It’s Festivus Day!  This silly holiday falls on December 23rd, and was made famous by a Seinfeld episode back in the day. It was described as “a Festivus for the rest of us” and was earmarked for non-commercial, non-Christmas fun.  Festivus includes a traditional “Airing of the Grievances” where participants can vent about irritations and disappointments from the past year. So with that in mind… let the ritual begin, quilter style!

  • Too little fabric
  • Too little time
  • Empty bobbins
  • “Un-sewing”
  • Batting that’s an inch too small
  • Dull rotary cutter blades
  • Broken needles

Phew!   Okay, that was enough for me.

There are probably a lot of other things that I could complain about as a quilter, but the truth is that no matter what annoyances come with quilting, I am dedicated to this art and cannot be deterred. I prefer to think that these inconveniences just make the process sweeter because while it is frustrating to run out of bobbin just inches from the end of a seam, the joyful finishes make it all worthwhile.

And should a Festivus miracle appear, I’ll cross my fingers that it’s an evening of perfect piecing with a full bobbin!

How about you?

Happy Festivus!

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