Monday, March 10, 2008
We had terrible wind storms and rain last night. Add that to the cats wanting to stay safely in the bed with us (storms can't get them if they are under the quilts) I didn't get much sleep so this may ramble a bit!
First, an auction find...the painting above I got last week for 3 pounds! I know it is a bit naive but I just love their dresses and the braids down her back. It will look great in my sewing room...or maybe the hallway outside my sewing room - there isn't much wall space left inside!
Yesterday I had trouble posting photos - so here are a few of the pincushions I tried to get on my blog. First is the lazy quilter's pincushion. This cup had a tiny crack at the bottom so I stuffed a ball of batting inside and covered it with a scrap of fabric. Ta-da! A pin cushion that I don't have to worry about the cat running away with....
Below is one of my favorites - and my cat's favorite too! This little rooster/chicken was given to me by one of my friends at guild. I love the sparkley glove tip that she used for the feathers on the head! Because of Brownie's fascination with this pincushion it stays in my traveling bag and goes to quilting bees and classes.
And since this is National MS Awareness Week I am going to post Funny MS story #2 (see yesterday's post for an explanation of this!) The first spring after I was diagnosed I went to see my neurologist wearing a typical Georgia spring outfit - cute little sandals and peddle pusher jeans. My doctor just shook her head and said she had bad news...those sandals had to go. She only wanted me to wear shoes that fit firmly on my feet and gave them some support. Now I never considered myself a shoe junk-y but when I went home I filled three (big) bags with flip-flop type sandals, cloth espadrilles and tiny sling-backs. I put the bags in my car to bring to Goodwill in the morning and tried to console myself with how much room I now had in my closet. My husband brought me out to dinner to show how proud he was of me. I wore some boring brown loafers.
About one o'clock in the morning there I was in the driveway rummaging through the bag to find my red leather sandals that I bought in Santa Fe...and the white silk sling-backs I wore at my wedding...and then the really cute fabric flats I got in San Francisco's china town....the pile of shoes on the driveway grew.
At this point my neighbor, who was an intern at the my hospital, came home and wandered over to see what was going on. I looked very guilty! She went into her house and came back with a couple of glasses of wine. We sat in the driveway and I talked about each pair of shoes and why it was so hard to part with them. In some ways I felt like it was giving in to having MS though the logical part of me knew that some of these shoes were just plain dangerous! (Even in college I once fell off my high-heeled clogs and broke my foot and that was when I was a jock!) Eventually all but the red Santa-Fe sandals went back into the bags. A girl had got to have some limits after all......
So I am now constantly on the look out for safe but fun shoes....those above I just got a Christmas and are my current favorites!