I did it -- I survived the crazy month of November. OK -- so I know that November isn't over yet, and I still have things to do, but the worst of the month is over, and I can sort of coast along now! It was loads of work, but I learned a ton of stuff, and always great to stay in touch with everyone via Zoom.
I said goodbye to three different groups this past week, and after being with them for four or six weeks, you feel connected to them! Thanks to everyone who attended the classes, and I hope to see you in another class.
I'm also saying goodbye to the last of the sew-along groups this morning. We've been meeting once a month over this past year, and yes -- it feels sad to say goodbye! Hopefully, we'll all find ways to stay connected, whether that's through a new class on Zoom or the Virtual Retreat.
I was at the gym a couple of weeks ago, and there was this woman in front of me getting her paperwork checked. When things started to reopen, we could put our information on file and just show our membership card and get our temperature taken. Now, we have to show our paperwork every time we go, plus our membership, but no temperature.
This woman, who I recognized (more on that in a second), turned to me and said, "can they not keep this information on file? I go to an UPSCALE gym -- much more upscale than this one, and they keep the information on file." I responded that the other gym was in violation of the government mandate.
What I should have said is this "OH -- that upscale spin gym that had major outbreaks of COVID because they weren't following protocols?"
I've seen this woman many times before in my spin classes but haven't seen her in a while because of the lockdowns. She pulls her hair back so tight and never cracks a smile. She doesn't look friendly!
Not that we're going to split hairs, but my not-so-upscale gym, as her upscale spin gym, now has resorts that you can go to. And they are building communities where you can live. Now, if that isn't upscale? Well, I digress. Some people have a glass half full, and some are half empty.
I can only imagine how much it would cost to visit one of their resorts. But it might be fun to check it out. Does that mean that one has to work out the entire time?
I noticed that she is now coming regularly to the spin class. But I have no direct contact with her, so I don't really care.
Yesterday was a GREAT day. No, it was a FABULOUS day. Why? I found something that was "missing" for a long, long time. Technically, it wasn't lost - I just didn't know where it was.
I had a few minutes between presentations, and I decided to make a bit of progress in that closet of projects in Studio B. Let's tackle that top shelf and see what's in all those boxes. Hmm -- UFOs in all the pizza boxes, so they stayed on the shelf. Then I decided to open the floral box in the middle. This is filled with my Quiltmaker's Gifts quilt blocks, but I'll look and relish in those finished blocks.
|Working on the top shelf in the closet
|The box of hexie supplies!!!
|The plastic box -- just as I remembered it!
|Hexies ready to sew
|Glue to make hexies
|The lost stool
|Starting to reorganize the closet
|Beads and fabric for what?
|My SONOS speaker back working
|Let the entertainment begin
|"Get up, lazy Lexi! I want to play!"
|I'm watching you!
One last thing today, and it's about tea! Notice what happens when I put the hot water in and let the herbal tea steep? All the color and flavor go to the bottom of the cup. Once I take the teabag out, I just give it a stir, and it gets dispersed and stays that way. But why does all the stuff originally fall to the bottom??
|My steeped tea
OH --- I just wanted to say that I'm learning tons of stuff by watching The Great British Bake Off. I never knew that letting the bread rise was called proving. And all the history about British baking. It's totally fascinating!!!
I screwed up!! And I'm so sorry for that. If anyone was trying to find the Facebook Live link yesterday for QUILTsocial, it wasn't there. They did the LIVE via Zoom. You had to sign up to get the link. ACK!!!! I didn't know that, and well -- next time, I'll know, and I'll provide you with the proper link.
However, if you want to watch the show, here are the links on Youtube and Facebook. Check it out -- I'm talking about the stabilizers and how I mended my clothes using machine embroidery. I'm also looking for something specific to repair, and well -- you have to watch the video to see what it is.
Don't forget that TODAY (well, tonight) is the first part of the Virtual Retreat. I'm super excited, and I may spend part of the time tidying up so I can actually sew!!!
Saturday, November 27 from 6 PM -- whenever!
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89254233911?pwd=VGQrTnFybW1HMWpleHA4M2Q2NGVwZz09 Meeting ID: 892 5423 3911 Passcode: 982797
Sunday, November 28 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87246635892?pwd=VGY1cUUyLzRaRi9VUVV2ZWFINXc2dz09 Meeting ID: 872 4663 5892 Passcode: 440473
One last thing -- good grief -- I had so much to tell today. I wasn't going to buy anything on Black Friday, but I ended buying ONE thing. I purchased my next Virtual walking Challenge. The Great Wall of China! It's about 3,600 KM or something like that, and it was 30% off. Yeah!!!! I have enough codes now with my long walks to last for a couple of years. But I voted for that one, so I felt compelled to buy it!!!
On that note, I'm out of here.
Have a super day!!!! Oh my gosh -- it's going to be stupendous, although it'll be challenging to beat yesterday!!!