Look what I spotted today!
Do you have your copy yet?? I got a big smile seeing it tucked in there on the shelf front and center.
It’s the Eve of Leaving!
Am I ready?
Today was also a day of waiting….
For things like “We have to get this oil change and tire rotation and vehicle inspection TODAY because your tags are going to expire before you get back from Italy.”
Oh. My. Word.
I’ve just not been home to handle this….and the thought of wasted hours at the dealership while there are other things, so many other things to be done…well….
But I did it.
((And this is when I let you know that no….they don’t have a shuttle that will take me all the way to my house, it’s more than 15 miles and no, there isn’t someone else that can take care of this for me..I’m it!))
This is what we do when waiting:
We sit in the “customer lounge” and paper piece hexies!
All the while I am still making a list in my head of everything else that needs to be done – including tweaking the website a bit more because evidently I didn’t check a box when adding one item – and because it didn’t say to figure shipping on this item…that item supposedly wanted to be shipped free to the person who ordered it. OY!
I posted this photo to Facebook while sitting at the dealership, and got many questions on my thimble, so for those of you who missed it:
TJ Lane thimble!
I’ve had it for several years. It’s my second one – and I like it. It’s short so I can bend my first knuckle. It fits my finger like a glove and I often forget I even have it on while doing other things…
I wear it on a chain around my neck nearly ALWAYS. One never knows when she is going to need a thimble!
While sitting there waiting my phone buzzed…..oooh look! A coupon for 60% off of one item at Joanns!
This is when I tell myself I am going to bring out the big guns and really save a lot on a notions item that I NEED.
So I hightail it over there ---only to find that EVERYTHING I want….EVERY. SINGLE. ITEM is already marked 30% off, or 40% off…and you can’t use a coupon with a sale already in place.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this is to keep quilters from EVER saving 60% off of ANYTHING and is just a ploy to get us into the store.
Did I buy anything? Yes, but only at 40% off, not 60%. I needed some fine pins for my quilters in our Tuscany hexie class ---they will need to pin their rosettes to their backgrounds so they can applique them down.
PINS! That’s all that I left with – PINS!
There was nothing else that I wanted or needed – not even rotary blades, because they were on sale at a lower discount and I was mad. LOL!
I spent the afternoon getting book orders out and boxing up everything I’ll need for my Soldotna, Alaska group. I can’t Fedex or UPS to Alaska. It has to go Priority Flat Rate mail if I am going to afford it.
After this there was nothing to do but grab a quick nap and think about dinner when I woke up.
Still SO MUCH TO DO!
So I want to post a photo and I value your comments. But keep them considerate and insightful.
Open your mind and get rid of any knee jerk reactions that may cause you to type faster than you can think.
I am participating in an online discussion of FLY FOOT or Whirly Gig quilts on Facebook.
Two hanging on my living room wall.
The one on the left dates to 1870s. The one on the right –1920s.
The price was SO LOW when I bought them –no one wants them. And I can understand why ---but my question is, will a motif that was once considered “good luck” in Sanskrit and used as a popular patchwork pattern ever return to its original meaning after the corruption that happened prior to and during WWII?
I had to save these quilts. I love these quilts for the hands that made them, and to me they have nothing whatsoever to do with the Nazi movement during World War II. These are no more a sign of Hitler than a five pointed star ((50 of them on our US Flag)) is a sign of devil-worshipping satanists, or a yellow smiley face is a sign of Walmart. These were popular treasured patterns by quilters past ---and though I don’t want to hurt anyone by sharing them, I feel they NEEDED to be saved.
I have dear friends who are Jewish. A new friend in the Baltimore area --her mother and her sister survived Auschwitz. Am I insensitive to my friends because I wanted to save these quilts?
If you walked into my living room, as a Jew --would you be offended?
I love the comment made by Pepper Cory and a link to her article on the subject:
While we can rename it with its earlier title, we can do nothing about the emotional response the swastika symbol has for anyone who remembers/was affected/reads history.
This symbol will need to lay low for a good long time. Here's a blog I did on the subject a couple of years ago:
Keep it respectful, and use your thinking cap before you hit send!
I’m off to pack for Tuscany!