I'm coming to terms with some facts in my life.
I AM a QUILTER.
It's what I DO.
I also am 53 years old.
Gone are the days when I could set up a big basting frame and thread-baste for 3 hours straight and still walk upright when I'm through.
I also do not have room at home to set up such a frame except when the weather is nice and I can do it in the yard.
I cannot conveniently make bed-sized quilts right now......I just don't have the room to lay them out OR baste them. So, I am going to make the quilts I WANT to make, that fit my current situation........until I can no longer do THAT.
I have spent DAYS not quilting because I couldn't baste and didn't want to start something new until I had reached a point of quilting with the zigzag top. I really like it and want it to be my next quilt . I also really like the flannel that I bought for the back of it, and I think that I am going to hand-quilt it. We'll see when I get time to try it and see........this polyfil 80/20 batting feels kind of stiff, so it might be a nightmare to do by hand.
I searched online for a 6-foot folding table, and found a price of $39.00 at Wally World. It showed that my local store, surprise of surprises, had one in stock.......I didn't notice that the site said that store prices MAY VARY. In store, it was $44.99. I argued the point, but lost. I decided to go ahead and pay the extra, though, as they have changed the table and the newer ones that they also had did not include the carry-strap/handle, and did not lock closed on the end.
Tomorrow we drive back for another 2-hour evaluation for the hubster. Blessedly the snow that was forecast for Tuesday has slowed down in it's track and we're supposed to have rain and 46degrees tomorrow, with the 1 to 3 inches of snow coming in tomorrow NIGHT, after we are back safely home. I praise the LORD for this HUGE BLESSING, and yet, still would not object to a prayer or two offered up for our safe travel for tomorrow. Thanks for that !
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4