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. Javan

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Wearing of White Parent Tape ... and Other Ramblings

Does anyone else have this parent tape - you NEVER wear white pants/capris/shorts/shoes before Memorial Day... I was never sure what would happen if I did, so I just did not.
To this day when I see people wearing white before Memorial day, I just shake my head and know they must not have grown up in the South because surely we know better.
Not trying to be judgemental here
. There is a very short "wearing of the white" season around here - after Labor Day, you will also not catch me wearing white - No, No Never - just won't happen. This is serious stuff - LoL

This has been a wonderful week with lots of little surprises and gifties...this one from Madame Samm, please check out  I love this - I may use the machine in the window when I do the embroidery.

This is the Husband's Quilting Comment Card that someone gave me -
we must pass these around.
My husband tells everyone that his marriage vows were - "Yes, Dear", "Of course, Dear", and "I think it is a Wonderful Idea." and they have subsequently served him well.
I think he fits me well.

Anna from recently had a wonderful giveaway and all she wanted to know was what state you live in. I was so happy when my comment was picked by Mr. Random Generator to receive Miss Rosie's Spice of Life quilt book by Carrie Nelson and her wonderful canine friend, Rosie. Yeah! This is a really lovely book and I can't wait to receive my copy. Love Mr. Random!!!

Amy Ellis of  hosted the Quilt Bloggers Festival and I was notified that I had won a layer cake or jelly roll of my choice from, one of their sponsors.
I decided on a Just Wing It layer cake by MoMo from Moda because it was such a lively and happy fabric. I usually do buy the layer cakes over the charms - you can cut the cakes up into four packs of charms - and usually my charm projects call for more than two packs.

Need to get a pattern that can handle this beautiful fabric.

Another sweet surprise came by way of Stash Manicure and Madame Samm.
The Artist, Rebecca Barker was a guest - and what a brilliant artist she is.
Please check her beautiful work out
Wow, I covet all her cards - I truly do want one of each. I was able to win, thanks to that wonderful Mr. Random Generator, ten cards of my choice
. What is a person to do? I became practical, some would call it smart, I call it thinking right for a change - I selected five designs and will receive two of each.
I will now be able to keep one and use one. Now, really, wasn't that smart? Just think how many I would NOT have used if I only had one of each. They are gorgeous - don't take my word for it, go see for yourself as I did not want to put her artwork on my blog without permission.

With the devastation everywhere - you wonder which way to turn and who to turn to. Judy Laquidara at has the right spirit and I believe I will direct my help through her. She has first hand knowledge of the need and will make sure quilts and money will go to the intended use..  See my previous post

Judy C sends a peaceful and beautiful Memorial Day to be enjoyed in the company of friends and family and surrounded by love.  Remember our freedom is because of them. 


taylorsoutback said...

Another great post, Judy - filled with lots of good info and links!
And love the reference to wearing white before Memorial Day...I was brought up with the same thinking and you never wore white shoes after Labor Day! Guess 67 I still go by those rules...I may live in Wisconsin now but there is still a part of me that will always be South of the Mason-Dixon Line!

Angie said...

Did you grow up next door to me? :) I grew up with the very same words engraved on the brain---not before Memorial Day and NOT AFTer Labor Day LOL Short white season around this house too. :) I love your husband's 'vows'. I need to print THAT out and see if mine can memorize that. LOL