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I posted six FREE crochet patterns for Kindle for today...grab them before they're gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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Wow.  This will be a challenge because of all the whites! Undecided

Have you tried limiting the number of colors in section 5?  You may try something like 10 colors.  Also, possibly limiting the number of colors and varying the contrast and/or brightness?

Also, have you tried setting shades of gray in section 5 and varying contrast?

Just a few ideas.  You've got my interest, though.  I'm going to try using a similar photo to see if I can tell what kind of settings are best to work with.

Playing around with settings may also give me an idea or two that I might want to add to the program to better handle something like this.

I'll let you know what I find out.

Terry

ps. Love the photo!

Sherry,

I don't want a clone.  Too many arguments over who gets to do the fun things!

What I want...is a wife.  Wink  Someone to do all of the drudgery.  Cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, all of the things that hold no interest for me.  She should not be interested in knitting, crocheting or beadweaving, though she can have plenty of interest in sewing, since it gives me the willies.  She can seam up all of my crocheted and knitted stuff that gets worked flat.

Since she would be my wife, she would expect no pay.  Wink

Now I guess I just have to find a place where the laws are amenable to this.  Wink

Either that or get wife training for hubby.  He knows the cooking part, anyway.

Hey, don't knock it...it could happen!  Laughing

I posted one FREE soap making how-to book for Kindle for today...if you're interested, please grab it before it's gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for "how to" ebook content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make a how-to book kind of difficult to read.)

Here's the circle (you must join to see posts):
http://stitchboard.com/circles/pg/groups/36435/crafty-bookworms/

I'll add two pics of my beaded cat box here.  This is a gift for a friend...the pattern is not mine....it's from a wonderful book called "Little Bead Boxes" by Julia S Pretl (though I did tweak the pattern, because the matte beads kept breaking).  (I'm ashamed to say that trying to figure out something knitted as part of the presentation has delayed sending it out for an inexcusably long time.  Frown)




I have plans to make other boxes in the future, some from the book, others from my own imagination.  Smile

Do you have any pics of what you made in your jewelry making days?  Smile  I love looking at handmade jewelry!

A 5x magnifier sounds so cool!  Is it uncomfortable to wear?  I know there are magnifiers that are made to actual prescriptions for close-up work, but they're so pricey.  Tongue Out

Can you add the crystal beads to your crochet, perhaps in an edging on something?  I love the look of crochet with beads.  I finally learned how to crochet bead bangles.  I've been crocheting for 30+ years now, and thought mastering bead crochet would be sooooo easy...nope!  I finally pulled out the pony beads and yarn.  Now I can crochet bead bangles!  It was so terribly uncomfortable at first, having to add that extra step.  It wasn't difficult to learn as much as hard to get accustomed to the extra work of adding the beads.  Tongue Out

Awww, thanks...I can't wait to accomplish something with the knitting!  The crochet version (because I want to do both) will likely be much easier, but I decided to make things difficult by working on the knitted version first...did I mention...I have a screw loose!  Tongue Out
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