Wow! The days have flown by and look, it's Sunday already! Where does it go? I was a busy bee last week and am proud to say I finally got everything mailed- except for poor Cellar Girl's make do which I will get done asap and mailed on Tuesday! I appreciate everyone's patience- Carolina of Neo Vamp- I wonder how long it will take my box to get to you in the Canary Islands? The web makes us seem as close as neighbors, but the reality can be felt in line at the Post Office.
I don't want to Blog about Postal rates or gas prices or anything else.
Just fabric and doll quilts and aprons with magical pockets and Pirates.
On fabric- yesterday I spent 6 hours ironing and cutting and then playing with 9 patch squares- cutting them down the center to try to get the results I saw on the Doll Quilt CrAzY! site at Flickr- posted by WendysWTN she also gave a link to a tutorial on a disappearing 9 Patch block...I have been playing with that every free moment...I abandoned my aprons and purses for a moment to try to explore the possibilities of this.
It is amazing how complex it can look but so simple to make.
I am thrilled when each corner of the 9 patch matches by the way.
I cut carefully and sew precisely and then iron them open and run into the next room to show Fred, Sadie slipping on the floors after me.
I am so thrilled by all of the gorgeous Doll quilts being displayed on the Group Pool. You gotta go check them out! Like miniature works of art. Fabulous use of color and shape! I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a creative group. Inspirational.
As we sat in Quiznos eating our lunch after going to a morning movie (10:45am) of Pirates of the Caribbean-At World's End and I looked at the embroidered yoyo's on the side of my purse I could only see barnacles and pearls and bits of shells...there will be sea/Calypso inspired things to come from this, I can see it now.....the Disney merchandising is insane with these movies though- I saw a Pirates TV and a CD player that looked like Jack's compass at Best Buy. I have to admit, I would love one! The Jolly Roger skull and crossbones alarm clock might be a bit much however.
The movie was an epic adventure and you must allow yourself to simply relax and go along for the ride...Fred and I both enjoyed it and I wished it never ended...be sure to stay after the credits are finished for a tiny bit more screen time...(we learned that lesson after Constantine)
We still haven't seen 28 weeks later- any reviews? I wanted to see Hot Fuzz but heard it just wasn't funny. Pirates was really good and funny- that monkey just takes the cake! And Johnny- gotta love him- scoundrel or not- that's probably most of his charm!
Anyway- I just wanted to wish everyone a happy 3 day weekend and I will be back soon with more apron goodness- I can't believe I sold two already! Wow! All I can say is thank you- all of your compliments and comments make me proud and happy and I sew with more confidence when I know that you "get it" and love my stuff! My Mom is just shocked when I say stuff like- " oh, I'm working on a reversible Alice in Wonderland themed apron! What are you doing?" There is always a pause that is too long and filled with an uneasy silence....she wonders where she went wrong while I am glad I spent all those summer days running by the creek, riding my bike and nose buried in books.
I am who I am and I am finally proud. She can't take that away from me. If she doesn't "get it" then it's her loss. The aprons are too cool and fun and they are very fulfilling to create! What's in your Pocket? might become my new tag line... or maybe I'll just stick with...Oh, the Calamity!!!!!