Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Why Are THEY Still Here?


Hubby and I like to take walks along one of the streets in our town that is two miles long and has a sidewalk for the whole distance - which, in the suburbs, is unusual.

So, one beautiful, cool, sunny day last week we decided to take a walk. We were about three quarters of the way done and were walking past the athletic field for one of the private schools in town and spotted a young mother with two young children and a puppy coming in our direction. The two kids, a little girl and a little boy, were walking and jumping up and down off a wall that runs along the athletic field.

As we were approaching them the puppy spotted us and became eager to greet us.  We try to greet all the dogs we approach on our walks as they are all usually very eager to say hello and then go on their way. So, this time was no exception.

When we got close enough for the dog to greet us we stopped and extended our hands so he could smell us first and then lick our hands.  He, of course, was very eager to do so.

Well, the little boy (who couldn't have been more than 3 or 4) all of a sudden put his hands on his hips and looked up at his mom and in a booming voice said, "Why are THEY still here?"

We looked at the mother and she looked at us and we all burst out laughing. So, I said, "We're greeting the puppy. He just wants to say hello."

To this the little boy with his hands still on his hips replied, "Well, we're on a walk!"

That was it.  We were being dismissed by a 3 or 4 year old.

We looked at the mother again, and once more burst out laughing. So, we said to all, "Well, have a nice walk!" And, off they all went.

So, hubby and I spend the rest of the day laughing and saying to each other, "Why are THEY still here?"

You just never know what is going to come out of the mouths of babes.


Monday, August 13, 2012

My Crazy Quilting Passion - So What Will These Supplies Become?


I've been rather busy the past few weeks working on some of my blogs and some of my websites, but I've managed to get some shopping in.

Oh, what a surprise, Linda? There's always time for shopping! Right?

Now you might be wondering exactly what kind of shopping  I did and what is it for? As to where I went shopping -  if you know me it's a combination of letting your fingers do the walking and actually getting in the car and going retail shopping.

What it's for has to do with my new found crazy quilting passion and gifts for the holidays. Since some of it is for gifts this holidays season I don't want to spoil the surprise for the recipients so you'll just have to guess what I might be making out of all of the things I bought.

So, what did I buy?

Well, we have some whites........

We have some creams......

We have some beautiful golds....

We have some elegant silvers....

The ever formal and traditional blacks.....

Some linings perhaps.....

Maybe some pink lace edging can be used somewhere?

How about some delicate green and black lace edging?

It might even be time to utilize the beautiful lace from my sister's friends' old wedding gown....

I really hate cutting such a beautiful gown, but the lace is just gorgeous....

Wouldn't you agree it's perfect for some crazy quilting piece(s).....

How about some amazing trims and embellishments from Flights of Fancy....

I didn't forget the dragonflies.....

Some cording and straps from Joanns.....

Some beautiful florals from Pamela Amundson of theDelightfuldesigner on Etsy...

Some exquisite trims from Pamela Amundson of theDelightfuldesigner on Etsy...

Colorful silk ribbons from silkribbons4you on Etsy.....

Maybe some of my own ribbon trims might be put to use.....

Maybe even some of my lace trim stash.....

Perhaps something from my bridal floral stash.....

Didn't forget the threads from Joanns..... I haven't had time to shop for Kreinik threads yet....Don't worry, however, I will.....

Or, maybe I might even use some of the buttons from my stash.....

I can hardly wait to get started on this crazy quilting idea.  First, I have to develop my patterns.  That's right there's a plural (s) in there.  Can't exactly give everyone the same style. Can I?  They compare after all....

So, I'm left to developing a general pattern that I can modify here and there.

Have any idea what all the above is going to make?

Stay tuned.  For sure it will be revealed after the holidays....

I know, I know that's a long time to wait.  But, I don't want to give away the gift surprise.

Well, maybe I'll show you a few things between now and then.

We'll see.....