It's almost 1:00am and I've been tossing and turning in bed for almost an hour. I've been having a conversation with myself along the lines of this:
- Take the car in for an oil change first thing
- That means you have to get up at 7:30
- Maybe you should stop tossing and turning and try to get that 6 1/2 hours of sleep
- Call Doctor and ask about headaches
- Maybe if you'd get some sleep you wouldn't have headaches
- Why didn't I learn to read a ruler in grade school?
- Was I sick that day?
- Was it chicken pox?
- I bet it was a boy
- David with the big beautiful eyes
- I'm 48 for crying out loud
So, the most logical thing to do is to get up and google "how to read a ruler" which lands me on a site called "The Ruler Game". This is the first paragraph before the timed test. Yeah right.
"Reading a ruler is a valuable skill that you will likely use on your job, in your hobbies, and in your personal every day life. Without measuring devices like rulers, and people that can read them, we would still be living in caves."
I think I've just been insulted.
I managed to live quite a long time without this skill (in my comfy cave) until I started quilting. So a few years back I confessed my shortcoming to a good friend who sat me down with a ruler. I get the whole inch thing. My problem is what is 5/8 of a yard? 7/8 of a yard? It's those darn 8th's.
When you don't buy the exact fabric the pattern calls for and then you don't cut it out right away, you forget which fabric you chose for the 5/8 yd. AND this is what keeps a quilter up at night because I'm not cutting into that beautiful stack of fabric just to mess it up. So, I'm asking you dear blogger friends to help me on this. I will be forever grateful... goodnight...