I had given Madeline what I thought was a very good used sewing machine. She didn't begin using it until June and July of this year and she became frustrated with the machine. Instead of having it looked at, she went and bought a new machine (Exactly what I would have done and what I did when I was in her shoes 20 years ago. Madeline lives in FL I couldn't just drive over and bring her my machine). She had a mission and there was no stopping her.
The funniest part is that she told me when she was finished quilting it she noticed she had sewn one of the blocks on upside down. To avoid photographing the "mistake" she just flipped the edge of the quilt up so as to show off the backing. With great confidence I told her that it is not at all uncommon to sew blocks on upside down, forget blocks, mess things up and put them away for years etc. She finished it...that is the best and greatest part of quilting.
Ok, so there was more humor involved....but I think it was just because of the way I think. I had given Madeline all the notions and some pre-cut fabric for Christmas. She had never had to purchase anything for sewing or quilting.....so she inquires as to the cost of paying someone to do the long arm quilting for future projects. When I told her the price she was surprised. I was thinking....oh but wait....you will have to purchase the fabric and batting in the future....the quilting may be a drop in the bucket!
I hope you have found something to giggle about today....I know I sure have.