Is anyone else doing the Aurifil Designer Block of the Month? The cool thing is that you make a block each month (duh...) and if you upload a picture of it to Pat Sloan's blog page, you are entered to win a great prize - a 12 pack of Aurifil thread. All of this sounds really easy, right?
Here is the picture I took with my phone. I took a half dozen of them, just to make sure that I got a good one. This one is decent because I didn't get any of the surrounding
Take a picture - check.
Go to Pat's blog page - check.
Find the link to add the picture - check.
Figure out how to get the picture from my phone to my computer. (Only took 10 minutes) - check.
Click on the link to bring up the linky program - check.
Add the required info - check (as an aside, that takes about 15 tries to figure out what exactly is required!)
Click Done. Uh-oh. The program is telling me that my file is too big. Seriously? How do I make it smaller? The program says that I can use Instagram. OK, that sounds easy. So I signed up for an Instagram account and spent another hour fussing around, trying to figure out the settings and how to post a picture.
Go back to the linky thingy. Fill out the required information (easier this time). Click Instagram icon. I get an error saying "error_type": "OAuthForbiddenException", "code": 403, "error_message": "You are not a sandbox user of this client"}
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What the heck does that mean? Sandbox? huh?
Back to square one. I give up for now. I was just going to take a few minutes to upload the picture and it has taken me over 2 hours just fuss farting around to try to get a stupid picture up on a blog!
Maybe I'll just go buy some thread. Sure would be easier!