It’s a beautiful Easter morning here in Ohio. I hope all of you have a wonderful day.
The stash numbers are good this week. I used 7 1/2 yards for the string quilt, and nothing was added.
This week: +0 yards, -7.5 yards
YTD: +52.75 yards, -86 yards
Net stash used 2014: -33.25 yards
In other news, I’m in day 3 of smartphone withdrawal. My BlackBerry Q10 (Q for Quilter, right?) wanted me to update the operating system, and when I did, it froze up, and now makes a pretty good paper weight. It is covered under the warranty, so I could have had it replaced for free, but I decided to change phones. I’ve been a happy BlackBerry devote’ from the beginning, but I suppose it is time to get off that ship. It’s kind of like Beta tapes: we were better, but the industry passed us by. I’m coveting Android apps and continuity with my tablet, so I’ve ordered a Samsung S4. It will be here…in just…a few days… Ack!
I don’t like to think of myself as having to be constantly connected to technology. I spend much less time in front of a computer than many people, but I am really missing the phone. The last two years we have taken vacations that took us out of cell and data range for many days at a time, and I was fine with that. I wasn’t trying to quilt, or fussing much with the blog. The camera still worked. DH and I were together, so I knew he wasn’t trying to reach me, and neither was anyone else. We just communed with nature and had a great time. I mean, the national parks post the weather forecast right in the visitors centers. We were good.
But home is different. I like having the whole world in the palm of my hand. It might be the camera I miss most. I was trying to lay out a quilt top. How was I supposed to tell if the colors are balanced without taking a photo? I muddled through the old fashioned way, but then I couldn’t share the results with the Twilters. Or the Easter card I got with fabric bunnies. Or the new box of thread. A picture is easily worth 144 characters.
I’ve tried to remind myself that many famous quilters were successful without anything remotely electronic. Jane Sickles, for instance, made a pretty spectacular quilt. But face it, if she could have, Jane would have Tweeted pics to her friends of each new block she finished. And snapped a few to see if that border was going to work. Yes, she would have.
Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. And I’ll be much better by Tuesday…or Wednesday. Don’t expect a post then. I’ll be busy trying to get my life back into that little plastic thing.
Enjoy this spring day! Hope you’re using that stash! I’m linking up with Sunday Stash Report at Patchwork Times.