I hate to do it, but every once in a while I have to get the vacuum out and suck up all the loose threads, dog hair and dirt and dust from my studio floor. I put it off for as long as possible, but when I’m getting ready to back a quilt, well…the vacuum has to come out. I work on my floor, laying out the top of the quilt the batting and backing, so it has to be clean.
I don’t know why I’m so adverse to vacuuming, my floor is small enough and the vacuum does a good job. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid and we had one of those canister vacuums that you drag around and never seemed pick anything up. All that work and no satisfaction. My favorite part of vacuuming is pressing the button that pulls the cord back into the vacuum. I love to watch the cord disappear, like a snake finding its way back home. And then, of course, it means the nasty task is done.
After vacuuming, I did get the quilt backed. I started tacking it, but I need to get some pink yarn. I had some pink in my yarn drawer, but it wasn’t quite right. I’ll try to get some over the weekend and finish up the quilt on Monday.