Yesterday,I made another quilt! Quilt in a day! The iBoost is still holding up, this quilt was slightly bigger, made from fabric quarters and a LARGE sheet from goodwill. I finally learned how to wind the thread around the bobbin, and got the tension settings just right. You see, there are no settings for tension, you just have to twist the spring until you hit the sweet spot. I tested out mom's Baby Lock sewing machine, which was a total disaster. I wish it was the kind of disaster where it would spit out all kinds of fancy, weird stitches, but sadly, the poor thing just hummed and hummed, needle in place, so much potential, yet no way to unlock it. Dang! It was so fancy too! It looked like it could do all kinds of stitches, all kinds of fancy things, such beauty, and it even had a little light. See, the iBoost, while cheap and glitchy, is simple. No light, no fancy settings. But it actually works! And that's all I need at the moment.
I hope to get the actual sales on this website running soon, so I can have an additional source of income to fund a real sewing machine. Until then, guess who got a job at McDonalds?! Huh! Ha ha ha, I'm thinking of it as spy work into the industrial food sector, spy work into how to change the industrial food sector, how to eliminate it, how to reimagine the old way of service. You see, things are kind of heating up in the world, and a lot of change needs to happen if we are to create a world we really want to live in. Is fast food what we really need or want to change? Oh heavens no! It's lifestyles we need to change. And fast food is a big part of that. You see, we eat constantly, it fuels us. So to return--or rather not return--but to reimagine our future, we need to reinagine the way we fuel ourselves. Every time ew eat at fast food or a restaurant chain that isn't local, we are supporting thousands of pounds of industrial conventionally grown agriculture products, most of which are of comprised of four species of plant. Potatoes, corn, wheat, rice. And every second we support these four species, we eek out hundreds, thousands, millions of species of vegetable and fruit variety that are struggling, dying, going fricking extinct. Do you know how they taste? What will you tell your children when they ask you what those vegetables tasted like? Will they even wonder, will they even know those species existed? We are a species.
Thus, I have turned my menial job at Mickey D's into a secret spy mission. Much more exciting, eh? And thus, I will bring back the magic of Appalachian quilt making in honor of my MiMi, with my McDonalds money.
So, here is the quilt I made for my sister Josephine on her 18th birthday.
Disco Chicken of Love
sTate fair ready!
seed starting 2019
ky state fair quilt
A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.