Turkeys and Eagles

I think it would be more than fair to say that the way I think about things is a little different from most people.  It’s funny, even in middle school math classes I would get the same answer, solve it a completely different way than the teacher explained…which resulted in me doing them over the “right” way.  Maybe that’s why I don’t understand everyone’s stink about this common core math.  Anyhow, this has carried over into my adult life, and it’s often very hard for me to explain things to others in a way that makes sense to them.  Nine times out of ten I have to draw a picture.  Literally.  One of my bosses picked up on how frustrated I get while trying to explain things to others and told me “it’s hard to fly with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys.”

This is the most genius thing I’ve ever heard.  It is completely accurate!  I’m over here, trying to pull people to see things from my perspective, but they’re down there, gobbling around, doing turkey things.  Okay, that just sounds silly but I think you get what I’m saying.  It isn’t so much that I think my opinion or viewpoint is always right, but I more want people to understand why I think the way that I do.

So since I like this saying so much, I want to cross stitch it.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with it once I’m done with it, but I’m going to make it anyway.  I found an eagle that I liked, but I couldn’t find its pattern, so I eyeballed it and made my own pattern in excel.  I started a little practice turkey, and I think he’s going to turn out great.  I don’t know the placement of these birds, but I have a turkey facing either way, and my one little eagle.  Maybe do the turkeys going back and forth at the bottom?  The eagle flying in the middle?  I don’t know.  We will see.  I’ve started a little practice turkey, and somehow have yet to take a picture.  What is wrong with me?!

I saved him backwards, but here's my turkey I like.

I saved him backwards, but here’s my turkey I like.


In shop news, I thought about it and decided that I’m going to keep my shop closed until the new year.  I can use this time to stock up my shop (okay at least a little bit) and get some projects started.  I mean, I do have a list to work on!

Please keep your fingers crossed that we actually close on our new house this Friday. 🙂

Until next time, happy sewing!


Okay, sorry Internets.  I have been a bad blogger, but honestly nothing really blog worthy has been going on. :/

I went to last month’s quilt guild meeting, which is always fun!  We decided that this year we are going to have committees again, and I’m on the communications committee.  oh yea!  So the first order of business was to try to spread the word about a community sewing event we’re having to make these NICU smocks for Vanderbilt Hospital.  It’s going to be fun, there are foods and giveaways, so if you happen to be in the Nashville/Franklin TN area and want to know more either leave a comment below or email our guild at musiccitymodernquilters@yahoo.com

Besides that, it’s just been house business.  After the first house deal fell through we got right back in the saddle and we found a home that’s actually got a few more perks going for it.  It doesn’t have the land we were looking for, but it’s closer to both of our jobs, in a pretty quiet neighborhood, and it’s still out of the hustle and bustle of Nashville.  If all goes well we’re looking to close before Thanksgiving (yes, just a couple of weeks from now holy cow) then get it ready, paint, floors etc, then hopefully be moved in completely before Christmas! 😀  There will still need to be trips made “to town”, and I’m thinking I’m going to start strictly buying fabric online (much to my husband’s dismay) because the closest JoAnn’s is about 30-40 minutes away and..there is a Hobby Lobby maybe a little closer…but…anyway.

I really want to sew again, so I’m hoping the fixing up of the house goes really quickly and smoothly.  Not going to lie, I also really have a ton of TV to catch up on.  Also…Netflix.  I am also looking forward to fixing up the house for Christmas, making everything look nice, the whole 9 yards.  Right now we’re just waiting for everything to be processed and the bank tell us what day we can close.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this picture of the goats:


can you see them? They are near that tree kind of in the middle. If they hear anyone near the fence they come in a hurry!


Until next time, happy sewing!