8/16/2007

Quilting Bits


Good heavens, he came home from a few days of boot camp looking completely different. We both agreed that this would be sort of a college-level kid-friendly version of boot camp, but it turned out to be the real thing, oopsie. At first, he was asking himself, "why did I sign up for this, it was optional but he really started loving it and made some good contacts. omg the camouflage fabric was so delightfully thick and nubby that it looked like homespun. Wonder if it's available in solid colors.

Began to unfold my Halloween wall hanging (not done yet) from showing it at the Jo Morton class and thought this skinny version was very, very cool. Like make the central part Chinese lanterns or vases or something.

Look at what my dear email friend Betty sent to me from Houston, in sympathy for the h**l I'm experiencing at Regular Work (note that Karen wants to make sure to differentiate this from LQS Work, which is the funnest work I've ever gotten to do in my life that wasn't self employment :-) ). Love how the gingerbread man's arm is bitten off lol. The saying is too perfect for my year-long WW adventure. And isn't the ornament darling. Betty lives minutes or moments from Quakertown Quilts, which she says is an absolutely gorgeous shop, and where she got these cuties. They won't allow pictures, or else she would take lots and lots to show me.

Ginger's found a comfy spot. This stupid duck quilt UFO has been around a long time. It's an early quilt of mine, begun when Timothy was a baby and now he's Marine Corps Man. I got some of that fabric that has the printed duck fronts and backs that you stuff and appliqued them to quilt blocks. I thought that was a pretty darn cute idea. Now I'm trying to finish it with machine quilting if only to show I can get something done no matter how old it is. And that the stash is getting made up and used one way or another by various family members. Problem is I can't get the machine quilting feature working on either sewing machine so it got benched for awhile longer.

8 comments:

Screen Door said...

OK - I'm giggling... leave it to a quilter to analyze the fabric quality of the fatiques... you are too cute...

Libby said...

I spent a lot of years ironing those things for wear . . . worse, inspections - it's not nice fabric *s* Isn't it fun to see the change boot camp can make. The first time The Princess said,'Yes, ma'am' to me, I could have been knocked over with a feather. How did they do in just 6 weeks what I couldn't manage in 18 years? *s*
That's a sweet treat you've got there. I love to peruse the Quakertown website - can't imagine getting to actually go to the shop!

kjquilts said...

My son was in the USMC. I saved a bunch of his uniforms to make a memory quilt. That fabric is thick! Your son looks good! Oh-Rah!

loulee1 said...

Wow, your boy sure does look different!
Go on, persist, you know you can get the ducks finished if you just persist!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Your son is very handsome! They sure do change fast. When Jacob went to summer NJROTC Bootcamp I hoped he would hate it but he loved it and says the navy is what he wants to do after the academy or NROTC in college. I too check out his uniforms.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Just finish the edge and call it done - it can be the beautiful Ginger's bed. I'm not a big believer in finishign just to finish - not if you don't care for the quilt anymore. spend your time on something you DO care about.

Lucy said...

Your son is changed! I hope he likes it :-)

Bingo~Bonnie said...

oh wow, isn't it amazing how shaving off hair can also shave off the years - he doesn't look old enough to drive a car much less boot camp in that photo!!! ~Bonnie in SE Texas