And such was the case of the new wheelie chair. Oh it was big. But when I sat on it, it was like little Edith Ann of Laugh In days. My feed didn't touch the floor. What good is a wheelie chair if you can't push it around?? After using it one afternoon, and having to use my tippy toes to stay on the chair, I had serious leg cramps through the night. So I called OfficeMax customer service to see if I could return the chair to our local store. "Oh sure" the gentleman replied. "Just print out your email confirmation and return it to the local store for a full refund." I was ecstatic. Sunday morning, Rod borrowed a truck from the girls and returned the chair to the local OfficeMax store. They refused to take the chair since they don't stock that chair in their store. We could leave it for pick-up, but wouldn't get our money until the chair is received in the warehouse. Rod left the chair, got the return numbers, and no money! So the $370.00 I paid for the chair is still in the hands of OfficeMax. Rod left and refused to buy anything else there. He went to Costco and bought me a wonderful chair for $79.00. And now, I can sew again.
But I made good use of the down time by watching videos on YouTube on free motion quilting. I know that, like most acquired talents, it takes a lot of practice. On one of these free motion quilting videos shows how the video-grapher uses a "basting wall" to baste her quilts. We have a little room which mostly serves to hold junk, and there is one wall that is pretty much empty. Rod decided he could make such a basting wall, and so on Saturday am we took off for Joann to buy basting spray. The video-grapher recommends 505 basting spray, but Joann didn't carry that brand. I bought another, and the push pins to pin the quilt onto the wall. Once we were home again, Rod and I cleaned out that room pretty much, and used some leftover ceiling tiles to begin the wall. Rod bought a sheet of plywood so that the basting wall wouldn't be permanent, and after screwing the plywood to the wall, began stapling the ceiling tiles to it. And now, I have a basting wall. Tonight I hope to iron my brown bag quilt, and get it marked for quilting. And tomorrow I plan to piece the backing and begin basting. I've never marked a quilt before, and so will search out some YouTube videos on quilt marking. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Hope you have a great week.