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March 30, 2023
Adventure Lab adventures! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OH --- what a slug this morning. Thankfully, new beds do not bother me, so I've been sleeping well. However, I had noisy neighbors last night, and then during the night, the temperature dropped, and the wind picked up considerably. I could hear it howling all night and creaking the window and walls. As a result, when the alarm went off, I decided I would not walk in that weather - I would for the girls, but not me. I lazed in bed for quite a while before I got up!

The final day of meetings is over, and all went ...

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March 19, 2023
MOM!!!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Another successful day of zoom! I almost got all the homework sewn, but in one project, two blocks were similar, so it didn't matter if both were together. I'll finish that today, and then I have a bunch of follow-up e-mails to do. 

One of the projects we're working on is called Toes in the Sand by Jaybird Quilts. The pattern was released ten years ago and rereleased with Tula Pink fabric for the 10th anniversary of the pattern. I don't know why EVERYTHING released in Tula fabric has to be rainbow! Sometimes, it works, and ...

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March 18, 2023
Murphy's Antics from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I should post homework pictures on the blog, but there always seems to be something else that supersedes that. Well, I'll see what I can do. I had a regular Zoom call and a short one, and everything was prepped and ready to go. 

I have three Zoom calls today, and for the most part, everything is ready to go. I have a little more sewing that I could do, and if I get time, I'll finish it. If I don't, then no worries! It'll all get done! Sometimes I laugh when I say that. How ...

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March 16, 2023
The path to nowhere! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Someone left me a note about how to unlock the Android phone. I'll have to try that -- I swear this lock thing happens ONLY when the phone is cold, and I mean cold in the temperature outside. Now, why is that? The phone was in my pocket, and I could snap some photos, but it locked after I had been out for a while. I breathed on the phone and my finger, which helped a bit. 

Let's not forget that it was minus 12 when I went for my walk, and I guess the phone was a sissy ...

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March 12, 2023
Celebrate the small stuff from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

And it's all SMALL stuff. While I'm not out of the woods yet, I feel much better. I even tried to nap yesterday, and my body said, "are you kidding?" So I did have a wee lie down but didn't sleep. I went out for an uneventful short walk in the morning and a much longer one in the afternoon, and all was fine. 

My darn throat is still sore, but how much of that has to do with the dryness in the house? Even with my humidifier going full blast in the sewing room, it's ...

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March 8, 2023
Sewing like a turtle from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

It's day three of the retreat, and I seem to be sewing at a turtle pace.  

However, I am making progress. I got my T-shirt completed, but I forgot to take a picture. I'm slipping at taking photos. Now I'm working on the second project I brought, and OH MY GOSH --- the instructions are the worst! It was late last night when I had a eureka moment and figured it out. 

Then up early this morning to finish it off. I have one small detail to correct, and then it's done! I was using my quilt ...

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March 6, 2023
Just let it go!!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Sometimes you just have to let it go! 

Yep -- I had big plans -- by this morning, I would complete everything I needed to do. I'd have super-looking new T-shirts to wear and projects to show off, and well --- I don't. And I'm OK with that. I got a good part of it done, but not all. The world will live! 

I got all the homework follow-ups completed except one. I might get that last one or part off before leaving. 

Yes -- this morning marks the idiotic schedule that is my March. I was supposed to be off ...

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February 28, 2023
It's all about the SNOW! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OH MY GOSH - I read the comments and HAD to take a picture. Tammy suggested I get some post-it notes for my new notebook. 

Ah --- I don't think that's necessary since I have an ENTIRE drawer of them in my desk. Oops -- how did that happen? I never use the darn things, but I should get out one of those small arrow packs and use them for my notebook! I also have BIG plans for that notebook, but I'm not ready to share them. 

A drawer of Post-it notes

Thanks, Tammy, for the suggestion, but I'm ...

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February 27, 2023
I've got COURAGE from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I laughed when I read the comment about the sofa and the dog. We are NOT trying to keep Lexi off the sofa. I already put a blanket, which used to be in one of the dog beds, on the sofa. I don't want her to think she's entitled to sleep there 100% of the time. She needs to learn that there are rules in the house. We've already broken the one about being on the sofa, and those tables were for Murphy, not Lexi!

Lexi was too skittish to even think of jumping on the sofa ...

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February 24, 2023
How to groom a dog! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I didn't even bother to look for the missing stuff. No time at the moment and I'll find it eventually! I almost forgot what I was looking for! No matter, the cropped version of the picture went in the homework assignment, and life is good! I bet that group NEVER asks me for homework again -- I sent them a whopper! 

OH MY --- I was so thinking about other things this week, that I forgot to mention there's a VIRTUAL RETREAT this weekend. Good grief -- I knew that but forgot to write it down. So here are the ...

