Wednesday, August 25, 2010

blast! where are my thread snips?

You just got to know that your day is not slated for "nice" when you go to sit down to stitch on an antique quilt for someone and realize that you have gathered everything but something to clip the thread with, go to the top right-hand drawer in the sewing machine cabinet and all you find there are 2 pairs of 8" ginghers, one pair of 8" fiskars and one pair very sharp and cheap 8" joann's dump bin scissors!  Not a clue where to find any of my multiple pairs of thread snips or tiny scissors perfect for sharp cuts on threads for threading needles.

now that might not be a horrible happening in a younger person's day, but I am of the over 50 lot and cannot see a brick up close without my glasses and now... with adequate light.  so i'll use the cheap 8" pair of Joann's dump bin scissors today and then go project-raiding this afternoon to see which project has a pair of small scissors in it i can borrow.  and that does not even touch on the agony it was last night to find my needles and threader and thimbles to sew/quilt this antique with.  there has to be a better way and some day I'm going to figure it out.  But for now, I'll just get on to working on this quilt so i can have it finished and ready to go to Kathryn when we go to Mexico Beach Labor Day weekend.

the pic of the quilt 77" x 92 1/2" and yes that border is waaavy and yes it draws in terribly in the middle so i'm going to give it my best shot so it can be hung on the wall and enjoyed by the great grandson of the maker.  I just love these old quilts and i've never seen a hexagon quilt with this layout before.  rather lovely in icon size don't you think?
happy stitching!

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