Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Ramblings

I just know this day is going to speed on by, and I'll be back to the grind in a blink of an eye. Poet I'm not! I've kinda lazed around all weekend, not getting much done. A little cleaning, a little sewing, a little applique and a whole lot of computer time. So many blogs, so little time. One poke leads to another. Quilters do get around. I was surprised to read a comment by Kathy, http://justclick-kathy.blogspot.com/ and found that she will be at the retreat that I'm making the pincushions for! Small world. She also mentions that she went to Asilomar. I had the privilege of attending Asilomar last year (06). It was an out of the blue gift to me that is filled with memories that I will cherish forever. The class was with Freddy Moran and we made Dot.com quilts. What fun! SO MUCH LAUGHTER! She is such a hoot, so much personality and joy. Her love of color and chaos is contagious. I was sooooo out of my box in this class. Everyones, quilts were wild and lovely. I tried to control mine, lol. (I wanna cry, I've lost my pictures from this retreat!) Well anyway, I did my quilt opposite of any of the others. While making the blocks, it occurred to me that the white pieces were looking like pant crotches! So the quilt was named "Tightie Whitie". I finished the top at home so I at least have that picture, and it's still just a top. My 15 yr old granddaughter has claimed it as hers so I guess I should get it quilted. Well I'm off to do laundry and get ready for my week. I have some very special guests coming next weekend. I need to get the quilting condo in ship sewing shape!!

PS

If you haven't been to Asilomar, it's the ultimate quilting retreat, check it out at: http://www.emptyspoolsseminars.com/

Kim, you can see the complete Happy Hauntings at: http://www.thevintagespool.com/store/products/?category=2

And one last confession, I don't want you to get the wrong idea. I DO buy kits occaisionally, I have recently purchased the Christmas Past Kit and have a few of the Fig Tree Postcard kits to make. OH and of course.... a "few" BOMs!

13 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

Just happened by your blog today, and to let you know I'll be back. Just moved out of the bay area into our "pre-retirement" home, lol.

Vicky said...

I love your Tightie-Whitie! One happy quilt!

I'm so not ready to go back to work tomorrow. Wanta play hookey with me? LOL

Is Kathy in first or second session? How cool! Maybe I'll get to meet her, too!

Fabric Alchemy said...

I've never been to a retreat but it's always something I hope I can eventually do. Asolimar is my 'dream'.

I love your dot com quilt. You have a wonderful eye for color.

Elizabeth said...

Love your quilt! And what a perfect name for it.

Darlene said...

Tightie-Whitie LOL - Perfect name.

Kathy said...

Hi Mar,

I love the tightie whitie! And thanks for the link!!! you're my first (and second) comment. Now we'll have to keep going with this blog thing.

I signed right up for Asilomar again and made it into the Moran/Marston class. I'm sure it will be in the big hall. I hope you can go again sometime, too!

Gail said...

I'd be willing to arm-wrestle your granddaughter for that top- its terrific!

Kim said...

Very cool quilt! I've been wanting to play around with circles but haven't gotten to that yet. Boy, a class with Freddie Moran! What a treat! I just saw a book at the quilt shop the other day where Freddie Moran paired up with Gwen Marston! Yes, I'm drawn to more traditional colors and patterns, but I do admire both of those gals! Gwen spoke at my guild once and really is a hoot! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, Mar--unfortunately, your comments come in as "no-reply," so I can't write back! I didn't want you to think I was just ignoring you! LOL!

Mama Koch said...

Last year at Houston, I asked Freddy about putting the dot.com quilt in a book and she said I needed to take a class from her! I told her to come to Okla and I would! She would be a lot of fun.

Just love the quilt.

Kimberly Jolly said...

I love your quilt!!!

Gizmo said...

I love that quilt! Is your DGD 15-y/o ALREADY?!?!? Where has the time gone??? How are you going to quilt it?? Can't wait to see it finished.

Laurie Ann said...

OMG, I love that dot.com quilt! So so cool! I have to put it on my "to do" list. I suppose I have to learn curves first? Drats!!

HanneJ said...

I LOVE that quilt! It's unusual and amazing!