Thursday, May 12, 2011
A Random Thursday
I'm having one of those random thursdays, where the day ahead promises to have me ricocheting back and forth among all of the little things I have to today. Nothing horribly pressing, but just a random collection of stuff that needs to be done. You know -- call the doctor about an appointment. Pack up some riding pants that I ordered for Miss C online and have to be returned. Take the load of stuff to the Salvation Army. Pick up dry cleaning. Clean the vegetable bins in the fridge. Exciting stuff like that.
I tend to get distracted when I'm working down a list like that -- there are other, more fun things to do around here. Like what's on my design wall, for instance -- I have made big flying geese with a bunch of scraps and I'm assembling them as shown. It's fun and so pinky which I always want to be sewing with in the spring. My lovely Bernina (do you all name your sewing machines? This one seems so grand that she deserves a name but I've not settled on one yet.) had a thread jam in the bobbin case that I wasn't unable to untangle at home, so she's at the dealer's for a thorough poke through her innards. I've set up the trusty Juki so I can piece away at remarkably high speeds.
Oh -- one more random thing. Thanks so much for the suggestions on how to photograph big quilts! Sadly, Kristin, I don't have an upstairs balcony but I am amused by your bungee cord-rigging suggestion. I think I'm going to try Terry's method of pinning quilts to the garage door. I save my old sewing machine needles for tasks like that, as they don't make large holes in the quilts but they work like sturdy push pins. Hey! Maybe I can do that this afternoon!