I did NOT get a chance to get to BestBuy to investigate a new keyboard. But guess what - today, the keyboard is behaving (more or less). Seriously I think it's my brain synapsis not functioning properly and not sending the right messages at the right time to my fingers!!! BUT I did find $45 worth of coupons that I can use at BestBuy so I might just wander down there today to see what I can find. I did find a nice keyboard online that I really liked so I'll check out the feel and go from there.
Why didn't I get to BestBuy? Because I don't have a car! I took the car in for servicing - regular maintenance and change the tires. I got THREE calls from the dealer - they could NOT find the lug nuts for the tires. I have fancy ones for my fancy summer rims (like everyone else). Seriously?? They were in a cloth (white) bag RIGHT BESIDE the tires in the back of the car. I know because I had touched them while putting the tires in the car. Tires on a rim are VERY heavy by the way!
The first call - I told them the lug nuts are in a cloth bag in the back of the car and were right beside the tires. I get a callback. Nope - the lug nuts are NOT in the car. Yes they are, I insisted. A white cloth bag. I get a callback. Nope - they searched the entire car and couldn't find them. Now I'm getting frustrated. THEY ARE IN THE CAR. I never remove them for fear of losing them and I had TOUCHED them that morning. I get a callback. OH - they were in a cloth bag, not a plastic bag. DUH!!! That's what I've been saying. And it was the dealership who put them in the cloth bag when I first bought my winter tires!!!! How could you miss a HEAVY, LUMPY white cloth bag RIGHT beside the tires? I think they should install my tires for free for that! But that won't happen!! That took HOURS to resolve. The first call was at 10:37 and they finally found the lug nuts at 2:43.
It's now almost 3 PM by this time and they say that I need two new tires and front brakes are almost gone. I guess they won't have it done by 5 PM when I needed to leave my house to teach a class. NO. I borrowed DH's car - thankfully he had taken UBER to his conference yesterday. So that was a bit of a weird service call, to say the least, and it's going to cost me a LOT of money. But I don't think that I've ever had the brakes done on that car and there's over 150K on it. Still, I could have bought a lot of fabric with that money, but I don't need the fabric so I guess that's OK and better to be safe!
Yesterday I taught a class at Oh Look Fabric on fabric bowls using the clothesline cord. Always a fun class. I've made several items in the past including this HUGE tote bag. Gosh, that was years ago as I remember doing the bag as a sit n sew at Cockadoodle Quilts.
|My clothesline tote bag|
To refresh my memory on techniques and to try a couple of different things, I worked on a new bowl yesterday as I have a LOT of clothesline cord that I acquired from a guild garage sale.
|Making a new bowl|
|How cool is that!!!|
There were four in the class. One of the ladies has a relatively new sewing machine and it took a bit to get the hang of what was happening. She made good progress on the bottom and was just starting to turn the bowl.
|Just starting to turn the bowl|
This one is also going to be bigger. I love how she used a very subtle color difference on the OUTSIDE and that gives the bowl a really nice textural look.
|Nice textural look on the outside|
This one is finished and has a slightly contrasting colored thread on the top three rounds
|One more bowl - DONE|
|Another bowl - DONE|
|The happy class!|
This is Andie's bowl (Andie is the shop owner). I stole this from her Instagram feed - sorry! I forgot to take a picture last night. Aren't these bowls just the greatest? And there are so many options.
Now here is something that makes absolute sense. I came across this article and it's so true. This is what I want to do when I get older. If you're in the position of looking for a new home because you're now on your own, this is something to seriously consider. Imagine how fun it could. Yes - there would have to be ground rules, but to add 10 years to my life? You bet!!!!
Just got a call. The car is ready and they will come and pick me up!
The bad news about today? It's gorgeous outside and I can hear my lounge chair calling. BUT - NO!!! I've too much work to do inside. I've got a quilt to load on the long arm - a HUGE one. I've got patterns to write and quilts to design. I can no longer put them off. They need to be done. But I'll have a few breaks outside for sure and I have a bunch of errands that need to be done. There was NO fruit to go with my oatmeal this morning. I managed to find some slivered almonds in the cupboard and that worked just fine to give it a bit more flavor and texture.
If you're interested in the bowl class, there is another one scheduled for June 22 (Friday) at 7 PM. Call Oh Look Fabric to reserve your spot.
I forgot to do some hand stitching yesterday. Not even five minutes - but I'll get to it today. I have a meeting tonight and that's the perfect place to hand stitch.
On that note, I'm out of here.
Have a super day!!!!