Monday, February 28, 2011

A Lovely Saturday

First I went to the beauty parlor (do they call it that anymore?!) and got a terrific haircut. The stylist really listened to me and helped me choose a hairstyle that was perfect for my hair. I purchased some product to help make it curl and some tea tree shampoo. Can't wait to use that - it smells delightful!

Next I went to the annual quilt show. Oh. My. Gawd! I am a complete nut about quilts and each year, this show is a total feast for my eyes and senses. When I went Friday, I took about 30 pix. On Saturday I took 25 more.

You can view my slideshow HERE

But I want to put just a couple of the quilts into this post because they're kind of special.

The first is called Pure Country and it was made by a guy named Stuart.
Stuart was severely injured in an automobile accident and now is disabled. He says quilting helps keep him sane. Although he can only work on his quilts for short periods of time before he has to go lie down, he says he, "lives, breathes, and dreams quilts." This particular one has 30 different quilting patterns which were all made using the designs from antique tin pie safes. Remember those? Neither do I but I know what they are! LOL

This one was a labor of love made by over 50 people for a guy named Bob. Once he retired, he took great delight in the fact that he no longer had to wear a uniform every day so instead, he took to wearing colorful Hawaiian shirts. His wife called upon her quilting friends and together, they pieced this birthday quilt for Bob. On the back of the quilt, the quilters all made shirt backs with their names embroidered on them and also birthday wishes for Bob. What a treasure!


  1. I found your blog via Stuart on the Quilting Board. I love your work! It is great that you featured Stu's quilts on this post. I am now a follower. Going to head on over to your store at ArtFire

  2. Joanne - thanks for stopping by. Stuart's a fabulous artist and I'm proud to feature his work here. Nice to meet you!

  3. I am so envious of the perfect hair cut! Those are rare.

  4. I've heard people are having trouble leaving comments - I'm not sure what's happening but I'll look into it.

  5. How on earth have you gotten over 2000 looksees in just 24 hours. I am amazed. he he he lol grinning like the cheshire cat on a happy cloud. anyone who wants to post anything must log into the profile link 1st.

  6. I was just on Quilting Board and read about your blog. I am a Follower now as I want to see your beading work. I will have to look up your town as we visit Bunnell, jacksonville, Daytona Beach, St. Augustine and Miami on a regular basis. I live in East TN and we love camping or visiting my brother? Neat idea on retirement quilt. Great hobby for young man who is disabled and did a good job. Doesn't matter how long it takes to get one done.

  7. Hello Back Porch Extras - I used to live in East TN -- Maryville, to be exact.
    Nice to meet you!


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