Friday, August 14, 2009

Nervousness and underwear

I can't sleep. I'm on medication that seems to make me very sensitive to caffeine. That, and I'm nervous about the Minnesota Road Show. Are you sick of hearing about it yet? I think I'm nervous because these classes, short as they are, come with outlines which are close to scripts. So I'm anxious because I feel like I may miss something. I'm much better when I get to talk off the top of my head (I try my best not to talk in the other direction, if you know what I mean). Anyway, I have quilted the step-out piece for the tote bag section I'm doing.
Complete with little flowers. I used a shop machine and took my chances with the needle. I figured, it wasn't a big piece and I wasn't using especially thick thread. However, the thread broke a couple of times and I ended up borrowing a topstitch needle from someone else who was there. It turns out I was using a jeans needle. So, if you ever feel like trying to quilt with a jeans needle, don't bother. It's not worth the hassle.
Also, I had to go to the dreaded WalMart (I hate shopping there but we had a gift card) and bought some underwear for Amy. Can you blame me? I think they'll be way too big for her, though.


  1. The quilt is coming together beautifully!! Love the undies! LOL I would forget something if I didn't have an outline. I'm sure you'll do well!

  2. I so wish I lived in Minnesota so I could take one of your classes! If you ever teach in OHio = let me know. And I love the quilting and the underwear!!!

  3. Actually, I'm in Virginia! The Minnesota Road Show is a traveling show done by local teachers.

  4. You are going to do so well in the Road Show. No worries there! And you can still talk off the top of your head though you have an outline. Be yourself and everyone will totally enjoy it!

    As for those undies...they are too cute and perfect!

  5. I love that color combo. It is going to be beautiful.