Saturday, September 27, 2008
This is a picture of the entire quilt. I read an article about a quilt show once where these ladies from some extremely impoverished county down south (in Gee's Bend, Alabama) were sent all sorts of clothes from charity organizations. In fact, they were sent so many, that they couldn't use them all and cut them up and made quilts out of them. And the article said that they would make these quilts starting very young and even the oldest women would help. And someone discovered the quilts and made a huge show about for them in NYC, and they were so popular at the show, that they inspired the quilt USPS stamps that you saw last year about this time. Anyway, one of the quilts inspired this one (though mine is certainly not up for any prices in NYC), because it had three panels like this one and lots of textures.
Mags staring at the quilt during the photo shoot, wishing that she could step on it. But I told her to stay, and that's exactly what she did. :) Good puppy.
The backing. For some reason you always see pictures of the backing in magazines, so I always take pictures of them, even when the backing is boring (like in this case). It's probably just so if anyone wants to buy it, they can feel assured that there isn't a nightmare causing pattern on the back of their baby quilt.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
What's a Hoosier??
Back when Indiana was still a territory and not a legal state, about 1/3 of the property was owned by a man named Hoosier. He was (obviously) a very wealthy farmer. But besides being a very wealthy farmer, he was sympathetic to the plight of the slaves in the south. And he would hire slaves who had escaped their bondage in the south, and would pay them decent wages and give them homes to live in. These escaped slaves were called Hoosiers since they worked on the Hoosier farm. And when Indiana became a state all Indiana residents adopted this familiar name. I must say, I've never been so proud to take the name Hoosier in all my 2.5 years of living here. Bravo, Mr. Hoosier!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Things I'm Excited to Wear Now That It's Fall
I do realize that this may make me come off as a little... er... vain... but it is so much fun to dig through your closet and remember all the stuff you have that you haven't seen for 6 months.
- My collection of assorted long sleeve black t-shirts (I say “assorted” even though their all technically the same, because really they are all very different. Really.)
- My wine colored patent-leather toe-peeks
- All my cool copper colored stuff (like my copper-colored watch that Peggy made me, copper-colored eye stuff)
- My skinny jeans (I only wear them with boots)
- My Michigan State sweatshirt (which, sadly, is starting to look worn… this is double sad because it was my graduation present to myself and it’s a really nice one and took some serious beatings since it has lived with me)
- My fall colored scarf (can’t wait for it to get about 20 degrees colder, because this is one of my favorite articles of clothing. Beth made it for me and it’s so long it comes down to my knees even when it’s wrapped twice)
- My gold Italian leather purse that Rhonda traded me for my extra DVD player
- My wide black leather belt that I got at the Gap for $4 and that Brian thinks is scary
- My long-sleeved blue button up that my mom got me when I got my job at DRMS (I know, a blue button up isn’t usually cause for great excitement, except this is literally the only button up I have ever owned that fits right)
Speaking of my mom, she’s getting cataract surgery today (very exciting). So, I’m sure she’d appreciate prayers that everything will go smoothly. I’m guessing that she will have never seen as clearly as she will see in a day or two (she’s always had poor vision).
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Here's me and Brian's shadows at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Turns out Sleeping Bear Dunes is about 3 miles of hilly sand. Who knew? It also seems to be quite the international hot spot it was quite crowded and most of the rest of the people were speaking other languages. It was really fun to hear them all.