We all have them. Don’t we? You do, don’t you??? Surely it’s not just me, but sometimes it seems like it, LOL!
Thank you everyone who entered my first giveaway and gave me so many great movie suggestions! I picked up “Everything is Illuminated.” as suggested by Pat. Can’t wait to get to some long-delayed handwork tomorrow and watch it! I was shocked at how many of your recommendations my library had on the shelf. I had to restrain myself because I wanted a couple of new books on tape, too. I picked up one of books from the Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini. I’ve not read any of them and Carol, another quilter, recently mentioned how fun reading a few of them are. With the long list of books she has written, sometimes I think too many books, by the same author, and it starts to feel like they are churning them out. So we’ll see.
Right now I’ve been struggling through a highly recommended older book, The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo by Irving Stone. It’s good, just not living up to the reputation that preceded it. Or maybe I just need to get into bed, to read, earlier? Maybe you’ve read it?
I also want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for my Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors quilt. I really appreciate all the kind words. Thinking if all my quilt recipients would vote I would have it licked, but I guess it’s not to be… I’m definitely rethinking the gifting of quilts. Maybe not everyone appreciates handmade as much as I do??? Do you ever have thoughts like that? I really don’t care if I win a $30 gift certificate or not. It’s the principle of people want, want, wanting from you and then never giving back. Arrgh. You know what I mean, surely….
Okay, enough of that.
Well, I spent hours yesterday, over at Flickr, getting my hyperlinks fixed. I *thought* I fixed them a month ago, but apparently not. I can’t believe I can see traffic coming from there to here with all those broken links. And I can NOT believe no one told me they didn’t work! Maybe fewer people click-through links, to blogs, to see the full explanation of a project? I don’t know about you, but I know I do. All. The. Time.
Looks like what I need to be doing is finishing up the binding on my Honeycomb quilt. Yeah, that’s right. I’m sitting here covered up with it, dodging the straight pins, wondering why it’s last 6 feet, of binding, isn’t stitched down yet. And it still needs embroidered with my initials and the date.
The sleeve and embroidery, along with the name are still waiting to be attached to my unnamed wall hanging.
And the sleeve on my Bubble Quilt.
Such boring work. Especially since they’ve already been washed and I have seen them in all their shriveled up glory! (Well not the Honeycomb quilt, of course.) I think that is what pushes me to finish a quilt and then I still need to *really* finish it, LOL!
I promise I’ll have some of this stuff finished by next week.
Or I won’t be here on Wednesday.
One or the other…
But right now I have a bushel of tomatoes to turn into salsa.
Not exactly sure why I put a white shirt on today…