Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival

From the Ragtime Calendar:

March 26-27:  Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival, Mississippi State University. Frederick Hodges, David Jasen, Carl Sonny Leyland, Adam Swanson, Terry Waldo. Info: 662-325-2559, library.­msstate.­edu/­ragtime/­festival/­index.­html

On The Home Front

Every other Tuesday a lady we've known for fourteen years comes in to clean our nest so we can stand to live here for another two weeks. On that day my job is to stay out of her way, so depending on the time of the month I end up in the office working on the Rag or in my  'sewing/painting/knitting/quilting/study/TV/treadmill' room doing crafty things.

Today it was the SPKQSTT room, where I started the hand-sewing part of the binding on the commission quilt. My quilting instructor can complete the binding on a queen-size quilt in an evening, and it would pass inspection at any large quilt show. I, on the other hand, can take weeks to hand-sew the binding on a lap-size quilt. I don't know why this is. I've been hemming skirt hems since I was old enough to hold a needle, so it's not lack of knowledge. I guess I just get tired of sitting, or bored doing the same thing for hours. However, I'm really trying to get this one done faster since there's a good possibility that it will be sold. I've almost finished one side . . . and I will keep going a little more today before I stop to do some knitting. The manly socks, girly socks, and shawlette need to be finished, too. Right???

Elmo says, "Right!!!" (She knows where the sunflower seed treats come from.)


  1. I can't fathom how anybody could bind an entire quilt in one night. Amazing!