Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fondling fabric

I'm finally getting some sewing done. I've decided to use those jelly roll fabrics to make nine patches and then I think I'll attempt to set them on point. I've always loved that look when I see it in others quilts-Previous attempts to set things on point have often resulted in setting me on point so cross your fingers. I wish I was more precise and less mathematically challenged. I think I have a chart somewhere that gives you the measurement for setting squares and side triangles for each size square on point. That will help. Oh well, it's about time for a little bit of brain workout.

Thanks for playing along with the silliness these past few days. Sometimes life just gets too serious and I have to put on my Groucho mustache, funny nose and glasses. most people who don't know me well think I'm the quiet type and sort of serious-that would be wrong for the most part. I have a wicked sense of humor and sometimes find myself stifling laughter at inappropriate moments. Lord help me if I have anyone around to make eye contact with. I can remember the very stern looks from Father Wallworth in church when I sat with friends from school. My stomach would hurt from laughing. We weren't being disrespectful it was just the idea that we had to be serious that would get things started.

James went to his first day of work yesterday and we were sort of on pins and needles waiting for him to come home. Huzzah!!!(who said that?) the crowd goes wild-the job is good(for now). There are certain aspects that we are not happy with but he's a man now and has to deal with these things himself. This job will be a learning experience and hopefully lead to something better in the near future. For the time being we are just happy he's working. The salary is really not commensurate with what we think he should be making but he's apprenticing and so we hope he gets everything he can out of it and then looks for a job that will pay him much better. For now, he's a happy camper and that means a lot.

I hurt my neck at Curves on Mon. and had to take a darvocet to get rid of the neck pain and major headache I developed yesterday. By the time I went to bed it felt like a migraine and as if my head would come off the shoulders. Drugs are I feel much better-just a slight twinge-however I feel a little hung over from the medicine. Anyway, taking it easy for today- no lunch with the guys. I may have a few friends over this afternoon just to lift my spirits-I think that they specialise in some sort of massage.


Gerrie said...

Nyuk nyuk!!

Rian said...

LOL, glad you're keeping your sense of humor through all this. Yagotta, right?

Libby said...

Mmmm - 9 patches on point . . . can't wait to see it.
Having a sense of humor is really what gets me through. Sometimes I'm the only one laughing, but that's okay . . . I think I'm funny *s*

Jane Ann said...

Oh, admit it. CURVES is not what hurt your neck--it was too much lunchtime cavorting.

Sometimes I start giggling (and sometimes it's about something you or others in this crazy bunch have written), and Don says, "There she goes again; tickling herself to death."

Uh, about those three? I've noticed much of their massage involves huge rubber mallets--you've been warned.

Tanya said...

Your nine-patches are looking good! Hope your neck heals quickly.