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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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July 28, 2020
UFO Show n Tell from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I thought I'd share the UFO show and tell with you today.

Last year, I started a UFO club. Each person paid a fee to join the club and then put some money in the kitty that they would get back once they finished their assignment for the month. Each person gets to choose how much or how little they do, depending on their schedule for that month. I think that at least half of the group members work full time - some at home and some at their actual place of work.  It's a small amount - $10 per ...

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June 25, 2020
UFO Club - Part Three from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!



Isn't it exciting to see all this UFO work? I'm thrilled with how the club has gone and how motivated we all are. It's a small step towards getting the mounds of unfinished projects cleared up. Many of the projects have been languishing for years because of any number of reasons. The encouragement of the other group members and realizing they are in the same boat is making it much easier to get to work completing our own projects.

If you have a before/after of a completed UFO that you want to share - send it to ...

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June 24, 2020
UFO Club Part Two from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


That was all pretty exciting stuff in yesterday's post. And I've got even more great projects in progress to share with you today. I just love how everyone has stepped up to the plate with a bit of peer pressure and that mighty sum of $10 per month!

Let's start with Sharon. This is truly a UFO since it was started around 2000. It's hand applique, and it's a totally crazy amount of work. It's the Piecemaker's Calendar from 2000.

Her goal for this past month was to get the background completed for ...

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June 23, 2020
UFO Club from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

UFOs. These are not unidentified objects in the sky. Nope - these are UNFINISHED sewing projects in our sewing spaces. You know - the quilts that we were so excited about starting, only to abandon them when we ran into a problem, ran out of time, or the reason for making the project didn't exist any longer. Yep - there are loads of reasons why stuff becomes a UFO. 

Many times, that project gets shelved with little or no instructions on what happened or where you were. When you open the project box, it looks like a huge jumbled mess and where ...

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June 18, 2020
UFO day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It's almost time for our next UFO meeting, and I didn't share with you what we all accomplished this past month.

We have all been busy as beavers, and NO money went into the kitty. This group is pretty serious about those commitments. I need to get myself in gear to get my homework done as we meet on Sunday, and I don't need another entire day of sewing blocks to meet a deadline, although I will if I have to.

First up are Susan's blocks for the Farm Girl Vintage. These are all 12" blocks ...

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June 16, 2020
It's a good news day!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Wow -- this month (like all the others) is marching on and waiting for no one. If we don't take advantage of today, well - it won't be there tomorrow! I try to take advantage of every minute, but don't worry - I do get some downtime in there. I actually picked up a REAL book yesterday. I had let three audiobooks expire without reading them. I just couldn't bear the thought of reading. And I certainly had not picked up a physical book to read in weeks.

Why? I bet it's because of all the time I ...

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May 1, 2020
UFO group update - part 2 from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I am truly blessed. There was never any sleeping in at my house when I was a kid. I lived on a farm and we had to get up. There were no questions, no whining, you just got up when it was time to get up. And there was no time to sit around and drink coffee and read the paper - you got up and you got to work. Thankfully, that discipline has stuck with me. I can get up in the morning and I'm off to work (sewing) within a few minutes. I get some of my best ...

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April 30, 2020
UFO updates from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


There's so much going on that it's hard to keep track of everything and to keep the blog updated! I know that I'm a bit odd and I don't want to say that I'm thriving on the self-isolation (I am), but it has shown me (and hopefully others) different ways of working. Instead of driving far away to have a meeting - I can have that meeting online and save me a lot of time. I'll be pushing for online meetings for the future!

I've worked hard to get where I can finally wrap ...

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