I got some interesting mail Saturday. I received a mobile in the mail from my VERY tardy swap partner! I know some of you remember how long ago that swap was. But the gentlemen sent it with an apology and an explanation that he was moving, and he either needed to mail it or it would go into storage. Secretly I think he just wanted it dangling in his house for as long as possible!
And, I may be 45 but I can bring home the silver! I ran a 10K (6.2 miles) in a fun run Saturday and got 2nd in my age group. I won’t tell you how few women were running in my age category because the only thing that counts is that I come home with a chunky piece of metal dangling from a ribbon.
Those are the wonders. Now I’m going to back up a little. First of all I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of you for those wonderful birthday greetings! And I’m extremely excited by those of you joining in the fun for the Illuminated Phrase. They are as follows in no particular order:
Melinda, Lea, Julia, Anna Y., Amy, Scrappy Annie, Jen, Ellie, Jacquie, Ellen, Maya, Rachel, Patricia, Jan, Anna, Martha, Sispoombah, Kristina. If I missed anyone, or there is anyone still interested let me know, and I’ll put you down. Also, there are already a few things posted in the group so don’t forget to sign up for the group. And you are certainly not limited to only one creation, but in the interest of not overwhelming things maybe keep it to 5 or less. Ha, I have yet to start on one, but some of you seem to accomplish things much quicker.
I’ll leave you with a few pictures from the quilt show I went to on Thursday. I found myself gravitating towards the older things, like the display of sample patterns from the Kansas City Star from the late 1920’s on.
This would have been the one I would have made. I love that mushroom fabric!
And this pattern is called Cathedral Window. I’ve always loved this pattern, but in the description of this quilt it said it took the woman 16 years to make this. My mother had started one of these back in the 70’s, and had all the little scraps in a shoe box. Well, she ended up throwing it away – Waaaaaaa!! I’ve seen some other cool Cathedral Window quilts on flickr too.