Hope this helps
Yes, thank you, rich2005!! And thanks to all who helped!
I didn't quite do what you said 'cause I couldn't quite understand what you said.
But somehow I just took the 2 files out of that Update folder and put them into the folder on the next level up. The empty update folder is still there.......but I got the Bezier Envelope to show in Inkscape which was the important step.
I'm not going back there as Root and removing that empty folder. I have had enough of root for a while.
Many moons from now when my computer is excavated, the diggers will analyze it. Aha! Very interesting! Empty folder! And then they will write many learned papers about the mystery of the empty folder.
I went back to the tutorial. Somehow the Bezier Envelope worked but not just how it was supposed to. So I finished the tutorial using the Envelope Deformation tool which heathenX mentioned in the tutorial. I didn't/couldn't follow the tutorial exactly but as heathenX mentions so often....Things don't have to be perfect.
I guess the important thing is that I learned a few things along the way. And for about 8 hours of steady work, a few things is really good for me.
You can see my result here. http://i54.tinypic.com/wb30hh.jpg