Friday, January 09, 2009

Moving is Evil and must be stopped....


Today is a day free of unpacking! I will just avoid Goldie's disapproving stare...though I think she is starting to like hanging out on top of all the boxes...I have a new mantra though courtesy of Karen at Living Life at Leehaven, "moving is evil and must be stopped." I like it.

I spent yesterday afternoon at the doctors. Looks like I may have another kidney stone on the way. Not my idea of a good time. My blood pressure was sky high and about every 10 minutes I feel like someone is punching me in my side. Duhhhhh.... She did give me some good anti-spasm pills that at least got me to sleep most of the night. Amazing how good that feels!

So today is a relax, drink lots and lots of fluids, graze on the fruit salad Dh cut up for me this morning and hope it all goes away soon!

I picked up Carolina Clay - The Life and Legand of Slave Potter Dave at the library this week. If you are interested in American pottery or southern history this is a great book. The author is a distant relative of the man who owned Dave and set about writing the book in part to find out more about his own family history. This is by no means a hard-core history. He sometimes wanders off and makes it a bit more like fiction than history but tells you before he makes the trip so you can suspend disbelief and follow along without wondering where the heck he is going. He doesn't avoid the ugly parts of what was happening in this part of the country just prior to the civil war and the decade following. To say I am enjoying reading this book may be a stretch (it is about slavery and some evil times in our history) - but I am learning a lot and at times it is fascinating.

There is quite a bit about how the style of pottery/stoneware in the Edgefield area developed and the photos are wonderful. He even shows some of the face jugs that began to be popular here in the mid 1800's. It was through the facejugs that I first learned of Dave and Edgefield pottery. (on a quilting note...in the center of Edgefield is a small museum with lots of pottery and wonderful antique quilts!)

On a totally different subject...I pulled fabrics for Bonnie's new mystery quilt. I wanted to use some of my greens and purples instead of the blues and pinks she used in hers but now I am not so sure. I may just make a little test block today....is that cheating?!

10 comments:

SubeeSews said...

Love your pile of fabrics. I would use the purples and the pinks!
Subee

Gina said...

Sorry to hear about your health. Come back to England during the spring/summer and you'll feel better again :)
Thank you for posting such a pretty pic of Goldie.
I like your fabrics very much and can't wait to see what you will create next!

Nancy said...

I think your color choices are great - can't wait to see a progress report! The greens and purples will play so well together.

sewkalico said...

No, it's not cheating, it's a good idea otherwise you'll end up with 30 odd pink 9 patches that you don't need for your quilt (like someone else you may know!!!)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Glad you had a day free of all them moving - now if you could just not have the pain it would be perfect.

*karendianne. said...

Carolina Clay does sound fascinating. What an amazing thing that someone wrote it.

Purple Pam said...

Just thing of finding bits of fabric here and there as rediscovering your stash. You will look at a fabric and say, "Gosh, I forgot I had that!" Hope the kidney pain goes away soon. No, I don't think making a test block is cheating. Go girl, go!

Dionne said...

Your fabrics are lovely! I have moved TOO MANY TIMES and I agree whole-heartedly with your sentiments!
Cheers,
Dionne

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that book sounds really interesting!

Clare said...

I'd prefer purple and green to blue and pink. Just think of all those pink orphan blocks you'd have!

Love that picture of Tom up the tree. It always amazes me how they get back down from such a great height. Our boy can't climb for toffee and if he does manage to get halfway up he has to be rescued.