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Life has definitely taken me to places I never thought I would go to....but nothing more exciting than where I am right now! Welcome to my world...


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Where does the time go.... another UFO.... and a practice piece, the wonderful Old Guard Fife and Drum corps....










Ok, I think I may have shocked a few ladies...today...telling some of the "old" days stories! I was a bit crazy back in the day.... and I will admit...I hitchiked! I even met the Professor hitchiking...... yep...and no....he didn't pick me up...but his roomate did! How else does someone from Pennsylvania get to meet someone from Oklahoma.... in Washington DC as luck would have it. The Professor was in the Old Guard Fife and Drum corps.... it is a ceremonial unit attached to Ft. Myer, Virginia. And the Professors outfit...does all the retirement, Arlington funerals, and they march in front of the Presidential motorcade...at the Inaugural Parade. He sure looked cute in his red coat and white wig...and breeches. Just like a proper old Minute Man. But that is a whole other story.I think I may have taken them aback...just a bit.... at the H ( hitchhiking ) word. I am not proud.... but I did do it. .... FREQUENTLY!!!! What was I thinking. But it was the 70's.... I was poor and carless.... so it beat going by feet. At any rate after I shocked them a bit...I did show them the latest quilt attempts. I got sick of doing muslin practices..so have been using quilts for my hand guided quilting...but decided that I really needed to practice a pantograph... so I did...but I used some
stash material..leftover from making a curtain.... on the front...and some cool green fabric... almost a light upholstery.... one..for the back. AND I love the back..... I am so glad I opted for something more fun than muslin. So I pantographed a custom bedspread to match the little bedroom curtains. And I have hung up my South AFrican MEmory quilt...on the South Korean rack I bought to hang quilts on. I can't show the AFRICA header...as have to sort how to hang it up there.... but it hangs in the lounge now. We are having a Barbecue tomorrow night...for some fellow students...so I want it up!!! I do think I like the green side which shows the pretty panto better....now just have to sort how to keep it all straight! Hope you all have a great weekend. My ship hasn't come in....but after another phone call today to the movers...they tell me it will be loaded for Texas on MOnday....so maybe next week! Hope so..... it has only been since January my ship has been coming!!!!

9 comments:

The Jen said...

I can't believe you don't have your loot yet! WOAH! The quilting looks great- and that quilt isn't too small. Great work. I bet you are loving that machine. ~jen~

Miss 376 said...

I just LOVE that rack the quilt is hanging on. Just perfect for showing off a lovely quilt

Lorraine said...

Sounds like you are enjoying your practicing! when that ship comes in will be fun unpacking all your things....it will be like Christmas!!...or it may even BE Christmas....LOL

squawmama said...

Great pictures and the quilt is beautiful... Another great one under your belt...

Hugs,
Donna

hunnybunny said...

Your quilting is amazing!!!! I love the story of how you met, too funny. It sounds like yesterdays version of internet dating.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the way you've hung the quilt on the Korean rack - it's just stunning there. blessings, marlene

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

WOW, I don't know which one shocked me more...the hitchhiking or the quilt!
Okay, the hitchhiking!
But I love the quilt!

Kitty said...

As always, lovely work Colleen.

Had to laugh at your hitchhiking story - I never did it, and I hope to God my kids never do it, but I have an admiration for you that you did do it.

By the way, if you find out where time goes, could you let me know? I've lost a whole pile of it!

x

Libby said...

How brave you are to practice the panto . . . I have one, but I haven't gotten the nerve up to practice with it yet. You do inspire me so *s*