Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Surprises (the best chair in the world), treasures for my southwest quilts and humor that encourages Creativity!

So weeks, ago I showed you photos of my friend Sue's wonderful sewing studio in California and the chairs and pillows she creates to make it a lovely place to sew for both her and her friends. Her chairs are all varied and each one is special in itself. Today I got a box in the mail with my very own chair. How did she know I am in love with cherries and all of these fun colors? Loved seeing some of my fabric in there too! This will be the new "throne" for when the kids play royalty-I know they will love it too! Who wouldn't?
Thank you Sue for making such a special gift for me...and I can share it too!

So, once I went to New Mexico, I was in love with the idea of a couple of quilts made of the ideas and images that were so wonderful to me. My new friend Holly knew I was trying to find embellishments and she had things from New Mexico and Mexico she wanted to share. I got this box in the mail last week and it was filled with all kinds of wooden carvings, pearls, beads and these great things below that I am going to sew to one of my Southwestern HOITY TOITY houses. You girl that are coming to the John C.Campbell class, the Asilomar class and the Quilter's Escape Seminar in Eureka California will get to see this quilt. It is already loads of fun! Think of the fun you could have with all of this stuff!

Loved the toadstools and little chickents here-below I loved the face of the lady....

Can you believe the variety here? I think my quilt will weigh 60 pounds when it is done....

I plan to do an "Our Lady" in both the Hoity Toity House and by herself and to load her down with Milagros. Holly sent enough to last for many many quilts and a great jean jacket too!

See the variety here? Such fun. I used to have a dream that I still have occasionally. I dream I am swimming and down in the water I see some depression glass and when I swim down there are hundreds of pieces...or at least that is what I used to dream. Then it changed to old jewelry and buttons. Now it is all kinds of stuff to sew to quilts and bakelite. I wonder what it will be in 5 years?

I adored the color and fun of the stuff below!

So, my friend Maxine who was one of my Mother's closest friends sent me this joke. It may be true and I liked it as I thought it was fun. Love those things that make you smile. Hope you enjoy the photo and what the guy wrote under it.

HE writes:
"Good news is that I truly out did myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had many people come screaming up to my house . Two things made me take the fake guy hanging off the roof down. First, the cops advised me that it would cause traffic accidents as they almost wrecked when they drove by. Second, a 55 year old lady grabbed the 75 pound ladder almost killed herself putting it against my house and didn't realize it was fake until she climbed to the top (she was not happy). By the way, she was one of many people who attempted to do that.


WoolenSails said...

That chair is wonderful! What a special present to receive. Now that guy on the roof is funny and I can imagine doing that on my house, lol.


Anonymous said...

Mary Lou -
I LOVE the chair! Sue did a fabulous job! That can be your inspiration chair!

And the New Mexico 'do-dah's! Wow! Its like the mother lode of crackerjack prizes! And we KNOW how pathetic those prizes are now!


Maree in NC :-) said...

Love those outdoor decorations ~ tried to get my DH to do this, but he's not that sold on the idea. LOL :-D

You really did hit the jackpot with all of your embellishments and that chair is fabulous!!!

Sandi said...

What a lucky lady you are to have all those lovely goodies sent to you!

I like how she embellished you chair with machine embroidery stitches a la crazy quilt.

Your New Mexican/Mexican treasures are lovely. Enjoy them, can't wait to see the resulting quilts.

Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

Rebecka said...

I love your chair. What a great gift. Fun seeing all your embellishments. Can't wait to see them added to one of your fabulous quilts.

Anonymous said...

I just love the chair from Sue!
Kathy C