And guess who had control of the remote last night? On TUESDAY!?
It turns out that I ended up Home Alone for a while due to tennis. BONUS!
It used to be that on tennis nights I’d allow myself to putter longer in the studio downstairs, cutting, pressing, sewing at the machine. But I stuck to my “handwork only after dinner” goal, threw on my target sewing PJs [a girl has got to do what she has got to do to be in the mood!] and settled in to finish the last episode in the last season of Call the Midwife on Netflix.
I so love this show! I love how they tackle the “changing of the times” issues of where they are in the series now, 1961, and it gives me a clue into what things were like just the year before I was born.
The hair styles! The clothes. Those marvelous cats eye glasses!
In this season we dealt with doctors and nurses that smoked like chimneys only for the warnings to “FINALLY” come out that smoking indeed causes cancer. Before this period in time we just did not know. In fact, in my early years I remember BOTH sets of grandparents smoking like wildfire, and my parents too. It was the cool thing to do and the ads even said it was "healthy" before this period in time. We HAVE come a long way, baby.
When I think of all the things that were discovered just during my life time…that previously we “just did not know” I am blown away.
I did some searching to learn more about thalidomide, and how it was prescribed in Europe and in Asia during this time period because it was brought up in season 5 of Call the Midwife. And I found this clip I hadn’t seen before:
I love shows that TEACH me things. And this show not only has done great teaching, but has touched my heart with how the nurses and how the sisters handle day to day situations in the care of other women within their community. If you are looking for something not only entertaining, but educational that will enrich your life, DO Call the Midwife! I can’t wait for the next season to start.
I moved on to THIS binding!
There is no shortage of quilts to bind around here. The “handwork only after dinner” proposal is going to get these done. No more waiting in a pile. This is the Scrappy Mountain Majesties I finished quilting more than a month ago. I last posted about it HERE. And the binding is finally under way. I made it about 2/3 the way down one long side. More to come tonight.
And Box 5 is now empty, all parcels on their way!
I haven’t run out of the Addicted to Scraps book or the Essential Triangle Tool yet, but it’s getting close. It’s also getting closer to the day when more will be arriving. I leave for Houston next Thursday, and I hope that more will be here when I am back. Again. Thank you for your patience in all of this!
And I am getting notifications that things ARE being received!
Thank you for sharing yourself with your loot, Karen B!
I’m getting worried that my days are running one into another with each day the same as the next, and only my evening sewing time to talk about. This is the longest break I have had in a long time, and I’m spending it at my dining room table, which is great – no complaints here - but it doesn’t leave me a lot to entertain you with.
I am heading up to the cabin on Friday for some R&R. I’ve made lunch dates with friends for today and tomorrow just to get me out of the house and talking to people a bit.
One more week and I’ll be in Houston, and there will be LOADS to talk about then!
Today’s quote inspiration quilt.
Just a churn dash? Until you look closely and find two that stand out different than the rest. Can you see them? Also, interesting binding treatment. It’s a wide red paisley binding, cut on the bias and sewn around rounded corners. The quilt doesn’t go all the way to the fold in the binding. It kind of lays there flat like a flange. I’d love to know who made this and why they did what they did. Probably because their mother and grandmother before them did the same thing. But it inspired THIS quote:
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
How boring life would be if all of the same quilts were made with all of the same fabrics and everything was identical and perfect. Dare to be the one that stands out, not the one that is exactly like the others.
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!