Please Indulge me! I have to get this off my chest.
THEN we’ll talk quilting (and other things)!
“My meeting with Britney and some of her family members this morning in her room at Cedars leaves me convinced more than ever that she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention. She was released moments before my arrival and was packing when I entered the room. We visited for about an hour before I walked with her to her car. I am very concerned for her,” Windbag McGraw told ET Onilne.
Duh! What a jackass! Having Dr. Phil comment on your medical and psychological well being is like taking Tylenol for Liver Cancer — or making a quilt with Scotch Tape.
Can you imagine dealing with a family member in a mental ward only to have Dr. Phil walk in? I would be forced to request sharp, wrist cutting razor blades for the whole family.
Jeff and I went to see a movie last night.
We saw Juno.
I know that the movie got mixed reviews, and maybe it even pushed the limits on moderate ol’ me, but I liked it. Found myself sniffling through parts, yet hated the cavalier way a 16-year-old and her family deals with her pregnancy — almost nonchalant — which, I can assure you would NOT be the way I would deal with it (for better or for worse) but I’m more conservative in this area on some level. With all of the birth control methods readily available to everyone in this country — even for free — I don’t buy the “accidental” pregnancy defense. Yeah, I’m gay (now) but I had certainly been around (a lot) and always made sure there was protection. involved.
Poor Evan — “Dude, would you like some mashed potatoes and make sure you wear a condom?”
If I don’t drill it into him, who will? How often are you talking with your kids and grand-kids about safe sex?
Vintage Quilt Books
I’ve scored a couple of vintage quilt books recently. I love, love, LOVE the old books, the older the better (if you have any send them! LOL).
This old book is by Bonnie Leman. The Leman’s are the women who founded and ran Quilter’s Newsletter. It’s “the complete guide to no-frame quilting” with a 1972 copyright (before I was born. . . ). We have come a loooooong way, baby! Yet there is still so much to be learned by reading and embracing the old stuff.
This book, Winning Ways to Make Quilts, has a 1992 copyright, written the year Evan was born, by Connie Hester. It is starting to look like the way quilting books are printed today — more professional and crisp.
This is Connie Hester (I hope she’s not still wearing that get up). Does anyone know her or know where she has gone? I’ve never really heard her name being bantered about, but she is one of those pioneers who kinda disappeared. I’d love to chat with her.
That said, here’s what should happen should any modern, 2008 quilter, decide to parade an outfit like Connie was wearing here – 15 years ago . . .
I went out to the Pickle Road coop this morning and brought back almost a dozen eggs. The chicken coop/garden area sucks in the winter. It’s so green and lively in the spring and summer.
Terri Thayer found RAINBOW penis fabric and shared some with me! Terri got it as a birthday gift one year and never found the right quilt for it (sounds suspicious, don’t it?).
Pickle Posse gal, Jaquie, found a mini quilt shop for my quilt shop collection and sent it as a surprise!
Thanks you guys!
I got up early this morning to make sauce for lasagna. I add mini-meatballs and slices of pepperoni to my lasagna sauce. Just like my gram and mom used to make it. We’ll be eating early today. Lots more work this afternoon!
AND LATER . . .
Here’s the view of the back of poor Jeff’s car. I bought all of my cases for my Katmandu ROAD TO CALIFORNIA embellishment kits that go with the class. I have to ship the full kits out this week.
Now this is the back of my car, filled with quilts, quilts and MORE quilts, all ready for my lecture next Saturday with the Empire State Quilters in Manhattan at F.I.T. Right after the lecture, I’m shipping these babies off to Road 2 CA for my lecture there!