I have a Quilt Gallery in my stairwell.
Actually, it's five quilt wall hangings made by my mother
aka Mother Theresa.
And these quilted wall hangings are Beee-UUU-TEE-Full!!!
I love them soooooooo much I put extra "ooo's " after "so".
(Twelve hours later, I figure out it's the ceiling. Sheez. doy)
Also my stairwell is very TALL.
And very dusty.
I live in a 110 year old farmhouse after all.
I launder and iron the wall hangings twice a year, once in Spring and once in the Fall. Like clockwork. To keep them nice and fresh and clean.
This fall I don't need to launder them.
A: Because they never freaking got hung up
after they were laundered in March!
Five months ago!!!
Well, for starters, who wants to haul in a big old, bulky aluminum ladder all through the house, all the way up to the stairway landing while consistently nicking the drywall and plaster and almost taking out a ceiling light or two?
Who never cleans off the ladder before bringing it in and therefore ends up with all kinds of dead grasses and leaves and mud and dirt from the ladder spewed all over their tan colored stairway carpet that is almost impossible to get out?
And uh, who is afraid of heights?
To top it off, I have to use a broom handle to straighten the quilted hangings once they're hung.
Who does not like to do that and always gets dizzy and nearly tumbles down the stairs?
And once again, who did that almost happen to yesterday?
Mother Theresa does such a beautiful job!
This pattern below is called "Broken Dishes".
I love that!
Broken Dishes! Just like at my house!
This quilt is all pastelly and pretty.
I don't think "pastelly" is a word. Nonetheless, this pattern is so soft and pretty.
And how about this wall hanging, right off the stairway, in a guest bedroom.
Oh my gosh,
I absolutely, completely,
100% love this pattern.
Can you guess what it's called?
How fun is that?!?
Mustard yellows, rich dark greens, reds, and blues, with a burgundy and tan plaid border.
Stop!!!!! I love it so!
No, I'm sorry, you can't have it.
But let's get a close-up look at these fun
Don't they remind you of old men from the 1920's in their business suits?
Well, now I feel I must introduce you to
on my wall.
And a closer look reveals the details...
Look at all that work that went into making this super pretty, intriguing wall hanging!
And the hanging below was custom made by Mother Theresa for a super tall, super skinny wall in my stairwell.
Okay, time out.
I need to pen a quick letter to my Mother.
I KNOW IT'S WRINKLY!!! I CAN SEE THAT!!! LAY OFF!
This quilted hanging looks way CUTER when it doesn't have five months of wrinkles in it from laying on the back of a love seat with 4-5 cats jockeying for their comfy spot on this "Honeycomb" pattern.
This wall hanging is so wrinkly, Ima not show you the closeup of this pretty Honeycomb quilt, I'll wait until it gets ironed and then show you.
I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!
It's the oldie
It's HUGE, like 4' x 6' or something.
HUGE for a wall hanging.
And look at all the details on each ring.
If Tim and I ever renew wedding vows again, I think I will wear this wall hanging.
Don'tcha wish you were married to me?
Another quick letter.
Only this one is to my Mother-In-Law June
(who cleans my house every week, free of charge, AND does laundry).
I KNOW YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN HAPPY TO IRON THESE QUILT HANGINGS FOR ME HAD I ASKED YOU.
Yes, I SEE THAT THEY'RE WRINKLY!!! LAY OFF!
And in closing,
one final letter to pen....
Hey, maybe instead of gabbing and laughing and drinking wine when you two are together next time at my house, maybe, JUST MAYBE you could iron my wrinkly wall hangings?
P.S. Could you trim the shrub by the back door while you're at it?