It's December 1st! Oh my! How did this year fly by? Keeping busy, that's how!
While I'm going to enjoy every day like I do most days, I'm also on my own little countdown until the end of the year.
- How many Zoom presentations left to host? (7)
- How many Zoom presentations left to participate in? (2)
- How many Zoom meetings (1)
- How many quilts for magazines to be finished? (2)
- How many Zoom sewing days, including Virtual Retreats? (6)
- How many customer quilts to be quilted? (lots)
- How many documents to write? (6)
So that's going to be my countdown for the rest of the year. And I'll be counting down the KM walked as well.
Yesterday was a day - well, hopefully never to be repeated. I've NEVER had to do such a huge ripping job on any quilt, and it wasn't fun. But I set myself up on a stool with my laptop so I could participate in Monday sewing. Then I moved on to watch a demo from Micheal's. And after that was done, I got my headphones out and listened to another audiobook.
|Set up to rip out a quilt|
Let's just say that it was a long day, and at times, it looked hopeless, but I'm happy to report that the stitching is gone! The big question is, do I have time today to quilt it? I don't think so - I do have some stuff that absolutely has to be done today, and I don't want to be rushing around. So I think I'll just wait and get it done later. It's going to put me very behind, but I'll make up for it next week by doing more than one quilt a day. No choice - that's life.
And let's hope that we can put this nightmare to bed and never to be repeated. Ah - life is just a bowl of cherries with a new learning experience around every corner!
I have four piles of paperwork around me as I sit here. I would so love to get through one of them today. It's the most urgent stuff, and it would make me breathe a little easier if it was gone. Then I'll deal with the other three NON-urgent piles next week.
And I NEED to get my Christmas cards in the mail. Last chance if you want a card from me. I'll be writing and sending them next week!
Another great laugh as I sat down at my computer the other day. Another gold thread!! Seriously??? I'll be finding gold threads everywhere for a long time, or so it seems.
|Another gold thread|
After a bit of research about AutoSave in Microsoft Word, I caved, and I'm using AutoSave, saving the document to my Microsoft cloud. I have no idea why that has to be. But it appears that I'm not the only one who has the same questions. I found a document that said you CANNOT have AutoSave work as a default. Oh no - you have to turn it on each time you want it. Well, that's just silly. When did they make this change to Microsoft Office? And when you turn on AutoSave, it asks for the name of your document. Now I just have to remember that the file is in the One Drive and not on my computer!
I think this is a serious flaw. The AutoSave should ALWAYS work (as in a default). Now, I just have to remember to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE my document every time I start. I know that's not hard, but obviously, it is for me.
|The palette is gone!|
Well, no, it wasn't gone. It had been moved behind some trees about 30 feet from where it was originally located.
|The palette has been moved|
|The palette is almost back in its spot|
I do see the guy walking around, sometimes in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon. But TWICE this week, I didn't have a chance to get out for that second walk. One day was because I was on Zoom classes all day, and yesterday when I did have a bit of downtime, I looked out and saw the weather and thought - I'll stay inside. I must be sick! That's the first time this year that I said that. I'm allowed to say that. But it felt bizarre to not bundle up and venture outside, but it was rather nasty.
And now, today, I have errands. I had been saving them for today, and of course, there's snow outside, and the roads will be nasty. But I have my winter tires on, and I'll drive according to the conditions. I'm sure it's going to be fine.
I almost forgot that this week is my week for QUILTsocial. BE sure to check it out.
I got to play with a BRAND NEW sewing machine. The Husqvarna Viking EPIC 95Q - a sewing only machine.
Well, that's it for me. I'm making a list and going to see how much extra time I have. Not much, I'm sure.
Have a great day. Stay safe and warm.