11/11/2007

Crying Into My Quilts

Not to dwell on Misery, but Regular Work took a dramatic turn for the worse this past week. Didn't know there was any more downwards space available for that to happen. Brought in three handmade items for a quick refresh of the display areas around the media center. Thank goodness for a UFO Stash :-) :



Note the simplistic mottos so beloved by government bureaucracy. If anybody can think of one for the middle item that is on the door to my "office", do let me know and I will add it with alacrity. Will these displays win me any brownie points? They will not. I reside there as a stranger in a strange land.

Too tedious to explain why, but this sewing machine arrived Friday at Regular Work from the warehouse. I had chosen it weeks earlier, along with other broken-down items that the poor schools can get from the rich schools that have discarded them as unusable junk. It turns on and the needle goes up and down. Progress. But does anybody know what that thingie is sticking out to the left?

On the up side, had an absolutely delightful day yesterday working at the LQS. So busy, interesting, and fun.

17 comments:

Carole said...

It's nice that you can spicy up your space with quilts! That is an interesting gadget on that machine. Wish I could help! Keep well!

joyce said...

THe thing on the machine looks like a clamp to hold something. I wonder what it could be??

julieQ said...

I love that you can take quilts to your work. Some old tapestry quilts were decorating our lobby in the hospital where I work, and they got taken down this week. Hope they did not throw them away!! They are trying for an ultra-modern look. I want those tapestries if they are headed for the trash!!

JulieQ

KCQuilter said...

Ohmigosh, that little yoyo baby is adorable!!! May have to steal that idea.... I am now the proud owner of 3 yoyo makers in different sizes. Glad you have that LQS job to offset the "regular" job.

Libby said...

Well, that is a little mystery piece, isn't is? Love the little quilts you have to brighten your work space.

loulee1 said...

I'll go with the clamp theory, but have no ideas beyond that.
I hope work improves sometime soon. In the meantime, enjoy your little quilts, they are pretty.

Marcie said...

That machine looks like it has had some hard use. I wonder if the clamp held a magnifying glass? Your little quilts are so cute. I used to take a photo of a quilt to work and prop it so I could wander into quiltland when I needed to. I didn't have my own space, so a photo had to do. Amazing the little bit of relaxation that could bring.

Ila said...

I thought I'd seen every machine attachment (and bought most of them) but this one has me stumped.

How about for your unlabeled quilt: Thank God I get to go home from here! Seriously, I hope for better days for you. It sooo sucks to not look forward to your work day.

mamaspark said...

How about "Check it out" or "check in to ..." (insert what you want them to check in to) I really like your little quilts. Hope work gets better for you.

Gypsy Quilter said...

How about, door sign stating "Seeing is Believing." I've no idea what the left side attachment is. Perhaps a square rod slid through it.

meggie said...

"Dare To Dream"

No idea about the attachment.

Gillian said...

"Play the game"

"Square is fair"

"One step at a time"

"Outside the square – and inside"

Erin said...

they are all adorable! You are clever! I would put something to the effect of 'think outside the box'

The Calico Cat said...

Sorry I can't help, but I am here...

Deb said...

That little gadget is a fingerguard. It slips down to encase the needle, and to keep students fingers from getting caught in the needle when sewing. I have a machine that has one. Works well for free motion quilting, without a foot.

Lucy said...

What a sweet little mini on the door

galloping pony said...

How about...be nice. I love using words with my miniature quilts.