Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jamie Fingal Fabrics are FUN! And a reason to count your blessings today....

Jamie Fingal sent me some fabric from her new line for Hoffman. I was asked to do a 16" quilt and I could do anything I wanted. My first inclination was to do a woman with a hat that was crazy and wild....but Jamie said "hey how about doing a cow?" Since I know well how to do cows and the fabric was so whimsical and I made a button bovine. When I get back I want to do a series of funny girls with hats on. This fabric would lend itself to that really well!

If you come to Festival we will be at the COW show called "MOOSTON"-stop and say "hello" in Houston
I have some bling crystals on it and they make it even more fun! Plus note the rick rack tail and other things. Invention and creativity are what these quilts are all about!
I don't know why this loaded upside down because it is right side up in my file...sigh...But isn't the line below pretty? This photo was taken on my sofa in case you are wondering.

And final bit of fun is the rick rack tail and the fruits on the udder. Creativity is the name of the game and these little quilts make good short stories...a two day workshop. Think of the stories you could tell and the creativity we could dream up for fun too!
This fun quilt will be hanging at Market and I hope people enjoy the whimsy!

Last night I learned that dear family friends have lost their darling and wonderful 23 year old daughter-she crossed the center line and crashed into on coming traffic and was killed on the way to work early in the morning. I remember the day this girl was born and how much her parents loved her and were so proud of her. She had just graduated from University and gotten her first job.
         What I want to say most about his other than we have been crying tonight is that "if your family is safe and whole, give thanks and acknowledge your blessings for there are many many others who are living with the pain... of losing someone they dearly love and that cannot be rectified or replaced". "Money, power and things, are really not much when it comes to people we love and people we see that are wonderful in so many ways. I am so thankful that for now, my family is safe and well. I am blessed and I pray for others who are not as lucky as I am. This is what it is to be rich."

And now for a funny for the day! Keep smilin' we all need it for our health!


  1. What wonderful fabrics and I love your cow with all those great buttons. Rey inspirational Mary Lou.

    I'm sorry to hear of your friends tragic loss may they hold onto the memories of her to last them a lifetime.

    See you in Houston.

  2. I love what you made with her fabrics, that is going to be a hit at the show. I was just looking at the pieces she is taking, she has such a fun style and wonderful, happy colors. I am sorry about your friend's daughter, I cannot imagine having to go through that.


  3. So sorry to hear about your family friends. I will keep them in my prayers.

  4. Oh my gosh, this is just the cutest cow quilt made with my fabrics! So amazing! I love to see the things that you create with your imagination. It is so magical. Thank you for creating such a fabulous piece of art! I can't wait to see it and YOU in person in the next 2 days!

    I am so sorry for your loss. That is just so sad that a young life was taken away from this earth, family and friends too soon. My heart goes out to you.

  5. So sad to learn of the passing of your friends' dear daughter. It truly is heartbreaking when a young person is just starting out on their life journey and then it's taken away. My prayers go out to them and your family too.

    Despite your sadness, you brought us inspiration and fun. The little cow quilt is so pretty and funny! The tee shirt saying is hysterical! A lot of parents might be buying those this year!

  6. Have a great time with the Mooston show. Your cow is so very cute-lots of great ideas as usual! So very sorry about your friend's daughter. That is so tragic. Prayers going up for them and continuing for you and Mark.

  7. The Bitter and the Sweet! Life! Your grinnin cow brought a chuckle! Marlynne

  8. I was able to get to the Mooston show today. Loved the Cow Parade. My cousin and I cracked up at all the cows and the imagination that went into each quilt. A-Moo-zing indeed!