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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1413823 views.

From: nylaagain


And you’ve even stocked for us! If you took money back, you could call it inventory.


From: lppenguins


My DH and I just got back from Colorado, on our way I realized I left my “go” bag of needles and thread at home but had my projects. 
we stopped in a couple of places (who would normally have at least a sewing kit etc.)

not one place had a thing. We found a Walmart somewhere and DH wanted to come in for a couple of fishing items and rain ponchos. I just needed a light colored thread, or even floss could work. I found a couple of needles in my projects. Lol

we go in, and hit the sewing area first every single rack was empty, no floss, no thread, no needles, it was ravaged. DH said what is going on? ???  Off we go to get stuff for s’mores YAY they had it all. But the shelves in food area were also ravaged. DH was in shock. Now off to sporting goods, utterly dismayed. LOL

he was now in shock, there were no ponchos, no spinners, no green line etc. etc.

A “what the H—-“ came out now in disgust. A guy standing there laughed.

I told him, everyone else is trying to get out and enjoying the outdoors, the other guy said “we all want to use this free time off relaxing.” DH agreed. 
sooo, I said to him, let’s stop at the Clearance isle and see what we could find, off we went. It was also ravaged, and right on the shelf with nothing around it was one spool of off white thread. I said Thanks Lord! DH is still telling the story. 
we had a wonderful time, his sister had everything we needed. No phones, no TV, no contact with the outside world (unless we drove into Creede) pure bliss. 
sorry if I’ve missed any important things, or Birthday's etc. I’ll get caught up. :0)


From: lppenguins


That’s great Mel, thanks for all you do. 
There are actually still people out there that believe it’s all a HOAX. My family members in Cali. They mostly wear the masks I made them, but feel it was all political. (???)

lppenguins said:

t was also ravaged, and right on the shelf with nothing around it was one spool of off white thread. I said Thanks Lord!

Wow Laura what a story! I went to the local Walmart craft isles a week or so ago and there was one spool of red thread, no fabric, the stuff they did have was really mostly gone! Just makes me appreciate the stuff I have kept over the years just in case. I am so glad that you found the one thing you needed.........thread is kinda essential to sewers and quilters.

I know. It's sad how people are acting about the masks and disbelieving the COVID stuff. I may venture to a small social gathering Sunday for the first Sunday school is having a gathering. Hoping to see my friends.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


I am in Modesto California right now.let me tell you there isn't hardly any restaurants open and if it is is drive-thru and my friend is gluten-free is diabetic chicken eat very little so this morning all she had was orange juice and an apple I didn't have anything until 2:00 we finally found one that we could order something she had a corn dog I had a hot dog and some fries it is terrible and you got to wear a mask when you go in the motels don't serve no food all the surface water they don't even serve coffee


Viola I do hope that you have better luck with finding food for the rest of your trip. Traveling right now sounds like a real challenge. I guess we will try to bring our own food with us if we do any traveling and not depend on finding places along the way. At the very least things are open and moving around can happen in a modified way right now.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


Yah...places to stay have NO food or drink that a gluten-free person can consume during this shutdown - not that was much better before though!!...we stayed at a hotel that offered breakfast. HAH...the only things they had were packaged Danishes - lumps of sugar, wheat, and preservatives sealed in plastic!! You could make coffee in your room, but they had none in the lobby. They originally told us they would have fresh fruit, but they didn't. The desk setup was hilarious...they had a bucket of disinfectant that you threw the room key into, a trash can under the table that you threw the room key jacket into. They only take credit cards and there is a kind of a dance you have to go thru to get your room key!! The guy puts it on a specific spot on the desk, he steps back, you step forward and take the key and step back...

We have found Jack In The Box has at least a few things that can be made gluten-free....the breakfast burritos can be ordered without the tortilla - we like the Meaty Breakfast Burrito, you can order a grilled chicken breast, and their salads are mostly ok as long as you get the grilled chicken. Side salad is ok too. Dressings are pretty bad though - I am allergic to corn syrup and they don't have any without something bad! Dunno if they will give you a slice of lemon or not - I carry TrueLemon crystallized lemon juice packets I can sprinkle on my salad.. 

Also ordered a salad at Subway - their rotisserie chicken is pretty good...That was an experience too. It is particularly hard to order food with a mask on!! 

Barring that, I would try a grocery might have to do more prep stuff, but fresh fruit and some fresh veggies are not too hard to deal with.

I had to go to the Kaiser hospital a few days ago to get a blood draw. The last time I went, it was SOOOO hard to talk with the mask that I wrote LAB WORK on a piece of paper and just flashed that at the 'gate keepers' of the nurses cracked up and said 'I see you have been here before!'


From: Kim D. (KIMDIG)


Wow Laura, that's exciting you'll be able to go with your daughter to see the ultrasound.  And you already know it's a boy?  How fun!!  


From: lppenguins


Yes you’re right there are many people who believe it’s all a hoax to divert attention from government/political issues, which just confuses me completely. I’m just staying in my lane (so to speak) 

im praying everyone will continue to be cautious.