Wednesday, November 30, 2011

the good, the bad a** and the ugly...


The good is that I finished and sent off my BASICS quilt that I posted about earlier. Hope that the person who receives it enjoys this quilt as much as I enjoyed making it for them.

The bad a** is if you'll please excuse my language is that I received a new sewing machine! My Wedding Anniversary, Christmas, Birthday and Valentine's Day are all clustered within an 8 week period so my dream machine is an early combined gift for all these occasions. While I'm a new quilter I've sewn for a fairly long time and wanted a machine good for garment sewing too. Have named my new machine HAL after the computer in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and so far love him to bits although he is a bit intimidating.

The ugly is that the snow tires are on my car. In my imagination we live in the same climate as Nedra. Every year I am in complete denial that winter will ever come. Every year my mechanic calls and orders me to bring my car in to change the tires. I always say "but it is lovely out". He is always silent at first, exasperated and finally says "but it won't be in the next couple of weeks". Always feel like I'm making my car wear really hideous shoes...


  1. Congratulations on the new machine! And, remember I just survived my first summer in Phoenix, which was the hottest on record. Winter is gloriously here!

  2. Thanks Nedra! I suppose either temperature extreme is difficult. It is easier to get warmer in the cold than cooler in high heat... How hot was it???