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Saturday, October 31, 2009


Judy what memories you must have uncovered searching for the thread. I try to look at these dithering moments as positive events - what else can I do at this age? My black thread story deals with trying to replace my poly covered cotton at JoAnns. I had no idea thread had changed so much while I was engrossed in quilting cottons. I am still not sure what thread to buy in order to hem my rayon skirt. Judy I have followed your health adventures on your blog and glad you are well and taking time to enjoy quilting again.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trying Very Hard to Sew

Jane, I'm quilting again, too. Slowwwwly hand-quilting a quilt I began two years ago. Got interrupted with chemo! Yikes! The quilt is almost ready for binding. Anyway, that is not what I was going to write.

What I was going to say is that this morning I needed a spool of black thread. Enough thread to hem a full skirt. I was certain I had a spool somewhere but couldn't find it. Found a bobbin already wound. But no spool. I looked in all my sewing machine drawers (I have more than one vintage machine) and even in the drawers of my Singer Treadle. Nada.

I fear to tell you how much time I wasted, dithering here and there, investigating the contents of a large wooden sewing box, dillying in the treadle drawers admiring the attachments, putting back a spool of buttonhole thread that simple wouldn't fit the bill. Once I begin to dither I do it well. And here I am, in front of the computer, dithering again!

Finally....as I looked around one more time I spotted the one and only spool of black thread in the house...right in plain sight...on my cutting table.

Too bad hubby is not home or I'd have someone to blame.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


After a long time of thinking about it but not doing it, really since the accident 1.5 years ago, I am actually working several hours a day on a quilt project and having a wonderful time doing it. As you may recall my DD#2 was married in August and I had promised her a quilt. Well, I intend to make it for their first anniversary. It's a CA king size so it's a very large project. I've spent a fortune on batiks and am making a double Irish chain. I think, I hope, that it will be gorgeous. DSIL stated a preference for purple and she likes green. I'm planning now to have the purple blocks go diagonally from one side to the other and the green the opposite, but haven't got enough of them to start laying it out. I finally threw out the pricey block butler after two replacements from the makers. That stuff just doesn't cling to the wall as advertised; not over one night. I'll just use some cheap batting and tape it up. When I get a bit further down the road I'll test my planned layout and if I'm satisfied I'll post a picture. If I'm not satisfied I'll jump off a bridge.