they say necessity is the mother of invention:) hahahaha. in that case i am an inventor. thomas has been so good to help me with whatever i need and miriam and the girls are great. but . . . . when i am on a mission i tend to get a bit obscessed and patience is not my strong suit . . . . or rather waiting!!! uuuggggghhhhh!!! sooo . . . tonight thomas was gone and i just wanted to finish that last baby quilt. i don't dare use my bad hand and how exacty does one turn a rod with one hand?!?!?!? i was remembering the tool box:0 -- or rather my husband's tool box . . . . when i was a widow i got quite famiiar with the contents of my own tool box and well, those tools can be quite handy to have around. well, i will spare you the story of how exactly i got the job done but here are a few pictures:) hahahahaha . . . . mission accomplished!!