I'm behind! There's no other way to put that gently - I have my schedules and my TO-DO lists, and I'm not slacking off - things just take longer than planned! I had a plan for getting some major writing done, and I did get some accomplished. BUT, as I write, I think of something else to add (I need to STOP that), which involves a picture or two more and more editing.
The bottom line is that I got one of five assignments done. And I've got pictures for the next two (well, most of them). It's all in a day's work! I'm also working on the homework assignments, and one of those will go out this morning.
E-mails are waiting to be answered, but it'll all work out. I'm not going to lose sleep over it -- we're not talking rocket science or life or death!
I signed up for my class at Quilt Canada. I can't wait as I don't usually take a class - I'm not a very good student. But this is a software class, and I'm good at those. There's so much for me to learn, and I hope to take full advantage of the opportunity (make new friends and potentially get some support buddies) and learn tons from this industry expert! And the even better part -- we're at the long arm the entire day. I will pay a kit fee and need to take NOTHING with me, and I love that even better.
OK -- you're wondering how you can have half a success? I'll tell you! Remember my saga about my order from the US? The one that would be destroyed if I didn't complete the order and pay? That order arrived at the US warehouse on November 9, and it was delivered to my house yesterday. Technically, it was my fault since I didn't properly check the website to initiate the next step, and I now know how it works.
I was waiting for a second notification that the order was ready for pick-up at their depot near me. Imagine my surprise when the doorbell rang, and I went to see what that was all about. WHAT????? My package was delivered by FedEx to the door. Seriously??? Perhaps that's because of my closeness to the depot -- but I would definitely use the CrossBorderPickups again. That was excellent service. And they refunded the storage fees because of my error. Thanks for the recommendation, Laura!
|At last, my package arrived
So what was in the package? It was the Cherrywood Challenge book for the Princess Diana challenge.
|Cherrywood Challenge book for Diana
Yeah -- at long last, the book arrived. Wait a minute ---I bought TWO books, and there is only ONE in the box. Sigh...................... And that's how you get HALF a success.
I've already contacted Cherrywood, and they are sending me another one, and this time when I see that it arrives at the warehouse in Niagara Falls, I'll be on it to get it across the border. I had purchased one for Helen as she also has a quilt in the book, and I'll let her have this one while I wait for my copy to arrive. But what a saga this has been. However, it's been a good learning curve, and now I have a "permanent" US address so I can order anything in the US and have it delivered this way. It's certainly much cheaper than having things shipped directly to me, especially if they have FedEx deliver it to my door. I didn't pay to have it delivered by FedEx.
Here's a picture of my quilt in the book.
|My Diana quilt
I'll post Helen's picture after she sees the book in person!
OK - so what's with this weather? There was very light snow at lunchtime when I went for my walk. I only walked to the grocery store, adding an extra block or two, since the grocery store is only 1 KM away. Gosh --- when was the last time I took my car to the grocery store? Eons ago. I never thought that would ever happen in my lifetime. I think I only walked about 12 KM yesterday. No time for much craziness!
|Light snow at lunchtime
|The remainder of my background strips for Wanderer's Wife
|My blocks for Wanderer's Wife
|Three of ten sections
YES --- for any eagle eyes, there is a mistake in the top section. Someone spotted it in class. I wasn't going to change it, but I have to because the strips are also out of order! DUH!!!
|The cover of the pattern
|A very scrappy version of Wanderers Wife