Today is Thread the Needle Day
Today is Thread the Needle Day. You can be certain that today is going to be a great day........ if you sew.
Thread the Needle Day certainly is a day for those who sew. It also has a second meaning. The term "thread the needle", is also a saying. It means to either walk a fine and difficult line between two things or issues, or to do something difficult. For example, suppose two of your friends are on opposite sides of an issue. You may have to "thread the needle" on that issue, as you attempt to retain both of them as your friend.
The creator of Thread the Needle Day did not document this day. So, until we find him or her, you can celebrate today by either sewing or threading the needle on issues.
As a quilter, I intend to celebrate today by spending time in the sewing room.
Hopefully I’ll have an easier time in the sewing room today … yesterday’s piecing was fraught with stitching problems. Every so often, I’d get a rat’s nest or some skipped stitches. Since I’m paper piecing, I’ve got the machine set on tinier stitches, which makes ripping out a real pain.
This morning, it occurred to me to check my machine’s owner’s manual, and it seems that the needle can cause stitching problems, so the first thing I will do when I sit down at my machine will be to replace that needle. Hopefully no more frogging today!
I have 21 block segments finished … so I’m over a quarter of the way done (I am planning to make this a twin-sized quilt and will need 80 blocks). I’ve been at this for 10 days, so I guess I have another another month or so before I’ll be ready to start quilting … I hope to have some quilting done before we leave on our trip in September.
DH brought home a couple of tomatoes from our garden yesterday. One was nice and ripe … and was yummy. The other needed another day on the vine, but it has ripened on the counter and I plan to have a slice on my sandwich at lunch today.
“Cooler” weather has moved in … yesterday’s high (79) was 7 degrees lower than the record-setting low temperature on July 24, 2012. We left a couple of windows open a few inches, and it was almost chilly in the house when I got up this morning.
Have a terrific Thursday!