When someone says “I just want to pick your brain”, do you ever say to yourself, “Huh”?
Seriously, if I had information in there, don’t you think I’d be using it myself? What if I had a really good idea – I mean a REALLY GOOD IDEA? Do you expect me to share that too? Or can I keep that one and give you idea #2 on my top 10 list? (usually my list never gets as far as 10. Maybe 3) Or is that just plain selfish? The reason I ask is because a darn good friend asked yours truly and a few other great gals to come over for brunch and by the way, she said she’d like to pick our brains a little. Here’s where the “huh”? comes in.
Should I have warned her that I only had about 3 minutes left on my brain function meter? Well, I didn’t tell her for 2 reasons. First, because she was serving brunch (& she’s a great cook) and second, because all the others in this impromptu “think tank” are so darn much fun to socialize with that I’d be crazy to say no. So my plan was to distract them from catching on to the state of my brain function by A: laughing a lot – altho everyone was doing that – or by B: talking intently with someone – which was hard to do because of the loudness of A, or even by C: taking the dog out for a “business” meeting if you get my drift. Of course it wasn’t my dog but she never did bite me so that turned out to be the best distraction but that caused me to miss out on some of A and B. Sigh. My plan still needs a little work.
I can’t be sure but I think I got away with my plan and am hoping like heck that I’ll get invited back sometime. Maybe I could start thinking about stuff right now in case I ever need to share a thought again……
Last Thursday we had a wonderful day at Jean’s house for our monthly gathering of the Loose Threads. We actually tied some of those threads together to make a quilt for charity.
The reason this picture is blurry is because the gals were working so fast & furious, I couldn’t get focused…
Who said it’s all work and no play? We do try to have a dash of fun….BTW, that is not a cigarette in Judy’s mouth!!! (seam ripper!!)
Our assignment was to bring 14 to 20, 5” hourglass blocks. There were 6 players to this game and 5 workers. (One stayed home to babysit) We mixed all the blocks together and then sewed them into a quilt top.
I’ve just finished sewing one of the borders. We had 2 sewers, and 3 people standing around doing nothing. NOT!!!!! Those 3 were kept very busy trimming, pinning, pressing and of course a little seam un-sewing……
There were a few left-over blocks which we cut down to the same size as the outer border of 3”. Ta da. This is a really simple scrap quilt that goes together so fast.
Our plan is to give it to the new Cancer center in town. We were so excited about this project that we are hoping to do more of it in the future. It didn’t cost us ANYTHING because the fabric came out of our stashes. (Stash fabric is free. If you have to go to the quilt store, it costs money. Right?) We’ll all contribute to the cost of the back, batt & quilting. Thanks Jean for coming up with this plan. That girl is always so full of it. Oops, meant to say that she’s always so full of GOOD IDEAS. Ya, that’s it.
My wish for you for Valentine’s Day is to be able to spend time with your sweetie (or sweeties. however many you have!!)