It looks like Thursday is going to turn into my socialization day. Or conference day. But with stitching.
I have had one standing Thursday night call for ? maybe a year? with a friend who lives in the middle of nowhere northern Idaho. One of those lovely, nature filled places with peace, quiet, and limited internet which arrives via Satellite. Now, if you travel in a lot of countries other than the US/Canada/UK/OZ, the idea of limited internet is par for the course. Out in the middle of nowhere means that you pay a much higher fee than those of us living in developed world major metro areas. Life continually on your phone isn’t an option when there is no cell phone coverage…
Anyway – I am adding in a call with a colleague from UC Hastings. She is working on legislation monitoring for health care and public health. I am not sure I want to volunteer for any heavy lifting for any alumni association/affiliation groups – but I am more than willing to be a sounding board.
Then there is the standing UCSF Thursday Grand Rounds for which I can get free CME. This is a good deal. Apparently there has been enough interest that it will stay in hybrid mode for the foreseeable future.
And now I will add a Zoom in with a fellow stitcher who lives in Florida giving me a couple of chances to chat, stitch, and generally socialize.
Not counting all the evenings I spend overlapping with Jill in Australia over FaceTime.
I am really not sure how I managed to get anything craft wise done in all those years I was working full type. Deployed time? Yes, but home? Maybe that is why I have so much “stuff.” All things I got to use “later.”
I finished From the Hearts January Mini Sampler. – I have finally tracked down all 12 months and will be stitching them on the same piece of 18 ct. Aida from someone.
Then, I added 600+ stitches to the Spangler Dragonling
before shifting back to the BarnOwl. This will be the last of this series I am stitching till the next three are out so I know in what order I want to stitch them.