Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Boo








Well, I got started again last night on Lazy Gal Tonya's class assignment. Decided to start on the middle and be inspired by it for some more words. Looked all over the house for the fusible stuff, knew I had it somewhere. It was a lot of fun building the little picture and adding some details. I love doing wonky stars and this one was done with freezer paper. I do want to try some asterisk spiders next. The moon is a yo-yo with fused eyes and mouth. The house/ chimney hasn't been sewn to background or sewn together, it's all just pinned up.



"Did you knock?"



I guess I can say that I've been a needle-turn applique snob. I've always enjoyed the process of all the work, and the fusing just seemed like cheating. Maybe that all goes back, too, to the old cheesy fusible stuff, including those old patches that used to go on the holey knees of our pants when we were kids. But I had a blast last night. This stuff is really fun.

The Babel fish (Hitch-hiker's guide reference, anybody?) by Hedgehog reminded me of a project I wanted to start years ago and now I know how I can do it! thanks! Now don't get grossed out, but as an everyday pediatrician I wallow in booger-talk. I had been collecting the translation for booger from any of my patients who spoke another tongue...Greek, Norwegian, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French. This would be a great wall hanging for my office but I wouldn't put the English in. They could assume it said something like welcome, or some such thing and if they asked.....well... Now I just have to find that old list. I think it might have gotten lost when we did the office remodel. So, if anyone knows how to say Booger in their native tongue, let me know, I'll start a new list and a new class project! How about Finnish, Jen?



Today's my day off. I think there will be a lot of sewing going on.

7 comments:

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

I just love your idea for the wallhanging - you'll smile every time you see it!! What a great plan!

joyce said...

Cute idea for a wall hanging. It should be good for some laughs.

Clare said...

I love it - it is soooooo je ne sais quoi. The pumpkin and the spiders by the front door are fabulous.

I see you're a Hitch-hiker fan too.

Can't help on on the translation into French - Babelfish says its the same!

Laurie Ann said...

Hi Kathy! Your favorite quilts are just up my alley. I really want to do Cinco de Mayo too. I bought the book, but figure I should probably learn how to paper piece (I know it a little) and do curves before I start. So the book is sitting ...

Kristin said...

This is really wonderful! I love the door that opens.

mar said...

Very cute Kathy!!

cher said...

love the booger wall hanging idea! beautiful work-and such fun...glad to see another student of Tonyas.