Oh my --- I love Tammy's comment about advent calendars! This is my FIRST-ever advent calendar, and it's a quilting one. They are pretty pricey compared to other advent calendars. I'm sure I'll get lots of stuff I don't want or need, but it's the fun of having something to open.
However, after some research, I've already decided that this will be my first and last quilting advent calendar. There are MANY other options, and they cost a fraction of the price. You'll have to wait until next year to see! I may have to make a note because I'm sure I'll forget!
I need to call the furnace repair people as I don't think our furnace is working correctly or the thermostat isn't working. Despite being set to 21 C, the room temperature is 19 ALL THE TIME. And there is no hot air coming out of the vents. It's a new furnace, so I must call and book an appointment before we all freeze to death!
The writing is coming along nicely, and so is all the homework for class. I have three sessions today, and all are ready to go -- well, a wee bit of work sorting slides on the last one. And there's plenty of time to do that! My poor computer is as messy as the house is. I've no idea how many windows are open in Chrome. There are too many, and the poor computer is struggling. I know -- reboot, but there's no time to reboot! I should take it in and see if I can get more memory! I need LOTS of memory!
And Murphy is surveying the filing system in the office and is not too impressed! Me neither, and my goal next week is to tackle this mess.
|MOM -- soon there won't be room for me!|
|Quilt show listings|
|Letters from quilters|
|Black and white photos|
|A quilt show quilt!|
|Quilt guilds help those in need|
|An ad for a long arm|
|Spectacular fall colors|
Thankfully, we've moved on from there!!!
Is it a waste of time to read those old magazines? Probably, but for the entertainment value and to see what was important at the time, I think it makes us appreciate what we have even more! So -- yes -- I'll continue to read those older magazines; when I'm done, they will be recycled, and they will not be passed along to someone else!
And I had to laugh also as the quilters exchanged charm squares. Yep --- LONG before Moda came out with their version of Charm squares. So if you think Moda created pre-cuts -- think again. They packaged them from their fabric collections BECAUSE quilters were doing it on their own. Moda saw a way to market that concept, and VOILA -- the official CHARM pack was created.
Yep -- NOTHING is new, yet some of the new quilters are amazed at what techniques their quilting idols INVENTED. Nope -- they likely read an old magazine or book and decided to bring it back. We more experienced quilters know that, and we can just sit back and have a quiet chuckle!
Well, on that note, it's time to get the day moving!
Have a super day!!