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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wow! Wow! and Wow! 
That is how great the Dolly Parton concert was last night.  What a class act.  Dolly was on stage from 8pm till 930, had a 20 minute break and then back till 1030.  She chatted away to the audience just like we were friends.  She acknowledged the audience, recognised fans who make the effort to dress up and those who made a sign or a poster.  She played the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, the piano, the banjo, violin, harpsichord, dulcimer and penny whistle.  Apparently in Nashville she is considered one of the best female guitarists - I only just found that out.  She sang a few covers songs like "Stairway to Heaven" which I recorded on my phone and messages to Guitar Hero and he grudgingly admitted that "maybe she is not that bad".  High Praise indeed!  She sang a few of her new songs and lots of her old ones.  She was funny, touching and real.  Every cent well worth spent on the tickets and I would love to go again!

The only problem I had was that I forgot to take my good camera!!!  Aggh!!  This is the best I can do and it really does little more than prove I was there....if you look really carefully!

A tad weary today but still managed to function for the sewing bee today.  Some of the quilt group came and worked on round robin quilts.  A good chance for some collaboration.

As well as the round robins Cynthia M brought the two quilts she is making for her little neighbour boys and pinned them on my table.   They are pretty similar in pattern the the quilts we made for the soldiers but made from bright plain fabrics and I love them!
Andrea came a bit early and helped me label my disappearing nine patch blocks so I could get the top sewn together.  I manage to get the rows sewn together during the day and then this evening I sewed the rows in to the completed flimsy! 

This is made of lots of random, "country" colours with no concern for value.  I think it looks quilt "warm and cozy" but I am quite keen to make another D9P with a slightly less random approach so that the layout stands out more.  Still that wasn't the point of this quilt.    This will be a good sofa throw I think and it is a gift for a friend who loves the colours.

Tomorrow I have to get back to the fiddly kris kringle present  - hopefully I will get some time to concentrate on it over the weekend. 

Till next time................happy stitching!


  1. That sounds like a great concert. Dolly must be a quality entertainer. I like that disappearing nine-patch top and think I might be able to come up with a hand-pieced version ... but first, need to finish up the current projects!

  2. I love the look of the random scrappy D9P!

  3. I love the material in the D9P, you get to use so much of your scraps.

  4. Dolly always comes across as a warm and happy person seems like you had a FANTASTIC time... D9 is looking good xxx

  5. What fun. I love Dolly Parton. She has some moves out that I just love. You lucky lucky girl. You D9P is turning out great. That is one lucky friend. What a speical gift.

  6. Oh i love Dolly, she's so gorgeous & amazing, totally able to laugh at herself & so incredibly honest. Don't you love that she's still married to the husband she married in her teens??!! She's so adorable. No matter what camera you took, she's so tiny, you'd need a long lens. Love Posie


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