Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blogger Dearest..... I am a WRETCHED Witch.... un-done!

Dad-n-law was hospitalized this weekend... his disease is rare...slow-acting...and keeps us guessing about about blood transfusions....


my oh... blog-hop...grandpa's need for blood....and goblins and wickedness....
  

well---the clock's a'tickin.... and I'm DEAD tired.... so here's my midnight post

my summer-to-fall front yard display is glorious as I pull off my garage -- headed for work each day......


 
Back to be-witchin'...she's pretty mad @ nightfall!
 
I was a happy signer-upper with the Blog Hop Hostesses....  Thanks a Million....  and do go by to visit my hop-buddies....
 
hmmmmmm  can't get my copy key to post......yucky..
 
 Tuesday, October 29th    got it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

visit my friends'''   oh so creative.....

 
Here is quiet, relatively slow-paced Oklahoma... expecially in my cul*de*sac of retired neighbors - - over the past years... kids still run and dress up with parents and knock on doors....
 
so whether I'm home or if I take the GOOD WITCH GLENDA.... to a church Hallowed event...  she is my little prit****teeeee (oh so pretty) 5 yr old!
 
 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Word of the Day... ' kivers '

kivers -- quilts or blankets to "cover" up


``A kiver is an African quilt,`` Keeve said. ``A real quilt is made of scraps of different things, like silk, satin, wool.

That`s what I conceive the black experience to be. Wherever you find another black person, he is a part of me.

It doesn`t matter where they`re from. They are another square on my quilt.``



SLAVE    NARRATIVES
A Folk History of Slavery in the United States

From Interviews with Former Slaves

TYPEWRITTEN RECORDS PREPARED BY THE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT  1936-1938
ASSEMBLED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROJECT
WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION  FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS  

Illustrated with Photographs          WASHINGTON 1941
VOLUME XIII

OKLAHOMA NARRATIVES

Prepared by the Federal Writers1 Project of the Works Progress Administration
for the State of Oklahoma


Saturday, October 12, 2013

SEVEN DAYS IN HOUSTON TX....Quiltin' Life

Here is the LePassion Hexagon quilt that I decided to start during this week of care-giving to my youngest daughter during her back surgery!

I felt... I submitted to an urge to buy a Texas Hat!!!   I need to swerve and lean it forward a bit more....!!  Pretty Slick!




My window view... the pool and beautiful apartment living.
 

Charm QUILT SWAP

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Time of Love and Hate ..... The TWISTED 60'S

Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was born in 1954 and all of my most impressionable memories (21 years later)  revolved around segregation and integration..... and the civil war movement in small town America - a place called Chickasha Oklahoma and later moving to our state capital - Oklahoma City, OK! 
I heard my parents and grandparents talk of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King.... I saw them shed tears over their funeral services.  My five siblings were nurtured, we didn't know we were poor since there was always a plenty.  Fun-filled, easy wonderful transistor radios... and black and white color TV days! 
 
My Twistin 60's project is a hip hurrah to the  LOVE BUG..... my brothers first car purchases were for this VW for a price tag of $1999 (financed over 24 months!)   I learned to drive a stick shift!  Too cool.
 
Two of these same brothers -- served in Vietnam (Army and Air Force).  I knew enough to hope and pray for them.  I knew large numbers of black boys were being drafted and dying..... My brothers served honorably and returned home safe and intact. 


The detailed shot might show the flower shaped love, flowers in the windows, and the pencil pointing to the word...the love tail-pipe.    Local gas wars where you could buy gas @ 0.15 to 0.33 cent a gallon!  I layered and machine appliqued the pillow.... I like directional -- curves and zig-zays of colorways on the groovy green batik background!    Peanuts was also a popular 1950-1970's newspaper and Saturday cartoon!  Finally - strip piece some music and love symbols...and more to the flower power of the decade!
As surely as my family and I embraced the message of non-violence and Christian principles of Dr. Martin Luther King,
during this life changing era -- I recall the lyrics of the song "War"  written by Norman Whitfield on the  Motown label in 1969. Notably, it was a blasting.... loud, attention getting song... fearless as an anti-Vietnam War protest song – Edwin Starr's version of "War" was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and is not only the most successful and well-known record of his career, but is also one of the most popular protest songs ever recorded.

I'm offering my thanks to  Madame Samm and Mary Winegar for hosting and organizing a fantastic hop.   I'm onto something really Good... it drives and pushes me with a deadline to be creative....!!!   Visit my other friends on this last day of the Twistin to the Sixties Hop!

October 4


WAR  by Edwin Starr

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all
War, huh, good God
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me
Ohhh, war, I despise
Because it means destruction
Of innocent lives
War means tears
To thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
And lose their lives
I said, war, huh
Good God, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again
War, whoa, Lord
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me
War, it ain't nothing
But a heartbreaker
War, friend only to the undertaker
Ooooh, war
It's an enemy to all mankind
The point of war blows my mind
War has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die
Aaaaah, war-huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
War, huh
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Projects Nearing Completion ~ 2013

First two are current works --   the compass is ancient!
No-less my inspiration is to machine stitch on my Pfaff..... Curved Feather outlines should really standout!

 I'm not certain about this compass.... still sewing on the paper-pieced border spikes.

Wednesday Twisters....twistin to the Sixties!

Welcome to my blog today.....  
 
Take a quick trip through a quilters' crafty EYES..... Peek and enjoy this Blog Hop.     Click on my side bar for my information on the TWISTIN TO THE SIXTIES BLOG HOP!!
 
PS....(I'm on for the last day!!...)
 
 
 
October 2, 2013

Stitching by the Beach ( loss in her family
has kept her away, sympathy from us all)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Non-quilters/sewists CANNOT Comprehend.....

That is, those persons in the other world.... those - my husband, friends, nurses and others just CANNOT Understand what in the world is a BLOG HOP...???

They look at me puzzled..... and I look stunned that they can't know what I mean....

It's Fun, enjoyable, it's a compliment for a distant quilter/creative person - who is immediately KNOWN and UNDERSTOOD in his/her yearning to share what the heart and hand has made!!!


 
Stick around as I am awaiting MY TURN....
 at twistin' to the 60's Blog Hop!!!
 

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