Quilting - April 28, 2015

Post date: Apr 30, 2015 6:17:29 PM

Dear Son's Chapel Volunteers,

For the early risers, it was a BEAUTIFUL, 6 a.m. morning sunrise... a picturesque glow of a very VIVID RED sky, vibrant tones of orange and bright pink to start the day! Really thought "I was looking at the world through rose-colored glasses!" Unlike the cliché, "Red skies at night... sailors delight. Red skies in the morning... sailors take warning!" It was a bit cool, but a clear day for the 16 quilters/ stitchers.

Our lunch conversation began with travels to Ireland, and then turned to a very solemn recollection of 9-1-1: B trying to reach her sister, borrowed a man's telephone who persistently hit redial; when the call went thru, her sister asked, "If B got a secretary?" (and a MALE one, no less!) Strangers, observing them as Americans, offered a kind word or even a hug. One well-dressed, profession woman uttered a very shocking comment, "Why aren't they blowing them off the earth?" G was in New York City, observing firsthand the streets as eerie quiet, the kindness to one another, and the unforgettable stench. J/P and J/J were at McDonald's (as it was a Tuesday morning); J immediately blamed Osama Bin Laden! What insight!

Two quilt tops were sewn this week; 2 quilts were sandwiched; and 2 quilts were sold (to quilters). Thanks to F for her thoughtfulness, purchasing and donating spools of quilting thread, and printing cards to enclose with the quilts. YES! G's favorite quilting needle was "retrieved", NOT LOST - but found!

SHOW and TELL: J delivered new BOLDERS, with heavy equipment, and asked us for input. There are NOT one, NOT two, but three, really big boulders now guarding the septic tank, Thanks J!

May 2nd, 7:30 p.m., ACO Concert at the Springdale Arts Center; contact D for tickets.

MAY 5th, meeting day theme will be Mother's Day. Hostesses - A, C, M ask that you bring a picture or memento of your mother to share.

To close with some humor, NOW don't laugh or jest too hard, for this tidbit is from a 1949 Singer Sewing Machine Manual (well within our OWN era/generation and life-time):

"Prepare yourself mentally for sewing... Think about what you are going to do...Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference predominates. Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing. When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on. (If) you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing as you should."

REALLY? Will you be heading this advice from Singer? or NOT?

Right now in closing, and observing a beautiful sunset, as dusk ends the day with a gorgeous, picturesque gift of Mother Nature! And the idiom: "April showers bring May flowers." Or the proverb: "March winds and April showers bring forth May Flowers." Or the Al Jolson lyrics: April showers may come your way. They bring the flowers that bloom in May."