Today is a rainy day, but I'm having fun nevertheless. Isn't it great that our favorite hobby is NOT dependant on the weather? In fact, I find sewing during rainy days to be great. I had to take a break this morning, though, for a much-neeeded hair appointment.
I'm never quite sure what is going to be happening at the salon, or maybe I should say I never know what is going to be said at the salon. Did I tell you about my last appointment? I was waiting and reading my current book. Another lady in the waiting area asked what I was reading. I replied with "Killing Lincoln--a book about the assasination of President Lincoln." She replied, "Did they ever catch those guys? Cause I'm afraid they'll go after Obama." I was quite stunned, to say the least. I though everyone knew about John Wilkes Booth, the hangings, etc., but hey, maybe not everyone is up on their history. But to think that the same people who were involved WAY back in 1865 could still be around was just idiotic. Even if this woman was mixing it up with the Kennedy assasination, it would still be a pretty dumb thought. But hey, that was last time.
Today the conversation in the neighboring station revolved around the sequestration and the potential cuts to the military/defense budgets. This area is very dependant on that money--it being home to at least three major military installations, the shipyards that overhaul and/or construct many of the ships, and all the contractors and other federal employees. Needless to say, many people are very concerned with what may happen. So the customer was saying that her friend's husband is a civilian employee and if the furloughs happen, they could lose 20% of their income and they have two kids in college. So the stylist goes on some sort of rant about how Americans are "too rich" as it is and how it would be good for everyone to suffer some. "Families don't need all of these TVs," she said, "No one needs a house 2000 square feet or larger." Does she realize that she sounds just like a Commuist? Good grief. With all the problems our country is currently having, I think the worst is the lack of an educated/interested populace.
Anyway, enough of "salon talk," I'm sure that you didn't come here to hear all of that, so lets talk quilting! I was able to finish all the blocks for my new project. I have a stack of these:
And a stack of these:
Now I'm playing on the design wall and can hardly believe what is happening there! It is very exciting. I'm going to get back up there and will maybe be able to give you a picture tomorrow! You don't want to miss it!