Tuesday, November 14, 2006

One I wouldn't want to be stuck with...

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!

14 comments:

quiltpixie said...

hope the headache stays at bay. sounds like you've made a number of lifestyle changes any of which could be a trigger and/or enhancer for them... And the runner is perfect for red hat society!

YankeeQuilter said...

Congrats on finding an place to sell your table runners and postcards! I'm sure one of the redhat ladies will snap up that table runner. Good luck with the painting - I always found it sort of theraputic! You see such a difference in a short period of time and it looks soooo clean!
Siobhan

Angie said...

Wow, girl, you have certainly got a lot done in a short amount of time---and with a killer headache to boot!! I do hope your headache is on it's way out for good.

McIrish Annie said...

If i did as much as you did before breakfast, i'd have a headache too!!
You've got more energy than the Energizer bunny. lol. those table runners will definitely sell.

btw what's a wonder wallet???

Darcie said...

I had a good giggle about your Red Hat runner! Those girls do look like they have a good time when they get together, don't they though?! I'll keep my fingers crossed for your Red Hat runners to move!!!

So tickled about your headaches too!!! That's terrific. And it has to be to the ousting of caffeine and sugars. Now...tell my Todd that, would you please? He knows...he's just in denial.

I don't blame you for not being fully excited about the white house painting. We've switched over to lots of color in our house...and I kind of sort of like it. When the job is done, that is.

Shhh.... Don't tell anybody...but we're painting the bathroom near Trent's bedroom white and black...to honor his checked flag racing! Wanna join me for some painting?!?

Darcie said...

That should have read: Checkered flag racing.

;-)

anne bebbington said...

don't know if you have them over there but a cranial osteopath might also be able to help - they very very gently manipulate the bones in your cranium - they do this often for babies who have had a traumatic delivery - might be worth a try

Anonymous said...

You are very busy. I had having headaches for weeks at a time. You will sell you table runners and postcards without any problems. They are great!

Peni said...

I think the red hats fit 50+...and the runner will go for sure! Glad the headaches are better at least. Paint fumes won't help though...sigh. XOXOXO for your noggin' Mom

Carol said...

I love the bright runner! Some nice Red Hat lady (who is only 50, thank you very much) will love it for her celebrations.

Dawn said...

Oh the read hatters will eat those table runners up - if they go back! the wallets are great!

Karen said...

Hope all your hard work continues to keep the headaches away...for good!

Isobel said...

Anyone who has had a headache since July deserves to whine a little. Love you sweetie

Tonya R said...

Glad you are feeling better - that loooong headache sounded viscious. don't overdo the machine work!