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February 20, 2023
It's raining pizza! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 After the rush of the UFO clubs in the morning, I had a most peaceful afternoon, which was long overdue! 

I accomplished loads in the tidy-up area -- it wasn't that things didn't have a home, although there were a few new things; I wanted to focus on the stuff rather than just throwing it in its place. That is now done, and the place looks decent. It shows what a few minutes each day can do and then an hour to finish. So EASY when things have a home! 

Here's that table that was covered with stuff ...

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February 18, 2023
Setting good habits and goals from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I need to catch up in answering the comments, and there are some exciting ones! And yes, Elle, I know what you mean about keeping the place clean. I was doing a great job until I went away last week and came home with new stuff to deal with. It doesn't help that I have a few extra sergers at the moment that don't belong to me, and they take up space. 

I puttered a bit yesterday and got more stuff put away, so I'm in good shape. Having a home for everything is exciting and makes ...

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February 14, 2023
Tidy up time! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm making progress. Slow, but at least I'm going forward, so that's all that counts! And we're back to Zoom classes online as an SVP EDucator, and I have two of them today! I have a few things to tweak in my presentations, and I'm good to go! It's exciting to get back to it, but it's only going to be for a couple of months, and then we're supposed to be on the road! 

We had Monday sewing, and catching up with some people we hadn't seen in a while ...

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February 8, 2023
Geocaching in the dark from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 Oh, I forgot to look for a geocache at the LOVE sign, and I bet there was one there. You have to understand, though, that when you're with a group of 8 other people, none of whom are into geocaching and they are hungry -- one doesn't take time to geocache! 

However, that didn't stop me from geocaching in the dark yesterday morning. 

I knew we had a heavy agenda for the day, and there probably wouldn't be time to get out for a walk. However, I managed to log 13 KM yesterday! Yep --- no cheating involved ...

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February 5, 2023
A PORTABLE sewing machine from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 OK -- the quilt is done, but it's still on the long arm. I didn't have time to get it off as I have two more presentations this morning, and prepping them was my priority. I'll take it off later today. 

I'm going to take responsibility for the fact that the backing needed to be fixed ON the machine, and I'll take responsibility for the fact that I should NEVER have loaded this because I should have checked. I made an ASSUMPTION as this customer always provides loads of backing. How did I fix it? 

Well ...

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February 4, 2023
The quilt that keeps on giving from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

You know, there are days when it seems nothing goes right. Well, that was NOT yesterday - at least not in the morning. This is a story about a quilt. The quilt does not belong to me, and I'm not picking on the owner -- it's just one of those quilts that well -- it just doesn't want to get finished. 

This is a giant quilt - it's 99 by 109.5. I was making excellent progress yesterday -- I was ahead of the game, and by lunchtime, I had started quilting the quilt and had a couple of rows done ...

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February 3, 2023
Phantom Steps and test drives from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 From time to time, one must charge the Fitbit. I had plugged it in the other day, only to realize that the charger was not connected to anything! Oops. 

So I had it charging yesterday morning. I try to put my phone under the Fitbit as it charges, so as I grab my phone, I'll remember to grab the Fitbit. That did NOT happen, and I was part way through my walk with Murphy when I realized - no Fitbit. NO!! 

I was a bit dismayed, but I soon got over it. I can simply not track that distance (about ...

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February 1, 2023
A PRODUCTIVE day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I hate when I wake up and realize the answer to a problem, and it's too late to fix it! I was doing machine embroidery last night and couldn't get the third hooping to match up. It was close but not exact, but I went ahead anyway. This morning, I'm pretty sure I know what happened. I do not have any way to verify that, but it irks me that I didn't think of it last night. 

The good news is that if I didn't tell you there was an issue, you'll never know ...

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January 21, 2023
What's your reading style? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 OK --- no idea what the phone problem is yet. A couple more clues to track down, but yesterday I was standing in the middle of my backyard and still having difficulties! I'm away next week, and it'll be interesting to see if I still have issues. Could it be this house? I'll keep you up to date!

While I accomplished paperwork yesterday morning, it was under duress. Why? Something happened (and not with the phone), and it wasn't anything devastating, but it was extremely annoying, putting me in a foul mood. After an hour, I chatted ...

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January 20, 2023
It's WET out there! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Could there be a glimmer of hope about the phone? I spoke to someone yesterday who has similar issues, and they have "solved" it by finding a spot in their house where their voice doesn't cut out (I wasn't sure if it was just their voice or the call -- need to check that out) and then they use earbuds to roam the house while they talk. Hmm --- that could work, but where is that sweet spot? I was standing at the backdoor with my phone outside yesterday and still had issues! 

I was up late last night trying ...

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