Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My hair might be fake blond, but I have blond moments, too

So first of all, let me say that I know it's shocking for everyone who knows me to hear me say,"I had a blond moment." Shocking, I know. The whole "me being blond thing" goes way back to my Mother telling me I had blond hair to the moment at a restaurant when my best friend in high school told a waiter that,"It's the blond girl's birthday," and him saying,"What blond girl? Oh you mean the girl with brown hair?" So reality came crashing down that I wasn't a blond at all, I had just lived my life that way.

So onto my most recent "Blond Moment"....I'm scheduled to be a speaker at a local Quilt Guild's October meeting. This is my first speaking engagement, and for weeks I've been fussing and fretting over my program (which is about all the cool stuff that is available online for quilters.... blogs, shopping, tutorials, etc). This past Monday, I spent a good bit of my day working on my Powerpoint presentation about blogging, other bloggers, online shopping hints and tips, and virtual quilt shows. Hubbie came home early from work so that I would have plenty of time to get to the meeting and set up. I got dressed, did my hair and makeup and was all packed up and waiting by the door for my ride 10 minutes early. Then my cell phone rang,"Um yes I just got your email about the Guild meeting, you DO realize it's NEXT Monday?!" Color me embarrassed. Oh well, at least I'm prepared for next week, right?

Next up isn't so much a Blond Moment as it is a Whoo Hoo. Last Friday, I taught my first quilting class to Nugget's Brownie Troop. This was lesson 1. They worked on piecing a six square Webkinz quilt and while they were waiting on their turn on one of the three sewing machines they worked on their paper quilts. I took all that scrapbooking paper I bought during that phase of my life and cut it into 3" squares. I showed them how to make half square triangles from a square and gave them some classic blocks made up of squares and triangles. Big piece of paper, glue sticks, and a minutes later, they put together some amazing quilts. It was a huge success. This Friday they are finishing their quilts and putting together their first Quilt Journal including pictures. All the girls did a great job. I was very impressed by this group of 8 year olds. They were very attentive and careful with their tasks. I absolutely promise pictures to follow. Oh and yes, at approximately 5:30 pm last Friday I was pouring myself a big fat glass of wine.

Needless to say, I haven't gotten much sewing done. I've been "sew" busy with preparing for my speaking engagement and Brownie meetings. But it's been fun. I've also offered to Nugget's troop some followup weekend quilting classes "on the house." We'll see what happens...stay tuned.

And naturally, with all the Halloween stuff out and our own little black cat, we're celebrating. Viva la Black Kitties!
And finally, I've been really trying not bore the blogverse with "In process" pictures of the quilts I've been working on, but since I really haven't got much progress made sewing wise, here are the squares for Bazooka laid out all pretty. Remember it's going to have the pale pink Kona sashing.
Y'all take care....and talk to ya soon!


Gretchen said...

What a great project for a Brownie troop. Oh to be eight again :) Joining you in celebrating black cats!! Mine are snoozing away right now.

Shannon said...

My husband keeps teasing Caroline about her blonde moments. (She's not blonde.) I keep telling him to stop!!

jacquie said...

that is a GREAT blonde moment! good luck at NEXT monday's meeting.

jacquie said...

that is a GREAT blonde moment! good luck at NEXT monday's meeting.

Quiltndollmaker said...

Hi Melissa, You were great last night! I loved your blogging presentaton. I am a fan...I have jumped into the world of blogging and the pc geek in me is loving it!! I have this great quilt block sunday quilt I have been wanting to start, just waiting on TODAY and here I sit at my were right! lol

MelissaS said...

Thanks I had a great time! Have fun out in the blogverse!

Theresa said...

Whoa, what a big ole world the blogger internet is! I decided to start a blog journal about my sewing experiences, but I have no idea how to share it with my friends. So what do you do after you start your blog? How do people find it then?