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Deb sent a poem she wrote along with a photo of her Celtic Solstice Twins:
One on the floor one on the chair!
I really enjoy this gal’s sense of humor –
Just some fun to share with you. I finally have two tops ready to sandwich – woohoo. However, the end was not without its issues. After nearly 8 hours of ripping off borders, I had an entire poem (well silly lines of something resembling a poem) running through my head. Thought I would share with you.
A Quilter's Celtic Ode To The Frog by Deb Hayter with apologies to Clement C. Moore.
The day had arrived, the first clue came out."Let the cutting begin", I said with a shout.
The colors I'd chose: orange, green, yellow and blue.I had pretty jewel stacks and new rulers too.
Each Friday would find me merrily sewing along.The units were made; please don't let them be wrong.
I stay with the pack, never falling behind.Until the reveal was given and a new plan in my mind.
I'd make a new quilt for each grandchild this year.But what of my units? Leaders and Enders I cheer.
So onto the blocks which from units were made.They fit together perfect and my fears start to fade.
Months have passed by. Almost six (I'm keeping track).But my blocks are all ready. It's an impressive stack.
There are so many - what was I thinking?"A king will not work," I said without blinking.
Two queens it will be, so off to retreatAnd hope for two tops. Oh my, wouldn't that be sweet?
The trip is a success and I am in awe. The tops are gorgeous and shown with a "ta-da.
"It's time for the borders, let's get them in quick.The top looks so perfect - wasn't that slick?
It doesn't lay flat? A closer look makes me pause.Oh no, wait, wait. What could be the cause?
I should have measured and counted my squares So I wouldn't have put too many pieces in there.
And now I hear from you, the mocking little bit. Each time you open your mouth - "Rip it, Rip it, Rip it."
A lesson has been learned, never again will I cheat.The borders are back on and my tops are complete.Thanks for the chuckle, Deb!
This girl is a bit dragging, but got to sleep in my own bed for ONE NIGHT. Today’s job is to get all the book orders that have come in over the past 10 days out the door – this evening I’m driving to Durham where I’ll be visiting the Durham Orange Quilter’s Guild over the next few days – a workshop tomorrow, a workshop Sunday, and a lecture on Monday!
To top it off, I'm learning my new phone. I am bailing iphone and going with the Samsung Galaxy S5. It's going to be a bit of a learning curve for me, and I'm trying to do this all in one day -- get my apps that I use up and running and get familiar enough with it that I can use it in class tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Yes, it’s one of those days – I’m just throwing the contents of my suitcase in the washer, and I’ll pack it right back in the suitcase again!