I am just about ready to tear my hair out.
I thought that I had the free PDF hosting sites all figured out but I guess I was wrong. 4Shard, the site that I’d been using for over two years started playing games with people wanting to download my FFF files from their site by randomly and all of a sudden saying that they now had to join their site in order to do so. NOT!
That was unacceptable so after doing a bit of research, I found Scribd which seemed to be the answer. NOT! again. Evidently, as many of you have experienced since this past Friday, they want you to sign up for a Facebook account before you are able to download the files.
When I signed up for a Scribd account, no where did it mention anything about needing a Facebook account to partake of their services. I don’t have and never will have a Facebook account so I certainly don’t expect those of you who don’t have one either to sign up for one just to be able to download my designs.
So here’s my dilemma. Unless I can find another site to host my designs, it looks like this is going to be the end of my First Friday Freebies. When I first started offering them about two and a half years ago, I had no intention then or now to charge for my designs. Now that I’m retired, I offer them simply because I like to design and create. I earned a living in my ‘real’ job as an artist, designer and teacher in the decorative painting industry for over twenty-five years. Now I design for fun and pleasure and a great deal of the pleasure for me is to share them FREEly with you. Having said that, I’m open to any and all suggestions as to how I can rectify the problem so please let me know if you have any suggestions with respect to a solution.
Note to Lynn S: You asked if I could send you a copy of the file for the Spring Floral Needle Case design. I’d love to but you came up as a ‘no-reply’ blogger and I have no way of doing so without your email address. Please email me with it and I’ll send it to you immediately.
On to more pleasant things now…stuff that calms and lowers my blood pressure rather than make it rise…like springtime gardens and playing in the dirt.
Aside from a week of 70 –80 degree temperature in March, it’s been a cool spring here in the Annapolis valley of Nova Scotia. With the longer days and the cool nights, everything is as green as can be and you can really see the difference in the tree foliage just this past week. All the perennials have broken ground and the growing season is under way.
The flowers, trees and shrubs that we planted last spring are growing profusely.
Brunnera Jack Frost
Rhododendron – Nancy Steele
Later today we’ll start to plant the new stuff that
we I bought over the weekend…and this is only the beginning.
At this time of year, spring becomes my favorite time of year but come September, Autumn takes over very quickly as my favorite season. As for summer and winter? *yawn*
When it comes to seasons, are you as fickle as I am?