Monday, February 11, 2013

Random Monday

WARNING:  This is a rather sarcastic post.  Proceed at your own risk.  You've been warned.  

Must be no one has missed me--or at least not enough to leave a comment about it!  So I will just do a bit of rambling for tonight.

On a recent episode of Blue Bloods (hubba hubba Tom Selleck!), some of the family were out bike riding.  The youngsters had helmets on, but not the aunt/mom.  An accident ensued, with the youngest rider, having unbuckled his helmet at a rest stop, having head trauma and going into a coma.  Now--in the interest of setting a good example on tv and as the aunt/mom, why wasn't Erin wearing a helmet?  It could just as easily been her that was hurt and it would have been worse without a helmet.  

Speaking of helmets, it amazes me the number of horseback riders who don't think they need a helmet.  Really?  Anyone can be thrown at any time, even on the tamest horse.  You just never know.  So why take a stupid chance?

I've been making some serious inroads on unfinished blocks.  I am within two blocks of being caught up on my Monthly Bliss 3 class quilt and three blocks from finishing my pink Green Thumb sample.  Will miracles never cease....  

Several ideas for new classes are running amok in my brain.  I'm excited to get things on paper, but know that if I wait a bit, the final ideas will be better than what I can do now.  Stay tuned!

And one final mini rant.  In a recent quilt magazine, a well known designer said, in essence, not to worry about your piecing skills, because it just won't matter if you cut off points.  Really?  There's no shame in cutting off points if you have done your very best and that's the result.  But to just not worry about them at all?  Pass the chocolate--I feel faint.

And, as a reminder, you can visit the tutorial about posting blog comments here:  
http://www.sharonstroud.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-tutorial-on-posting-blog-comments.html.  You may want to practice up--there may be a contest coming up where those skills will come in handy.

That's it for tonight.  I'll try to be less snarky next time.  

Blissful hugs,
Sharon

P.S.  I am listening to The Forgotten by David Baldacci.



8 comments:

  1. Sorry Sharon. I was going to post a comment before now but at the last minute I didn't. We do need to let you know that we are reading your blog. I hope you are staying warm in this crazy weather and not getting buried in the snow. And yes, it is wonderful when your "children" get along so well. Until next time..take care.

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  2. Sharon I check you blog almost everyday!! and I saw the same article about cutting off points and I almosted fainted...I am sure she makes sure all her points are sharp!!
    Miss you when you don't post and I love the new addition to the family
    Maria

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  3. Testing-testing. I enjoy reading your blog every morning-just very seldom comment.

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  4. I guess the world won't end if points are cut off, but it sure looks better to me if they're not. But don't good piecing skills also ensure that your quilt won't fall apart in the wash?

    Janet

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  5. Well, I do check your blog often, but uaually at work (don't tell anyone) and cannot respond there. Get busy and home and home computer slow, but that's just my excuse. I loved the lentils post and yes, I did read the "don't worry about points" comment by that publication -- not good! There are not enough M & M's in this world to fix that! I already read The Forgotten -- tis great! See you next Monday with my homework done!

    Terri H

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  6. sweetmarye55@yahoo.comFebruary 12, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Sorry, read your blog often...just didn't know how to comment. Look forward to some future contact. I miss seeing your mom at my former place of work...but on the bright side, now I have plenty of time to sew. Been dealing with huge issues since beginning of the year; loss of job and major tramatic brain injury of my youngest son. Sewing has become my serenity moments. Regards, Mary Ellen

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  7. sweetmarye55@yahoo.comFebruary 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    And...Tom Selick...yum!

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