Today is one of my favorite days of the month--Day Guild! I'll be off to it soon, but first I though I would post since I've been sort of quiet lately.
I've been fairly busy in the quilting room. I recently made a chunk of a sampler quilt that my bee is doing.
This is actually the second version of this section. I began working the pattern in Thimbleberries fabrics, but I wasn't totally happy. I set it aside and decided to begin again with patriotic colors. Much better!
I've also been working on the ribbons for our upcoming guild quilt show. Have any of you ever made them? I think I have a bit of a plan, but I'm not sure how they will come together and look when they are done. The show isn't until October, but I want to have them done and ready long before then.
I've done other bits and pieces between which has resulted in a total mess in my quilting room. I think it is time to do a major cleanup in there. Friday was always the traditional cleaning day so I guess I may as well do that later today.
Yesterday I attended a luncheon with around 16 other ladies, all of varying ages. We were sitting at an arrangement of banquet tables forming a large square, with the center empty. Conversation was mostly with the people next to you, but at some point, someone started talking about a doll that they had and someone from across the table heard and joined in. Now that conversation was louder and everyone heard and the next thing you know, the whole group was talking about the dolls they had as children! It was such an animated conversation and totally fun! We heard about Shirley Temple, and Mrs. Beasely. Chrissy whose hair grew if you pushed the button on her stomach, Donny and Marie Osmond, and Cabbage Patch dolls were also mentioned. Immediately you could tell who was about the same age as you by which dolls they had. It made me curious, what was your favorite doll when you were young (or even now!)
I had an Effanbee baby doll that I still have (along with many other anonymous baby-dolls) When I got to "Barbie" age, I also had the Dolly Parton doll. I think I still have her, too. She was the same size as Barbie, but she didn't fit into Barbie's clothes! At least the tops! LOL!
Have a great day!