Saturday, March 25, 2006


Selma Lou strikes again...
Well you know it's bad when that other person keeps sneakin' into your quilting room and making a mess of things and you decide she really needs a name if she is going to take the blame for her actions. Despite the fact that I have a hard and fast rule about never shelfing anything without leaving proper documentation, she is always stashing stuff without so much as a whisper of where she was going with it. But to be fair, I doubt I'd be happy with her explanations as I just cannot see how she intended that conglomeration of roses to go together in anything that resembles something I might like. ahh... lightbulb moment... maybe that's why it's on the shelf. It's all becoming clear to me now. I hated it...I mean, Selma Lou hated it and so she stuffed it on the back shelf where she thought that, after a time, we might morph into 90 year old grannies and actually like it... Selma Lou's a strange duck. I tried to lay it out in some fashion, but alas, I'm as hopeless at this as she is. I bet Bonnie could pick up those little blocks and BAM! a work of art would be born. sigh. Maybe Selma Lou was on to something... there's a little room on that back shelf.

12 comments:

cher said...

lol..love selma sue...I think we all have someone like that in our sewing spaces-and, I am sure you are right too - Bonnie does have a magic touch with putting together unique fabric combinations and making them sing.

Tonya R said...

I think I have a Selma over here making a mess of my quilting bits and pieces...
You know, I really like this UFO with the exception of the dark blue 9-patches. I think without those it would have a lovely soft look. The question is would you like it enough to do all the work to take them out? Decisions, decisions.

Finn said...

Very interesting project...*S* I think myabe I have Selma Sue's sister lurking in my sewing room also..*G*

Tropical Screamer said...

I love looking at the whole and then looking at the individual fabrics. Very pretty. This reminds me of a rose garden with blue sky overhead.

Darilyn

Carolyn said...

You can send Selma to my house...and she can bring her quilt with her...I love it!

Peni said...

Looking at the evidence, I don't think it was Selma Lou... I'll buy the choke-berries and homespun, but not this one.

I think Gertrude has slipped in and tried to pull one over on you and Selma. Nice try and perhaps a better quilt than you think.

And do you suppose Gertrude is also responsible for the too ruffly shawl that sits 90% cone in my crochet basket? ...we might be close enough to - er - split a personality.

Love all of you, Mom

Darcie said...

Well Nines...I think that Selma Lou has a nice, soft, vintage-looking quilt going on there. Please be nice to her and help her get it pieced up...and then machine quilt it for her too, would you??? Please???

I love the 9-patch/4-patch marriage that you...Selma Lou...'scuze me...has pieced. Quite darling!

Samantha said...

LOL! I think Selma might have been buying fabric for me about 6 years ago... She really gets around! LOL.

Isobel said...

Nina, you inspire me. I have a baby shower coming up and decided that a quilt would be a nice gift. Think perhaps I should have made that decision a little sooner. Will publish a picture of it when it is completed. I also have some UFO's. I know that one is rather nice--cant remember just why I gave up on it. Now that we have semi-organized my sewing area, I may get it out and complete it. I am always amazed at how much you can accomplish.

Tracey said...

let's not be so hard on miss selma here! i think she's made a beautiful quilt. don't deny her! :o)


p.s. please don't send selma to my house though. mercy, i don't need another person making ufo's for me...i can do that quite well on my own, thank you very much! :oP

Vicky said...

I think Selma's whole darn family has been in my sewing room! I like the quilt, though. I think you should 'just do it' and it just might grow on you! If not, I'll send you my address! LOL

Sharon said...

Selma Lou rocks! Don't make her stay on the back shelf!