I started to clean up the ironing surface in Studio U. Thankfully, we have until tomorrow to get the pictures ready! Don't forget if you have images (before and after), send them to me. firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you have a great storage tip for anything, but especially some of those troublesome items, I'd love to share it. Some things are easy to find homes for, but some? Well, they are a bit more challenging. More on that tomorrow, as I found two items on the ironing board that are troublesome to store.
It's time to play catch-up on a few things that have happened over the last couple of days.
YES -- I did achieve my monthly goal for geocaching. Yeah! And now the clock is reset, and I need 6,960 points for this month, and I can do it!!!
|Reached my monthly goal|
A quick note about geocaching and is it possible to stumble across one. Yes -- that is possible, but some are the devil to find, like this one I tried to find the other day. It's a small container (camouflaged, of course) hanging in a pine tree. There were three trees very close together - which tree? I never did find it. GRRR!!! And yes, there I am in my bright orange parka circling these trees in a park. Not obvious at all!
|Where, or where is the geocache?|
|My 2021 Virtual Challenge medal|
I've set another aggressive goal for 2022. I mean - what's the point of setting a goal if it doesn't stretch you? I know at some point that I'll have to start backing off, but for the moment, I can keep stretching. And technically, I can get this goal very quickly - I've decided to do 8,000 CARDIO KM this year. So that means bicycle or walking. The cycling includes my spin classes, where I can do 60 KM per week. And I did crank out 31 KM yesterday. However, gyms are now back in lockdown (GRRR) for three weeks.
And I set a map for myself to track those 8,000 KM. I decided to go to Africa.
|My 8,000 KM mapped in Africa|
There are no street views in Africa. I guess the Google car hasn't been there, and it seems there are barely any roads! But from time to time, I see a photo that someone posted. It's fascinating as some of the images are inside, some are outside. And it's just fun to see my progress on the map. I'm just leaving Cairo!
And now for some quilt stuff.
When I was cleaning out Pandora's closet, which isn't finished, I came across this project. Here's another tip. Hmmm -- I really must consolidate ALL these tips and put them in one place. Anyway, we don't always know how long before we get back to that project when you put a project aside. It's a great idea to put notes in with the project.
This is a note that I found with one project. Hmm --- I partially understand the notation. I need specific lengths of different colors of fabric. On the right, I say NEED 4615 or something like that. Then I have two totals on the left that do NOT add up to 4615. So did I add more? What does the 604 mean at the bottom?
|A mystery note in a UFO|
Yep -- it's one thing to make notes, but make sure they make sense, or they are totally useless!
But sometimes your brain remembers the remotest small detail and others -- well, not happening. I have THREE handbags in Studio B, and they are finished except for a small piece of Velcro that needs to be stitched to the handles.
Where oh where can that Velcro be? I was sure that I had cut the pieces of Velcro, but they were NOT with the bags, which is a bad thing.
Well, as I was tidying up Studio U, I came across a project box, which I opened up to see what was inside, and there was a bag with one of my boxes of Velcro that obviously was NOT with the rest of my velcro supplies.
|A box of Velcro|
|The missing three pieces of Velcro|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Power bar fixed to the edge of the sewing table|
|Power tower sits ON the sewing table|
|Box of pink flannel scraps|