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N defnse of wacky quilt thngies

dear kay,
Am blogging under the most extreme duress. At the shack in the woods blogging from my cell phone. Not really so fun no matter wht stve jbs may say. My laptop just croaked, no wifi, no camera battery. Ruffn it! happy to reprt however that the bluebirds are back–looks lik two babies in the box.
But I have to say, even in my dire situation, that I gotta tell ya I think yr applikay quilt thingie is not dire at all. It has a huge heart, it’s ackshly vry inerestin 2 lk at.and like all yr qults, it’s cool. You blogged abt a quilt that marks a meaningful moment for you in our history. We mark births and weddings with our handwork; if we are moved by a striking moment in our history, i think it’s lovely to mark that, too. please keep on wth yr wacky crosscrafting quiltthingies.personally I have been waiting 4 your Tony Blair career retrospective qult. Hurry up! I take no offense at your heartfelt expression n I hope nobody else does eithr.

26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. u r rly gd at txt-speak. srsly. and i lv quilts. srsly 2.
    lol

  2. k&ann bff!

  3. Ann, Neil says ‘leave the Dark Side of the Force (Apple) and get a proper phone instead, like a Nokia N95′. (I do hope I have transposed that number correctly!). Then you will have no problems blogging from anywhere there is a signal, I am told. A heartfelt expression from a near-geek there. B x x

  4. Well said. Well, as well as you can say posting with a cell phone. Love to see what y’all are doin’, whatever it may be.

  5. I say what Ann said. Just not as well :-)

  6. Did I just use well 3 times in a row? I’m not even on a cell!

  7. OMG! LMAO. Mostly I think that the post by phone thing has an over-40 detector. Not so easy for those of us of “that age.” I leave techie things to my 18 year old, especially if I’m in a hurry.

  8. Funny, Belinda, I was going to suggest she just buy a Mac.

  9. What Ann said. It’s art.

  10. I love it! You guys are as crazy as I am.

  11. what Mel said!

  12. ROFLMA(pple)O

  13. I would suggest an iPhone! But wait for the new ones coming out July 11th.
    The post says it perfectly!
    Denise

  14. I would suggest an iPhone! But wait for the new ones coming out July 11th.
    The post says it perfectly!
    Denise

  15. Ann, are the no laptop, no wifi, and no camera battery just excuses so that you can’t possibly blog about the Mosaic Mirror????
    Mary G. in Texas

  16. Huh ?
    What ?
    Help. Anyone ? …
    :0)

  17. awesome. the post and the quilt. and being able to post from a cell phone.
    (and funny – the TB career retrospective line alone was enough for audible giggling)

  18. Quilts are fabby!! So far I’m still resisting the lure of the quilt – there’s just too much to knit… sigh….

  19. we do not spell or write english here
    pfffht

  20. Why does the movie “Deliverance” come to mind as I read this post? ;-)

  21. Wha’?? (I’m with Emma)
    Anyway, I like Kay’s quilts, too. It’s true that quilts commemorate all kinds of events in our lives. And I think that our “fore mothers” (you know, the ones who didn’t have the vote) used them, at times, for political expression.
    Just think how qiilts were instrumental in the success of the underground railroad. And what about Betsy Ross’s flag? That had to have some applique, no?—And while we’re on the subject, how about those ladies who helped the cause of our Revolutionary War by hiding important messages inside a ball of yarn that they just “happened” to be using for knitting? Thus disguised, they could effectively pass information to our soldiers. (OK, that’s not quilting…)
    Our history is steeped in the creative efforts, as well as creativity, of our crafty great-great grandmothers in solidarity.
    Well, anyway, Keep On Bloggin’!
    LoveDiane

  22. I am wee bit late to the commentroversy but here are my two cents.
    As a white girl living in a white suburb (albeit at the LOWEST end of the income ladder) I never really understood what racial differences meant until I took a class called Race and Ethnicity in America last year in grad school. Despite the politics, despite partisanship, despite the sorry state of the union we are in right now, an amazing thing has happened to our society where we have accepted a man of color as a leader of a major political/social segment of culture. We may not all be democrats or republicans, but we are Americans and to be able to have our children grow up in a world where a man, a woman, black, white or anything in between can pull themselves up to the highest heights and have it be ACCEPTED and NATURAL is worth commemorating in any form of craft.
    If partisanship can divide knitters, KNITTERS!, who are the most wonderful, unified, talented, creative generous demographic in the country then we are still have a long way to go in our social development. Knitters are not all white middle aged housewives, we are men, women, children, abled, disabled, rich, poor, educated and streetwise. If we begin to divide our culture by political views then we have seriously dropped some stitches and we risk unraveling the whole experience and unification we enjoy as Knitters. Our choice of which figures we celebrate in our craft should be taken as a choice, same as those who knit in silk versus cashmere, wool vs alpaca, acyclic vs blends, straights versus circulars. We don’t have standards in our culture and craft, we are supposed to be versatile, creative, accepting and willing to take a challenge. That is how we got here in the first place.
    If I based all my shopping on personal politics, my home would be pretty bare…I would have to build my own furniture, carve my house out of a cave, grow my own food, raise my own sheep and cotton for fabric for my clothes and linens… Economic power of choice is certainly power, but there is no way to ensure all the choices we make are ethical and coincide with our beliefs.
    I will happy stand on the Mason Dixon line and declare my support and admiration of my two most favorite and inspiring creative forces. Thank you.

  23. You are a hoot.

  24. i like to think that these are quilts for a young girl’s HOPE chest, just like in the olden days. :-)

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  26. I sure wish that I didn’t ave “dial-up” when ‘You Tube’ is featured. It downloads so slow (like probably for daaays), that even I do not have patients to wait. I know that I miss a lot.
    LoveDiane