Saturday, July 27, 2013

An Interesting Quilty Purchase

A friend posted a link about the Little House Stamp.  Well, that piqued my interest immediately.  All of it -- "little" - "house" - "stamp" - I definitely had to check it out.

And poke a button.........

Anyway, the pink post office notice was in the mailbox this week, and I had to find go to the post office in my town to pick up the registered package.  I've never had a registered quilt package before.  Where in the heck did it come from?  But mission accomplished today.

Turns out it came from The Netherlands.  How exciting!

Here's the link that started it all:

I'm going to play with this tomorrow.  One stamp is the house.  The other stamp is for all the other pieces, the doors, windows and sky.  A charm square will work perfectly for each. 

I have the Versacraft ink pad, so I think I'm ready to go.  Just need to decide what flavor of charms I want to use.

Isn't this fun?!  ROFLOL.  Of course, I may only make one - or make a bunch of them and have another project to take to The Home with me!

Oh, and the reason I was so excited about it coming from The Netherlands -- I'm reading the book Of Windmills and War by Diane Moody.  I'm about 75% through the book and I absolutely recommend it.  A young Chicago lad had to choose a pen pal from across the ocean for a school assignment.  He chose Hans from Holland, a young man about his age.  The story starts there, and moves through tragedies, friendships, and World War II.  I'm not telling any more about it! You have to read it yourself.  I'm learning so much about the Dutch Holocaust, Operation Chowhound, and a part of WWII that I had not heretofore read about.

In her forward, the author mentions hearing about a group of students visiting the Eighth Air Force Museum in Savannah.  The docent leading their group, a WWII veteran, was asked, "Did you serve in World War eleven?"  The author says, "Sadly, the person asking the question was the teacher."

Reminds me of the young lady I was interviewing several years ago.  Naturally she asked where I was from.  I get that all the time.  She should have stopped there.  She then asked me, "Where is Louisiana?"  Okay.  I'm never one to let an opportunity pass .... "It was one of the 13 original colonies."  She thought for a minute ... I saw the light bulb come on ... "Oh, yeah, it's up there by New York." 

I'm dead serious.  And just in case you're wondering, no, she did not get the job.

I got off topic again.  Sorry.  I do that all the time.  I guess I just want to say - read history, know basic US geography, and don't make stupid statements in an interview.

Long Beach quilt show next weekend.  I'll be there on Saturday, I think.  If anyone wants to meet up, email me!


Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh those are going to be seriously cute little houses!!
Very funny about adults not knowing their history~ or not! Shame on them!
Have a great weekend!

Gwen said...

Those little houses would look cut with those little baskets if they are the same size. Have fun in Long Beach!

Cathy said...

Cute little house blocks. Very tempting as a portable hand work project.

Laura said...

World War Eleven - that's so sad ...

ytsmom said...

Sad thing is, they don't realize that the comments are stupid. But the teacher asking about WW eleven? That really takes the cake! I have to check out what these house block are. Thanks, I think!!

AnnieO said...

Darling little houses! A member of my Bunco group is from The Netherlands and thankfully is teaching her kids her native language as well, as they grow up.
Laughing at your 13 colonies answer, omg! You're funny even tho the question wasn't!
Enjoy inking and playing

suz said...

Thank you for the book recommendation - have you read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? If you liked Of Windmills, I think you'd like the Guernsey book as well.

Karen said...

You are excellent at pushing those buttons!

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