Quitting Early

I was sewing the edge around my latest streaming pillow Queen of My Own Heart when Jon came home from having lunch with a friend.    He said it was a holiday, Veterans Day, and I should quilt early.   So when did they change  holidays from being on Monday to being on Friday?  I guess I’ve been out of the main stream work world too long.

It was 3;30, and a part of me wanted to finish my pillow but another part was excited at the unexpected and spontaneous idea of quitting early.  It was like having a snow day  (another great thing about the winter!) So I sewed the two pieces of fabric that were in my machine and started to pin the third side of the pillow thinking I’d just finish up.  I pushed the third straight pin through the fabric then stopped.  No reason to rush through it just to get it done.  10 more minutes today or 10 more minutes Monday morning wouldn’t make a difference.  I took the pins out, took a picture of the half finished pillow and closed up the studio.   After all, isn’t making such decisions  part of what being Queen of my own heart means.


12 thoughts on “Quitting Early

  1. Maria-
    Several years ago they declared that Veteran’s Day was going to be celebrated on the proper day – November 11th instead of putting it on a Monday. It seemed right to me. Long weekends are nice but I think we lose the meaning of celebrations when we do that.

  2. They didn’t change the holiday to Friday; they observed the holiday on the true date when it should be celebrated instead of changing it to a Monday so people could have a long weekend. It has been quite a few years since the dreadful habit of having a holiday on Monday instead of the actual date began. It’s a wonder they haven’t tried to do it to Thanksgiving and Christmas, too. 🙁

  3. I love that little blue pin cushion! I noticed it immediately!Looks like that was your pic from your gallery show. Nice.I came home with a sweet one too.(A little flower pot with purple and pink flowers.) It’s on my mantel.

    1. Hey Cindy, yeah, I don’t have a problem with the word xmas. I guess the holiday has many different meanings. Anyway, I don’t believe xmas has a derogatory meaning. I heard the monks who made illuminated manuscripts were the first to use it. I don’t believe it was to shorten the word, they really didn’t seem to be about short cuts, so I don’t know the reason for it. Maybe I’ll google it and get back to you.

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