It’s that time of the week again…
Is it just me, or does anyone else find that the closer you think you are to the finish of something, the more things crawl out of the woodwork to bite you? That happened to me with Madrona Corners this week – first I thought all I had to do was square it up (which turned out to be no mean feat in itself), bind it and hide all my ends. Then I realised it needed a little hand quilting in the panels. Then I realised I had a label to attach to it. Then I realised it needed a flipping hanging sleeve. ARGH! Now it’s in one of these winging its way to Malvern (well, probably chuff-chuffing to be honest)
I’ve discovered I need to stop using my jacket pockets instead of a handbag after reading one tribute to Margaret Thatcher by former US Secretary Of State James Baker, who described the “Thatcher doctrine” thus:
“First, decide what is right, even if that is not always convenient or expedient.
“Second, let people know what is right, give people a sound direction, trust them – sooner or later they will recognise what is right.
“Third, be persistent; don’t give up and don’t let up.
“Fourth and finally, when negotiations stall, get out the handbag! The solution is always there, usually written on a small piece of paper deep within it.”
Now I wasn’t a fan of the woman, but I think I might use this principle at work, except I was thinking of just battering them with the handbag at the end, think it’ll work?
Apparently turbulence is due to increase in transatlantic flights in coming years, I wonder if that means that instead of plastic ‘glasses’ and trays of food, we’ll end up with travel mugs of soup and other fluids…
It’s no great surprise to hear that it’s been the best season ever for snow sports centres in Scotland, but should we really be shocked that retail sales in March were down because people weren’t buying summer clothes?! Apparently it came as a surprise to the Retail Consortium…
The winning jockey at the Grand National rejoices in the name of Ryan Mania, so does that mean his fans will be going through Mania mania wherever he appears?
Linking up, as ever:
I have a corollary…the faster I try to get something done, the longer it seems to take me to do – probably due to all of the mistakes I make! I like the Mania mania 🙂 Let the editors and spell checkers play with that! Also, I keep trying different ways to combat no-reply blogger syndrome…does this work?
Alas, no dice…
Oh Thursday is fast becoming my favourite bloggy day – but you were sadly lacking in bitching today!! As for the Baroness, I'm singing along with Elvis Costello…
lol at Mania mania!
You truly are the queen of random. I bow to you!
Hah! Mania mania…
Mania mania–that IS funny.
Looks as though your Mania Mania joke might sweep the country and become Mania Mania Mania! I know just what you mean in point 1, I'm working on a quilt like that at the moment, I still have to do the label, and maybe just add a bit more quilting.
What Dianne said!
I think you should add "able to beat sense into people" as an item on your bag pattern wish list. The accompanying sewing skill could be extra-reinforced handles. 😉
Yup what they said xxx
Nobody does random quite like you do!
You do my head in with your random stuff, how on earth do you think of it all? Is there a link between each item?
I think the handbag thing sounds dangerous, although effective.
I agree with what they said, Queen of Random.
Hahaha you're funny! Mania mania, I like it. I see these massive rejoicing celebrations about Thatchers death, and many of the revellers look 30 or younger. Would they have experienced hardships from her policies or are they just on the bandwagon?
Love the random.
Yes, the handbag bashing sounds like the perfect backup plan.
Groups like the retail consotium are usually made up of idiots, it seems.
Cool mug and mania mania sounds fun 🙂