Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Brand New Year - and a RANT

It's like a shiny penny, isn't it???

A year full of possibilities...  and I am looking forward to it!!

And my first project of the year is SO MUCH FUN - Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay - except my Orca's aren't black and white - they are rust, blue, green, and yellow - yippee!!!  I think they are just in the Mediterranean for vacation.  Here's a little bigger 'eyeful' than I posted yesterday !  (sorry it's sideways - Blogger insists - heck, just turn your head sideways - that's much easier than getting the technology to change)...

 I've been doing some thinking about my charity quilting - I need to find some balance, I think.  At the moment I feel inundated by charity quilts... they seem to be everywhere - some that I have agreed to quilt, some that I said I would bind, some that I sewed...  they are multiplying like rabbits out in my garage. 

So - today I corralled a few of them in this chair - we'll see if I can knock that pile down a bit soon!!
I do love working on these small treasures.  And then giving them away...


Tomorrow I'm going by the LSQ and sandwich some 'big quilts' that I need bigger table to work on... DH is going to "help" in return for a sushi lunch down the street!  One is the Bonnie Hunter mystery from LAST Year - RRCB !!!! yippee...  so glad to see it transcending from a flimsy to a quilt!! 

I better run - cleaning lady comes tomorrow, I have to tidy up   pile a bunch of stuff in my sewing room and close the door!!!! 

OH - THE RANT - I know you were holding your breath!  Did you see the CNN NYE special last night with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin the slutty potty-mouth woman???  I'm sorry, and I'm surely no prude... but good grief... it was like the fifth grade in the boys locker room - endless cheap, sexual inuendo and jokes from both of them.  With her, you get what you pay for - she is who she is, so no surprise.. But Anderson and CNN are supposed to stand for reliable news coverage...  and then they go and behave in such unprofessional, cheap ways...  I'm truly truly dismayed...

OH WELL - SHAKE IT OFF - moving on !

Happy New Year to everyone... I hope today was just a great Day One for the rest of the year!!!!

11 comments:

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Wow Kate, I love your Orca Bay - the colours are so rich. Beautiful!

Sue Daurio said...

WOOOOOOWWWWWWW! Your colors are incredible. How creative, it looks fantastic! What a way to start 2012

Helen said...

Your Orca Bay is gorgeous! You are an inspiration to try other color options! I too have a problem with the charity quilts multiplying and hope to get them under control this year! My Orca Bay is for me, though!

Kate said...

Why is it that a photo shows mistakes like nothing else??? I SEE the error in the first row to the left - can't wait to fix that later... so glad it's an outside row!!!! Kate

Reena said...

Love your colors!

Lisa said...

Love your quilt and color choices! And regarding the rant: I've never thought of CNN and "reliable news coverage" in the same sentence before.

Helen in the UK said...

That is a really colourful version of Orca Bay!! Did you realise your string squares are orientated differently to how Bonnie intended? There are so many options with this quilt :)

Rhonda G said...

Wow, so fun and colorful. Love it.

Pattilou said...

I'm absolutely in LOVE with your color selection!

Elaine Adair said...

Fortunately, I DIDN'T see the CNN clip - I don't know why we have to be bombarded with CRAP -- either foul mouths, or toothless loggers, unshaved hooligans, shirtless men who need to wear bras, cursing scoundrels, or "hey man" "You know", "Hey Man" etc. Just poor diction, improper manners, etc. Does that make us prudes?

OK, Elaine, shake it off! LOL

This is why I quilt apparently, and with TV so horrible, I'm quilting a LOT!!! 8-))

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I don't get why anyone anywhere would think the slutty potty mouth woman is funny, entertaining, or worth anyone's time. Thanks for the rant! I laughed!

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