Monday, August 24, 2009

Not incarcerated yet thanks to my own procrastination.\

I've been sewing furiously. The quilt is fully assembled but now needs every seam clipped before I haul it to the laundomat to wash it. I spent 4 hours sewing last night and another 3 today to finish assembly. I've been clipping for the last 2 hours and still have over half the quilt to clip but my right hand it beginning to curl into a claw and my shoulder is completely tensed up. Diana goes to college tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if I can manage to finish thing fully in time.

The combination of spackle dust lint which coat the mucous membranes of my nose, sinuses, and lungs provide an interesting manner of asphyxiation. Excuse me while I hork up a hair ball and blow some particularly interesting snot rockets. (You know, that rednecky maneuver where you just close one nostril and shoot the snot out the other one.) I figure if I can work up enough respiratory force they could be some deadly projectiles once I give them enough time to harden up.

22 comments:

Beach Bum said...

(You know, that rednecky maneuver where you just close one nostril and shoot the snot out the other one.)

We have people down here who train for years to learn the proper one nostril snot blowing technique. I believe they now have certified online courses.

Ananda girl said...

One Christmas I promised each of my four children a quilt of their own. I began them November 20th. Christmas Eve found me muttering and weeping. As I finished the last whip stitch to close the last top... I could think of only my bed and pillow. Then I heard "Look Santa came!" and a rush of little feet down the hall.

I feel your pain, lime.

crazy4coens said...

Raggedy Quilts! I love them. That monentary pain is worth the joy after you have washed and dried them! Good for you!

Jocelyn said...

Wow. You turned this post around mid-stream, from all "ahhhh, a luvverly quilt" to "ewwwww, junk in her face."

Now I'm stuck on the ewwwwwwww.

jinksy said...

I'm having difficulty understanding how clipping seams comes at the end of the process - thought the quilting bit was the last stage? You have me intrigued...

Cocotte said...

Tomorrow? Yikes! Hoping to hear more about the college experience too.

G-Man said...

You are sooooo sexy.....

Jazz said...

Thank you Lime for that visual.

Craver Vii said...

That would be a cool name for a band. Ladies and gentlemen, the unimaginable Snot Rockets! (crowds cheering)

Desmond Jones said...

Around here, we call that 'blowing-out-one-nostril' move 'The Farmer's Handkerchief'. And it's really handy while riding one's bike during cottonwood season. . .

And I know all about the little 'snot-stones' that happen when plaster dust gets mixed up with mucus; good times, those. . .

And listen, as momentarily gratifying as it might be to brain yer hubs. . . don't do it; you have people in blog-space who would miss you very much. . .

Jim said...

As my kids would say . . . thank you for sharing.

XO

S said...

It occurred to me that you could just mail it to her when completed, or, better yet, show up for a visit!

Can't wait to see it!

~Dragonfly~* said...

Last time I read your blog while eating lunch!!!!

Suldog said...

Oooooh, baby! Could you possibly turn me on any more?

Mona said...

O dear Lime! I am so sorry to hear that you are unwell. Please get well soon!

I hope that the quilt gets ready in time!

Lulda Casadaga said...

I must confess I had to do the farmer snot one time when my sinuses were a mess and no tissue was to be had...does that make me less of a LADY? :D Good luck with the quilt!

mssolitaire said...

Wow... ok so it's been a while. HUGS!!!! Good luck on finishing the quilt, I know you're do it! :D

(M)ary said...

Diana starting college: congratulations and good luck!

The quilt will be such a wonderful gift. It will be a piece of home for Diana to take with her to college and wherever she goes.

Cosima said...

Everyone duck!!! ;D

Good luck with the quilt! I am sure you will finish it in time. I, on the other hand, still have a lonely baby sock waiting for its partner to be knitted. Maybe I could give it to my son as a nose warmer.

~Tim said...

Go Lime go! Sew Lime sew!

BTExpress said...

I still want to kick his ass. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Desmond Jones said...

The double-meaning contained in the phrase, "I've been sewing furiously" is just now causing me the tiniest bit of amusement. . .

;)