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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Weekend Update

I decided to let the neighbor girls have some time to write a note for the Gnomes. It is their turn, you know.

I started writing this blog to talk about, and share my fun with carving and quilting. The photos are of two efforts that I finished this week end. The carving is a few of the mini segments for a friendship cane swap. The rag quilt is a doll quilt for a swap.

The Gnomes have kinda crept into the blog, and I am glad they did. But believe it or not there are lots of other things that I manage to get myself involved with. I am getting ready to start the beginners quilting classes at the senior center. There are two of us doing this. The classes are limited to 10 real beginners. But there are always problems. One of the persons who signed up for the beginner class is an experienced quilter, and is know to cause problems in every class she takes. Since the Senior Center let her sign up, I gave them the opportunity to call her and tell her that she cannot be in this class since she is not a beginner. I think they are reluctant to make this call. So I told them if they preferred me to make the call, I could not guarantee to be quite as nice about it as I am sure they would be. We'll see!

The flower girls from next door did spend quite a bit of time here at our house this week end, playing with my grand daughter. They sure did have fun, but kid germs must have the the rule of the day. I was just getting rid of a cold caused by kid germs, now it's back. Oh the price I some times pay.

I am also too deeply involved in an on going citizen effort for more openness and transparency in local government. So far I have been able to keep the blog somewhat focused on quilting and carving, plus a little fun diversion with Gnomes. I hope I can continue to do so......


7 comments:

Soukies said...

I really enjoy reading about your quilts, carvings and the gnomes so I hope you continue to write away!

Tina said...

Tom, I'll be teaching my first beginning sewing class in June. You'll have to pass on any tips to me. Mine will actually be more of a lecture, won't know how many will show up, so can't actually do any sewing during the class. I hope they can take care of that troublesome experienced quilter for you!

MackTheKnife said...

I see you even got some gnomes into your carving. Nice work! I got a knife from Carl that would allow me to work that small, I just can't see well enough to do more than use it to smooth out rough spots that I can feel! :D

Chris said...

That little doll quilt is adorable, Tom and I always enjoy seeing your carving creations. I'm in awe of that talent!
I know what you're talking about with the "troublesome" student in classes. I've given and taken classes and there is usally at least one that disrupts, argues, talks to loudly while you're traying to teach, in general, ruins it for the teacher and most importantly for the other students. Stick to your guns, at least you know ahead of time that you have a troublemaker to deal with.

Tom H said...

Bob, I use those clip on magnifiers. They clip on over your regular glasses. They come in 3 or 4 power levels. They help.

Holee said...

If they don't get rid of the experienced quilter,Give her a pile of fabric...on the other side of the room, and start her out cutting it into charm squares. With all her experience she won't need help learning to use the rotary cutter :) Job 2 could be cutting binding..maybe she'll get tired of cutting and stay home!

Love the carved cane and the quilt is just too cute.

Tom H said...

Holee, Good ideas! I am still going to try and convince her to wait a month and sign up for the intermediate group...but if I can't, you can bet she'll be put to work.