She Stabbed Me!

I was so tickled with myself yesterday, I quilted an entire pass on the longarm! Go on, I know the rest of you long-armer’s are rolling your eyes, but one pass of custom quilting takes me two to three hours. Most of my quilts are on point, and a pass usually requires rolling the quilt once or twice in one pass as well. I’m very slow… and I only tied all of my starts and stops and haven’t even buried them yet. Whatever! A pass is done!

I overdid it on the walking speed yesterday and decided mid afternoon, enough was enough, and hit the recliner. I read for a bit then made myself a huge salad, read for a while longer and decided I simply had to have some oven fried shrimp or die, and then guiltily returned to my recliner where I promptly fell asleep.

“Ow!” I jumped out of my chair just in time to see that evil little mouse of mine scampering off towards my longarm, seam ripper in hand and nearly dragging her down, otherwise she’d have gotten away with stabbing me and I wouldn’t have known what had happened.

The nerve of her! She tried to talk her way out of it but knowing she’d been caught, telling me in her persnickety little voice, “I just wanted to motivate you to quilt a little more! You’ll thank me tomorrow!”

Well! I don’t know about thanking her, but I am happy to say I quilted another partial pass. And today I’m going to work on it some more. I’d promise I’d get it done by the end of the week, but it’s been a year on the longarm already so there’s no point in lying about it. But it could happen! I don’t want to get stabbed again for procrastinating!

I might sneak in a bicycle ride this afternoon. No walking today.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Donna

    Ms. Myrtle is too funny! Trying to keep a busy woman on her toes!

    1. tinksquared

      I don’t know if I agree! Sometime she’s a little on the mean side! 😂

  2. mo pinwil

    Oh my! CJ the pernicket mouse has a rye smile on her face as though she is up to something 🙂 . Love that mouse and love that quilt. Ms *giggle*. I could do with one of those :). Take care though and don’t get overtired – that is when things go haywire. Stay motivated but at a gentle pace. Hard to do if you have been working non-stop but it has to be done.

    1. tinksquared

      I think everyone could use a Miss Myrtle in their life. Especially these days. The world is such an angry place. I like my sarcastic little muse 🙂

      I am a bit tired today but I’m still hoping to squeeze a bike ride in today. It probably won’t happen though, because I think I can convince myself to finish that quilt, and that would motivate me SO much!

  3. Janine

    So funny! Thanks for the laugh and the look at the quilt. Frankly, I love it.

    1. tinksquared

      Thank you Janine! I came so close to finishing it this afternoon but my back had enough. Tomorrow for sure!

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