This is a charms pattern from Moda. I started it on Super Bowl Sunday and finally got it all put together today.
Most of my other projects are still unfinished. I made some burial blankets, and I put together some other quilt rows that had been sitting around for too long. I even started a gift for someone who reads my blog, so I can't say any more about it. That was fun as it was very spontaneous; it just popped into my head as I sat sewing at church. I only have this picture to show you.. the pile contains some of the stuff I finished and some things on which I made progress and other things that I started but that are still just beginnings.
Then I came home and started reading blogs. Now I know people have a variety of opinions. I'm fine with that. If someone says they really admire Laura Bush... OK. They can admire her if they want. I don't understand why they do, but... fine. I'm willing to let that one go. But when they say disparaging things about people they obviously have never spoken with, that gets my goat. Take this, for example -- this was actually posted at a blog, in a discussion about Michelle Obama:
"the average person who voted for the Obamas' (sic) doesn't care about the veggie garden she started at the White House or her interest in supporting our troops and their families, they are more interested in what she will wear to the next public outing"
Now that comment brings out the ranter in me. I voted for Barack Obama - not the Obamas. As for Michelle Obama, I am thrilled that she is doing so much for our culture (e.g., the vegetable garden) and spotlighting various educational and social issues, including working with members of the military and their families. I don't care what she wears. I am not a person who pays the least bit of attention to fashion. I find the above comment very offensive.
Can someone please explain to me why so many non-Democrats believe that we Democrats don't care about the military families? And about the lives and well-being of the soldiers themselves? We care A LOT which is why we are opposed to war! And why we believe they deserve decent pay and health benefits and educational, housing, and psychological support when they return home!
I could go on and on, but I'd rather not. I am just continually perplexed by this view of liberals which is so wrong. The writer of that comment should actually speak with a few people who voted for Obama before making such a scathing generalization.