|A sneak peek at my new felted wool chicken pincushions.|
|Some of my new 2-toned wool pincushions.|
Then a trip out to buy a new toilet on the night of the first presidential debate proved that it was a good thing that my husband wasn't planning on watching it! He has bigger real-life issues to deal with, and he doesn't seem to mind that he's just disqualified himself to be a write-in contender in a year where a write-in candidate just might win! Taking care of Little House is job enough, and being at war with a flooding bathroom threw him into overload along with being our Secretary of Finance! "This is what we have savings for," I assured him though little did I know then that I would soon be advising him to call a plumber! "Likely that is what Trump would do", I thought to myself, not saying it out loud. My husband hates politics!
Lyme Disease and a stroke have earned me the privilege of being cared for, though today I am assigned to "the bucket brigade". It's the least I can do as I take my leisure. It's a self-appointed PJ Day for me, along with finishing my pincushions. Upcoming craft sales will be here soon. My first will be at Jon Katz and Maria Wulf's Bedlam Farm Open House, October 8th and 9th, 2502 State Route 22, just five minutes north of the town of Cambridge, New York. It has become an annual fall event and a chance to be outdoors on Columbus Day Weekend in what will hopefully be peak fall colors and comfortable weather. It will be a nice gathering featuring farm animals, poetry readings, craft show and demonstrations. Red will be there to herd sheep as well as greet guests along with Maria's dog, Fate. .
|My new flower pot pincushions.|
|New penny rug pincushions.|
|A utility quilt to finish soon and 100+ pair of fleece socks yet to tag for sales.|
|This quilt is now quilted but the back-side dedication is still left to do.|
|Appliqued dedication to go on back side of friendship quilt.|
There will be lots of political news as I keep my fingers busy stitching. Election drama is proving to be more exciting than old-fashioned jousting tournaments and likely equal in blood-letting! America deserves the best leadership and what a grueling battle our contestants go through to prove themselves worthy. It is not a sport for the faint-hearted, but then I have to think how much talent it takes to be sure the plumbing in the big White House is working, not to speak of the plumbing of the country and the wide world as well. As for Little House, we will content ourselves to simply vote for the candidate of our choice and support him or her with our prayers!
I do ask myself "who in their right mind" would sign up for the job of being president of the U.S.A. But as I thought that, clarity of mind appeared-- no one "in their right mind" would! Insanity mixed with a bit of humor is good at all levels of leadership! Perhaps I should run for president? My Lyme brain and experiences managing crises are but perhaps "preparation for what is yet to come", and besides, I think I have the right temperament! Keeping my cool when those about me are losing theirs? Tell me, is there a U.S. Department of Sanitation with expert plumbers to clean up world-sized messes or would such "cleaner-upers" be under the Department of Interior instead? I will have to research that answer, but wait... don't all presidents need some on-the-job-training?
It is not by accident that our toilet broke the night of the first presidential campaign of 2016. I think it was providential! I had never before considered my potential talents that might make me suitable for the presidency: stitching-up everything in sight, keeping up with current events on TV and managing home crises, including big messes, and possessing a little insanity and humor...I could well be the winning write-in candidate for this election, with a little support of loyal blog readers and quilters everywhere...Hmmm?
Think of the quilt shows that could be hosted in the White House, and international shows with quilting ambassadors gathered from all countries..."Love and Peace Through Quilting" would indeed "make America great again"...and all other countries too!!?? So if you are still wondering who to vote for, consider your options and perhaps write my name in that blank spot. It is time for love and peace to reign again and perhaps I could arrange free quilting lessons to whoever wants to learn? Wouldn't we all feel more secure if there were more quilts in the world to pull up and over our heads "when the going gets tough"?
|My mother's candle-wicking quilt to be finished next year.|
|A pen and ink "Comfort-Her" quilt block. Next year to be put together.|
|Another block, 49 in all completed for my "Comfort-Her"!|