Hi everyone! I hope my American friends are recovered from all the turkey and shopping happening this past weekend. I only did a bit of shopping - my cutting mat had worn out, and Joann Fabric had them half off, so I got a new one. Bonus, it is marked on both sides, so it will last twice as long. 'Bout time they thought of that one, eh?
I'm working on a new design for you. It was born out of a need for a gift, for someone who needs nothing. However, she has just moved, so mum and I decided a holiday table runner would be quick and easy. I'll have that for you early in the week, I hope. It's pieced applique, using fusible for a quicker finish.
Jeff [hubby] and John went to their very first hockey game tonight, to see our beloved Red Wings play. John bought the tickets for Jeff's birthday last week. And of course our Wings won. [They're first in the league]. The boys took pics, but they came out so terribly that I think my chances of a new camera for Christmas might be good. My camera can take good close-ups, in ideal lighting, but outside and apparently sports arenas come out awful. So if you have a favorite all-purpose camera, let me know in the comments!
I wanted to share a pic that Sue sent me. She made a Lemon Tree pillow and I love it!
I really love the lemon yellow backing. Great job, Sue!
Tomorrow, I'm taking my friend from Florida back to the airport. I read something that pretty well disgusted me the other day....you know those pat-downs they do for security? Well, it turns out they do not change gloves with every passenger. So if the person in front of you has lice [or worse], or some kind of open wound, or an infectious disease, it's going to get wiped all over YOU. Remember, they check inside the waistband of your underwear! Some of the security people carry extra gloves in their pockets - um, not quite sanitary - so if I were to fly, and had to do the pat-down, I would insist on clean gloves from the box. These people aren't trained in medical procedures, and the gloves are only to protect them. Not you. Mum will be flying in December, and can't go through the scanner - she'll have to have the pat-down. Being in fragile health, I've already told her to insist on clean gloves.
I think I can safely say I'll never fly again. I've been avoiding it anyway - too claustrophobic the last time - but going through all of this is just too much. Safer? Don't you believe it. Follow the money and you'll see why these scanners are in place. And that's all I'll say about that. You can thank me. Seriously - I could go on, and on, and on.....but I won't.
I found my pile of vintage transfers [under all the projects I have going on] and remembered that I was going to upload them for you. So I'm hoping to get to that too - oh golly I have so many things going at the moment! There is fabric everywhere, in piles according to projects, every surface is covered with drawings, thread snips and floss all over. I can't turn around without tripping on something, and I keep stubbing my toes on a pile of books on the floor next to my computer. I really have no business being on the computer, lol - so I'll say good night and sweet quilty dreams, see you in a couple of days!