Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Birdinging these areas was very exciting. I saw a Magpie,
but didn't know what it was. Beautiful birds. I'll be sending the photos in a few days.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
One of the people in the group has brought her elderly mother to the meetings. She can't walk and so she brought her to the Crocker Museum with a wheelchair. By the time they loaded and unloaded the wheelchair and the mother, it was so nerve racking for me, I couldn't stand it, so I had to walk away with my nervousness. I just can't take it anymore and for sure I'm hesitating about this group.
When we arrived in the parking lot of the museum the leader said she would need help with the parking machine where you put your money into. Since they were getting the elderly lady out and into her wheelchair, I went down to the parking machine to pay for the parking when a lady came up to me and said where are you ladies going? I said to see the quilt show at the museum. She said, "Before you pay, the museum is closed on Mondays." I was shocked and just another frustration with old people not knowing when and where they are going. They are so senile, I just can't even be around them anymore.
After driving, I'm sure over 50 miles one way, the leader said she'd take us to two quilt shops which none of us had ever been to or known about.
The first one had material around $12.00 a yard. The second quilt shop had material around $13.00 a yard and was next to a restaurant where she said the sandwiches there at about $10.00 were fantastic. Well, the sandwiches were so small and very little filling in them. I paid for her lunch since I felt I didn't want to seem cheap as a new member of the group.
As we were shopping, the leader kept dropping her cane and I kept picking it up for her. I didn't sign up for this. This is the problem. Old people...can't take them. If and when I get to that point, God take me or else I'll off myself.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
We can all congregate around her table, talk about happy things mostly. Of course, there are a few ladies who very seldom talk about illnesses of theirs or other people, to be understandable, but not where that's all they talk about. Sewing, stitches, peoples' jobs (one lady is a realtor and is keeping an ear out for anything I can go to look at) and upcoming events relating to sewing, quilting, etc.. Next week at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento we'll be carpooling to the quilt viewing. I don't believe this is a workshop/vendor type of quilting event, but it seems to be a very interesting venue to attend. I've been wanting to go to the Crocker and now I have my chance. After the museum we plan on all going to lunch nearby. I'm really looking forward to it all.
The lady who holds these meetings at her home is very very a perfectionist. Her whole house practically is filled with all kinds of projects done and in process. From a mid arm quilting machine, sewing machine, boxes and boxes of supplies, cutting table and ironing table, she could set up a school.
She is helping a lady who knows nothing about quilting and if that lady is two stitches off, she tells her to rip out the stitches and do them again. Ugh. Anyways, this is a good thing for the lady learning. She is showing her exactly how to get her points together. Although I heard the lady learning saying that she'll pull out some stitches that don't line up exactly and the lady teaching her said no, she didn't have to. I felt reassured she wasn't that much of an OCD person as I thought she was.
I'm still experimenting with my wonderful sewing machine, which the more I work on it the more I want an embroidery machine. This morning I was e-mailed from Brother sewing machines new sewing and or embroidery machines were coming out. I clicked on the new ones coming out. My mouth watered at how much I want one of those machines. Maybe I'll check out for curiosities sake how much they're selling for. No less than $10K I'm sure.