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Thursday, November 08, 2018

I Like Thursdays #29

Welcome to I Like Thursday,
the day we celebrate the simple pleasures in our lives.

Neutral fabrics.

Audiobooks downloaded from the library and quilting. 
Even though this was not a favorite book, I listened for quite a while.
Then I returned it and chose a new one.
Technology is amazing!

I'm not that great of a quilter but
I enjoy the process and love learning new things.
I'm not giving up on rulers or ruler feet just yet.
I tried again.
I even wrote to Brother Sewing to ask someone to design a ruler hopping foot for my machine.
I know it can be done, other companies have them.
I believe in asking nicely.

They wrote me back a nice letter stating they do not at this time have the foot I want.
They are passing my letter on to the design team.

Bobbin chicken win!
I finished up a border and decided to check my bobbin thread before starting the next.
Glad I did.


Amazon's new box had me giggling like a little girl.
Yes, I ordered another present.
I ordered a telephone.
When the power goes out, the cordless phone doesn't work 
and we don't have good cel coverage at home.
So a new $10 phone was ordered.

I thought I'd be finished quilting this beauty 
But I'm not. 
I still have a few inches of the outer border and all of the green inner border to do.
I truly believe I keep God laughing when I make my plans.

That's OK. I'm going to finish the outer border this morning,
then pack it up and take it to retreat for Show & Tell anyhow.
My fiends don't care if it's finished or not.

Speaking of retreat--

Check out friends that share their Thursday Likes at
Not Afraid of Color.


LA Paylor said...

ah yes, friends never mind if it's not finished! That was a fun post, and you've helped me a little by saying you're not the best quilter but like the process. I'm having a spot of trouble quilting the Web quilt borders... nothing is quite coming out right. Grrr. Maybe I need a change of color thread...
I love listening to books on cd in the studio, and just started a new Rhys Bowen one last night. The reader has the most delicate Irish accent!

PaintedThread said...

The Amazon box made me laugh. I love that you won bobbin chicken!! And I agree with you on the process and learning new things (and getting the right foot for the job! good luck with that).

Shannon said...

I love!!! checking out audiobooks from the library. It's such a fabulous resource and so much easier now on the app than we we had to go in and get them on cassette or CD. I love listening to them, it's how I do most of my reading these days!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love that Amazon box! Also love audiobooks, but haven't listened to one while quilting for a long time - I'll have to remember that. Have fun on your retreat!

Suzanne said...

The Amazon box is absolutely perfect...lol. I think God laughs at most of us quilters when we announce our plans. Have a wonderful time at Retreat.

Nann said...

$10 for a phone. Amazing.
I am a long-time Anne Tyler fan (35+ years). I loved Spool of Blue Thread. I was not as wild about her latest (published in August), Clock Dance.
Enjoy the retreat!

Unknown said...

$10 for a Phone, what a deal. Love that the Green Box made you giggle! Yes, I ordered myself another present too! Have fun at Retreat, you can finish it there. I miss coming but not those hard beds, lucky you live close.

Quilter Kathy said...

LOVE the Amazon package LOL!
Have a blast at retreat!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I didn't get a box like that from Amazon....I am green with envy. Enjoy your retreat. Your quilt is very pretty.

Jean said...

That box is great! Hope we see one soon, usually they only send us the boring brown boxes. And we order from them quite a bit. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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