I was going to provide a sub-title for today's post, and that is DISASTER. OK -- that's being a bit dramatic, but look what happened.
I had to wind bobbins this morning, so I decided to change the needle and clean the lint from the bobbin case. Now the machine won't sew. I know some little thing got jiggled out of place - I SWEAR - I was NOT aggressive in the cleaning. This has never happened to me in over 20 years of sewing. GRRRRR!!!
No worries - I just popped over to another machine. Of course, the same bobbins don't fit, and neither does the foot. So I had to locate both of those and find some thread, and I was back in business. However, I did not quite get Section 1 assembled. It looks like it's assembled, but there are still a few seams to do - I'll finish that up later today.
|Section 1, 2, and 3 (almost together)|
Even though I didn't get a lot of time to sew, I still managed to get some of the pineapple blocks done. I now have the three in Section 1 and one out of four needed for Section 4.
|The fourth pineapple block|
OK -- so once I got started, it wasn't really that bad. I do love to paper-piece, and I had Alex and Ricky to keep me entertained.
|Paper piecing with Alex and Ricky|
|Prepping round one of the pineapple blocks|
Here is Section 2 and 3 with a deep grey sashing.
WOW --- that's so impressive. I'm so proud of all of the participants. They couldn't really shop for fabric, some are new to quilting (well - they can't say that any longer), some signed up for many other classes, some are new to Zoom, and all of them had to learn via Zoom - I couldn't be there to help them. And WOW --- they've done a fabulous job!!!!
Way to go, everyone!!!!
So I will get my quilt top done, and well - it'll be done! But today, I must work on the other homework projects.
If you're just seeing this today and missed the show and tell for Long Time Gone yesterday, here's the link.
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OK -- as I was walking yesterday, and I reflected on Prince Phillip, I came up with an idea. He planned a good part of his funeral, which I think is a good thing. Why would I leave the planning of an important event to someone else? But I don't want a conventional funeral, as many people have chosen to do away with as well.
Here's the thing - I want to have the last say! I want to be there! And this made me think of how people think of you. You know when others do the eulogy, you wonder - did we get to know everything about that person? So I think it's important to write a letter that could be read out at your funeral. What were the things that were most important to you? What things about you do you want everyone to know that maybe they didn't know? And it's also a time to reflect. What is the perception that other people have of me?
If I were to write my view, how different would that be from the perception that people have of me? Oh yes - I'm putting in the bad things as well as the good. I'm going to start by creating an outline of the main things - pick five as to how you think you are perceived in the world. Here's my five - I'm an optimist, I struggle with technology, I LOVE life (and my girls), I'm a natural-born teacher, and quilts sort of took over my life. Gosh -- I hope that is how you all perceive me! If not, I need to get my act together!
I'll have more points on my list, but those are the main ones. This is NOT something that you write in one day. Even if you are offended by the thought of this being read at your funeral - it's a good exercise. And REMEMBER - CELEBRATE all the accomplishments - you're a great grandmother, mother, wife, sister, or whatever is important to you!!! We all have different things to celebrate.
Based on my family history, there won't be many at my funeral. My grandfather lived to a 100, Great grandmother was 99, my grandmother was 90, my parents are still alive and in their 80's. I might be alone at my funeral, but I want the last word, and that's all there is to it! If nothing else, it's a good way to reflect on your life, and I bet everyone has time on their hands right now!!!
Well, on that note, I'm off to walk the girls and then get my nose to the grind stone. It's going to be a busy day.
Have a super day!!!!