I took some time out to catch up on some mail --- do you read Willy Wonky?? I was forwarded an article that just BLEW ME AWAY!
Glad you are home for awhile, enjoy your time. Don't know if you follow Bill atwillywonkyquilts.blogspot.com but you need to go look at something he posted today. It will make every quilter or recipient of a quilt furious!
Its not what Bill wrote, its a editorial that appeared in the Chatanooga Times. The wasteful spending on the museum at Nebraska!
Thought you would be interested if you've not already seen it.
Happy Thanksgiving,You have GOT to go read the article. And Bill’s reply to it…..at last check he commented twice on the article itself, but man oh man, has the author of that editorial opened a can of worms --- he/she is going to regret the day he put into print:
A quilt museum may seem like an ideal summer vacation destination for the Waltons, Aunt Bee or Ma Ingalls, but quilting fails to hold the interest of most Americans today. Since department stores carry a wide selection of affordable bedding, and special memories can be recorded by photographs and videos rather than by laboring over scraps of cloth, quilts have become largely irrelevant in modern culture.HOLY COW!! And that is where the pic at the top of this post comes in. We are the QUILT SQUAD --let us at this guy....we'll snip his dog ears, stitch him in the ditch and bind him to within an inch of his opinion!
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The article is beyond absurd, but what I found so worth it was to read people’s comments to the article…ROCK ON, QUILTERS, ROCK ON! Everyone stated their case in a very intelligent and precise way ---as for me I held my tongue because I was afraid of what could have come out of my mouth if I had let loose..LOL
How about a bit of Studio Re-do day 2 to entertain you further?
The front of the room with carpet down!
All the furniture and bins of fabric moved to the newly carpeted front area.
Removal of the old carpet and pad from the back sewing corner!
Carpet now down to the corner of the sewing desk area!
Long arm moved over to the newly carpeted corner….one section left to go!
The baseboards are being put down as the areas are being completed too. It’s been a lot of work, but boy does this make a difference in here. I’d like to get two new chairs. And two book cases that won’t bow under the weight of the books…..is there an IKEA run in my future? Perhaps, but definitely NOT THIS WEEKEND! I’m not that crazy. Maybe mid-week next week?
Time for trimming up some more of my crumb strips while the next section of glue dries…while you are all sewing Mystery part #1 tomorrow – I will be reorganizing studio!