This morning, I made the big switch back to Rob’s choice for the 2014 Holiday quilt. We all love it!
That meant switching projects and switching fabrics and switching machines and needles and thread and setting a new seam allowance. But, it’s all on track now.
Mable must like this quilt.
Or, she was having a fit over a squeaky toy.
Anyway, we got the class ring thing figured out last night. She knew what she wanted, but she didn’t know any of the costs. I took the packet and first thing I said was, if I figure this out in four seconds, you’re not getting anything but a remedial reading class. It took me 20 minutes to figure out the pricing, and then I just stumbled up on it…but once found, it was one of those moments of “how did I miss that?” I even taught a bargain lesson in comparing the prices of the individual extras against a package deal with some compromise.
At bedtime, she said she had assumed that this would be one of those things we would not do. And, it made me sad to think she thinks she misses out on life’s milestones. Read that last sentence again carefully, because I can assure you, it’s just her perception, not a reality.
I’m using my National Two-Spool to add the borders to the holiday quilt and wanted to point out that there is one on ebay. I can say that now, because my friend that was looking for one has found hers. There are pictures that show the spool case is included. In my observation of these machines on ebay, the spool case is worth three times what the machine is being offered for, so even if the machine is damaged inside, you could potentially make all your money back, plus some. It’s a fair price, but be sure to verify the shipping. That’s a heavy cast iron machine and the shipping seems low to me. It’s less than I paid to ship mine several years ago. That was in the old days, when we complained about the cost of shipping, and before it went sky high.
Okay, so that’s it for me today. A quilting update, a parenting update and a machine collecting update.
Have a great Wednesday. I’m writing legal documents. Oh, joy of all joys. Please, don’t let anybody catch me with my eyes closed because it truly will mean I am asleep.