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…but I’m holding on…


Even until just recently, lets say less than a month ago, I would have never thought that I would ever have – let alone be making a quilt.  I just finished the blocking, and am quite pleased with the results so far.  This is no ordinary quilt, it is a Rock-n-Roll quilt made out of old concert t-shirts.  I have to say that learning how to do this has been quite easy. 

Once I get the top sewn together, that is when the hard part comes into play.  I am using an old flannel sheet for the back and have batting for the center.  For those about to ask…NO I will not be hand sewing the quilt together.  I’m not sure how ladies did this in years past, I know a lot of the time it was a social thing.  This is only a full size quilt at 59×77 inches.  That would be a lot of time to hand sew and I’m not that patient!

I only work on this a little at a time, can’t sit for too long sewing.  When I decided to do this project, I gave myself until Spring to get it done. I realize now that it won’t take nearly that long.  This is what is called a Memory Quilt.  It can be made with any t-shirts: sports shirts, music shirts, vacation shirts, your kids favorite shirts growing up…

This particular quilt is made with old school rock theme: Queen, The Stones, Styx, Van Halen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Black Sabbath.  I think my next one will be all Beatles! 

Besides teaching myself to quilt, I am also teaching myself to sketch.  Here is a picture I did yesterday…

My main objective is to learn to draw well enough that I can do some murals in my meditation room, and just for enjoyment!  So far I like Frankenstein’s Monster the best…I think I will try drawing him again soon.

Hope you have a ROCKIN’ day, Mama

Today in ROCK history: 1981 – “The Tide Is High” (Blondie) is the #1 song in the U.S.


Might as well jump…


Van Halen

Everything old is new again…and so, here comes VH reunited and touring.  To me, something about the band has a lot to do with the look.  Now I know that none of us look like we did 25 years ago.  It’s just that in the 80’s, the look was HAIR.  That’s what I associate with so many of the bands from that time. 

For many bands the “look” was part of the complete package.  I can’t think of any band that this is more true about than KISS.  Now they sound the same without the makeup and costumes, but it’s just not the same without the makeup and costumes.  It is part of who they are.

Speaking of makeup and costumes, here we are with our grandkids and daughter on Halloween:

If you love VH and plan on catching them on tour I’m sure it will be a great party.  They should join the lineup with the sixthman cruises – http://www.sixthman.net/events.  Now that would be a party!  Have a ROCKIN’ day, Mama

Today in ROCK history: 1984 – Van Halen’s biggest commercial success, “1984,” is released. The album contains “Jump,” “Panama” and “Hot For Teacher.”

RUSH & KISS, what a combo


Believe it or not, Rush and KISS played at my High School (in the gym) in 1975. The tickets cost $4.50, and that was for 3 bands! When I was growing up, music, no let me restate that, LIVE music was King. I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my lifetime. The first concert being Steppenwolf when I was 10, and the most recent being KISS – this year. It just so happens I married a KISS fan and the first concert he ever saw was KISS. I will always and forever love music. If you are like me, you will want to check out my custom handmade DIY ROCK halters…it’s a great way to remember your favorite band or concert experience. Have a ROCKIN’ day, Mama

Today in ROCK history: 1977 – What a rush. Prog Rock’s Rush is awarded three gold records. The Canadian group scores with “2112,” “All The World’s A Stage” and “A Farewell To Kings.”