Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Mile a Minute


When I think of a 'Mile a Minute', I think of quilts and speed sewing. But the name actually comes from "Mile a Minute Murphy", a bicyclist from Long Island, NY.

Now, mile a minute quilts have been made since time began, and simply involve the quick quilting of bits and pieces of scraps onto one long strip of fabric after another. And I know there have been some "copyright infringement" complaints against bloggers who use that term when they are sewing similar speed piecing....but really and truly, Mile a Minute Murphy would have to hold the creative commons licensing on that term....and I don't think he's ever said a word ;)

So, I'm sewing a mile a minute today...lower case version...and the table is shaking, the scraps are flying and I think I even got the cuff of my pants stuck in the sewing machine pedal....but it's hard to see with the wind in my eyes, while I'm picking the bugs out of my teeth at the same time!

Mile a Minute Murphy.....the only thing you've got on me is thinner thighs. Sewing has never exactly been called aerobic exercise!

Darn that anyway!!!!

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11 comments:

  1. That is hilarious. WTG!! Hugs

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  2. LOL! Happy New Year. I tagged you for an award. Check out my blog if you are interested. Thank you.!

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  3. What a fun post, Michele!! LOL I just love it! :D I can just 'see' you and 'feel' the wind in my face. Wait, wait, I have to get my pants leg unstuck.....ROFL

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  4. Oh Bravo Michelle! Thin thighs are highly overrated anyway! :)

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  5. Good for you - on all counts!
    I've unburied my sewing area; now I hate to mess it all up again with scraps and strips... but they need sewing up :- )

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  6. Gracias por dejarnos este enlace. Espero que hayas tenido un buen inicio de año. Un beso

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  7. That's hilarious...cuffs get caught in the pedal. Now you're Mile a Minute Michele!

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  8. Bugs are protein~ they're good for you!

    I agree: Mile a Minute Michele is a perfect name for you!

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  9. You are generous with your posts. Thank you for this one. Nice to see a name for something I have been doing. Nice to share with other scrap quilters.

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  10. I do not remember when or how I found your blog, but I remember following the story of your parents and your arm and aunt was it? Because my mother has Parkinson's disease and I was feeling low about that, I could comisserate. My mother role models such resiliency. She cannot do for herself, walk or get out of bed, etc., She can however get to the computer with her wheelchair and write poetry. She published another poetry book two years ago. She will be 90 in May. I have copied and pasted the saying in your profile for her to read on her computer! Thx

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  11. GO Michele! You can do it!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.