December 14, 2008

I got Tagged, and finished the quilt!

Here are the pictures of the finished quilt for my Gramma. I had to pull back the kitchen table to find enough space to lay out the quilt bottom/batting/top to pin it all together to get it ready to quilt together. :D Almost done with all my Xmas projects- YAY!
Eva of Effunia tagged me the other day; (here's a photo of Buttercup the Eva-made mushroom)

meaning I have to divulge six random things about myself, so here goes:

1. I have a really big phobia of frogs- real frogs, not cartoon or plush ones. I think it stems from the time when I was in grade one. I was sitting in the school library pulling out nature books, and I happened to open one book at this full 2 page picture spread of the poisonous African Tree Frog- I remember it felt like it was going to leap off the page and poison me right then and there. It freaked me out so much that whenever I see frogs on the Discovery Channel, or in real life, I get that horrible shivery feeling in my stomach that almost makes me want to throw up. (This phobia was not helped by having to fish dead frogs out of our swimming pool in the summer, or that GIGANTIC toad sitting on the chest high rock wall I almost walked into on my vacation with friends in Bermuda. EWWWW!)

2. My favorite color is green. You'd never know it to look at my wardrobe- I'm not one of those people who wears their favorite color all the time, due to the fact that very few shades of green look good with my skin tone. Bummer!!

3. I LOVE winter!! Growing up in Canada among the snowy Rocky Mountains was awesome. I miss snow A LOT, especially at Christmas.

4. My favorite painters are Tom Thompson

and Hans Hoffman.

5. I grew up playing video games- to this day my family is still playing- we have Mario Kart tournaments every time we get together, and now we do Wii bowling/Guitar Hero and get everyone involved from ages 5 to 65. You're never too old for Mario. :D

6. I suck at math- HATED it from day one. Total brain block. A small part of the reason I am an artist are my feeble math skills. :D Man did I hate the math portion of the SAT! So glad that I rocked the English portion, otherwise I would never have made it into art school. It was also the death knell for my very early childhood dreams of being a doctor- I sucked at Chemistry too, although I was really good at Biology. Never even went near Physics, I knew that one was going to be a disaster for my GPA.


So here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know that they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Now it's your turn:

Emily from Follow the White Rabbit
Daniel from Happycloud Thunderhead
Jill and Erin from Dolls for Friends
Anna from Burgerlog
Kitty from KiTtYPiNkStArS
Danamarie from greenstar studios


Eva said...

thank you for playing :) I enjoyed learning more about you!!! so cool that everyone in your family plays videogames... I guess my dad, brother and sister do- but I wish I could get my mom and grandma to play!

Chelsea Ling said...

i love that little mushroom!

Leeanna Butcher said...

Chelsea, you should check out Eva's blog and etsy- she does custom mushrooms. Her work is so much fun. :D

Emily [Follow The White Rabbit] said...

The quilt looks fantastic! Wow, what amazing work!

OMGoodness frogs! Remind me never to take you on a canoe ride in a swamp! ;) I feel the same way about spiders. Complete freak-out time anytime I see one. o_O

Yay snow! You'll get some this year! :) Tom Thompson is fantastic! My fav Group of 7 painter is Lawren S Harris. :)

I think we would have a blast if we ever got together because I totally grew up playing video games too!!! (I was the only chick I knew who played.) My favourite old school multiplayer games are Mario Kart and Perfect Dark. Classics!

And same for math skills AKA non-existant, lol.

I will work on my answers. :)

Leeanna Butcher said...

Lawren Harris is fantastic- hard to pick favorites among The Group! Ben feels the same way about spiders. Look forward to seeing your answers!
Happy holidays. :D