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Please don't remind me that I'm poor; I'm having too much fun pretending I'm simply "living green" like everyone else these days.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It was a holiday.... not supposed to work on holidays..... daughter took me to go to her house for the day so I wouldn't be tempted to work.  Lots of food.  Lots of  people.  Great fun.  They had a nice little kickball game going until the ball landed in the tree.  Someone climbed the tree to get it and the game resumed.  Glad I went instead of continuing to work.

I had to repeatedly tell myself that working on a holiday weekend is not right.  I semi-retired so I wouldn't be working myself to death anymore.  Although I was very tempted to stay on the quilting machine, I took some time to do other things like making new pot holders and place mats.  Quilt type fabric of course.  Started organizing my household manager binder and cooked some things for the freezer.

Yesterday I went back to work like everyone else.  Eee gads!  For some reason I kept getting long stretches of skipped stitches.  Like 4 or 5 inches of skipped stitches.  Most of the day was spent cleaning, oiling, and adjusting my gammill before Ladybug arrived.  I believe I have the problem worked out so today I'll work on getting the next quilt stabilized.  There was a lot of hidden lint built up around the bobbin shaft, where the bobbin race moves.  Once I cleaned this out the machine was fine. 


Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Sounds like you had a productive weekend even though it was a holiday weekend and you're semi-retired.

You know, women never completely retire and I believe that is why we live longer than men as a rule. We always have things waiting for us to do or things that we want to do, and when men retire from the jobs that have been their life for 40 yrs. or more they're at loose ends and the stress of not knowing what to do with themselves is what does them in. I've noticed this with old farmers especially. They keep farming until they can barely get on and off the tractor then when they are finally forced to retire they pass away in a year or two. I firmly believe that everyone needs to have developed some hobbies or interests, be it sewing, quilting, woodworking, genealogy or whatever. Just something to keep the mind and hands busy. We quilters will never have a problem in that area.

kathi said...

GOOD you took the weekend OFF. I was ALMOST tempted to "work" myself. but Darling David was out on the patio with an "extra" beer. After all, it is the LAST "holiday of summer" and SHOULD be celebrated.
ya done GOOD.

Anonymous said...

Quiltin' LibraryLady...you are so right. Not only living longer, but keeping busy also keeps you out of trouble. More people these days need to stay busy!