Friday, May 27, 2011

Look what I got



Look what I bought from the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative Sale. It's a Madonna piece by Deborah Spincic. I
I've admired her work and specifically the Madonna pieces for years. I can't wait to see it in person. So lovely.

Sorry I've been missing for so long but I have been helping a friend with some awful problems and trying to get so many things done personally that the blogging has just gone by the wayside. Since losing my gardener, I'm finding it really hard to do some of the work myself. Back problems make it hard but knee problem make it nearly impossible. As a consequence it's taking me twice as long to do half as much. I did make a couple of spiderweb blocks which I will show soon. The best news of the week is that my hair cutter, Diane, is having a baby in December. They have been trying for so long that it's just the best news ever. So, of course a quilt is in order. More on that later.
It has certainly turned to summer here and thankfully I have a new a/c. I'm predicting a very humid summer. We have had nothing but wet, wet, wet and humid. Not my favorite thing but given the state of disaster in the rest of the country I'm shuttin' up. I would like to know where all the help and celebrities are for the people of the mid-west...hmmmm. They must all be busy with important things like winning awards. Where are folks like Clinton and Bush? They must be busy still helping folks in Haiti...yah...that's what they're doing. Just wondering why people are still living in lean-to cardboard shacks and defecating in holes in the ground. They raised MILLIONS!!!It sure seems like we are the first to put our hands in our pockets and help the world in general and somehow the biggest mouths in this country can't even bother to show up to help those who have lost everything in middle America. I'm speaking about both sides of the isle and those loud mouthed celebrities who fly around helping people in rain forests and such. Rant over...

Last night I had a lovely dinner with the "girls of quilting". Love my friends so much. They are both having such a hard time right now
with personal family issues that it was great to see them smiling and actually laughing. I'm puppy sitting tomorrow. Love!
Hug your loved ones tight. Talk to you soon.

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

I hear you!!

XXOO

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Debra Spincic said...

I totally love that you now have one of my Madonna pieces and that we both helped the Alzheimer project. Thank you for that.

Don't get me started--I'm sure the other countries all dropped everything they were doing and have started making quilts for our midwesterners. I'm sure they will be arriving here soon.

Terri said...

I agree with your rant, and glad to see someone else has the same view! I guess we don't need the help of other nations because we know how to help ourselves!

Love your new purchase!

New baby quilts are the most fun to make! Hugs!

Janet said...

The Madonna quilt is gorgeous! Lucky you!

I agree with you about the celebrities and others. I guess the Midwest doesn't provide enough photo-ops to attract celebrities!

Libby said...

You said it!