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February 27, 2022
Hold my paw? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Hello Jenny from Australia!!! She figured out the time zones and popped into our Virtual Retreat last night! How fun is that? It was Sunday morning for her, while it was Saturday night for us. Gosh -- I absolutely LOVE the Virtual Retreat. We get to stay in touch with our friends, and meet new people! And if you're traveling, as was Karen, no problem -- just pop into the call from wherever you are!

Yep -- those Virtual Retreats are here to stay! And so will the Monday sewing -- I can't help it -- if some of them want to go ...

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February 26, 2022
Why I love Facebook from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I have accounts on several social media platforms, but I don't hang out that often. I know people frequently post pictures of whatever, but I post various photos of my girls and sometimes a project or two from time to time. But I mostly use social media for my classes - at least these days, and I use it to stay in touch with people in my life, but not close enough in distance or relationship to see what's going on. 

My brother's MIL is not well and likely won't make it out of the hospital. Her ...

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February 25, 2022
The money pit from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Progress is being made -- I've got the homework done for the class tonight and working on the presentation, which won't take long. The homework for the weekend classes is mainly cut and ready to sew, and that's a job for later today. The best part of all this is that I should have ALL the homework for February finished and up to date with the Virtual Retreat this weekend. Then I get to start all over again next month! I have a bit of applique to stitch in place and some strips to sew together. 

But not ...

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January 17, 2022
Snowed in! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The best-laid plans get thwarted by the weather! So we have NOT had a significant snowstorm all winter, and I've been quite happy to stay tucked in my house and not go anywhere - well, nowhere really to go, so the weather didn't matter. Then the DAY that I wanted to go somewhere and had planned to go somewhere, we got a massive snowstorm! 

OK -- I was tempted to venture out, and then common sense prevailed. Why should I go out NOW in rush hour traffic when I can wait a couple of hours, sew with my friends on ...

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December 27, 2021
That's a WRAP! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

So no presents to wrap, but my goal is to WRAP up some UFOs before the end of this year. I'm running out of time. 

If I were a bit better at time management and focus, I'd be working on those UFOs a bit more often during the year and putting a push on to make that happen. 

However, in my defense, the quilt that I'm about to show you was a TON of work, and it wasn't really a UFO in the sense that any of it was done, and I needed to finish it ...

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September 22, 2021
UFO homework from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

What a difference life is without a monkey on your back! Knowing that I didn't have to deal with that package changed my whole perspective on the day. Now here's the thing - I will have future shipments, and I will continue to use UPS. Why? The logistic part of UPS has worked like a charm. Even when other shipments, including those through the postal service, were delayed by huge amounts of time due to the pandemic, UPS NEVER once screwed up on the delivery date. 

No -- I will continue to work with UPS. The "boys in brown" do ...

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August 25, 2021
Cleaning up UFOs from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Oh dear -- I got in trouble AGAIN.

I saw my neighbor -you know the one, walking down the street towards me as I walked home with Murphy. I decided to say "Good morning" as I do to so many people that I pass along the street. HEY -- for some people, it might be the only interaction with someone else during the day. And it's fun as we've got to "know" others in the neighborhood. 

I must admit that I said "good morning" rather enthusiastically to her as we passed, and I did add on "neighbor", as the last ...

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August 24, 2021
Zoom sewing is the BEST from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OH --- I LOVE Terri's idea about the shoebox. I intended to take the images of quilting designs and patterns and put them in an inspiration book. She says that doesn't work for her. Instead, she keeps ONE small box with loose pages from magazines, etc. Periodically she goes through and cleans up. Hmm -- that might work. I need to empty a box to try that out! 


That method will be faster  -- I like that idea! Thanks, Terri. I love that we can all learn from each other. I'll see how the day goes, but I might have ...

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July 21, 2021
UFO Homework from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 So - it's another crazy morning. It's very early, but I'm on my way to spin class, and since I didn't write the blog last night - I'm reversing the order of things. While I'm getting things done, there just doesn't seem to be enough time this week. I should know better by now that when I have the three classes on the weekend, I need to do some prep work before the week of the classes. I think there's going to be an all-nighter coming up!

Why? Well, I'm taking part of ...

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May 18, 2021
UFO Show and Tell Part Two from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 What a crazy day! I swear you can never be done with sample making! Just when you think you're done, you think of another sample to make! I've got more to make later this week, but for now, I'm set. 

Oh my -- I LOVE Monday sewing. I was a bit distracted as I made those samples and took pictures and videos. But it didn't matter; we chatted about everything and anything. I feel so connected to these ladies! They are my family! And it's a great way to do some mindless sewing, although it was ...

