Not much happened this week. I worked way too hard. I had a full week planned anyway, then I needed to spend an unexpected 10 hours on a project. But, I'm not as far behind as I thought I'd be going into today. We'll see how today goes.
Next week, I'll be in Cleveland for a training class. I was talking to a friend yesterday who suggested I should have spent more time using the software before I went for training...uhm, what? How could I use it before I learn to use it? Fortunately, I have that experience. Someone tried to teach me several years ago, so I've been exposed to it before. And, I've been doing things to prepare for the class that I knew would help. So, at this point, I am as prepared as I can be and I'm not going to worry about it. worry about it. worry about it. But, I did let it shake my confidence for about 15 minutes, then reminded myself that I do not have to come home next week knowing how to do this. Next week, I start learning how to do this. The knowing will come later.
My greatest fear is that I'm so out of practice learning in a classroom environment that I won't be able to keep up with the pace. I'll almost certainly be twice the age of everybody else taking the class.
I got started quilting the leaf quilt this week. I'm about 20% done.
It's not perfect. But, it's looking really good. One thing I figured out is to start making my curves smaller. The really big curves mean I have to stop and move my hands and that makes smooth curves very difficult. I won't be making any progress next week, but I might get a few minutes in this weekend. I also have to cut some hexies to take to baste.
I drove behind a jeep yesterday. And, I saw the cover on the spare tire. Just looked like any other cover. Then, we took the exit and I got closer. It's a doily, y'all.
Okay, that takes crochet to a whole 'nother level.
Sydney is ending another successful semester. She is a few credits short of her associates degree. Sometimes, it's not how fast you do it, it's how well you do it. Her adviser suggested some degrees that she could take all the classes at the community college (for cheap), then take a semester at a four year university and graduate with a second degree from there. I think she's going to do that. Next week, she starts her promotion to department coordinator at the store and will be working full time for the summer. I think she's going to manage the furniture and rug department because she's strong enough to move the stuff around. In the fall, she'll have to decide whether she can continue to work full time and take a full class load, but she is clear that the full class load is required to live here. Rob is replacing her phone this weekend as a reward for another successful year. Rewards are important! So, a big shout out to the girl!!
If I walk away from the computer now, I can quilt for a half hour.