This tile sums up my dobro lessons.
Five weeks after hauling my 300 pound dobro down (and up!) a flight of stairs to the basement of the local music store for my Tuesday lessons with “Buddy”, I remain dazed and confused.
Buddy is great. My brain is not. Neither are my fingers.
I spend a lot more time trying to conquer the dobro than I do on my computer.
Hence the Blog Silence.
I have also spent a lot of time working on my latest quilt.
I spend more time auditioning quilting ideas onto tracing paper than I do on my computer.
I have loved the hours spent on Pinterest searching for the perfect quilting patterns to fill in a lot of white space on this particular quilt.
It has been a challenge of the very best kind.
The quilt isn’t perfect, but it’s coming along nicely. I’ve learned a new design called “Celtic Bubbles”. Every day I’m glad I bought my fancy sewing machine eleven years ago. I’m grateful for my thread collection. And my special gloves.
And I’m very, very, very glad I bought this:
This strip of lighting I installed on my machine has made quilting possible. I can see what I’m doing without the wobbly magnifying glass I have duct taped to the sewing machine and that keeps falling off into my lap.
I will post again soon, I promise. The quilt will be finished this weekend, I have a new song to learn for Jeff and part of my dobro homework involves tabbing “Red River Valley” in three different positions and memorizing each one, along with bass notes.
I have no delusions that any of this will be easy.
But it’s so good to be retired!!!!