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Sunday, February 23, 2014

DWM: a concert, and Lulu's Baskets

Saturday afternoon my husband I drove west-northwest about 95 miles to the town of Stoughton, Wisconsin.  My birthday gift to him was a pair of tickets to hear Tom Rush in concert at the Stoughton Opera House .


album cover from the early days
Tom Rush has been playing folk music for more than 50 years. We saw him in concert in Wayne, Maine, about 25 years ago.  He's aged, but so have we!   And he is still singing.  It was a wonderful evening.


We got to Stoughton mid-afternoon, in time for me to go into Saving Thyme .  It's a very cheerful quilt shop in a renovated (=gutted and rebuilt) early 20th century building right on the river.  Lots of bright, modern prints and batiks.  I meant to get an even dozen fat quarters but it turned out I only got 11, and five half-yards of black-and-white prints. 

I could call this "Olympic baskets," because that's what I watched as I pieced completed the flimsy. But Lulu's Baskets it is (see last week's DWM for the reason).  As I write this post (Sunday evening) I have the center half-quilted. 


I'm linking up with other quiltmakers for Design Wall Monday at Judy's Patchwork Times .



  

10 comments:

  1. Lulu's basket is wonderful! What Spring like colors. I know we're gonna get some warmer weather soon.

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  2. Your baskets are so bright and "springy"... Love the border.

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  3. ohh nann.....beautiful...love it...border is perfect! soo colorful! how about sochi baskets?

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  4. Haven't met a basket I didn't love. Great colors.

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  5. Baskets are fantastic! The piano keys border works perfectly!

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  6. I hadn't thought of Tom Rush in years. I saw him in Lakeland Florida in about 1975. Thanks for sharing. And I love the baskets.

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  7. folk music, my favorite!! I will have to check out Tom Rush. internet radio is wonderful, you get set it to what you like and wuilt.

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  8. Great baskets esp with piano key border. Well done. I just feel like singing some folks songs now.... hang down your head Tom Dooley, etc.

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  9. Hi Nann! It's great to hear Tom Rush is still out doing gigs. I see he still has that great mustache! LOL His versions of Circle Game and These Days are two of the most soulful songs I've ever heard. Maybe it's because I first became a fan as a teenager, but boy oh boy, these songs really stir up a lot of emotion for me. I am going to have to find out if he's coming anywhere near Philadelphia.

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