I was hopeful that November would be a calmer, quieter month than October was as I dealt with shingles... And that I would happily and blissfully enjoy ample time in my studio.
My to-do list looked something like this...
Make Pajama pants and new slippers (to be worn at the quilt retreat).
However, that must have been a pipe dream because November greeted us with a technological nightmare that is overwhelming and beyond our knowledge and "pay-grade".
You see... our web page's content has been stolen and is being held ransom. GRRRRRRR! Seriously... The hacker has requested $3K bitcoin. (We don't even know what bitcoin is and we are not going to.) We'll be contacting the local Sherriff's office about this cyber-crime and see what we can do.
This whole thing has us questioning our need for technology at all... Do we need the website anymore? When we started our business we paid for and utilized google ads so that if someone searched for "gunsmith" (and many other related terms) our site would show up among the first results. Since Google Ads changed their policy 18+ months ago about advertising anything related to guns our ad campaigns had been denied... we then decided that that particular account was not needed anymore and was deleted. Most of Dave's customers are referrals now and we have no shortage of them. Fortunately, there has NEVER been any client info related to the page... no newsletter lists, no payment info... nothing. All they stole were the pictures and price lists... All of which can be restored by us by reloading the content.
ramble rant on and on, but I really don't have time since I need to go through every vital on-line account we have and reset passwords. 😠
I'll still be packing and prepping for the retreat this weekend, but I won't have new slippers... and the row quilt will have to wait. I have made one new pair of pajama pants, and another is cut out ready to sew together.
This is the Sticks & Stones quilt that we will be making.
I purchased a jelly roll of Civil War and French inspired fabrics to make my quilt... be sure to return on Monday for Sew & Tell to see how far I get.
Have you ever been to a quilt retreat?
Any additional supplies/items I should plan on taking?
Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!
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