Sunday — Just remembered . . .

Hey Pumkins!

So we have a new Miss America.  And boy can she butcher a song (maybe that was the talent).  When she sang ‘OVER THE RAINBOW’ I almost had 2 hurl ‘over a bucket!’  And the poor dear’s a music major.  Dogs all over the USA were hoooooowling with giggles.   BUT her evening gown was spectacular.   It’s the one she’s wearing in the photo as Miss Michigan.   I can’t seem to find a full length photo of it — yet — but it was beautiful and she wore it well.  

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I was thinking that Miss California would get the title and would have been an excellent choice.

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But I LOVED Miss Washington (just like Evan, she has two dads), Elyse Yamemoto.

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 Now maybe I just got used to seeing my fat body, but these girls in their swimsuits, well, they’re just too damned skinny.  Really, not very healthy looking.   If I were their parents,  I would prefer seeing a little, just a teensey weensy bit, more weight on those waxed and lotioned, skeletal frames.  Miss Washington seemed like the only one with a thin, but normal, weight, in my always humble opinion. 

I wanted to share a Mark Lipinski blog sitingGina Halliday’s Quilter’s Buzz.  It’s really a terrific blog all about the quilting community.   It’s a great blog to subscribe to.    Here’s me sitting with Gina, wrapped in my precious Islamabad quilt.  Click here to see it.

What an honor.  I got the most amazing telephone call from New York quilter (and hot designer) Karen Griska.      karen-picture-2.jpg   Karen makes amazing quilts from yardage selvages.    

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Karen asked me to write the Foreward to her new American Quilter’s Society book!  I am so flattered and honored.  

 Here’s a pic of some Pickles after dinner in Ontario, California.

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webimg_0485_edited-1.jpg  This was such an excellent time!  

This is Sue’s quilted shoe.  Neat-o, dude!    webimg_0487_edited-1.jpg

 Take a look at one student’s preliminary Simple Simon quilt.  Stunning in person and made from Kaffe Fassett fabrics.   I loved it.   The photo does it not justice!

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meandpattiweb.jpg  Here’s what Pickle, Patti Brown did with her Mystery Quilt blocks!

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I love the leaves and butterfly applique!

Later, dude!  xoxom

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3 Comments on “Sunday — Just remembered . . .”

  1. January 27, 2008 at 3:58 PM #

    Patti’s quilt is stunning! I love the applique.

    I just saw the selvage quilts somewhere else and thought “that’s why I’ve been saving all those selvages all these years!” I knew something good could come from them.

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  2. Marsha in CA
    January 28, 2008 at 9:17 PM #

    You look like a “deer in the headlights” in the Quilter’s Buzz photo…get her to photoshop it! Beautiful quilt around your shoulders. I agree w/you about Miss CA, but I may be just a bit prejudiced there.

    I do! I do! That’s exactly what I look like in the photo. Ugh – I just got hit by a car! 🙂 xoxom

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  3. Carole Marger
    July 14, 2010 at 12:11 PM #

    Looking forward to your class in Cincy…Carole

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