Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Nightmare in Atlanta, Texas

 I thought that was a catchy title for this quilt, instead of Nightmare on Elm's Street.

Don't get me wrong, I love this quilt but whatever could go wrong did, from the backing and batting, the longarm not working right, to my Jazz messing up.  I just wanted to pull my hair out.  I had wanted to do more quilting on it but decided enough is enough.

I eventually finished it up on my Juki.  Sigh.... Sigh...  I told my husband that I didn't want to give this to my son, for it is such an imperfect quilt.  I even had some loose tension on the back.  My husband told me to ignore it that our son would never know the difference.

The problem with what he said...."I would know the difference!!!"

Therefore, today, I put the binding on this quilt and then I ripped out all of the bad tension parts.  It was worth the extra work because I feel so much better.

Still didn't want to give this to my son but.....I put it on my bed and fell in love with it, imperfections and all.  I wanted to keep it but then I thought, if I could love it, maybe he would too....so Merry Christmas Nathan.

A few weeks back my sister, Jeanette from Inchworm Fabrics, asked me if I wanted to do another project together.  Keep in mind that the last two projects we have done together we have not posted because hers are not finished.  I am not railing on her, she works, therefore, she doesn't have as much time as I do.  

We decided on the rail fence.  I have to tell ya, I love hers more than mine.

I did my strips smaller, 2" instead of 2 1/2 inches.  I didn't want mine to be as big.

What I want to know is if any of you have a project that just made you go insane with mishaps???

On another note, sometimes life just gets in the way of posting.  Vance and I are in self quarantine.  Our son that lives near us had covid, which he was at our home two times not knowing he had it.

He came by Sunday and stayed awhile, leaving our grandson.  He called later that evening wondering if I had sinus trouble or if my allergies were bothering me.  He said his sinus had been bothering him for days.  He came two days later, looking horrible.  Said he was just tired.  He called us later that evening saying he lost his sense of taste and smell.  

Oh boy

He went to get tested the next day and on Friday he found out it was positive.  During this time I was feeling poorly and on Friday I was really sick.  No taste, didn't want to eat, headache etc.  I had had a headache for several days and just tired but....I didn't think it was covid.  He got the positive results and so he thought I had covid.  I was still sick the next day but really didn't think I had covid.  The day after that I was a little better and then by Sunday I was all better.  

To this day I don't think it was covid but we are still in self quarantine.  I had a cousin who had it the same time as my son with the same symptoms.  (by the way, she hugged me that same Sunday my son came by and called me on Tuesday saying she had covid) She didn't have it as bad as my son and she said it wasn't bad at all.  She tested positive.  I did not get tested because to be honest, I was just to sick and tired to get out.    Even if it was covid, I am over it.

My main problem, is......if you have had contact with someone who has had covid, why go out and risk giving it to others????

That is my soap box for today.