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May 17, 2021
UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

UFOs are NOT unidentified flying objects. At least, not in the world of quilting! Nope - that means UNFINISHED OBJECT. And there are a ton of other acronyms that have so cleverly been put together over the years. OH MY -- I just found a site with a LOT of acronyms. Check them out! Some pretty funny ones. 

Before I get to the show and tell, I need to clarify one small detail about my wee rant yesterday. Some people sign up for classes with excellent intentions. Then life deals them a blow, and they are not able to continue or even ...

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April 19, 2021
UFO show and tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 What a fabulous weekend. I didn't go anywhere, but I had some great conversations with friends. I got to sew and plan and clean stuff up. It doesn't get any better than that! Yes - it would be nice to go places, but I must confess that I'm happy as a clam. While I might want to go somewhere, what would I go for? I don't need anything. I don't even want anything. OH MY!!!!  I could probably live on a desert island and be quite happy - as long as I had the internet, electricity, and ...

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March 22, 2021
UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Well, I'd like to say that I feel great this morning, but I don't. HOWEVER, it's not nearly as bad as yesterday. I couldn't even eat my breakfast which for me - is SERIOUS! 

The dizziness cleared up as the day went on, and I never did get that nap! I'm better, but still not myself. BP is at the low end of normal, which is where I'm usually at. Pulse is 49. My temperature is normal - I checked numerous times yesterday! I think it's time to put a call into the doctor. 

At ...

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March 4, 2021
UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 It's time to get some of the show and tell out of the way. Besides, even though I took a ton of pictures yesterday, it was for my presentations, and I have NO pictures to share on the blog. 

The worst of the week is over as far as the number of presentations and prep time. I have one presentation today and one tomorrow with minimal prep time for each. I've got a class today and one on Saturday. Phew! I've got some car errands to run, and I've had no time this week! Hopefully tomorrow ...

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December 15, 2020
UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Let's see how today goes. Will Google go down? That was kind of scary because a couple of huge companies out there run many of the services we use. When they go down- we're in trouble! Yesterday it was no YouTube, no Blogger, no Gmail, and no Google calendar. Thankfully, it didn't last long, and the issue was WORLDWIDE. 

We have some great conversations on Monday sewing days. What would we do without those Zoom sessions? It's great to get input from everyone on those wild topics. And to find out some skeletons in people's ...

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December 4, 2020
UFO Club from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 While I was in the process of loading pictures for the quilt classes, I decided that I'd do the show and tell for our UFO club as well. Here's what I love about Zoom classes - the photos have to be edited for the presentation, so they are also ready for the blog. 

The UFO Club has been a HUGE motivator for me. I've gotten so many long-forgotten projects done in the last two years, and I'm thrilled. I've dug out a fair number of projects from the depths of Studio B, and there's a ...

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October 29, 2020
UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

OH - I found the pictures that I wanted to share with you, but I'll do that tomorrow. And I sure hope that you popped over to the Try-A-Triad Challenge page and voted for your favorite quilt. Remember, mine is on the bottom row on the left!

And did you go to Riel's web page? If you haven't, check it out. She's a quilter, and she published two quilt books. I haven't had a chance to read The Little Ghost, who was a Quilt yet. 


Today, it's all about the Show and Tell from our ...

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September 30, 2020
UFO Club from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I don't know if I should say anything or if I should just pretend it was all a bad dream? 

The new modem arrived sometime after lunch. There was no knock on the door so I wasn't sure when it arrived. 

The new modem

I had a presentation at 3:00 PM - it was now 1:30 PM. Do I even dare to tempt fate???

I figured - there's no time like the present so I unwrapped the box and swapped out the old for the new. I  had passwords and such, but nothing happened. So I called ...

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UFO Show and Tell Part Two from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Sigh..............

Have you ever had one of those days when NOTHING seemed to go right? Yesterday was one of those days. I rarely feel like throwing in the towel, but I was tempted on numerous occasions. However, I maintained a level head and kept working methodically through the fiascos trying to make sense of the crazy day. 

The modem that was to arrive between 9 and 9:30 still wasn't here by 4 PM. A call indicated that it would likely be delivered today. Fortunately, DH's Zoom call didn't go down, although it slowed. I didn't ...

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September 28, 2020
UFO Show and Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Here's a quick update on the internet situation at my house. It's NOT good. I've called I don't know how many times this past week to complain. Finally, yesterday we got escalated. Why? Was it because I threatened to move my service to another provider? Not that that would have been a guaranteed solution - I could get just as bad of service from the other provider as well. 

I was very polite but very clear on my position. 

Here's something to contemplate. If you're wary of how much information is out there on the ...

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