Monday, February 28, 2011

Black History Month Highlights A Quilt Show

Whenever cultural roots are explored.... Beverly Kirk will find a way to tell a story with her quilts!

Friday, February 25, 2011

One World * One Heart . . . .  I'm shipping off to a happy Winner!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project Time

Question just popped into my mind... on the WORD  ~  MOJO.  It's your muse. Your method of operation. Whatever you choose to call it.

Here's a bit of my collectibles..... A little pincushion house...  with Mz Mammy Sue dancing beneath it!

 This is my mojo...maybe!  It's an on-sale.. really cheap $1.00 table place mat that is just stiff enough for me to stitch all of my pretty Pfaff (the "a" is  pronounced like the "o" in hot....)  
 And this is a forever unfinished set of spring flower I paper-pieced from Fon's Porter many years ago!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stitch Witchery.... an old phrase!

I've owned my Pfaff for about 4-5 years now.   I made two example - placemats of all the stitch styles..  Pretty neat idea!  I won't admit it...but at the moment: I'm hunting in my new and older sewing room and cabinets for my sewing manual.... I need to drop the feed dogs and free-motion quilt....  maybe some instructions are on line somewhere....

 I manuevered around  (funny word... did I spell it right...???  ::))  around ..... with my satin stitch witchery on Nickolas V. Carter's birthday quilt of 3-24-2010!!!  But I finished it front and a backing of guitars....  All of the this was my President's Day quilt-a-thon....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

American Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

Hello Fellow Quilters.....   I'm undertaking a four year NEW PHASE in Celebration of my Quiltin Life!    I've gotta pull a dictionary to learn to pronounce the long sesquencenti.... whatever word!

The year 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.

Sesquicentennial         pronounced..... fmob  (for my own benefit) !
ses - QWE \- sen -ˈTēn - ə- l \

I am a child born in the  mid-50's:  my pivotal, impressionable life is forever shaded by the 60's and 70's in college!   In the 1960s, the Civil War history was 100yr's old!  Protesters marched for civil rights and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, “One hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.”

Shall we remember Today!!  ??  On the news, legislators from the South seem to want to forget that the 1860 southern leaders decried slavery the cornerstone of their cause!  I hear Gov Wallace in my minds eye... every day or so.... saying "Segregation today, segregation to-mor-row... segregation Fo - ev- A !!

Nov 6 - 2010 marked the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s election as President over a troubled nation.

The Times is introducing a new online series that follows the Civil War as it unfolded. Read the first installment by Jamie Malanowski

Tony Horwitz is the author of “Confederates in the Attic” and the forthcoming “Midnight Rising: John Brown’s Raid and the Start of the Civil War.”

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Did I Say Create Every Day.....???  I found a blog.... and a word outside of my normal culture range....   KEY FOB's.   Here's her picture... I did the same... ordered the hardware.... and I'm on my way.

Also, I'm wanting to use the key fob hardware... On the apron clasps!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I accepted the Challenge ~ To Be ~ Creative Every Day

Creative Every Day

Layout time..... The Blocks Add Up!

Three across
and Four Down = 16" Log Cabin Blocks
And since My granddaughters chair was in my sewing room from last weekend... you might as well see my big baby girl @ 2 yrs old... she was on her way to evening church service this Sunday Evening...'

My Dolly Dew!

I've had a Wonderful Weekend - sew, sew, sew!

Saturday Sewing at our guild location...  PROJECT TIME !!!    I wanted to add to my list of completed stuff.... something... so this small tote carryall of quilting supplies does the trick!

I almost.... I cannot remember if this is a tote bag or exactly what my guild member said she was making... We both purchased these women fat quarters at the OKC Winter Quilt Show.... Ooooohhhhh    OMG so sew, sew,sew, cute!!

Celebrate OZ.

Come and Join LindaOma's Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts in the fun of Celebrating all things

Wizard of OZ

on March 19, 2011.

grab the button of the Baby Wicked and Good Witch of OZ, post it on your blog. Start spreading the news and tell others that you are participating in the fun.

On March 19 when folks start coming to your blog to show what you have to offer to

Celebrate OZ. And that offering can be just about anything from a crafted item, collectibles, a tablescape, decorating a space, telling your favorite selection from the movie, the play, the books, etc.   Anything goes and your imagination will be your guide.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Anybody seeing red....???

There's lots of snow across the USA  -  AR, KS & Oklahoma temperatures are single digit cold.  I feel a certain beauty in the chill.... so instead of white stuff, I'm strip-picein' a log-cabin RED quilt!  I actually have enough blocks for two 60"x70" quilts.   Lord knows I keep enough magazines around for inspiration... so I;m drawn to this quilt pattern called Cherry Jubilee

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

World, World, World... Are U There ??

Do you care....???   Anybody else have this feeling or experience....????

I have messed up on two quilted art items which I submitted to a curator and to an Ohio museum.  They hung for about 12-14 months.  And then I failed to pick up postal delivery attempts to my home and work... and they've gone back to sender.   My curator/friend was about 110% mad after her three attempts and threatened a lawyer help reject the package at her postoffice.  I told her to have the post office give it away as a random act of kindness...    WHY   its' not a thorn in my side!   All of my own making... and failure.  

Why,  or Why.   Somewhere - deep seated within me... I didn't feel confident or equal to speaking up front and up right.   No mind you I have no verbal backbone in any other entity that crosses my path!  But the magnitute of the museum project and WCQN really "PALED" me.  Made me shy.. and I don't know why.   LACK OF CONFIDENCE is all I know.

Every other artist looks so accomplished in person, on their website, background...professionalism.  I think I'm waiting to become accomplished after I retire and persue quilting as my full time passion.  Kinda of a little fish in a big pond syndrome... but I never want to stay little.  I want to achieve... I reached out and tried.  I did the quilt art...   then messed over deadlines... as if to disqualify myself.

Oh, is there the underneath depression and stress of living diabetically... day in day out...   Along with working some-odd 30 yrs....aging into the unknown/upcoming 60ish.   OK stop the madness.  Remember the Lord God whom I serve is bigger and better than all my problems.   It does hamper me though.   Few quilters speak of such things.    

Oh well, this is my TRUE CONFESSIONS for today.   Off to retrieve my Obama Quilt

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Second Sew @ Home Snow Day

Oklahoma Tues and Wednesday has closed my workplace... so home sweet home.... it's a new quiltin project of a rough 1 1/2" strip pieced log cabin.... RED to say  the least!

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