Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The world is still good (Post 172!)

First of all, wow! Post #172 already!

Second of all, I am finally feeling MUCH better. Tummy muscles are still a bit sore -- at least one good thing about vomiting: the stomach muscles get a good workout! *chuckle*

Thirdly, the world is still good regardless of all the "ick" that shows up in the news. I am watching the 6:00 news, and there was just a story that brought me to tears! We get news from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN). There was a large apartment fire; HUGE apartment complex, in Burnsville, MN. Everything is gone, burned to the ground. I guess living in a town called Burnsville might bring on some irony here.... But all kidding-ness aside, one lady was interviewed, and the background caught my attention. The lighting and colors made me think of a Quilt Shop, and sure enough, it was. She was giving herself some "therapy" from the ordeal by shopping her LQS. The story continued by sharing her passion for quilting and the loss of some dear quilts in the fire, as well as all her quilting supplies. One of her quilts remain, however, because it is on display at the shop. The story closed by showing her trying out some of the shop's machines so she could get back to her hobby (she has moved into her boyfriend's apartment); and the Shop owner brought out a Bernina 440QE. The machine was gifted to her, and it completely brought herself (AND ME!) to tears!

Happy Tuesday night!


Julie said...

Oh, that really is a sweet story! That shop owner is an angel.
Glad you are feeling better.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Great story! It's nice to see ones like that on the news besides all the negative stories.
About my long arm, I have had it since the summer of 1999. It's a Gammill Classic and I had a stitch regulator put on a few years ago. I haven't had any problems with it until I hit the clamp one night while quilting. Hubby took it up to Wisconsin to the dealer and he had it fixed in no time. They are really great machines!
Have a great day and Happy New Year!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Glad you are feeling better. The holidays are a terrible time to have everyone sick. Great story. Quilters are just the nicest people on earth! It's so nice to hear a good story on the news for a change!

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