Thursday, January 16, 2014
Close to Nowhere
Odds and ends, pieces and anti-freeze
• Daughter Dana mentioned something the other day that amazed me.
I’ve turned off Craft Street onto Lemac toward Center Street to come to work for years.
Dana turned down Lemac the other day and came home and asked me had I ever noticed what “Lemac” was. Well of course not.
Did you know that Lemac spelled backwards is “camel?”
I can’t not see it now, every time I make that turn. I wonder who named Lemac and why it was called that. Anybody know?
• Last Monday on my way to work, it was five degrees and I had no heat in my little red car.
This Monday on my way to work it was 52 degrees and my heat worked just fine.
Seems like if your antifreeze gets low, you and your car freeze. Fortunately my guys where I get my oil changed took care of it for me.
But I didn’t have heat those days it was so bitterly cold. My heat got fixed as soon as it warmed up!
• Dana and I are taking a new class at the Quilt Barn in Arlington, with Dana’s friend Tammye. It’s not actually a class, it’s more of a therapy group.
The UFO group will meet every three months and we will encourage each other to finish our UFO’s.
If you don’t quilt, you might wonder what a UFO is — unfinished object — UFQ sounds pretty stupid.
We all had to make a list of our UFOs and turn it in. Whenever we finish a quilt, we mark it off our list and after so many, we get a prize from the quilt shop.
Nothing like more fabric to encourage a quilter!
• Tammye, Dana, some quilting friends and I have decided we want to do a round robin quilt.
We each make a center block or a row, put it in a box with notes, fabric, etc. and pass them around to each other. With six of us, we’ll all have six rows or rounds or whatever when our tops are finished.
We’ll get to add those to our UFO lists for next year!
• One of the quilts I put on my UFO list is a round robin I did with a quilting email list, begun in 2005 — some quilters have UFOs older than nine years, but not many, I bet.
Sunday afternoon I worked on that for a while and am all but finished with it now.
I had to fix the torn batting, etc. but except for a tiny bit of decorative quilting, I am through with that sucker!
And — this needs a taaaa-daaaa — I have the original label that was made in 2005 and signed by all the round robin quilters.
That UFO group is going to make me one happy quilter!
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