Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sewing Month?! And Kinky........

I am by no means or even pretend to know what I'm doing when it comes to quilting but I was asked to come give guidance to a friend mine (Cindy C.) on how to piece a quilt together. She had called me one day saying she had found some blocks in a relatives closet and would like to put them in a quilt for each of her kids as a remembrance. I told her to hit one of the quilt shops for help with fabric. I had told her where the 2 closest shops were and she hit Quilt Works on 290. She called to tell me they were a great help with picking out fabric and even showed her a quick simple way of putting it all together but told her to call me before cutting. WHAT!? Are they crazy? Wait until I get hold of those ladies. LOL
Okay so maybe I know a little but it's enough to get me in trouble and now Cindy. I went by her home to lend her my advice of sorts. She said I helped clear up some of her questions. I figured I had probably confused her even more. I need to be sure and have her show me her finished product.

I was reading Just Let Me Quilt Blog recently and found out that in September 1982 that Ronald Reagan declared it National Sewing Month. 
Interesting. I guess I better make the best of what's left of the month. So many projects. What, Where do I begin. All this is or has be slated for specific quilts and are in various stages of the quilting game. I must work faster. I get side tracked toooo easily. As I've gotten older I seriously think I've developed ADHD.
For something crafty here's a picture of mine and Pamela's Red Neck Wine glasses we made one weekend when she was home.
Oh darn I'll have to drink this all by myself since she's not home when I'm taking the picture.

Saturday night we went to Main Street Crossing and saw Kinky Freidman. What a hoot! Mom and Joe joined us. This was a first.
David found his album Lasso from El Paso and took it with us to get Kinky to sign it. 
Kinky looked at that album and said whoa that is old. LOL! David got the album back in 1974 or 75. 

A majority of the songs he sang last night were from that album like everyone's favorite.... Ben Lucas.. Well okay maybe not favorite but definitely funny.

Haven't heard this one well the main
 chorus line is "Ole Ben Lucas had a lota mucas...." According to Kinky he wrote it back when he was 10 or 11. Sounds about right. And the songs go on. We never laughed so hard so much. 





One of the last things he did was read out of a book he wrote called Heroes of a Texas Childhood: Kinky Friedman, Kinky wrote about his childhood heroes like Barbara Jordan and Willie Nelson etc. The passage he read was about his father Tom Freidman the navigator.Very nice tribute to his dad. I was gonna buy the book but my mom did and said she'd pass it on to me when she finished. 


Oh and did you know he has his own Tequila called "Man in Black" Only sold in Texas and portions of the proceeds go to help benefit the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.







May have to try some since I do like my margarita's and I also already like my salt and lime... All I need is the Tequila shots.

And coffee.. he has his own line of coffee. We find it at the American Man Cave now located in Brenham. Bruce aka Cave Man closed the Bellville store.

Kinky came down and shook our hands and said howdy at the end of the show before heading over to the table with his CD's, Tshirts and book. Loved his show with his stories, songs and jokes. I might have to vote for him if he runs for governor again. ;o)

I know this is a real shocker but I'm actually posting something that is recent and not a week old or more.

Remember my 4 little baby bunnies that were born in my back yard well one stayed. I've named it Mopsie. 
It lives in our side flower beds inside the fence. 


It came out tonight while David's sister and a friend stopped in for a visit.
Isn't he cute?




So the evening ends on a beautiful note and Monday is not far away. Grrrrr.








So until next blog......................






                       Carla


5 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Carla, I love the name Kinky Freidman, although he is someone I have never heard of. I will have to go to Itunes and see if I can find some of his music. He is obviously a lovely man to donate part of his proceeds from the sale of his Tequila to an animal charity.
Oh dear, I am the same, I have lots of projects which I need to finish, I have it in my mind to, but like you, I never seem to get around to it. I think I will have to make a list, maybe that will prompt me to get a move on. Winter is around the corner, and I don't know if you are the same, but that is when I tend to do most of my sewing.
The photograph of the sunset is beautiful.... but I am sorry to say, Monday morning has already arrived here in England.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

bj said...

This was a fun post...
Thanks for stopping by...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carla. Looks like you had a really fun time and sweet little bunny and beautiful sky..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Handywoman said...

hm, quilting, drinking and music all in one post...I LIKE! :)

Art and Sand said...

You sound like you have so much fun with family and friends going to concerts.

We haven't out for music since we got the puppy.