WOW!!! Day One of the retreat is already gone, but so much happened, and well, I couldn't be happier.
I will say that with technology, you can do anything. The internet is not the best at the house, so we're not using it. Instead, I'm using my phone as a hotspot - who cares about data usage. I swear the speed is faster than if I were home. By the way -- I do have unlimited data on my phone.
So I had to do a Zoom call last night, and the technology worked like a charm. And I've been running my portable speaker and Spotify all day. I LOVE it. This morning, I'm running the radio on the speaker. I'm not alone as Ronda watched the hockey game using a projector and her phone to stream the game.
However, I had to laugh last night. I was in bed and was taking a peek at something on Facebook. I turned on the sound and wait a minute! The sound was coming on the portable speaker in the sewing room at the other end of the house!!!!
I got everything organized, loaded up the car in the morning, and was on the road right on time! I arrived a bit early and treated myself to a tea from Tim's, which took up the extra time. Soon all of us were here except one person who hopefully will come today as she wasn't feeling well.
OK -- this should have been me. HAHA HA111 But this is Shelly who decided that we needed brownies and shortbread. Oh boy --- my waistline can't handle sweets. Yes -- I can eat them in moderation, but when I eat too many sweets, I get a spare tire. It's like the sugar just attaches itself to me.
|Shelly making shortbread|
|The creek near us|
|5 Sideroad sign|
|Our half of the room|
|The other half of the room|
|The pattern for the Bali Bed runner|
I'm going to make mine as a bed runner. All the components are almost completed, and then I have a significant trimming session ahead of me, and then I get to start sewing it together. I was only going to work on it for one day, but now? I think I'm going to forge ahead, and if this is the only thing I get done - then so be it!!! It's a UFO from the 2019 list, although the project was started in 2012.
Today is going to be great! No time commitments - I can do whatever I want. I'm in a perfect setup, so there's no stopping me. Plus, let's not forget chatting with good friends and well -- it's just going to be a glorious day!!!
On that note, I'm out of here!! My machine is calling me.
Have a super day1!!!