I've had a little work done.
In the immortal words of Dolly Parton - If it sags, bags or drags, I'm going to have it nipped, tucked or sucked.
So it was time. Past time. And since my tech skills fall between Prehistoric and Seriously Outdated, I enlisted the services of Dr. Colleen of the Typepad Clinic. She's a sweetheart - she has to be! She patiently tweaked this back and forth while I micro-managed over her shoulder. Cyber-shoulder.
I had the idea for the banner but I lacked the skills to actually do it. (Not yet... maybe someday.) So I told Colleen that I had this idea and she made it happen. I sent a hand-drawn picture of what I had in mind, it had some of the same little arrows and notes often found in patterns. It was her idea to use my handwriting for the title, I just wrote it out a dozen times with different pens and small variations. She took that scanned page and turned it into the title. As for the stars, while I sent images I thought would be good for the stars - allover patterns, good contrast, etc. - she did everything else.
Thank you, Colleen!
So see... I wasn't completely slacking off while everyone else was at Market.