Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Modern Romance finished

piecAt 620 a.m. I awoke from a dead sleep with my neck being bitten. It was a sudden , intense burning-itching, pain. I knew instantly I either had a very small vampire biting me or it was a SPIDER! UGH! UGH! UGH! I am SO-o-o-o-o ARACHNIPHOBIC! I think I would've preferred the vampire! I was so FREAKED OUT!!!My reflex was to grab it's little round BB sized body & fling it away from me. Of course, now I will never sleep well again, thinking it will be crawling into my bed every night to try & suck my blood again!
It is spring break-up here in Anchorage. My car looks like it has some sort of pox, from mud & water , the usual road mush we get this time of year.
Mount Redoubt continues to blow it's top, & we had avoided the fall out until today. Our white snow is now shades of grey.
Not so pretty.

We went to the movies this afternoon & saw "Monsters Vs. Alien" in 3D. It was GREAT! What a fun movie, & the 3-D effect was just amazing! The best 3-D I've seen since our trip to Disney World.

Thanks for all of the nice comments on my clock!

I finished working on "A Modern Romance" today. My contribution for the "Alliance for American Quilts".
I added lots of beads to the center embroidered piece.
& colored some of my quilting.
I made this flower from thread,
& several little flowers too.
I also made a feather, using a wire & a variegated rayon thread.
This little bundle of flowers are some that Allie sent me a long while ago, & she's the reason I made this quilt!

18 comments:

Steph said...

man, I am so afraid of spiders its not funny, that would have freaked me out so bad I would have been screaming.

Fran├žoise said...

I hate spiders...

Guzzisue said...

I'm beginning to think I'm glad to live in the UK, we don't get very warm in the summer but we also usually avoid the worst of the winter :-)
I don't mind spiders but put me near birds flying loose urgh....

Delighted Hands said...

Creeped out over the spider........and I think this block is pure class. Superb.

Debra said...

Totally beautiful CQ entry! How did you make the feather? Can you share instructions please?

Allison Ann Aller said...

Wow!!!
Deb, this is exactly what the contest is about, bringing CQ up to the moment in such creative ways!!!
This is so entirely awesome.
YAY!!!

Amy Milne said...

Deb, really love your entry---the feather blows my mind, actually. The flowers too. Thank you so much! Down with spiders.

Melodie said...

The quilt is amazing.......your attention to detail is unbelievable!!
You are indeed an overachiever!!
Love ya!
Wish you were here!! I'm struggling with my Nolting, trying to quilt this lovely creation and the thread keeps breaking! I gave up last nite and will continue to adjust and tweak today. I am determined to give it every chance before I pitch it out the door!!

Melodie said...

(The machine, not the quilt)

The Calico Cat said...

I LOVE Your crazy quilt!
& I HATE Spiders & bugs in general even the ones that I know are good guys - which begs to plead, how did I get soooo many bug novelty charms?

Sande LaFaut said...

I agree. Monsters vs Aliens was so extremely well done! We got a big kick out of all the little puns and references to other monster and alien films over the years.

roxanestoner said...

Beautimax!!!

Micki said...

Ick, spiders. I hope your neck is okay. Love your quiltie. I'd love to know how you made the flowers and feather, they are so cool.

Kay said...

That crazy quilt is lovely. I particularly like the colors.

I so know what you mean about the winter crud on cars! I was finally able to get mine cleaned last week. Of course it snowed again, but still at least it's not several month's accumulation.

rianammerman said...

Ack, I hope you didn't have any bad repercussions from that spider bite. That IS scary. And I'm not afraid of spiders. I remember spring breakup when I was in Anchorage, just around the end of March. What a mess.

Your CQ is amazing. You are so multifaceted and multitalented.

quiltmom said...

Deb,
Your crazy quilt is glorious - I love all the beautiful details you have added. It looks so complicated- it would have taken many hours to complete- how nice that you are going to show it.
Thanks for the review of Monsters and Aliens - I am sure that some of my students will go to see it.
Hope you have no more adventures with Spiders.
We keep hopeing that spring will come to Alberta- the last few days it has begun to melt but we did have a bit of snow last Friday- I put away my winter decorations and brought out the spring Rabbits- maybe that will make a difference too LOL- One can only hope...
Regards,
Anna

Sue said...

I love your work, it's just beautiful. But I can't stop thinking about that spider, yuck, yuck, yuck! *shudders*

Nanc said...

Beautiful! I LOVE the feather you made! Very nice!