When I first started making table runners to sell, I figured that if I didn't sell them, I'd just give them as gifts. I have plenty of people in mind to whom I'd love to give a little gift. So there really wasn't any stress involved in color choices and design... until I started making them for the tearoom. She requested victorian- not my strong suit, but it's just a table runner, right? And flowers are generally something that a lot of traditional people like. But then there was the "Red-hat" ladies... Oh, dear, I really don't know anybody that I could give this to as a gift, so I sure hope it sells!! And I made 2! For those of you unfamiliar with the Red Hat set, I believe they are women 60 and older who... well, I am not sure what they do- other than wear red hats and eat their dessert, first. Maybe they are worried they won't make it through the entre... There were about 20 of them in the tea room when I last visited- they kinda stand out in a crowd, if you know what I mean. Well, this table runner certainly stands out! I have made several Xmas table runners and those "wonder wallets"- which make very nice gifts. In fact, I made 5 table runner tops, yesterday, before the children got up! And did about 6 loads of laundry, too. It was a pretty good morning! I had 4 of them quilted before breakfast. I have a few more things to throw together before the holiday sales. I decided that I wasn't going to rush or try to hurry- where would the fun be in that? So what I get done will be what I have done and that's it, folks!
An amazing thing happened, today. I didn't have a headache! I have had a headache since July- no kidding. And today, I am afraid to hold my head the wrong way for fear of it returning! I have a little niggling pain dancing along my right eyebrow, but nothing compared to the intense ache I have been trying to get rid of for months now! I am off the caffeine and synthetic sugar, I quit pulling my hair on top of my head, I have seriously cut back on my time at the quilting machine(sniff), I haven't taken a pain killer in about 2 months, I am drinking more water and eating more protein, I have started with new supplements of whole grain oil, Salmon oil, and Carotenoids... Really, I am trying! Next stop, the chiropractor. I am determined that he understand that it is a one time stop- I won't be returning- so hope he gets it right, the first time!
All this, in time to paint an entire house- even the closets by Monday. Is that possible? I might put off the chiropractic adjustment until after the house painting marathon... and it isn't even my house! And can I whine for just a minute- or have I whined enough, already? OK, just a little bit more... I just wish the paint were more interesting colors. White. Moonlit white. Now that's white, friends. sigh. All done whining. Now it's back to work. Those table runners aren't going to bind themselves!