are starting to recover, I will no doubt do some more – my head is still full of ideas.