has added amazing depth and dimension to
our lives. For most of us, the days of
treadles and wooden embroidery hoops are
a thing of the past. We now have
computers and the Internet and all the
newfangled things that come with it,
making designs, tutorials, information,
and instructions instantly accessible.
At times it seems like new technology is
far outpacing my ability to organize it.
I resisted the transition from film to
digital photography because I had no
idea how to organize digital photos! Now
that I have that figured out (sort of),
I have a deeper understanding of how
wonderfully convenient digital
photography can be.
And so it is with embroidery designs,
color change sheets, PDFs, images, and
all the other accoutrements that
accompany embroidery designs. Easy to
find, easy to download -- but then what?
How can it all be organized so that when
we're ready to begin a project we know
where everything is?
Today I'm going to share my method of
organizing with you. It's a good one.
But like all methods of organizing, it
might work for you, or you might need to
tweak it and refine it to get it exactly
the way that you'd like. Or, you might
use a different method altogether. But
if you're just getting a start in
embroidery or are looking for a new
system for easier location and
retrieval, then try this!
The process shown below is
demonstrated with Windows XP and
Internet Explorer 8. If you use a
different operating system or web
browser, you might have different clicks
or clacks to create folders and