Big winds today but no snow at my elevation yet. I'm attached to an anchor
so I won't blow away. But, two happy moments today when I got to thinking
First, to whomever mentioned the "stab-the-tail-twice" method after
threading your needle so it doesn't come un-threaded. You are my hero,
because I use silk thread a lot, and now you're the hero of many of the
ladies at work and two quilt stores. In the last two weeks I've been to two
quilt stores and showed the ladies the idea. They love it. Today, during a
period of time during Parent-Teacher Conferences when not one parent was in
the building, I showed the home ec teacher, our armed-services liaison,
three secretaries and the registrar. All were impressed and e***d to try
it at home the next time a needle and thread make an appearance.
Second, there are now four avid quilters at school, including me, so I have
someone to talk with, share with, commiserate with, challenge with, e***
with, when it comes to quilting. The main office secretary and I have been
sharing ever since she came to our school over seven years ago. And
recently her old machine died, she bought a new one at a fantastic price,
and the old one was even resurrected at a very good price. Now one of the
science teachers and a math teachers are going crazy too. In fact, the
science teacher has achieved a bigger stash in one year than I have after
many, many years. Projects arrive at school weekly for show-and-tell, help
and suggestions. Such fun.
In the midst of a rough year at work and in some cases all around, quilting
is our balm.
Thank you ladies, and gents, for being here and sharing and laughs along the
Steven, who is thinking of a friend who had the twins smashed again today
because of an ominous shadow.