Today has been quite a day. Early in the day, I whined to the DH that I didn't have anything to blog about. Well, here's what whining got me:
|Haven't started de-cluttering, yet.|
|After some culling.|
|This is now my collection of Quilty|
THEN I tried to cancel another F&P publication, Quilty. Well the next 2 people tried to refer me to the phone number for the other one. The person at the phone number LISTED IN THE QUILTY MAGAZINE, said "No one alive here can cancel it." Well, that just made me livid!
The DH, seeing that I was about to have a breakdown, put me out of my misery. He called one of the executives listed in the magazine. Somebody at headquarters was going to know about this. So I talked to her and told her my tale of woe.
When she asked what magazine I was having trouble with, and I told her Quilty magazine, she said "Oh, we stopped publishing that a year ago." Boy, did I feel like a dolt. Sure enough, the last issue I had was Jan/Feb 2015. "Embarrassed" isn't a strong enough word. In addition, during my quest, I had discovered that 2 of the F&P related websites had no way to logon to my account - just no place to enter a userid and password. So since I had her on the phone, I told her about that too. She had no clue about that, but offered "Maybe you are automatically logged in." .... Yup. Another dolt moment.
From my many years at IBM, I know something about really good executives. They may not know much, but they know how to ask really good questions.
News from the StudioYesterday, I finished one of Kay's quilts. She is what I call a "free-spirit designer". She starts with a piece of fabric and just puts pieces together until she gets a block or quilt that she likes. She is wonderful at fabric selection and all of her quilts are just delightful. I used the Bolero pantograph. It's modern flowing design is just perfect for her contemporary, free-spirit quilt.
Learning for the Week
Never try to cancel a magazine that is no longer published.
Now, let's all stop whining and go quilt something!