Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

--George Harrison

Don't worry, I'm not really going to talk about taxes. However, it seems a boxed set of remastered versions of all 12 original Beatles albums, plus "Magical Mystery Tour" and "Past Masters" (a 2-cd set of non-album singles) will be released on September 9. That is 24 days before my birthday. You know, just in case you were wondering.

In other news, we have the quilt project, which has become quite a Something. "Thorn in my side" would indicate that I am not enjoying it and, unfortunately, I am. "Puzzle" isn't right either. Here is the problem:


I have all of the squares done and I love them. I have a layout that I like (the pictures are horrible and I will not subject you to them). But the fabric which will outline the squares is making me crazy. My original thought was white, which was nixed by general consensus (including by Len). I went to the quilt shop earlier this week and layed squares out on fabric. None of the solids worked and this is what we came up with. I am not convinced.

Sashing Detail

A comment on Flickr summed it up for me perfectly: it is both a bit too busy and there isn't enough contrast in the squares where yellow is predominate. I have a spring green on order for the binding on order, when that comes, I will see if it will work. If so, I'll use this for the binding. If not, my forehead may get bloody from the banging on the wall. Actually, JoAnn's linen section may have a solution.

In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of Len's niece as she calmly pigs out on peanut butter cups:


1 comment:

Valerie said...

were you aware that George got a star on the walk of fame today?

Can't help you on the quilt sashing...but I do like those squares