I really should look at the notifications that appear on my blog. However, I have techie friends who alert me to upcoming changes. Thanks to Morgan for this. For those of you who subscribe to the blog and get a daily e-mail, that feature will go away in July. There is some option that I need to implement so you won't miss a single crazy episode. I'll be looking into that and let you know what's happening!
I also need to put together a distribution list and a newsletter - just because I want to. I've got to look into that because it just won't work from my e-mail. I need an e-mail service, or everything will go to SPAM, just like my current e-mail situation. It's hilarious - I forward an e-mail to myself, and it goes to SPAM. At least more stuff is getting into the inbox, but I think the service provider added some extra security, and well - it's working!
From a sewing/quilting perspective, yesterday was a bust! Well - not exactly -- we had two amazing classes in the morning, and I'm so inspired to get working, especially on the embroidery side. But then a phone call and an errand, and well, when I got home, I went for groceries, chatted with the neighbors about the craziness on our street. Got home from that and went for an afternoon nap in the gazebo. Not much got done. And you know what? It bugged me for a little bit, and then I thought - who cares!
I'm happy to report that my navigation system worked THREE times. The first time with the map and the second two with just turn-by-turn directions. I think I know why, but not sure. I don't really care - I was just excited that I got it working. It's only taken over two years. The new app made all the difference, and that app was released on April 27, THIS YEAR. It's still not perfect - I have to figure out the right order to plug in the phone, which app to have open, etc. But I can make it work, and that's all I care about. The old way was so idiotic - Toyota should be totally embarrassed with their previous TOTALLY complicated system. It was terrible. The nice thing about software? You don't need to buy new - the old can get updated!
I had meant to write them a letter about the previous navigation system. Perhaps I should write them a note thanking them for finally getting it right. A few more tests. Can you believe that I went through a tank of gas this week? That hasn't happened in a LONG time. And it won't happen for a long while since I now have nowhere to go.
|The navigation system is working!|
However, I was up bright and early and got some work done. Let's have a look.
I took a picture of my churn dash block. So it's starting to look like a churn dash block - or a block made with LOTS of churn dash blocks.
|The progress on the churn dash block|
|The churn dash block is now in ONE piece|
|Section Five of the Long Time Gone quilt|
|Section Five with the sashings cut|
|One more Snail's Trail block|
|Strips from a fabric exchange|
|Patterns and a ruler in the box with the fabric strips|
|My order from Len's Mill|
|My NEW junk journal|
|The inside of the junk journal|
If anyone wants one - perhaps she could sell you one!! They are truly gorgeous.
I was supposed to get some computer work done yesterday, and I did make a bit of progress on one project, but I need to do some writing. I have five presentations this week and NOTHING on the weekend. NOTHING!!!! I'm super excited!! I should be able to get this paperwork cleared up and get some major writing and sewing done. I'm excited!!!
I just feel that it's going to be a good day!! Don't you love when you start the day like that? And I finished my non-fiction book last night. Disloyal by Micheal Cohen. All I can say is OH MY. It's an excellent book, and the insight into the political scene in the US during a certain person's time in the Oval Office is crazy. How that can happen is beyond me, but you get a better idea after reading the book. It's still shocking. I wouldn't buy the book - Micheal is rich beyond our wildest dreams, but get it from the library.
And then, after my stretches, I decided that I wanted to read a novel. I need to get to work on that pile of books on my shelf. I have to get rid of them, but not before I rad them. I started The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware. OK - I'm two chapters in and already creeped out.
On that note, I'm off to walk the girls, and then it's Monday Sewing!!!!!
Have a super day!!!!