Tuesday, April 29, 2008

NO-NO-NO- NOT CRAFTS!!!!!!!!!

Just checked "I'm a farm girl" assignment for this week and the assignment was "Show us your crafts". I was afraid this was coming. Oh, woe is me---the talent train so didn't stop at my station. I actually know people that can take a roll of paper towels, some cotton balls and 6 feet of colored ribbon and redo their living room in time for the photographer from Architectural Digest to catch an early dinner. Women in my family are wonderfully talented. My Mother is a well-known fine china painter and comes from a long line of artists. My daughters and daughter's in law all "put things together" with just the right touches. I cannot do it. I can see something and know that I like it or not but can't put it together from scratch. The closest I came lately was walking into the mill at Gardner Village, seeing an item in the entrance, and announcing to the sales lady nearby, "That's going home with me". I don't even know where I'm going to put it.

But I have to complete this assignment so here goes: I always make 3 quilts for new grandbabies. 1. a receiving blanket that I crochet the edge around 2. a cute tied quilt and 3. a Cabin quilt, usually flannel and a cabin print.

I just completed a father's day gift for our son for his 1st fathers day. It takes about 9 months to complete and I can't show it here because it's a surprise-- but take my word for it- it qualify's as a craft.

Also this is a shelf on my kitchen wall that just screams "I garden". It used to look 4 times this crowded until I decided that less was better.
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3 comments:

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi, thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love yours, and have so enjoyed reading some of the posts.
"I actually know people that can take a roll of paper towels, some cotton balls and 6 feet of colored ribbon and redo their living room in time for the photographer from Architectural Digest to catch an early dinner. " you are so very funny! (and btw, your sweet baby quilts DO qualify as a craft!)
xo Lidy

Granny Sue said...

Funny post! I bet you do craft--just not in traditional ways. Reusing items in new ways, for example? That's craft to me. Buying stuff at Wal-Mart to make some cutesy "country" thing? Not craft.

I enjoy your blog. You're real people.

GardenGoose said...

you gave me a chuckle..sorry to have caused an "uhoh..oh no!" moment. but I like the quilts and the shelf is such a cool idea too. love it.
thanks for sharing.