well...somehow I had to tie this together! I'm so darn proud of myself! My dad is here for the week (that's another story. Let's just say I love my dad, but he's going on 78, refuses to wear his hearing aid, conversations are not conversations but rather monologues, and conspiracy theorist)
Anyways, back to my story. We needed to fix a few dry rot boards on our little deck, as well as redo the steps because of dry rot. My husband is NOT in any sense of the word a handy man. He can't even hang a picture. The blue and pink jobs in the house, are all mine. So, I had a blue job. I seized the opportunity to get some guidance from my dad (as dh has vowed to get this done since May...*sigh*) and I did it all by myself!! He helped me pick up the lumber, showed me what kind of screws to buy, and voila!
So...how does this tie into quilting? WELL! measure twice, cut once. Make sure seams match up perfectly, and things are squared up and level. Now my "machine quilting" will be the coat of paint that I slather on next week to make it all new and blue.
And the best part??? It was all done before hubby came home. I think he was pretty humbled at my blue job completion.
To tell you the truth though, as much as I LOVED using the saw and the power drill, my nails are ruined (even though I don't have a manicure) and my hands much prefer the soft fibres of cotton and the hum of the machine, to the screeching of the saw and hammering of the nails.