Thursday, July 24, 2008

TIME WARP

I finally got to work on a quilt today, but really don't have anything to show. I made a bunch of 4-patches and they are not too exciting yet. I can report that I finished my granddaughter's apron! Yea! It is so cute, and I hope that she loves it, but will reserve showing it here until she receives it so I won't spoil the impact of her seeing it for the first time.

So, I thought I would share a couple other things that might be of interest to someone out there, hopefully! Most of you probably have a quilt hanger in your home, of some type. This one is mine. She began life as a perfume model, standing on a counter in a department store. She carried a slinky scarf and a come hither look, urging people to the perfume counter to buy her product. It was sad, really, a beautiful young woman shamefully displaying her body in an effort to sell a product, when, what she really wanted was to be recognized for the person she was on the inside. When she first came to me I recognized her potential immediately! I offered her a vintage quilt, something I dearly love, and she was so thrilled that she tossed her arms in the air for joy! She has remained that way to this day. I have thought of making her a frock to wear, and still think it would be nice. Either way, she is unique and I am pleased to have her share my enthusiasm for vintage and other quilts. Every so often I hear her softly singing, "some day my prince will come". She may have placed an order at the Fat Quarter Shop, I don't know.


Speaking of vintage, I happened upon this darling dress in the back of the closet today. It was my mother's dress, probably worn in the 1940's, and made by my grandmother. It is a tiny coral checked fabric, trimmed with tiny blue rick rack and blue buttons. It actually is similar in style to the aprons that I have been making. I would love to have my granddaughter try this on. I bet it would fit her. We are so taken with everything retro today, but this is the real deal.

Please take note of the Prairie Paisley link on the side of my blog. I added a couple more links of late, and they are super-cute quilts. Let me know if you are making a quilt from the Prairie Paisley fabric or if you know someone who is. I love seeing them all!

Pushing toward the weekend again. Where does the time go? Anyone? Anyone?

SMILES to everyone! Remember, that is the longest word in the dictionary. There is a mile between the first and last letter. Now I am going to run and hide for a few more days to avoid getting pelted with rotten fruit!

~Marcie




12 comments:

Rebeccah Louise said...

yay! does this mean that apron's in the mail?
hurrah!
and hey, by "granddaughter" did you mean me? because I would LOVE to try that dress on! I keep going to vintage stores and trying on dresses that don't fit me.

Sweet P said...

I love the dress and your perfume lady. What wonderful items to have in your home.

Liz said...

What a great blog!! I LOVED your decription of your 'quilt holder'. I'm certain that she is much happier in your comfortable, loving home than in the sterile, impersonal environment she was born to. How kind of you to take her in and help her find her true calling. And, please, don't take too many days off from blogging...I miss it when you do.

Mar said...

That dress is so cute, love it, rotten fruit? nah! thanks for the smile.

Nana B said...

I haven't been here is a while, you have such a way with words, you make me smile. And kisses of all kinds are my favorite, especially from our mutual little Plumpkin. I saw Mary's apron, it is so cute!! The one I use is just plain from WalMart but it's not plain anymore cuz I painted it. I am actually working on a scrappy quilt, a Broken Star from Debbie Maddy's book Simple Stars Beautiful Quilts. I'll post when done. Bye for now DH is home for dinner.

ROZ said...

This is such a cute idea for the perfume manikin. Imagine owning such a dress--it's wonderful.

Quilting Journey said...

Your 'scent of a woman' is delightful. I do believe she finally got fitted for her true 'Wings' and she is ready to soar! If you don't have time to clothe her in haute couture, perhaps a tiny pair of embroidery scissors on a satin ribbon might allow her to cut herself free from all earthly boundages and fly free forever! Love her quilted cape, she's a true super woman now!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I bet she is filled with joy at learning she is really a quilter at heart!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love the model, but the dress is such a true treasure!! Great post, Marcie!

Karen said...

Your Wings lady does look very graceful and happy and especially lovely with a quilt behind her :-). The dress is just wonderful!

Kim said...

Great dress! Love it!

peggy said...

I am, I am!!! Just back from vacation in hot, hot, hot Florida. Thank goodness NJ is cooler....
I am doing Patchwork Party 2008 using the Prairie Paisley blocks.
I only got the kits before leaving so I only have 4 blocks done....
I'll update my blog this week since I am hoping to work on some more blocks today.
Peggy