Monday, January 7, 2008

Fitzy - "Are We There Yet?"

I embroidered, layered, quilted and bound the "Christmas" sign yesterday. That's alot for me to get done in one day! I also cooked 2 meals (which is totally uncharacteristic) so I declare it a GREAT day.

The next sign is to be representative of the state of California. I'll be darned if I can find any city in California that represents Christmas!! The closest is "Angels Camp" and that just doesn't work for dh & I. I may resort to making a city name up, hope the quilt police don't come looking! Let me know if you have any secrets in your pocket, any cities YOU can think of that I may have overlooked in CA? Or how about suggestions for a city name to be "created"?

My background will be dark blue, all pieced together willy-nillie, and the snow at the bottom of the pole will be done the same way. I have in mind a green and white barber pole for the signs to hang on, and a golden ball at the top. I haven't decided if the pole will be pieced, will depend on what I can find for fabric (I'd really rather NOT piece it, lol.) I have some nice folk wooden buttons for the "nails" to hold the signs onto the post.

It's all playing nicely in my mind, just got keep going, stitch-by-stitch!

8 comments:

jenclair said...

This is such a clever idea!

Rose Marie said...

What a great idea for your signpost! Have fun creating your imaginative place in CA.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

So much fun, and wheee so productive. I love this quilt. I played around a bit and found both a Snow Valley and Snow Canyon in CA. Kinda dull. Hollywood? holly is christmasy. Also found a Rudolph WI. fun thing to try is searching in the U.S. Gazeteer:

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer

McIrish Annie said...

love the barber pole idea. no ideas about CA. it's too damn sunny there to evoke Christmasy names!

jmbmommy said...

Love the signs!

Carol E. said...

Don't know about CA but there is North Pole, Alaska.

doni said...

If you consider "widening" your holiday - there's always "Valentine NE"!

Clever Idea!

Jeanne said...

Great idea. They look terrific.