Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday Morning Bark

I took yesterday afternoon off and spent it with my BFF Sandy.  She treated me to lunch to celebrate my birthday coming up on Sunday and I treated myself to something totally wild and crazy.
 Yep, a swim suit.  Finally, they're making swim suits that even 66-year-old women with one breast can wear and not feel self conscience.  I've always loved to splash around in the water but pretty much gave it up after the mastectomy 15 years ago because I couldn't come up with appropriate swim attire.  I know.  There are suits out there just for us but they come with a hefty price tag.  This one wasn't cheap by any means but the two pieces are separate and I was able to open up one of the cups to accommodate the breast form.  Even No. 38 thought it was passable.  I'm not so sure Minnie thinks so, however.
Can't you just see the wheels turning in her head?  "Are you kidding me?" or "What were you thinking?" or "You're gonna look great in this, mom.  It matches my kerchief."  'Nuf said.

I set aside the Blue Beast for a couple of days and decided to experiment with a block that's been swimming around (still thinking about the swim suit) in my head.  I haven't made a bear in such a long time.  After all, my blog should be about bear making but not much of that is happening.  Anyway, this is a different kind of bear making.
I saw this pattern in The Quiltie Ladies' Scrapbook.  You can read about this book here.  It was meant to be a pieced block but rather than struggle with all those tiny pieces, I appliqued it to a 8 1/2" square of muslin then satin stitched  around it and the details.  I think it's kind of cute but not sure where I'm going with this.  Maybe more blocks in different fabrics and a scrappy border.  It could work up into a cute baby/crib quilt.  Hmmm.  That might be a plan.  Any more ideas out there?

Off to mow the lawn dandelions then it will be time to fix dinner.  Tonight is quilt guild where I'll be showing off the doll quilts I've received so far from swap partners at Doll Quilters Monthly.  

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

One Minnesota Quilter said...

I think Minnie wants a swim suit just like Mom's. That's
what she is thinking. :)