Wednesday, May 30, 2012
She also brought quilts of her family members and a few of the mythological ones that have lately stunned quilt show audiences. I saw her Medea driving a chariot at a New Jersey show a few years ago -- what energy and righteous fury she caught in the quilt! There were quieter ones, such as either Eurydice or Persephone (I forget which). She gave an intense workshop I thought of taking but finally I knew it would be extremely frustrating because I know that I lack first of all the skill but just as importantly the patience. I like portrait quilts and I think she is the supreme realist.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The local high school's music department has for some time had this fund raiser. They own an unknown number of pink plastic flamingos and will plant them in front yards on request. The price is fairly modest, in some cases the arrangement is that someone orders a home "flocked" and the flocked person has to pay to have them removed. My younger daughter and I made the arrangements. Leslie had never heard of the local custom, we had occasionally passed homes that had been flocked and smiled.
Of course they caused smiles and chats among the people who live in the apartment complex. One woman who was unfamiliar with the flocking idea wondered if I were selling them. It was fun for all of us.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
As I was leaving the disappointing lecture that I wrote about a week ago, a reporter from a local paper took my photograph and name. No one else had even asked my name although people were distantly polite to me and one nice lady at the table where I sat chatted with me about local history. However I think it very ironic that the weekend edition of the paper made me the cover girl for the article about the event. Here I am in my quilted jacket like an advertisement for the whole thing. Was it the Jabberwock that "chortled"? Well, when I saw this that's what I did. I'm even relatively happy with the photo and it's been a long time since I've really liked having my picture taken.