Another holiday, another time to reflect that I ate too much again! You, my relatives are all away for actual day, who cares, as long as we get to celebrate a day, together, which we did, in loud style! Loud because we are mostly hearing impaired and have lots of grand children who run, scream and yell to make sure we remember they are there! Seriously, any day we see a member of a our family is a great day. My mother always said that "it is not the extraordinary day you remember, but the days that all seems well and you are upright!". Well,oct of us were upright by the end of the day!
My husband and I will celebrate a quiet day ripping up our only closets in the laundry room and bedroom, to get ready for an expansion, of course during the winter, where the roof will be raised and baby it is cold outside with snow already here! Then he will leave me alone, the prairie wife, for a few weeks while he travels to Asia. Keeping the home fires burning, I shall forge ahead! As always.
I have made 50 pillow cases, some with some great looking boy toy fabric, to wrap Christmas presents in. No paper here just getting rid of the fabric I need to get rid of to make room for more. Started making, finally, a belated birthday and Christmas table centerpiece for patient friend. Need to make 5 assorted baby quilts for past showers and future ones. I may as well get ahead of it.
I will make a turkey for Thanksgiving as we love leftovers, just like I love all those left over fabrics that call for a scrap quilt, so one of those is on my a gender!
My nights are filled with taping and watching 3 movies at a time, all the Holiday movies need an audience!
My wish for all is that you get up every owning and can't wait for the day to enfold. That your sun, whether snow or rain , will always be in your sewing room. That you thank God and those who encouraged you to sew, thanks Mom, and you never beat on your sewing machine the way I do!
Have a great life!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
I have had a busy weeks! Yes, that is plural as I have the Concord Piecemakers Quilt Show 1 st week, then I did 2 Selvedge Queen/King events at A Quilters Gathering in Manchester, NH, and then another speaker event in Saugus, MA, for the Hammersmith Quilt Guild! Made 3 Holloween costumes for my grand daughters and bought my grandson his "Rocker" one. Now, it is time to be a vegetable, too tired to contemplate that in between I went to Smith College for a docent tour of their art museum and had a fender bender and then a parking ticket. Don't over park in a parking space in the city as they will give you a ticket for taking up 2 parking spaces and denying the town, Northampton, MA of revenue! Only is MA! Plus, I have 9 body forms looking like a sex orgy and smelling like a moldy cellar in my SUV to bring back to my local Historical Society. Fun times, fun times!
Never a dull moment in the life of me!
Never a dull moment in the life of me!
|These first photos are from my Selvedge Queen show for Hammersmith Quilt Guild in Suagus!|
|I always take self portraits! Who can show the real you but you!|
|They have many things, like most quilt guilds going to help embers participate in guild activities and also meet others!|
|A surprise member of this guild who used to belong to my home guile, Material Girls, in Leominter, MA|
|If you were queen, like me, you would take many self portraits!|
|I made the aprons for a quilt show basket for Concord Piecemakers a great show to buy at!|
|Some of my grandchildren standing in front of Memere's weird garment, although they do not think I am weird!|
|We, or I, am resting, long day on bad knees!|
|I can't make faces so I made their backsides and photographed some of them as is!|
|My best work, Elise's Starburst! Now she will jump on it and probably other bad stuff will happen but it is done!|
|A Quilters Gathering in Manchester, NH with the Selvedge Queen and the Queen of Hearts!|
|Selvedge Queen 2013|
|be aQueen, Queen Bee!|
|Boys and girls celebrated!|
|Hat created from the outfits selvedges and crocheted in a bee hive! Of course!|
|Selvedge Queen talk at A Quilters Gathering! The king came too, he arrived to see his wife model and my king was in Kenya so I chose a new one!|
|He has arrived and so handsome and such a great sport to model my strange wear!|
|We won!!!!! What?|
|Costumes for some of the grand children, the Bee and the Purple mermaid who has a Nemo patch because the new serger "ate" some of the fabric!|
Friday, October 18, 2013
|Elise and her Starburst which I took from her to be in a show after I saw her and her sister Jocelyn and jumping on! I will give it to after!|
|very Provocative ""Still" "Life"" show at the Fitchburg Art Museum current show which I am a Docent!! until January! Awesome!|
|Details of a visit to CambridgeWear in Acton, a ready made awesome, clothing store!|
Ahead, but not done yet..... I still would like to make a dress underneath my Selvedge Queen costume for my "A Quilters Gathering" opening night Gala event as their Fashion Show Coordinator. Also PJ's as their Saturday night speaker! I want to make wings for my "be a Queen, Bee Queen" garment, I need to attend other quilt guild Quilt Shows this weekend, as we should support all guilds in these economic times. Cut the Bull, we need to be inspired! by others always! Sew labels and sleeve and deliver to "A Quilters Gathering" and drink, sleep, read and be merry! Maybe.....
I have done a "Slevedge Queen" speaker event at at Berkshire Quilter's Guild in Great Barrington, MA. and stayed overnight, for the first time, at a members house and it was the greatest! We talked, I drank, we went to the Pumpkin Patch Quilt store in Lee, Ma for a morning class and it was so rewarding to see and hear that all quilt guilds, including the 3, I belong to, have the same issues. Volunteer, I can't stress that enough. I am a docent at the Fitchburg Art Museum and I always raise my hand to volunteer to say "YES" as you get to control what and when and where you do volunteer. Otherwise, some of us know we will will say yes, to something, and end up doing we truly don't want to do. Find ways to make money as a; guilds need money to pay expenses, such as rent, speakers, a must, maintenance, save for quilt show expenses, and other issues like 1 day insurance issues. Imagine you spend X amount of dollars to put on a quilt show and a mini micro burst comes through your community. It happened to our guild on the last day of the show, thank the heavens, and people could not get to it. Imagine an actual tornado comes through and your guild quilt show is at the same time. No one would be able to get to it. It happened at another guild. You spend the money, yet no one comes, through no fault of their own, or your advertising. All guilds should have a nest egg of at least 1 full year of total expenses and that is why we pay dues and donate to our guilds. REMEMBER, they are your guilds and WHAT would we without them!!!!!!
Come and visit
|Me, of course!|
|I have the cutest and best grand children, ever!|
|My car, a large trunk show!|
|me, my alter self?|
|More stuff in trunk show|
My garments, not wearable!
|stuff a friend Ann and I made for Concord Peicemakers Quilt guild raffle basket! Aprons, table runners, napkins, etc|
|New exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Musem and my "Still"" Life""|
Help me celebrate my 40th Anniversary this October 20, 2013. It is a milestone for anyone who has been married this long and appreciates it! It takes hard work, commitment and love to get here and also understanding that everyday will not be easy!