You won’t BELIEVE what I got!

The other day, I got an email from a Facebook friend of mine, Wendy Hujsa, a long-arm quilter from Nazareth Pennsylvania.  Wendy wrote that she had something to give me and wondered if I could meet her at my local quilt shop, Kindred Quilts, at 11:30 on Saturday morning.

I agreed.

Now what could she want to give to me?  Was it the 30-something result of a night of anonymous passion in Paris in the 7o’s?  Had I written something horrible about her and she wanted to blow anthrax in my pretty little face?  Could it be yet more penis fabric (that every quilter, at one time or another, finds hidden behind some show  vendor’s Civil War retros and scoops up a fat quarter of it  for me)?

When I got to the quilt shop (a fashionably 7 minutes late, because some moron in a giant UPS truck couldn’t make a turn and got stuck in an underpass in, of all places, “HIGH Bridge”), there was Wendy, and Toby (the shop owner) waiting for me.

Let me digress for a moment ….

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you know that I was just a little obsessed with Prince Wills’ royal icing wedding. So much so, that a Creative Mojo listener, “Wendy” arranged for her boss, who was travelling to merry old England, to pick up a Wills and Katherine commemorative dish towel for me.  Mojo listeners might remember that I actually had “Wendy’s” boss on Creative Mojo, live, while I opened his gift.

Yup, you guessed it.  That Wendy was this Wendy!

You might also remember that I was also obsessed — OBSESSED —  with the wonderful hideousness of Princess Beatrice’s hat!

So taken with the chapeau that I had actually used Photoshop to paste my face into Bea’s body so that I, a master and guru of fine taste, could wear the hat myself.

I used this image as my Facebook profile picture for a month!


So, into Kindred Quilts I walk yesterday morning.  Toby takes out her iPhone and begins video-taping my surprise from Wendy!   Here is the video!

Watch This:


Wendy had Beatrice’s gruesomely-GaGaesque  hat digitized and then longarmed it onto fabric for me.

I am now the proud owner of a mini wholecloth quilt to be included in my Royals collection (yes, I collect commemorative royal towels and royal themed fabric, but of course).

Can you just stand it?

CLICK HERE for a link to Wendy Hujsa’s website! 

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20 Comments on “You won’t BELIEVE what I got!”

  1. July 24, 2011 at 6:34 AM #

    Seriously awesome!


  2. Bert in Rice
    July 24, 2011 at 6:36 AM #

    It’s so hideously delicious. Bravo, Wendy!


  3. July 24, 2011 at 6:38 AM #

    Good job, Wendy! That is so awesome!


  4. Beth G.
    July 24, 2011 at 6:38 AM #

    That is hilarious!


  5. July 24, 2011 at 7:17 AM #

    LOL!!! Love it!!!


  6. July 24, 2011 at 7:38 AM #

    HOW FUN IS THAT !!!!!!!!! THAT is just PERFECT !!! I’m gonna have to get Wendy’s # for the next time I need some FABULOUS quilting done !!!! (Wendy – we’re practically neighbors ! )


    • July 24, 2011 at 8:03 AM #

      A link to Wendy’s site is at the end of this blog post! 🙂 xoxom


      • July 24, 2011 at 10:09 AM #

        Was that there (i.e. Wendy’s website) this whole time ? DUH – being observant isn’t one of my better traits ! THANKS Mark !! 🙂


  7. AmyBB
    July 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM #

    Hilarious, hideous, and fabulous at the same time! Great quilting!


  8. July 24, 2011 at 8:08 AM #

    SWEET! Almost the icing on the cake! ;p


  9. Grace
    July 24, 2011 at 8:20 AM #

    How thoughtful of Wendy to do that for you, Mark. She must be a huge fan! I love it! Good Job Wendy!!


  10. Tonya
    July 24, 2011 at 8:23 AM #

    That is awesome!! 😛


  11. Jan Harmon
    July 24, 2011 at 8:38 AM #

    So totally cool and so totally Mark!


  12. July 24, 2011 at 9:29 AM #

    Very clever AND thoughtful. Yay Wendy!


  13. Sandy S.
    July 24, 2011 at 10:43 AM #

    What are friends for????? Good job Wendy!


  14. July 24, 2011 at 11:35 AM #

    I like the comments up above of hideously hilarious! Great job though, Wendy and how great that you could get Mark so stunned.

    Thanks for sharing and for your thoughtfulness!


  15. July 24, 2011 at 1:15 PM #

    Oh, that’s moxie fab to the nth degree!!!!!


  16. July 24, 2011 at 8:33 PM #

    I agree with Julee. It is hilariously hideous!!! Nice quilting in spite of subject matter!!


  17. July 25, 2011 at 5:01 AM #

    Too funny! So wonderful!!!!


  18. August 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM #

    But Mark it is an inter-uterine contraceptive device!!!LOL LOL


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