Have you ever had one of those days when NOTHING seemed to go right? Yesterday was one of those days. I rarely feel like throwing in the towel, but I was tempted on numerous occasions. However, I maintained a level head and kept working methodically through the fiascos trying to make sense of the crazy day.
The modem that was to arrive between 9 and 9:30 still wasn't here by 4 PM. A call indicated that it would likely be delivered today. Fortunately, DH's Zoom call didn't go down, although it slowed. I didn't stream the radio on Alexa for fear of causing issues with his call.
I had typed out my agenda for the two lectures last night. And guess what? Word froze, and I had to reboot my computer and start over again. There was NO autosave? Why not??
As if that wasn't bad enough, I couldn't print. The printer had run out of paper, and while I refilled the paper tray, my computer wasn't recognizing that I had done that. So I had to reboot yet again to get it to recognize the correct status of the printer. Seriously?? It was like there was a tech gremlin in the house yesterday. And yes - I had issues last night, and thankfully everyone is so patient. The connection slowed down considerably in one presentation, and it died in the second one. It seemed to take forever to get reconnected.
I did note that DH was watching TV when I was online. Hmmm - I stayed off while he was on his call? But I won't go there.
I did take a walk in the afternoon before my lectures, and that helped to clear my head. I've got two lectures more today and no idea when that modem will arrive. And I've no guarantee that it'll solve the problem. It could make it worse, but I won't go there. I might have to zip down to Tim's to do my lectures!
Needless to say, I didn't get a chance to log into the Monday sewing - I just didn't dare tax the bandwidth with a second Zoom call.
But today is another day. I had a good sleep, got some writing done this morning. I'm still behind a wee bit, but every day, I get closer to the finish line!
So - let's go back and finish up with the Show and tell from the UFO club.
Elaine finished her Stitcher's Garden quilt (Stitch Connection). This is the third one of these quilts that got finished because of our UFO club.
|Elaine's completed Stitcher's Garden quilt|
|The five borders on Stitcher's Garden|
Elaine also quilted this small wall hanging that she started many years ago at Quilt Canada. It was the result of a workshop. It just needs the binding, and it's done! One more project bites the dust!!!
|Elaine's landscape quilt - ready to bind|
|Elaine's Shop Hop quilt - DONE|
|Easter Candle mat - almost done|
|Diane's Stitcher's Garden quilt top|
|Diane's Border Creek mystery project|
|The block for the mystery quilt|
|Elephant quilt - DONE|
|Diane's second quilt - DONE|
|Diane's two Halloween wall hangings - DONE|
|The train station is appliqued to the background|
The blocks are almost completed!!! Wow-what a huge relief it must be to get the quilt to this stage, but she's not done yet!!!
|Sharon's quilt |
Diane T assembled this table runner. I wonder what size of sashing she used between the blocks because it looks AMAZING. I might have to try that with one of my string quilts because it has a totally different look than when you just sew the blocks together.
|Diane T's string pieced Chrismas runner|
|Blocks for Liz's quilt|
|Pieces of blocks have been cut and ready to sew|
|Laura's Over and Under quilt|
|The Bear Paw blocks are cut|
|The square in a square block for Ronda's quilt|
That leaves my projects. I don't have time this morning to post, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what I did.
Here's something vital to keep in mind. As I was posting homework from the recent classes, I noticed that several people haven't been around for a while.
So I started e-mailing people to see how they were. You know - not everyone is faring as well as others under the circumstances. If you know someone and haven't heard from them in a while, give them a CALL. We must stay connected to each other. And we mustn't let anyone slip through the cracks.
I know that I don't do enough of that, and often, I'll go for days and sometimes weeks before I call family or friends. I'm trying to get better at that, and even if I end up on a phone call while I do my walk - I'm OK with that. The important thing is we MUST reach out!
One more thing, and I want you to do this IMMEDIATELY. STOP watching the news. Just STOP. It's depressing; there's nothing we can do about certain political situations - it's going to hell in a handbasket quickly, and there isn't a single thing we can do about it. There are fires and other disasters and we can't do a single thing about them either. So do yourself a favor and STOP watching the news. I stopped over 10 years ago - Oh I keep abreast of world events, but I don't let myself get dragged down into the depressing thing that is called news these days.
If you feel compelled to help, then make a cash donation or get out and find a place to volunteer locally. Even with COVID, there are places where help is needed.
Make your own fun, call friends, hold Zoom calls with your friends - it's good to chat about the ridiculous things happening in the world. I find it gets it off my mind if I have a good chat and then I let it go. If sewing by yourself is boring, then get a Zoom meeting going and sew with someone all day. You don't even have to talk - just know that someone is there for you!!
Have you put on weight during the pandemic? Then move in with me. DH does most of the grocery shopping and there are NO treats. Thank god for that. I'm a stress eater (when I'm stressed for time) and well, yesterday? I could have eaten a pallet of chips and cases of pop if they had of been handy! I did have a couple of small snacks that I've squirreled away in Studio B.
On that note, I'm out of here. It's another jam-packed day and I'll be in Manitoba this afternoon and then zipping off to Newfoundland!
Have a super day!!!!