Thursday, November 5, 2009

Unwilling post

I'm suppose to "spread the word willingly" about Mary's giveaway at Quilt Hollow. But I want I am spreading the word unwilling. LOL, hope this counts and Mary doesn't take my name out of the hat.

I have been the rotary cutting fiend, now I can barely move my hand and I think I have quilting elbow. I don't know who said it first, but it is a universal truth...getting old is not for wimps.

Now I need to start some marathon sewing.

Do you watch TV while you sew? Watch old movies or listen to music? Lately I've been listening to audio books while I sew. Best part is it fits my schedule...I can listen/sew for 15 minutes or three hours. I've also found that books I've tried to read and just couldn't get into can be easier to listen to... an example is Ernest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea. I never could get beyond the first chapter of the book, but I listened to the audio version recently and really enjoyed the story. Luckily for me, my local library has a large selection of audio books.

Reading a book at night does not help me go to sleep but it is fairly easy to put down a book at the end of the chapter if it is getting late. Unfortunately the audio books don't have nice easy stops at the end of a chapter, I will stay up later at night sewing because I'm at the good part of the story or to get to the end of the disk.


Anonymous said...

Best of luck on your win..thank you!
I do most of my quilting four days a week when all are out of the house so there aren't many distractions. But do have tv or radio on just for background noise...I think at times I don't even tune in to what is on....I mean, it is playing but I haven't a clue what was just said!

2 of 5 said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who struggled to get into Hemingway. So audiobooks are the answer?

My TV is on while I sew, but usually not something I truly want to watch. If I didn't have it on I would never look up from my sewing and would eventually look like the Hunchback of NotreDame!