Thursday, August 16, 2007
‘Queen’ for a day
My friend Jane drove me nuts over my birthday present this year. She kept saying that I really needed it and that she was sure I’d want her to have one just exactly like it.
Turns out, she was exactly right. I did need one and I would have been devastated if she didn’t have one also.
My birthday was Sunday and I got to church before Jane, so I was sitting at the table when she came in with a bright, shiny bag that I was sure had my birthday present in it. (I’m as bad as most children about presents!)
The second I saw my wonderful, sparkling, pearl encrusted tiara, I knew exactly what Jane had been talking about!
I did need a tiara and so did she! She said she didn’t want to wear hers though, since it was my birthday.
I will have to say that there aren’t many churches where you could wear a tiara all morning and get very few weird looks.
There are many, many jokes about quilt queens and one little story about a lady who, when she puts on her tiara at work, everyone knows to stay as far away from her as possible.
I find it impossible not to be cheerful with a tiara on though.
Jane and I have wanted tiaras since our trip to the Nashville quilt show last year. We ran into a group of ladies, who were actually on a business trip and not there for the quilts at all — the “high-sellers” all were wearing bright, sparkly tiaras.
We decided at that moment, that we really, really needed tiaras!
Jane and I are headed back to the Nashville quilt show in a week or so. We can’t wait.
The weatherman says it’s as hot in Nashville as it is here, but we’re not really worried. The Opryland Hotel and Convention Center is really well air conditioned. And we don’t leave until they throw us out (along with the other 20,000 or so quilters who won’t leave either).
This year, just Jane, Binky and I are going. Binky loves to sew almost as much as Jane and I do. She recently made herself a pair of “alien” pajamas. They’re a bit patchworked, as we didn’t have enough alien fabric, but they sure are cute!
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