Friday, September 30, 2011

I May Not Finish Quilts; But I Make Damn Good Blocks!

I am so amazed at how fast some quilters 'get 'er done'. Some of these fabulous fabric lines come out, and before I can even pull out my husbands credit card...someone else has already quilted something astounding with them. I am not talking about company and designer samples here; I am talking about, honest to goodness, Sally, two houses down the street, kind of quilter. By the way, ''Sally'' has 4 kids all 1.75 years apart in age. She is president of 3 non-profit organizations. has won 5 blue ribbons for her peach pie. Now I can't be sure, but I am willing to bet she hopped up the judges with a recipe as good as this one here: Honey Bourbon Caramel Peach Pie. (yes, click on the know you want to.) Sally doesn't know how to 'not know' anything. How do these kind of people do this? Don't they have Facebook for crying out loud. Do their eyes not close at night? You know what? For all I know, she is at level 1,543 in Mafia Wars and icing people left and right while she stitches the binding on her 52nd quilt this month. (and of course these quilts are ALL being donated to a non-profit organization who's main interest is saving the unicorns...yay! tax write-off!) OK, Her children even have their hair combed daily sans jelly and peanut butter. I have a little girl that likes to put her feet on the table while she eats in restaurants.
And I got another block done!


Doniene said...

You make me smile - I even chuckled!!! Thanks I needed that!! Your daughter is darling - cherish those days! Oh by the way - it is a absolutely gorgeous block!!!!!


Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

You are right- that's a damn good block- Y seams and all!
I have to continually remind myself that I am not Sally and I'm much happier for it. I can't bake pie and that's OK.

Polka Dot Classic said...

You really crak-me-up today!!
So what if you didnt make 52 quilts this month but I'm sure you spend alot time with your kids. Fabric and quilts will always be there and kids will have their own lifes one day and we cant turn back time.
Enjoy them now

Rhonda said...

Just reading about your neighbor scares me.... LOL

Judy said...

You're right. That IS a damn good block.