And so, another day of juggling has passed. Yeah!
What happened to the weather? I swear we went from cool to HOT in less than 60-seconds. It was so hot yesterday that I didn't go for a walk in the afternoon. I'm crazy, but I'm not that crazy. After dinner, I walked home from the restaurant, so I got in my 11.5 KM for the day. Lots of walking at home, and I was outside doing some yard work for a bit.
I had to clean out the filters and the pump in the pond, and yes -- Murphy was there supervising me and checking how quickly her ball could get caught in the filter. I swear - she's an attention-seeker for sure!
OH --- so remember that fabric collection I shared with you the other day? Look at the fabrics I'm using to make my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt.
|Fabrics for Green Tea and Sweet Beans|
While this has a different vibe, it's still bright and cheery. So I will be happy with what I have and use it up! There will be loads of this leftover, and I have some matching solids as well, so I'll need to find another quilt to use it in. THEN, maybe I'll consider buying more fabric. LOL -- what a silly goose I am!
I had to switch some classes from last weekend to this weekend (thanks to everyone for their accommodating me!), and both presentations are ready to go today! Not sure how that happened, but I'm getting really fast and remembering how everyone sends me pictures. Some come via e-mail, some through messenger or text, and others I pull from Facebook. It's crazy, but the system is working!
OH -- and here's a tease to those who follow my classes; I spent a few minutes yesterday browsing the Thimbles and Things website, and I found TEN ideas for sew-alongs. If you want to try and guess, go to the list of books on their site. I will be teaching the Tula Pink Butterfly as a sew-along starting in October, and there will be ONE other sew-along. So we have to whittle that list of ten down to ONE. I won't be running any myself (they will all be held through a store), and there will likely be two more through The Hobby Horse. That will make FOUR, and that is it for sew-alongs.
There will be a few clubs:
- Digital cutters (Cricut, Silhouette, Scan and cut)
- Embroidery software (that will have to be specific to mySewnet)
- UFO Clubs (there are two of those)
- Machine embroidery (any brand machine works)
- Out of the Box challenge
- Private one for Mixed Media - so that's not private any longer!
So there's a preview of what to expect in the fall or January 2023 for some of them. It's all about having fun, learning new things, keeping each other company, and doing things I want to do! Because it's all about ME! See, Murphy and I are very much alike!
OK -- so I posted this on Facebook the other day, but here's the story behind it. I struggled with making this decision and finally came down to the fact that I wanted it. I don't need it, but I want it. Why? Because I ran into people asking for help with their embroidery software on a MAC, and I couldn't help them. So I popped into Best Buy the other day to buy a MacBook Air.
|The box for the MacBook Air|
I know -- just call me crazy as I VOWED I would NEVER buy an Apple computer. NEVER. Now you can call me a liar! My plan is to partition this computer as part Windows and part Mac, which is possible on a Mac but not Windows. Why? Because Apple wouldn't NEVER allow that - that's why. They are so darn proprietary it makes your head spin.
And so many people comment, "I LOVE my Apple," but no one has yet to tell me why. So why is that? I love Windows, and it's super easy to use, things communicate to each other easily, and super easy to set up, so I wonder what this big attraction to Mac is? I think it's like a cult --- you want in because someone tells you how good it is, and it's not.
One thing that miffs me is that darn picture above. The laptop looks slim, but it still weighs 2.8 pounds which is VERY heavy as far as I'm concerned. If you're going to make it thin -- make it light. Sigh.................
However, I lucked out at the store. The staff are extremely helpful and make sure that someone is there to help you. I got Rashid, who usually works in the cell phone area, but he was on hand to help with the computer purchase. He has the MacBook Pro, so he was the perfect person to help me.
I don't usually research things I want to buy, but I had done some homework, and I was able to respond to all his questions, and I told him exactly what I wanted. We were a good team.
We talked about accessories, and this is something that I may end up buying but didn't that day. It's an adapter, so those darn USB-C ports (used extensively by Apple) can translate into USB ports that most everyone else uses.
|My box of accessories|
|A tiny thumb drive|
|A book for senior's on learning the MacBook|
|A book I borrowed on learning the MacBook Air|
|I needed the iPad to get the Apple ID to work|
|Successfully downloaded the software|
|But where is it???|