Friday, October 15, 2010

Some Interesting Items from The Show

These quilts were from the show I just got back from.  They are all games with the pieces and everything.  All handmade.  Some of the displays had  the real games that dated back a few years.   This one reminded me that I don't remember playing Candy Land with our kids.  I remember playing Chutes and Ladders and lots of other games, but not this one.  Maddie will soon reach the game playing phase, as she is a very bright almost 3 year old.
We played Monopoly but it always seemed to take too long, so I can't say we were big fans.  I really don't know how these quilts were made....and I am not sure if they are really quilts?   Quilts made these days are very artistic and not at all like the ones made during the depression or even before then.  One thing I really liked about this particular show was the variety.  And as much as I love the brightly colored artsy ones, I prefer the  hand quilted bed quilts.  Hand quilted quilts are becoming harder and harder to find.  When I see some at a show...I really admire the work for as long as my feet will allow.  I used to love to watch the Hmong booths when they would have a person sitting there doing their work.  She performed her work so perfectly and so fast....very cool.  I could write a post just about their work.  I think it is beautiful and bought one of their kits one year.  Just a small little piece to practice on.  Very difficult...to me anyway. 

Risk is another game that we didn't play.  I may have to check into this one though because I think it is about strategy and I may have more of an interest in that now than in prior years.

And Chess.  I feel too intimidated by my husbands skill at this game to even try it.  He used to play in tournaments when he was younger and I hear he is very good.  He hasn't played since we got married and had children.  Just not enough time I guess.  It seems electronic devices have really taken over the past several years and do consume so much time.  Just to try and keep this blog going for me is a challenge.  I have been checking in to Facebook everyday even though I have my complaints about it.  It feels many times as if I am picking up the receiver of a "party line telephone".  All these conversations that aren't directed at me and sometimes younger people post lyrics to songs that I don't know are songs.  I think they are talking about their life.  I get too confused on there sometimes.  Many times you do find out what is going on with some family members that you may not otherwise know about though.  Most of the people I have on face book are relatives in one way or another.  I have gotten into playing some of the games that are such time wasters but...just can't help myself sometimes.  I play them to unwind sometimes....like solitaire or sudoku or jigsaw puzzles.  
This week I went to the dentist on Monday and found out even more disturbing news about the last crook I went to.  My gums are fine and he was trying to sell me stuff I didn't need.  Today I went for my annual checkup and had very high blood pressure.  He did the usual blood panel, but added a few other tests to check out why my pressure went up so much.  I am going to a knee specialist on Monday to see what he thinks about the creaking painful stuff going on there.  Geez....getting old is a pain sometimes.  Over all I have been really blessed with good health though...so far.

7 comments:

Gramma Ann said...

What a delightful post today. The quilts are quite interesting for sure. I liked looking at them. I have closed all my blogs but my reading corner. I have kind of combined them altogether. I like playing some of the memes each week, that way I don't have to think to much.

My husband had knee replacement surgery on August 16, and he is doing great. No more pain. I am slowing down a lot, the energy level just isn't what it used to be. LOL.. I will be turning 70 in a few days, so what can I expect. haha.. As far as FB.. I am on it mostly because my family and friends are on it, and since we live 800-900 miles apart it is a nice way to keep in touch and they share a lot of pictures of the babes as they grow up and do such cute things.

Until next time...

Rudee said...

Did you go see the doctor after you found out the dentist was a crook? That' would send anyone's BP soaring.

Did they take your bp on each arm? Sometimes there is a difference between the two. You and your doctor will figure out the bp problem.

Rudee said...

And I completely forgot...

I love those game quilts!

The Bug said...

We had Risk when I was a kid, but I never could get into it - it was one of those games that was supposed to take forever. I preferred The Game of Life - fill up that little car with a zillion girls!

Yes, getting old is the pits - I'm not enjoying it a bit. Although I'm also not doing anything to make it easier. Sigh.

Myra said...

Awesome!!! 8-)

Sandy said...

Those games are really something - with all the pieces no less...

Oh yeah, getting older - I work around here so much and would think I would be more limber than I am. But i wake up every day stiff as a board.


I don't do facebook. I actually have no interest which is odd because all my family have accounts. But hey, they don't come to blog land and interact with me...so I don't feel obligated.

Reader Wil said...

Great post, Brenda! There are a lot of conversations in my own language that I cannot understand, especially modern poetry or haikus are Greek to me, and poetry in English is like double Dutch. ;) Same with other artforms like sculptures and paintings. I think I am getting to old.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
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