Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Take Cover

As a baby boomer growing
up in the 50's and 60's there were 
lots of interesting things taking place.

TV, Elvis, fast food, silly putty, sputnik, Peanuts, Hula Hoops
and, of course, a lot more.

At school while reading Dick and Jane
and learning about their idyllic life
we might suddenly have to "Duck and Cover"
To protect ourselves from radiation from a nuclear blast.
Not much good that would do, but I guess it made
people feel safe.

Why do I bring all this up?
Because yesterday I was in my sewing studio  and
started a new project.

It looked like a nuclear bomb went off.
Someone should have yelled "duck and cover."
It was a dangerous situation.
Auditioning fabrics sometimes requires digging out a lot 
and leaving it out for a while. It can take hours
or days to figure out what to put where.

I'm always amazed at the people who come into the
shop and want to plan a quilt and they have 15 minutes.

I have to search for the perfect fabric.
Cut out some pieces.
Reject some pieces.
Cut some more.

Put pieces next to other pieces.
It takes awhile.

The process can create quite an explosion of stuff.
Fortunately, there was
no fallout or safety issues.

The hard part comes after the fact.
Clean up.
That's the job today.
It's not anywhere as much fun.
Until Next Time-


  1. I agree with the clean up part!! What are you creating??

  2. I remember those bomb drills, lol