Oh boy - what a morning I've already had. I'm getting ready for my guild presentation on Group Quilts. Let's just say that I've participated in a LOT of group quilts. I haven't made the final count yet, but there are lots. I got some pictures that need editing and then get them uploaded into the presentation. Still more pictures to take today. But it was an eye-opener, to say the least!
I also found the lost quilt top - it was in a bag with another quilt top. Phew!!! That was one of my favorites. Well, I guess not so favorite if it's been languishing in a bag for years! I still need to find that article, but I haven't looked for it. That's a job for later today.
Oh - that reminds me that there is ONE more project to find. Then everything will be assembled in one spot. Oh yes - making Zoom presentations is way easier than attending a real guild meeting.
I have to get ready for my embroidery presentation tonight, but that shouldn't take too long.
Let's start with the photos that I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. Let's start with the software. I found two versions of the embroidery software. This is 4D, and it uses Windows XP or Vista. I don't think either of those operating systems is around any longer, so this is going in the garbage.
|4D Embroidery Software|
|The sticker price on the software|
|Two versions of Quicken|
|Simply Accounting software|
|Paperwork to sort through|
|More electronic waste|
|One more CD has gone!|
|Bubble wrap - gone|
|Neat tins for storage|
|A cool picture|
While I don't love the picture, I'm fascinated by how it was created. I've had it for YEARS. So what I might do is toss the frame and keep the picture. At least for the moment. I know - I should just throw the entire thing, but I can't. Why???? Oh god -- this is how hoarders feel about everything. At least this is only one thing.
And now for the sewing. We had Monday sewing yesterday and another great day!!! I love Monday sewing and being able to putter around the studio as if people were there, but in fact, they are not. I actually prefer the Zoom call to packing my machine and project up and going to a location where I have to set up tables, etc. I know - I've said it before, but I will be hard-pressed to go back to the old way for the sewing group. Gasp!!!!
I trimmed one of the customer quilts and attached the binding for them. Yeah!!! The quilt is already gone—two more to trim today.
|The binding on a customer quilt|
Then after the sewing session, I got M's quilt done. It turned out absolutely gorgeous. I put black batting in it, and it has Cuddle fabric on the back.
And check out the quilting design she chose. This is when you truly appreciate having the computer do the quilting. I could NEVER do that in person. It's so fun. Thanks, M, for picking a super cute quilting design.
|The quilting design|
In case you're wondering why I never seem to make huge advancements in anything, this is why. As a matter of fact, I'm trying to think if I've finished anything this year. Oh yes - maybe two small things near the beginning of the year! I'm advancing many projects but not completing any of them. Oh well - do I care? Nope!
|Progress on the double wedding ring ars|
I don't have enough of that floral (in the middle) to finish off eleven arcs? Yikes - I wonder if I need them? Well, I'll just have to find a substitute if I do. I'm pretty sure I counted correctly. Anyway, I'm forging ahead and leaving out those eleven until I'm sure that I need them. Once the arcs are done, the next step is cutting some other pieces. So I'll have to take inventory as there are a LOT of project boxes for this quilt, and I'm not sure what was done and what still remains to be done.
I have a tub of extra fabric, which I went through and found some floral fabric scraps. That was enough to do five more arcs but still leaves six remaining. Perhaps I'll find a scrap or two. And if only I had known, I could have been a wee bit more careful with the cutting. I cut ¼" away as excess when I trimmed, and if I were to add up all those ¼," I would have been OK. Sigh........... I thought there was way too much fabric in the box. And well, this fabric was the one that was short. There's extra of the other fabrics - OF COURSE!!!!
What can you clean today? I think today should be a day of reflection. If you didn't have time to clean out an area that I mentioned, today is that day. One of the hardest things is once a place gets clean, how to keep it clean. So look back on something we cleaned recently - your bedside table, your cutlery drawer, or under your backroom sink. Is the area messy again? If so, then we need today to reflect why? And what can we do about that. Stop buying? You haven't found proper homes for things? You have too much stuff? It's hard - this is even harder than cleaning, but it needs to be done!!! Good luck!!
Well, that's it for today. I've got to empty the recycling bin in my office as it's full and I've got to put a few things in the big recycling bin so I can clear up this floor in the office. I'm getting ready for the next round of stuff to deal with. I hope you're all proud of me for finally tackling this mess after how many years of whining about it? It's slow - I knew that was going to be the case, but at least I'm working faster than the person (like me) who is ignoring the mess!
Have a super day!!!!