Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Turkey Day and every day!

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

The Selvedge Queen and King!

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!
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!

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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!