Because I had the appointment with the oral surgeon yesterday, I had my stitchery along with me. I had just started part of the hanging down part of the towel on the right side. I had half the basket done by the time I left. You see, it took some time to get back to see the doctor for the consultation---approx. two hours. I was not expecting them to say that they could do the extraction that day. Knowing that DJ's surgery was coming up and that the doctor is only in Anniston two days a week, I didn't necessarily want to come back. I especially did not want to drive all the way home and have to drive back in again. What happened is that there were about 3 of us that went back on the list till the rest of the scheduled appointments were cleared. Once I was numbed up it only took about a minute to get that tooth out of there. By the time I dropped off my script at the pharmacy on the way home, I had been gone a total of 5 hours.
Good to see some of the quilting friends whose paths do not cross with mine often---traveling in different groups these days.
Once I got the pinning done, I knew I also wanted some data I could use for a handout for my presentation. Google to the rescue yet again! It started at 7 pages and a combination of this:
- http://c-mann.suite101.com/basting-quilts-how-to-pin-baste-a-quilt-a321111 Christine Mann from the sewing/needlework @ Suite 101.com
- Penny Halgren @ http://www.how-to-quilt.com/articles/2323-pin-basting.php
- Linda J’s practical experience with Bama Belles donation quilts since 1999. I know what works and starting from the center does not nor is it necessary in my opinion. We mess up much more when we have to go that route! Mostly I just want people to stand up and pin, not cripple themselves up for days from pinning on the carpet.
Once I was back from the dentist, I put on my pajamas, had an Arby's jamocha shake and edited down to 3 pages to more closely reflect how the Belles and I actually pin. I told the girls that any one of them could have done the program today as we all have passed on what we know to each other.
I don't think that I am going to do anything else creative today. These pain meds are messing with my stomach and I need to go lay down for a while. DJ may be on his own for supper at this rate.