Monday, November 19, 2007

"Martha, Who Quilted That Quilt???"

On Nov 15th the talented designer, Anna Maria Horner was on Martha Stewart. Anna Maria demonstrated a fun craft with paint and fabric. Behind the two ladies, during the segment, was a display of some items featuring Anna Maria's Chocolate Lollipop fabrics. There, with the the rest of the items, I recognized a quilt I had quilted for Anna Maria last spring. I was thrilled to see it. If you blinked you would have missed it. It's there behind them. You can see it in this picture. (I know it's kinda cheesy to take a digital picture of the TV. Oh well!) Anna Maria Horner did such a great job. She was so cute and seemed like such a natural on camera. Don't forget to visit Anna Maria's new website here, too! And here is a post from Anna Maria's blog when she completed the quilt last spring. It's so cute!

Here is the display table behind them. And there's the quilt!
"Who quilted that quilt, Martha? I'm sure all of your viewers wanted to know!"

Many years ago, I got to meet Martha Stewart at a book signing event at the South Coast Plaza, not far from my home. I took my daughters with me. They were so little then. Anyway, as we waited in the long line, axiously hoping to meet Martha, Daughter #1 was standing in the path where Martha was to come through. Suddenly Martha and her entourage came through and Martha had to ask my daughter to move. She put her hand on her shoulder and said, "Excuse me, dear." My little girl looked up and saw Martha face to face and said she wanted to scream.

When my daughter returned to the line where I was, she was so excited to tell me what had just happened. Two rather 'flamboyant' interior decorator guys, who were in line behind us, heard the whole story, screamed and said my daughter should never wash her shoulder again! Now that's taking it a bit too far! We were fans, not psychopaths! LOL

Here are the girls on the day we met Martha Stewart. I told them I would let them ride the Merry-go Round at South Coast Plaza if they behave. They did!

In those days I was huge fan of Martha Stewart and I tried to copy everything like Martha...her food, decorating, gardening, etc. Then one spring as I was planting a vegetable garden, just as Martha instructed in her "Martha Stewart Gardening" book, I injured my back. As I lay in bed for two weeks flat on my back, it was as if the Martha Stewart spell was broken. After that, I didn't try so hard to be Martha Stewart. A friend told me that she probably has hired help in her garden anyway!


Sequana said...

I guess I did blink...*S* so thx for posting this. Congrats on even recognizing it there. I was so focused on A.M. that I didn't even check out the set.

I still am a Martha wannabe I fear, even after all these years. I can't think of anything she's ever come up with that I haven't liked.

Cept the stock sale....*snicker*

And now she seems to be back on top again....lots of new products in new venues....the Christmas MSL zine 298 pages.

I guess I should have taped that show so I could watch your quilt in reruns, huh?

Thimbleanna said...

Woohoo! Now "you"'ve been on Martha's craft set! Congratulations!