Saturday, September 01, 2012

Please Send Me a Verb

Howdy and happy September to you! Can you believe it is September 1st already?? September is my birthday month! At the end of this month I'm going to have a Big birthday... I'll turn 6-0! 60, 60, 60! I keep saying it to myself, to try to get used to the idea. Inside I feel like I'm about 37.

In case you're wondering about what "please send me a verb" means, I'll get to that at the end of this post.

This week I have concentrated on machine quilting. I have quilted 9 baby quilts! Here is a picture of 8 of them. Actually, two of these were quilted earlier this summer, but all seven of the rest I did just this week! (The orange one isn't in this line-up. I forgot about it, temporarily. Poor Orange.)


My most recent completion is this (below). It is going through my guild to Bundles of Love.


Now, for my verb request. Today I made this block:


Those of you who are quilters probably recognize that I am using Tonya's Unruly Letters (with a couple of slight deviations). I want to make a large quilt with a bunch of words on it. Verbs, to be specific. I decided to boldly and shamelessly beg (once a person is 60 she can do anything she wants, right?). If you want to, and only if you want to (knowing I'm just Little Old Me and your block will never end up photographed in a book), would you be willing to send me a verb? I want them, like this one, done in brights on black OR black on brights. Both ways would be fine and dandy. I have come up with a list of verbs that I would like on my quilt. You could pick one off my list and make it and send it to me.... IF YOU WANT TO. You could make up a verb of your own, too, if you think of a good, positive one. It could be any size (except, not too enormous, please). I plan to keep working away on words and hope to have this quilt done in time for my 61st birthday, but if it can be done more quickly, hey! Bonus!

Adore, Befriend, Care, Cherish, Create, Design, Discover, Draw, Dream, Eat, Engage, Explore, Feel, Find, Give, Hug, Joke, Jump, Kiss, Knit, Laugh, Listen, Look, Love, Nurture, Observe, Play, Ponder, Quilt, Read, See, Sew, Share, Sing, Sleep, Smile, Talk, Think, Travel, Walk, Worship, Write

I'm picturing some of these made with their own fabrics, like Eat could be made using food fabrics. If I get duplicates, that's no problem. For example, you just can't say "read" too many times. Same with "quilt" - right? If you want to play along and share a block with me, cool. If not, that's cool, too. I plan to have fun making verbs this year... a good way to celebrate turning 60.

11 comments:

BrendaLou said...

I started one already!!!! And actually 60 is wonderful (I think it's the NEW 37!)

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

September is also my birth month. I will be 80 and my verb will be DANCE.

Sextant said...

A very important verb for your 60th year, vote.

BrendaLou said...

Just finished up...Worship.
a most important verb in MY live and so I thought I'd send it along.

AnnieO said...

Great job on all those quilts, Carol! I love that last one with the big 4 patches and framed alternate blocks. Simple and effective.

I would love to make you a verb! Quilt would be my choice:)

For Tonya's quilt I made the word SOAR and it ended up on the quilt on the cover of her book!!! So I am published, but only that one word :)

joe tulips said...

I'm in. Now which verb shall I chose...

rondiquilts said...

I'm in, saw this on the un-ruly site. I want LIVE. Love this idea. Send me your address.
Rondi

KQ Sue said...

Wow! Is this the "60" Club? I turn "60" in March. Send me your address and I will send you a "HUG" for your birthday.

leenders.sue@gmail.com

I, also, posted on the Un-ruly blog.

goodnightgram said...

Sounds like a fun project. I will contribute the "W" twins, Wonder and Wander.

Sextant said...

Oh Oh, a dude that quilts. I am going to have to behave myself, no more demeaning comments about quilts. I may get my butt kicked. (Of course as sorry as my butt is, you ladies could have kicked it as well.)

Hey Joe, before my back turned to mush and my knees were junk I used to geocache.

Sharon said...

Hi Carol! I'll send you a verb for your 60th too! (Now why didn't I think of this when I turned 60??!) Anywho, I think I'll go with 'create', if no one else has that. It's one of my favorite verbs. ;)