He thanked me several times and told me it was perfect. He commented that I must have saved us a fortune over all these years by cutting his hair and mine too.
He did complain, however, that I poked him with the scissors, AND he asked me if I realized that the vacuum nozzle I was sweeping the hair clippings off his body with was metal!
I have never heard that expression, but it was very appropriate for his message.
He talked about how he used to always get in trouble when they were on a trip in their station wagon when they were kids. There were five kids. Matt was the youngest. They would aggravate their parents until they got the famous threat, "Don't MAKE ME come back there!" One time, Matt decided that there was NO WAY his Dad could actually come into the back seat when he was driving the car. He decided to be extremely stupid, and he said to his Dad, "Why don't you do it?"
He said his Dad SLAMMED on the brake so fast and so hard, the station wagon practically stood on its nose! He got out of the car, and he jerked Matt out of the back seat onto the side of the highway where he commenced beating his bottom. He said the truck drivers were driving by and offereing to help.
That was to explain what "Rip It" means. Evidently, it is the last straw, or when you have had so much of something you explode.
Then he talked about Jesus and our relationship with Him, and HOW we are able to actually go right before the Throne of Almighty God and approach Him.
Does ANYONE have the slightest idea of the magnitude of that????
It happened when Jesus breathed his last breath on that cruel cross. There was darkness and in the temple the VEIL -- that up to that time had prevented man from going directly before God -- was torn from top to bottom.
Matthew said, "God said, "RIP IT" and the veil was torn."
It was really good.
And for those of you following the Owl Quilt construction, here is a little video of how I did the leaves:
It is ready to put on the longarm, but I am not in a rush to do that. We are working on table runners, placemats and a new thing called a table scarf. Here are some Terry just finished. Can you tell she and Doug are from Texas? Their mailbox is the shape of Texas.
Terry made enough placemats to cover the table with the extensions in it. That table is HUGE! Her goal was a placemat big enough that the water glasses would fit on it. So wonderful to be able to make exactly what you need.
Terry and I spent the whole day together yesterday. She picked me up at 8:30 and we headed to Ardmore to a birthday party for a 5-year old. It made me feel QUITE ANCIENT being around all the young parents and children. After the party we went to The Brown Paper Bag where everything in the store was 80% off as it was the very last day before they closed for good. I bought 8 plates and matching mugs for 80% off. I was DElighted! Then we went for yummy coffee and a muffin at a Starbucks-like place. We, of course, went to Hobby Lobby since it was the only place in town that sold fabric, and we both bought some. Then to the grocery store and back home. After putting groceries away, we met in the sewing room and happily played the rest of the day.
God bless and have a WONDERFUL week of falling leaves and cooler days.