Days in Review
Did everyone watch the inauguration of the president yesterday? I hadn’t planned on watching but the HGTV program was one I had already seen. The TLC channel was showing Undercover Bosses and that didn’t interest me. So, I listened to the inauguration as I worked on a quilt. It was actually very interesting. The commentators were well versed on historical comparisons and I enjoyed hearing that. The weather wasn’t as bad as it could have been so that was nice for everyone standing on the mall as well as in the stands. It was only 12 degrees here in Indiana yesterday. Arlington car dealers have it lucky. It is warm where they work!
My mom takes in donations of fabric scraps and turns them into beautiful quilts to donate to the homeless shelters. A friend dropped off a bag of scraps and in the bag was a beautiful quilt top! I thought maybe she had accidentally put it in the bag but she said no. While listening to commercials from yogurt to used cars Irving, I decided to put it on the long arm and practice some new quilting patterns and techniques. I have to teach myself to be satisfied and stop ripping out sections of my quilting. My fingers are sore from picking at threads. Although it is going to be a donation quilt, I still want it to look perfectly quilted.
Our quilt guild is planning to donate quilts to the E.G.G. house here in our town. E.G.G. stands for extending God’s grace. The house was renovated and offers a place for families to stay when their lives have been turned upside down by fire or other catastrophic events. Thankfully, we don’t delve into used cars, bad credit situations, we just offer a helping hand in a time of crises.
I was going to link up to the E.G.G. website but I couldn’t find one. Instead, I found an interesting write up in a local newspaper. Several years ago, a farmer’s market was started in our area. The participants who offered fresh eggs for sale were not happy when told they would have to pay $60 fee on top of a $20 license required by the state to sell eggs. As a smaller farmers market, he said the costs are too much for the sellers to absorb. I was sad to hear this but then this quote, in the article, had me laughing.
“That’s a lot of extra eggs you’ve got to squeeze out of your chickens to make up for the loss,” he said.
I am picturing squeezing chickens umm, nevermind. LOL I hope they get it all worked out. I love getting fresh produce and eggs at the farmer’s market.