What a Difference a Weekend Can Make

I tempted fate with my back still not feeling 100% and decided that I had not sewn in my studio for far too long. I got to spend the whole weekend, or the majority of it, in studio at the sewing machine. It was really great.

These are the weekly quilts for March. The theme is “Historic Lady Collage”. I had envisioned these being more “crusty” for collage, but I lose courage to continue to alter them, so the paint and stamping ideas went by the wayside. Part of the reason to leave that be was that I used some hand-dyed damask napkins I thrifted. There were only 3 napkins, and they were stained, so dyeing them last year was a fun project.
The quotes are what the ladies actually said, usually attributed through letters. I had envisioned Marie Antoinette saying “Let them eat cake”, but that has been since not been attributed to her. So the even more fun “Don’t Worry, I’ll be fine” is somehow better. Prophetic.

I also made these cute Vintage Romance ATCs for a swap I’m in at Atcsforall.com. I made one extra for me, and one extra to swap later. I used some hand made vintage French lace on these that I almost couldn’t cut into. They turned out so sweet.

I’m excited to get more sewing done this week, and next weekend should make progress on “The Road to Home”. I hope to show it in May.

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My maiden name- Buechele- and High School

And now for a non quilt related post.
You know, over on Facebook, we’re practically having a Bremen High School 1991 reunion. I have found a few high school friends I haven’t been in touch with in years! So weird. But then I found that I must be darned hard to locate since I’m listed by my married name, not my maiden name. So if you’re looking for me on teh Google, it’s me, Cheryl Buechele, nerd extraordinaire.
Oh, and if Joan Krysinski ever Googles herself and finds herself here, I’d love to be in touch. Mrs. Krysinski once made us write a paper on our personal hero (or heroine). I didn’t know it at the time that she would become mine. The moment it happened, I have to admit, was the senior AP English outing we had at her home in Crete, by her swimming pool. Mrs. Krysinski asked me what I had planned for my summer. I told her that I was going to audition for a play. I really had only “thought” about auditioning, and was a bit chicken to do it. The moment I said it to her, I knew I had to do it. I did audition, I got a part, and went to that school for college. My theatre career landed me at Soupstone Productions in Downer’s Grove at the Tivoli Theater, but it wasn’t a job that I could live on. I then went to retail full time at Gamers Paradise in Villa Park. That’s how I met DH, and moved to Baltimore. So, long story short, all I ever needed was a kick in the tail to do one thing. That one thing led me here…
And if any her former AP English students want a copy of her Valediction to her 1991 AP English class, I still have mine and can get you a copy.

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