Oh Good Grief. No! I had the cart plugged into the machine. Now I feel just.... well....stupid.
Somehow after sifting through all of the various posts, in various topics, I came away with the conclusion that CCR would not recognize ANY cart that had been linked to a Gypsy. I guess I took that to mean that my linked carts wouldn't work at all in CCR.
Well crap. But at least now I can design on my laptop. I don't suppose anything I design on my laptop will transfer to my Gypsy. And I'm not brave enough yet to push that envelope. At least not if that would require me using Cricut Sync or updating my Gypsy.
You know, if I had a brain life would be sooooo much easier.
A good dog, a sewing machine, and an old guitar......