Sunday, March 02, 2008

Marching in


Where in the world have I been for the last 2 weeks? Right here. Doing homework of one kind and another. My eyes have been so full of necessary words that I couldn't stomach writing anything I didn't absolutely have to . Here are three of my 6" quilts. The only one I want to talk about is the one on the right.
I know blogdom has been waiting with baited breath for my commentary on the whole Kelvin Sampson circus, so here it is:
I was worried when they hired the guy. He had been in trouble at Oklahoma for the same kind of thing - breaking rules about recruiting. But the university president at the time, Herbert, wanted him, or so I hear, so he got the gig. And big surprise, the cheater cheats. IU has a new pres - McRobbie, an Aussie, strangely enough, who inherited this mess. I think this whole episode proves that women are better equipped to be university presidents and athletic directors than men. Every intelligent woman over the age of twelve knows exactly what the little quilt says - once a cheater, always a cheater.
The ticket on the quilt is from the home game right after the allegations came out - Sampson was booed when he came out. I thought it was so hypocritical. Everybody liked him fine a week before and they knew he was a cheater when he got the job. Why is everybody actin' so high and mighty now? Hoosiers - what are you gonna do?
Cheryl and I have been eyeball deep in edits for the book, and I must say it's coming together very nicely, thanks to out wonderful editor, Darlene D'agostino. She has facilitated a great dialogue between the two of us in the book. It sounds like us talking on the phone or emails.
I'll be back at MIU this year and Open Studios at the Chicago Quilt Show. Can't wait. I had so much fun last year! I will be posting the projects I'll be demoing in the next week. Check out the CPS website for more details on Chigaco. I have dreamed about shopping for fabric in that incredible place all year! There was one fabric covered in tiny Eiffel towers that I was too tight to buy last year and I have kicked myself daily for it. This year, I throw caution to the wind...for a day or two, anyway.
Cheryl and I will be teaching at Random Arts in Saluda, NC May 30 and 31. I can absolutely promise you will laugh alot and make some fun projects. I cannot wait to Cheryl again in person and celebrate finishing The Book! Join us!
Yesterday, the girls and I ran a 10k - only 6.2miles, but 10 sounds so much better. Courtney smoked it in 48:15, Whit had a 53:11 and me...? Friday night Courtney was talking about her goal for the race. She wanted a 48 or under. She said to me, "You don't really have a goal for it, do you mom?" I informed her that I did indeed have a goal - to finish vertically. It's slow and it's ugly, but I did it. Today, she started hounding me about working harder to get faster.

6 comments:

Cheryl Prater said...
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Cheryl Prater said...

Likes and dislikes:

I like
-- the new blog pink
-- your new quilts
-- the fact that I am mentioned twice.

I dislike
-- that I have to READ YOUR BLOG to find out about the beaded card book release date
-- that you'll be at MIU open studios without me
-- that I'm only mentioned twice.

Cate said...

Love the quilt squares Debbi, especially the middle one. Wish I could meet you in Chicago. Who knew how much writing you'd have to do AFTER you wrote the book. eh?

Anonymous said...

yippee!
the book is out!
yippee!
one of mine is on the cover!
thanks for telling me!
you rock! ....e

Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

Looking forward to seeing you again at MIU...

Kristine said...

People should read this.