I can be so hip! Is that even a cool thing to say anymore? When I was looking for a word to describe my day "totally-tubular" won hands down. I mean it is just a fun thing to say, which is how my day has been. It means "really cool; totally excellent"
I mean Totally.
Having a cool day does not mean I have it all together all the time though. It has been another day where I've spent far too much time with my seam ripper. How many times can I sew the wrong piece onto the same block? Oh, let me count the ways.
First though my 30 Minutes of Freedom Challenge saw me cutting purple strips to add to my Log Cabin Dream blocks and start sewing them on. I have to keep reminding myself when I start to think that they are coming together sooo slowly that there are 36 of them. And that good things come to those who wait.
I try to get in my sewing time in the morning and then work on other business related tasks in the afternoon. I probably should have flipped it around today-but hey it is all cool and it led to a moment of clarity that saw me repurpose some things in a drawer to aide in putting a quilt together the way I have it laid out on paper. There was nothing particularly difficult about it, but you wouldn't know it if you had seen me standing at my design wall scratching my head several times. I quite literally started laughing out loud when I realized I had sewn that block wrong for the THIRD time. I even toyed for just a moment with moving that particular block so that I would not have to rip out the seam again. But I persevered and soon you will see the beautiful result. Problem solving is cool too. It is nice to have a problem that can be solved so easily sometimes. Thankfully I have a drawer full of blank address labels that I was not using. They work well for labels to keep things straight.
One of the things that happened today was the little oil can symbol popped up on my machine. This is my public service announcement: Remember to take time to clean and oil your machine. It is amazing to me how different my machine sounds after I have done this. The ole' workhouse sounds like new again.
I think Bald Eagles are pretty cool and I had a chance to see and photograph some of them the other day. There is a row of old oaks trees that they just love to hang out in-there were 27 of them there this day.
I am off to get more work done...I hope you have a Totally Tubular Thursday!
Thanks for being a part of my day!
1/31/2020 11:13:55 am
I just never get tired of seeing them. We actually have an "Eagle Tree" I can see from my window with binoculars. It can be quite tempting to hop in the car and drive down for a quick look when I see it is occupied.
1/31/2020 01:21:48 pm
Wow, that many bald eagles in one spot! Amazing. I like your color pattern for the log cabins, but I think it's so funny that you are finding them slow, when I always think they are fast. LOL Beautiful, no matter the speed. I've never seen a little oil can on my machines! I do take the two that get a lot of use for their little spa day once a year, minimum, so maybe that's why. The Viking, I was told never to oil. I clean things out monthly, though, around the bobbin race ... and the first is tomorrow!
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