Wednesday, July 16, 2008

This is a Test of the Quiltville Video System!

My sister Joy posts the cutest videos of her kids on her blog! I emailed her last night and asked how she does it. My digital camera also has video with SOUND! Did I know this? NO. Duh. How stupid is that! But this is something I want to do more of in the future.

Here are my first two samples. Grainy. yes. Dark. Yes. Content....ehhhh...and you know what? I hate listening to myself. I sound just like my MOM! I don't realize how bad my Minnesota accent comes through until I listen to myself! (Oh you betcha, oh yahhhh, don'tcha know!!!)

I did my first test on Jeff...playing video games. And Sadie wanted right in the action.

Last night I hung the quilt I got in Sisters on this old rake I found in a 1/2 price booth at an antique mall yesterday. It will look better when the walls aren't so stark white I think. The hooks came from Joann Fabrics at 40% off in their garden stuff. The rake is cool...it's ancient. The tines are hand whittled. Cool quilt rack, huh? This inspiration came from my friend Mary in Asheboro. I consider her my Home Dec Advisor!! (*waving* Hi Mary!)

For a link educating you about the ancient symbolism of this block design, click here. There are Fly Foot quilts (would that be FLY FEET if there are more than one?) way predating WWII. I think it is time we quilters stop having to worry about offending someone because we want to rescue a beautifully made quilt that happens to resemble something distasteful. Likewise....we aren't going around pointing out that the 50 stars on the USA flag are all PENTAGRAMS are we? :c)

From "Quiltmaking & Quiltmakers" by Marilyn Lithgow, 1974:

---Surprising to contemporary viewers, the swastika is a good-luck symbol that is frequently seen in old quilt designs. It is a graphic symbol found in almost every ancient and primitive culture all over the world. It appears in both North American Indian art and traditional Pennsylvania-German folk art where it is often used as a decoration although outsiders have misinterpreted it as being a "hex" against witches. As a symbol the swastika represents the movement and power of the sun as related to the poles and the four cardinal directions, but it has lost its ancient significance and would be of little interest in the modern world had not Hitler used it for the flag of the Nazi Third Reich on the advice of his occultists. The swastika design used on old quilts was variously named "Crazy Ann," "Follow the Leader," "Twist and Turn," and the "Fly Foot," the latter name probably being derived from the "fylfot fret," a decorative detail based on the swastika shape and widely used in colonial architecture.---


I know I have to upload the sisters stuff. Oh..I'm choking myself for not doing some of this in VIDEO!!! But I'll hopefully remember that in the future...

This morning I'm running Jeff to the motorcycle place..his scooter was having some engine work done. I'll probably have to drive him into school. Luckily he is only there for 3 hours. It's too far to want to drive back home and go back out again with the way gas is, so I'll toodle around town doing errands a bit until he calls me to come back and pick him up.

TONIGHT I'll post some of the Sisters stuff. Believe me.....most of my pics are of the ANTIQUES!! They were fabulous! :cD

Off to the shower....

video video

13 comments:

Char said...

The video came through perfectly - although as you said - a little dark. Thanks for sharing your expertise and your life with us bloggers.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Your videos are awesome! I will have to play around with that feature.

The rake makes a brilliant quilt hanger.

Myra said...

Love the rake idea!
Your videos came out great! Is there a secret on how to put them on here?
Happy stitchings! 8-)

Annemiek said...

So funny to actually HEAR you! About your accent: it just sounds "American" to me *lol*

Fran said...

Welcome back Bonnie. Your videos are very neat. What a great way to share with us. As far as your accent, well you do just sound American as I'm sure I'd just sound Canadian eh?..lol:cD It makes your blog so much more personal now.
I really like your ideas for wall hangings, saws now rakes, and I adore the doll quilt. The other, well... not so much, but heh, what do I know. As they say in French "A chacun son gout" which means to each their own taste.
You do such beautiful work I'm amazed you haven't got your walls plastered with them.
I can't wait for the book. Is the printing date still in September? your fans want to know so we can line up.lol
I've been working super hard on a "Bonnie wanta be" quilt inspired by both you and Tonya. I will send a picture as soon as it's finished.
Glad your home again for awhile. Miss you when your away, but always look so forward to all the wonderful pictures and stories of your trips. Almost feels like I've been part of the adventure and been to some of those places. As ever,

Smiles from afar....:cD Fran

Fran said...

Welcome back Bonnie. Your videos are very neat. What a great way to share with us. As far as your accent, well you do just sound American as I'm sure I'd just sound Canadian eh?..lol:cD It makes your blog so much more personal now.
I really like your ideas for wall hangings, saws now rakes, and I adore the doll quilt. The other, well... not so much, but heh, what do I know. As they say in French "A chacun son gout" which means to each their own taste.
You do such beautiful work I'm amazed you haven't got your walls plastered with them.
I can't wait for the book. Is the printing date still in September? your fans want to know so we can line up.lol
I've been working super hard on a "Bonnie wanta be" quilt inspired by both you and Tonya. I will send a picture as soon as it's finished.
Glad your home again for awhile. Miss you when your away, but always look so forward to all the wonderful pictures and stories of your trips. Almost feels like I've been part of the adventure and been to some of those places. As ever,

Smiles from afar....:cD Fran

Sew Bee It said...

I has just started wondering about the pink and navy quilt when I started the video, and had to laugh when the first thing you said was that it was the "non-swastica quilt":) Thanks for sharing, it's always fun to get to see a whole new side of someone!

Marianne said...

Loved the video with Sadie! That is one sweet dog! And, what accent? You sound so nice. Did you stay at the Sunriver Resort and would you recommend it?

Dianne said...

Bonnie, I just love being able to hear your voice. You sound so nice and so sweet -- just like I knew you would! Enjoyed watching your videos and hope to see more. Kindest regards from Dianne B. in England (a Stashbuster sister)

Julia said...

Great to hear your voice Bonnie,
I love to hear the American accent, which ever part you are from.
Julia down under..

Jan said...

The videos are great. I truly do not know how you get everything done you do and still get some sleep. Amazing..
When I met you in Paducah a few years ago (Lucy was visiting) when we were all staying at Big Bear, you were so quiet and I had no idea you were this whirlwind person. Love your blog and look forward to reading it every day.

Lori said...

OMG!!! Sadie is such a little ham!!! lol She's so sweet!!

Lori in VA

Pat said...

What do you mean we have an accent in Minnesota! Dontyaknow its every one else who does! Okay now, lets get on with sewing, okydoky.

PB in MN

PS had any good hotdish lately? Or perhaps some bars? Maybe some red jello with bananas and whip cream. Just caught some walleye too.