October 06, 2010

These are facts

  • For 80% of my evening posts I finally hit the "Publish Post" button because the toddler has woken up and started crying.
  • I have 52 bobbins for my Bernina.
  • The Bernina's problem has reportedly been fixed and this time I was charged $0.
  • Part of me wants to plan out a totally handmade holiday and the rest of me remembers that when I do that my family has this look on their faces like they wished they got something in a blister pack from Costco instead of my pancake mix/vanilla extract/soup-in-a-bag/handmade wallet or whatever. Not feeling the motivation this year. iTunes cards for everyone. You're welcome.
  • Last weekend I had a fever and fatigue and other odd symptoms. My revolving diagnoses for myself included: kidney infection, lymphoma, pericarditis, liver cancer, Epstein Barr virus and pulmonary embolism. 
  • As I'm sure you realize, I am a hypochondriac. I did not have any of those things and I was all better for work on Monday. 
 
  • Speaking of work, that's where my phone is; in my lab coat pocket. With pictures of all my sketches from this week's quilt along on it. 
  • With nothing to show for this week's quilt along I officially declare it catch up week!
  • Until this June I had no idea what "following" or "subscribing" to a blog was or how to get your comments emailed to you.  
 
  • I took my projects to Saturday's PMQG sewing night in an aluminum turkey pan. 
  • A woman named Shruti is planning to donate 42 small quilts (about 32" square) for an orphanage in India.   Sounds like a great way to practice some free motion skills! Can you help?

19 comments:

Fat Chick Design said...

lol! :)
I will look at that link, but I am not sure I am good enough, but then maybe that's not the point.
Bonnie

maree said...

Love todays posting - so straight from your thinking:) Will check out the link. CIao

Jessica said...

You have a serious bobbin collection! I think I need more - I only have about 10!

Gene Black said...

I so understand the "my family has this look on their faces like they wished they got something in a blister pack from Costco instead of my handmade whatever"
Yeah, I have had that look too.. Fortunately not in a number of years. People finally started WANTING what I make.

grendelskin said...

I've had fairly lackluster responses to my handmade holiday gifts too; I don't have a Grand Plan yet for this year, probably I should get crackin' on that! Last year I did crochet dishcloths/washcloths and homemade vanilla extract - the extract went over way better than the cloths! Thanks for the link, I hope Shruti meets her goal.

Suzanne said...

I've had that "what to make for Christmas" thought too. I like the ease of iTunes cards too. And then just to complicate my life a little further, I think, "What can I make to put it in?" LOL.

Shruti said...

Thank you so much for giving me a push here!!! I appreciate your efforst...

NorahS said...

Great post. Very refreshing! I needed a little break.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I used to try to make Christmas gifts for family, but I've never seen the quilts or tablerunners or anything that I made for any of them. Did they relegate them to the dog?? Hummmm........ they don't have dogs.

Sarah Craig said...

great post! It was just so much fun to read.........

Melissa said...

You're so funny!! I love the pics by the way. That's a bummer about the home-made gifts not being appreciated...that's the reason I've never really done it full on but it would be cool if everyone made stuff or had a small max. spending limit. I'm making a photo calendar on vista print with family pics, that's as home-made as I'll get this year. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! P.S. kudos on the carrot cakes!

Michelle said...

Love it! :-)

Kay Lynne said...

What you just posted is real life! Thank you for the great pics and I'm glad that this is a catch-up week.

Di2Quilt said...

Take good care of yourself! Give us a catch-up week whenever you feel the need!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Your poor sewing machine! I do hope it is better after all of that!

WoolenSails said...

You made me laugh, sounds like you need a fun weekend.

Debbie

Catswhiskers said...

very nice!
Thanks for the helping hand!
Gina

copehome said...

Since I am just learning FMQ - do you have an opinion on turning your sewing machine sideways & FMQing like a longarm machine?

jmbmommy said...

I like this post, it made me laugh multiple times and that is nice. BTW you rock!

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