Can you believe I've been "gone" for eight whole days?!
That is a first for me.
It is my husband's fault. Sometimes, he really puts a damper on my personality. I was all excited to show you my finished Kissed by the Sun Quilt. I asked Jerry to come upstairs to help me take a quilt down and put the new quilt up in its place. He was very nice to do that for me.
So "WHAT is your problem, Lady!?", you are asking.
Well, the problem is that AFTER the quilt was all hung on the wall, and all the tools were back in their designated storage place, he stood back and looked at the quilt.
I was standing there next to him waiting for him to compliment me profusely -- as he usually does when I finish a quilt -- and I was prepared to be all humble and say, "Awwwwwwwwwwe shucks! It isn't THAT great!"
Well, what came out of his mouth was the complete OPPOSITE!
Now, before you report him for inexcusable wife abuse, I must remind you that this man has a gift (a curse) for seeing things that are crooked. I am NOT KIDDING you!
Right after we moved into this house that we built in 1998, I saw Jerry outside standing in front of the brick wall with a level, and he was DRAWING on the mortar in between the bricks with a pencil.
I said, "WHAT are you doing?"
He said, "The mortar between these bricks is crooked, and I am drawing a straight line so it can be fixed."
Seriously! He has it REAL BAD!
So, he looked at my new quilt and he said, "Did you NOTICE, Joy, that the lines in the blocks are CROOKED?"
I replied that I actually DID NOTICE since the pattern called for CROOKED STRIPS to be pieced together by the pattern maker. It was kind of hard to cut them all different ways of "crooked".
He then said, "Well, whoever made that pattern didn't know WHAT they were doing!"
He left. My usual annoying chipper personality MELTED. I stared at the quilt, and I thought, "It looks HORRIBLE." I need to take it down and hide it in a drawer or under a bed.
And I have been silently pouting about it ever since!
Terry came over last night so we could make a video of her talking about the classes she is going to teach at Bernina stores in Missouri in a couple weeks. She saw my quilt on the wall, and she said it was GORGEOUS, and she would be very happy to take it to her house and hang it on her wall.
So, I decided maybe it isn't that horrible, and I am going to show it to you now.
I've got to run.
UPS just dropped off my smaller colored jeans from Zappos, and it is raining outside. Gotta go get the boxes in.
Back tomorrow with the new top and pants I made.