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 !