The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Day in The Life ...

As DWH and I were preparing to go to the Durham/Orange Guild quilt show last week, I asked him which tote he would be more comfortable carrying for me. We all hope that our wonderful husbands will, of course, be going with us don't we? These were his choices ...


A lovely applique tote - a little "too little" - hope he does not pick this one !!!

No - he said !

Yeah - I said !












Back to my sewing room and stash of bags and I presented these for consideration ...

I know the little ones would never survive purchases at a quilt show that has vendors, they just happened to be in the picture. They are called Two Hour Tulip Purses  by Anything But Boring - aren't they cute? and so easy to make - I digress... 

NO!! "Not his style" and to think he really liked them when I made them ! what's with that?



Back to "my room" for another option and thinking; 'my reasoning is if you are going to a quilt show, you need to take your latest and greatest tote bag creation don't you - or just maybe because you have no other place to use it.'  Both are justifiably great reasons.
Now this tote is the most masculine I have - and I was thinking about giving it away. I really enjoyed making it, but I am totally over that now. Again, the verdict was NO !!!













We have a dilemna because we need to hurry and get to the show. Geeze!!! Light Bulb Moment - in the future, if I am going to assume that DWH will be carrying my purchases for me while attending and sharing the quilt show, he really should have a masculine tote that he will be proud to carry.


BTW - we ended up with this one ... from the 1995 Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado. Black canvas with bright colors and I never really knew he liked that one. Maybe it brings back memories as that was the last year I volunteered for the Art Festival and the year I married Mr. Wonderful.





Tote should be canvas and not too big - I really was considering (during a brief moment of insanity) a "mat" size tote. Maybe something really spiffy with fishing, music, wood, tools, plaids, his tartan. I should also consider whether or not I would be willing to carry something like that. Beware of the WHIMM (Cathy, that is work hidden in my mind) that is emerging - a reversible tote !  Please leave a message if you have a really good idea because options are a wonderful thing and where would quilters be without them! Also, LL Bean is looking real good about now - with his initials on it, of course!  It would definitely not hurt if everyone at the quilt show would stop him and ask where in the world did he get such a perfect tote!!! Really builds ego you know.




Wishing you a beautiful day while on your journey...
Judy C and her DWH who does quilt shows with me...

5 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Wonderful post...sounds like a sweet DWH!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Catching up on my reading....love all of your pictures! the bags are wonderful and the fern is soooo pretty!

Lynda said...

What a beautiful place you live! Love all your bags. Your blog is a fun read. I'll be back.

taylorsoutback said...

What a guy you have there! My own DH says have a good time...not sure I would be comfortable anyother way LOL!!
What a great tote bag collection you have - the bigger the better...

sao said...

You gave me a great chuckle with this one! What fun! I like all your bags!

sao in Midlothian, VA