Got my iPhone this afternoon (Alex went along to help) and am on my way to being able to use it. Took my first selfie in truck on the way home.
Of course I still need help with some of the basics
and wish Alex had patience with me...
At PT I was able to up the speed on the treadmill a bit; 2.1 mph was okay, but at 2.2 the limp made a comeback so I had to drop back. My hope is to notch up the speed each week. I also doubled the time, from 10 to 20 minutes, so it was nice to have fewer exercises to do overall.
I'm making progress on the quilt. Since I'm planning a 6" border all the way around that will add another foot to the length. Maybe I don't need another row after all? Will have to measure Tom later.
In a bit off to Verizon to (MAYBE?) finally get my iPhone.
JoAn and I had a delightful day at the Wickenburg quilt show yesterday. She certainly enjoyed my stories, but when I asked for some of hers, she said mine were better.
One the drive home I shared the one about the horse trailer incident - and it was a LONG time before she stopped laughing at that one.
Naturally I took lots of quilt pix (I'll post some at the end) and while I bought my usual $20 of tickets for the various baskets, the third time was not the charm. I didn't win anything.
There was one quilt that would be perfect
for some jellyrolls I've been saving.
Drafting the pattern is certainly do-able - which is what I told Jan, a woman who was also admiring the quilt but wondering if she could figure it out herself from a photo.
So it was a bonus when I found Linda (name tags are so helpful) manning the consignment booth up on the stage. (While I wasn't planning to buy anything yesterday <G> I still "needed' to stroll past all the tables of goodies after I'd viewed the show.)
It was stroke of luck I noticed that my new friend Jan was also browsing up on the stage, so I instructed Linda "don't go anywhere" <g> and brought Jan over. The Mossy Radiation pattern is from an old magazine, and while that's not available anymore Linda's going to e-mail a copy of the pattern to Jan and me.
On one of the tables were bags stuffed full of scraps, and which were a bargain even at their original prices. But when it turned out everything had been marked down to half-price (I understand how the ladies wanted to avoid schlepping things back home) how could I pass up the three that caught my eye?
'Strips and Rectangles' were originally $5
I also like the red zig zap strip border on this quilt, so that could show up on one of mine down the road. Do have to admit that I was not that thrilled with some of the colors she used; the yellow just doesn't seem to go with the turquoise. And that was exactly what Jan, who was also checking out that quilt, muttered under her breath. She and I were obviously on the same page.
Tom was in/out in an hour yesterday morning, so as it turns out I COULD have kept my PT appointment after all. Called that right!
The new mouse that Alex got for me died (I tried several different batteries) so I made a trip to Target to purchase a new one. But after thinking about it I began to suspect that it's the computer slot. Even though I had tried re-seating the mouse 'thingie' that goes into the USB slot, I decided to try that again this morning - and (so far, at least!) the mouse is working. Glad I didn't open the one I bought yesterday, because now I can return it for a refund.
I'm quail-sitting again since Alex left yesterday to ride at Glamis ("renowned for its expansive and exciting sand dunes") for a few days. In addition to feeding/watering the birds, I do have an added responsibility this time: turning the eggs (he found a third one) inside the incubator twice a day.
He loaded his mattress into the back of the pick-up for comfier camping, so now that's out of the garage - and I told him I have a strict NO RETURN policy!
Marco was a no-show at the gym today, even though I had called the gym Wednesday (after getting his message on the home phone) to pass on my message that Tuesdays and Fridays @ 10:00 work well for me. Grace (manager for the personal trainers) checked her computer and confirmed that I am on his schedule for next Tuesday and Friday. She also gave me his cell phone number (he mentioned doing that, but it hadn't happened) so from now on I'll be able to contact him directly.
Did do 5 minutes on the elliptical (still gets my heart rate way up there) for my warm-up before our session, but that was it for today's "workout".
Gassed up on the way home, so I'm all set to head to Wickenburg's quilt show tomorrow.
Carol can't make it but JoAnn is going to tag along, and I'm still waiting to hear from Lynn. The four of us had certainly enjoyed the AQG Fun Day.
At Busy Bees yesterday, I presented the Precision <g> Sewing Tip -
somewhat funny for those who know me!