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door knob quilts

I am totally jazzed! My heart rate sped up yesterday and by this afternoon, I was faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

And then Jerry suggested I take a chill pill - which I did. I freely admit that because I don't like the things and this is only the second one I've taken in my life. 

Unless you count those I used recreationally back in the 60s/70s. 

Did I just say that?!?

Really, I was very stupid about what went into my body back in those days. Of course, now it's Diet Coke, candy, cookies and chips (when I can remember where I hid them). I have gotten better and expect to continue to do so. 

The older I get, the more I want this body to last. I, at least, want it to keep up with my mind. Which shouldn't be all that difficult. 

No, really - I'm OK.

But, I digress.

What I'm so revved up about is getting everything together for our trip to the States! 

Whoop! Whoop!

I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it!! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!!!

I've made some little quilts that I've been calling mini quilts, to take to a few friends and family. You can see the progression of pictures in earlier postings below but here's one I finished today...

Every time I finish one and start looking around the house for a place to hang it, it ends up on a door knob. 

So...I'm going to call them door knob quilts! I think it suits them to a T for a few reasons. 

First of all, they fit the door perfectly. OK -there are a couple of them that might be a little long for a door but let's not quibble. 

Secondly, when I give a gift, I don't want the receiver to feel like they have to nail a hole in the wall (here in Colombia you have to drill a hole in concrete and use a screw) to display a piece of my art that they may or may not love or even want. 

Hanging it on a door knob or maybe a drawer pull isn't such a big committment. And calling it a door knob quilt lets them know I'm cool with whatever they do with it.

Thirdly, it's cute. It makes you want to see what it is. Most of the world still thinks of a quilt as something that Grandma made - and you sleep under it.

Then...the name just feels right. Like - when I had a little fruit stand in Surry called Banana Annie's.

Last of all, I googled door knob quilt - and while I only looked at the first page of results - it's not a common name. 

So what do you think?

I want to show you Marlene's really, totally, finished bag. I just thought it was done in the pictures from the last post.

I can't make a bohemiannie! bag without adding jewelry. I have so much of it to play with that it's ridiculous. It took me almost four hours to find the right necklace for Marlene's bag - probably because I'm so selfish with the stuff. 

Of course, I ooohhed and ahhhhed over almost every piece; tried things on, sorted, sorted and sorted some more. Oh what joy!

Then I added a cute little chica to the back of the bohemiannie! bag. SHE looks like she may have taken a chill pill as well.

I did straighten her out with a bit of glue. A little dab'll do ya.

I ended up wearing some pieces yesterday that I hadn't even seen in years and it was so much fun! I mean, why do I just let it sit in the box?

OK - I've got miles and miles to go before I sleep but I just had to put down some thoughts.

I may not be able to post to my blog while I'm in the states, but I'll definitely try. 

It seems I have SO much to say.


  1. LOVE YOUR Door Knob Quilts... thanks for explaining the name. It makes perfect sense to me; great fit!

  2. Thanks again Sandra for all your comments ...and compliments!!!


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