Thursday, March 14, 2013

Turbo Charged

Many years ago,
Running Man and I
had the opportunity to travel to Germany.
Running Man was presenting a paper
in Berlin, which was still divided.
We flew into Munich,
rented a car and headed off
on the German autobahn.

We've all heard about the 
autobahn having at least three lanes, 
fast, faster and fastest.
Well, it's true.

Running Man was imagining he
was James Bond
a formula 1 race car driver.

I could see the speedometer was well over 100 mph.
The F on our rental car, 
didn't say Ferrari.
 The little Ford was trying it's best.

I was informed by Running Man, he
was only trying to keep up and not
get run over.  True!

There was  something fun about going fast,
if you didn't figure in the fear factor.

I'm not sure if it's quite the same experience,
but yesterday I was TURBO appliqueing.

No,  you're right it's not quite the same,
exhilarating, none the less,
if you're a middle aged Nana.

I've been working on my
 Midnight Silhouette quilt and
appliqueing the center vine on the last two border pieces.
It's been super fast,
super easy, and
 super fun.

The raw edges of the vine were 
already turned under,
the vine was secured in place with a little
Roxanne's Glue Baste,
needles were prethreaded,
the kiddos were napping 
and Nana was 
turbo charged.

Oh, did I mention,
I had chocolate and diet Pepsi?

It felt good to get something done
just once and
trying to keep up.

Until Next Time-


  1. Cute post! So you are a Pepsi drinker. My drink of choice is Diet Coke without caffeine. And some Reese's Cups thrown in.

  2. I love it..."Turbo Nana". I used to turbo sew when watching grandkids my self at one time. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Hugs

  3. I'll bet it felt really good to have a nice stretch of time with a lot accomplished! Hope I get to go to Germany some day - for now I'll settle for Scottsdale, AZ (next month)

  4. Haha, I totally "get" it, first the autobahn - we visited Germany about 10 years ago. My husband and son waited till I fell asleep to really test out the speed. I knew nothing about it till MUCH later when they revealed their mischief. :) I also understand about your turbo appliquéing. I get behind my sewing machine and feel like I'm on the autobahn :) I just made draperies for our new baby's room. I put the metal to the floor on the machine and my daughter in law was laughing at me. I'm so glad someone else does the same thing. :)

  5. Awesome post! Both speedy experiences sounded great! What fun!