10/18/2007

Odd and Weird: Not a Problem

I thought just the other day that fellow blogettes had realized (correctly) that I am lousy at being tagged for these MEMEs. I was relieved because these things stress me out, but somebody who obviously does not know me tagged me: Elsie! So OK, Elsie, I will give it a shot. Seven weird/odd facts about me. This will be a cinch.
1. I can touch my nose with my tongue. Easily.
2. I can remember things from when I was a year or so on, so it makes me mad that my 18-year-old son cannot remember trips that I, the devoted single mother, took him on when he was several years old. Or even last year.
3. I have always enjoyed taking tests, including the SAT.
4. I can write with either hand and also upside-down with either. If only I could generate income with these talents.
5. Elsie's first fact about herself reminded me that the doctor told my parents when I was born that I might well turn out to be retarded because my head was so big. They just laughed. He didn't glance around at the family group; we all have big heads.
6. Uh oh. I'm running out of steam. My favorite TV shows are Monk and Haunting Evidence! A movie I watch over and over is that PBS version of Oliver Twist! Oh wait, wrong MEME.
7. Thank goodness, the last one. One more weird/odd thing. At 56, I can still put my foot behind my head. There!!!

Another view of the longarm quilting:

Recent quilty book purchase:

These cool (as opposed to warm) reproduction browns are destined to be the baskets in the next Jo Morton class quilt:

And here is some Big Stitch quilting. Fabrics pulled from stash. First time I've done this and wow is it divine to do. Talk about quick gratification and it looks great, too:

Here's where I fall down on the MEME job: I don't want to tag 7 people. I am obnoxicity itself.

16 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, you ARE weird. LOL! Don't be too hard on your son -- I can't remember stuff from an early age either. And I can't touch my nose with my tongue and... oh wait, this was YOUR thing!!! Love those big stitches -- we call them toe-grabbers!

Laurie said...

Well, I think you should post a pict. of the foot behind the heard otherwise I don't think it's possible!

Darlene said...

Interesting stuff about you! :-)

Mary said...

I don't like meme's either - too much thinking and it's easier to just let people get to know me by reading my blog.

I love the big stitch quilting. I haven't done any yet but with the crazy quilt, I've been using perle cotton to embroider it and I've been thinking about using it to quilt my next doll quilt.

Libby said...

Hey, I can stick out my tongue and touch my nose *S* Oh wait . . . that's a trick to play on little kids. I wish I was flexible enough to put my foot behind my head - time to break out the yoga mat.

Jeanne said...

Love your fabrics for the Jo Morton class. I'll be watching for the results. The big stitch quilting is nice, too.

anne bebbington said...

Yippee - I can do the tongue/nose thing too! there's not many of us about you know!

KCQuilter said...

Wow, you CAN do some weird things, girly-girl!! Love the big stitching. I am still needing to do that to my Chocolates and Cherries string quilt!!! Did you use #8 Perle Cotten?

The Calico Cat said...

A "cool" brown, that must be an oxymoron, please explain - with lotsa pictures...

LOVE the kitty. (Are you suprised?)

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm glad someone else is bad about memes...I was never good with chain mail either! Can you quilt with both hands as well?

julieQ said...

I love the big stitch quilting too. I can quilt a whole quilt so fast, and as you say, it looks good!! Your kitty looks so graceful and fun.

Marcie said...

Love your big stitching, and the quilt looks darling, from what I can see. The long arm photo shows up better and looks fabulous! Did she follow your drawn out illustrations? By the way, I can't put my foot up to the back of my head, but I CAN put my foot in my mouth!

mereth said...

I love those cool browns and know exactly what you mean by that term, all those beautiful greyed mocha tones. Browns are my favourite material, there's not many I can resist.
The quilting looks great, you must be pleased how it turned out.

loulee1 said...

Hey I can do the nose tongue thing too! Can you wiggle your ears?
The big stitch quilting looks great, everything you do looks great!

Rosemary said...

I like the kitty quilt! WHat pattern is it? Inquiring minds wanna know! Thanks!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

that Amish Crib Quilts is great, isn't it. Well, the quilts are - some of that text is way too technical for me.