Thanks for your patience and understanding with my blog posts over the last couple of days. As Linda noted in the comments, signing up for classes because of FOMO (Fear of missing out) results in UFOs. Plain and simple -- you get a ton of UFOs. And because you are working on a class that your friend wanted to take or that you feel you absolutely must take NOW, you don't get to work on projects of your own choosing!
And the only thing that happens is the generation of UFOs and GUILT. All I can say is to use your time wisely!
But enough of that -- today, it's all about Murphy! I did a terrible thing the other day - I gave her a new ball, and this is how yesterday went.
|MOM -- my ball is stuck under the deck|
|MOM -- play ball with me|
|MOM -- the ball is in the water -- I'll get it!|
|MOM -- come out and play ball with me|
|MOM -- throw the ball for me - please!!!|
|MOM -- oops, the ball is in the pond again.|
She is quite the card, and when I was having lunch, she came to the door and threw the ball at the door, trying to get my attention. She wanted nothing but for me to come out and throw the ball. And she is so funny that you can't help but go out and throw it. I toss it into this bush across from the pond, and sometimes, it's easy to find, and others not so much.
|Now, where is Murphy? |
|OH -- I see a tail|
|There's her head|
|Murphy in all her glory|
|My box of replacement bulbs for Studio B|
|My new box of lights|
|An egg chair|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|Helen's Cherrywood Challenge for Princess Diana|
Speaking of Cherrywood, the deadline for the next challenge is May 1. OUCH!!! I need to drop everything and get to work. I sat down last night and sketched out the plan. Then I had trouble sleeping as I worked out each of the components, and OH MY -- I have accessories that will do some of the things I want to add to the piece. The only thing now is to NOT disappoint me by not getting it done, so every spare minute will go into that. We all know what happens -- some components will take longer than planned, or you run into an issue that needs to be fixed! There is NO time to waste.
And it's another chock-a-block busy day. I have to make the long arm my priority this week -- there are a "few" quilts in the queue, and they all need to be done and gone!
Oh --- I should mention that the latest issue of QUILTsocial is available for FREE for download. This is a compilation of articles from the last couple of months, and I have a couple of articles, including choosing stabilizers for various projects, including knits, fixing a sweater with machine embroidery (or hand embroidery), and sewing on a button with the sewing machine.
I download the issues but never print them. Put them on your tablet to read. There's also quite a bit on free motion quilting and art quilting in this issue. Be sure to download it!!
I really need to push these things on social media as it helps promote the work that I do. But who has time to be on Facebook or Instagram? If I'm lucky, I get a few minutes each day. Last night I sat down to watch an episode of The Great British Baking show (before 8 PM), and I fell asleep. So off to bed I went! Be very mindful of the timewasters online! They will really suck you in, and before you know it, you've lost HOURS. That drives me crazy, and I try never to do that.
My neighbor has her house up for sale, and yesterday was the first day. Oh boy -- selling homes is a whole different game these days. There's usually a sign for a week advertising that it's coming. Then the FOR SALE sign goes up. They have scheduled appointments for five days -- NO open houses or very few. There were about 4 or 5 appointments yesterday. Then they entertain bids.
What is crazy is the price. A house sold for a LOT of money last week one street over, and it sold for $300K over the already ridiculous asking price. My neighbor wants MORE, and her house is NOT nearly as nice, but her location is much better -- a dead-end street, and while technically, she doesn't back onto the forest, she has a forest view and a small gate accessing the woods -- it's the angle of her lot that allows that.
I remember the house that we lived in before this. The neighbor put his home up for sale, and I was shocked at the price, so we decided to sell. It was time to move from that busy street. But we have ZERO intention of selling this house -- I don't care how much we would be offered. Although not that long ago, we used to joke that we would sell if someone offered us $1 million. That threshold has long since passed. It's totally insane!!!
Don't forget that if you want a paper piecing class in person, check out the class at K&A. Remember, if you already know how to paper piece, you do NOT need to come. It's this Friday.
And I'll be speaking in person at the Goderich Quilters' Guild on Monday -- IN PERSON, so if you are in the area, be sure to check that out.
And I'll be speaking on Zoom to the Hamilton Quilter's Guild on Wednesday (next week).
I'm off to spin class -- yet again! If only we could freeze our fitness levels and forget about exercise! But I enjoy it, and it gets me out of the house. Plus, it's fun to see all the regulars, but I don't talk to anyone -- I'm there for one thing only. Do my 30K and get out of there. I'm focused!
Have a super day!!!
Ugh. My March list froze the end of February. I was going to do a quilting marathon with some online pals. I broke the bobbin hook...well, I continue to await it's arrival in town. So I pieced, cut, sewed, pieced, cut, sewed....and now? I have 13 flimsies in the cue.....6 of those made in March alone! And did I mention I offered to quilt a bunch for a friend who is unable to use her LA consistently d/t health issues? 21 quilts hopefully soon.ReplyDelete
Happy Wednesday :-)