I just saw the phrase " OKEE DOKEE " on an e-mail from my friend Francie and I thought it would make a good title for a blog. I think It kinda means going along with something. Tfhat is how my whole day has gone.
The morning was wonderful. I had a date with Mom to go to GW and that went great. I picked her up and she looked very cute in a black and white jacket with an orange scarf and shirt, orange earrings and a white leather flower on her lapel. She is 97 and yet dresses like a model every day. I on the other hand am lucky if I comb my hair every day. In fact I have been known to not.
But I am digressing. Anyway we had a good trip to GW. Mom bought books and I bought every thing else.
WELL THEY HAD THESE GREAT SILVER AND BLACK GLASS VASES THAT WOULD LOOK SO GOOD IN MY HOUSE.....THREE OF THEM. OF COURSE I COULDN'T BREAK UP THE THREESOME.
Then we went over and had a nice visit with Betty and her new knee. That's a stupid statement, when you visit Betty you simple must visit her knee. That was lovely, but I cut it short as I had to get home to finish my SILVER quilt.
IT WENT DOWN HILL FROM THERE...
|RISING 7 X 10|
This looks good, right? Well it didn't get that way easy.
When I got home today I thought I had better go online and check out the address that I had to send a 8 X 8 SAQA donation quilt that I had made. Not only did I find out where to send it, but I found out it had to be 7 X 10.
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.
So I had to cut the width and that cut off my lady's elbow and I had to make it longer. That was easy...ADD RED.
So I added red to the bottom and then I finished the raw edges by sewing on a facing. But when I tried to turn it, it wouldn't look good because of bulky corners...UNSEW THAT.
After picking out those stitches, I sewed on a narrow binding... TOO NARROW.
I had cut the binding too narrow and it wouldn't go around to the back...UNSEW THAT.
By now I am really frustrated, but I pick all those stitches out and thank God that the quilt is only 7 X 10.
I am about to try a new binding, when I notice that my left arm is aching. And I think it has been for quite awhile. Now I think God is maybe telling me that I am going to have a heart attack. Now, you know I still haven't sewn an inch on my SILVER quilt.
BUT SINCE "THE FIVE" IS OVER ON TV AND I'M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK, I THINK I MIGHT AS WELL TAKE A NAP. (AFTER ALL, IF I DIE FROM A HEART ATTACK, I WON'T NEED TO FINISH THE QUILTS).
My hubby makes his own dinner and I sleep until 7 o'clock. I get up and put the correct border on. DONE!
|THIS IS RISING NEXT TO MY SILVER QUILT WITH IS TITLED STILL I RISE.|
The inspiration for the rising quilt is the big quilt that I am making for the Silver Anniversary of SAQA. For the Donation quilt I used the same motif and all the same fabrics. The Silver quilt is still a secret, so I just show a little bit. OKEE DOKEE?
The inspiration for both these quilts are these simple words:
BE CALM, GO DEEP, GO SLOW.
Now I just previewed this blog and I see that my letter contrast is off for most of the story... TOO BAD! I don't know why it did that and I'm too tired to fix it. I used too many words anyway and my ARM HURTS.
I THINK THE TITLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN
DEAL WITH IT!