Thursday, March 22, 2007

dead person quilt

i am taking a poll. how creepy is it on a scale from one to ten to make a quilt made from you dead grandparents clothing. and if it isnt creepy is there a chance it will encourage hauntings or visitations, both of which i am against.

11 comments:

becky said...

hmmmm. i can't decide. my first thought was "gross!" but i have no idea why. i would love a quilt that smelled like my grandma

punk rock girl said...

hmmm more importantly how would you feel about a quilt that smelled like my grandma...and i hope you arent holding the fact she refused to believe you were white against her when you make your decision.

ck said...

i'm a bad person to ask...i won't even go to an antique show because i'm down right convinced that anything once owned by now dead people is haunted - regardless of how sweet and innocent grandma was..sorry grandma

becky said...

i am ok with hauntings. i mean, they scare the shit out of me even if they're infants. but they're cool, right? anywho, grammy didn't like me because she thought i was brown. but i always took it as a compliment when she said "both of your roommates are ethnic". but a quilt by someone ELSE'S dead grandparent? i don't know about that...

punk rock girl said...

oh grandma didnt dislike you. she just wanted to make sure you were here legally. i cleared the whole thing up by showing her your birth certificate. i am thinking the log cabin pattern. grandma would have liked that.

punk rock girl said...

i watched volver. they gave the timely advice to throw away a dead person's clothes...

brian said...

you watched volver?

i think that making a quilt out of dead-people's clothing is good for an environmental point of view, you know, recycling and all that. i also like the idea because one of my favorite authors is doctorow and tries to fashion his novels after this kind of quilting--creating new material out of fragments of discarded material.

and i agree with becky. you should always do everything in your power to try and get visited (and even haunted) by ghosts. i tried using a oijia board the other day, but it didn't work.

natali said...

i watched volver. i am highly against hauntings. i get nervous in church when people are telling touching stories about grammy coming back while they are in the hospital. i pray that people WONT come back to visit.

but i really like the fabric so i am making it.

becky said...

you wouldn't want me to come back and visit you? i would pet your head and everything.

i watched volver too. it was about dead people and incest. good show.

i also watched reign over me.
i also watched stranger than fiction and spanglish? geez, did i do anything else this weekend?

punk rock girl said...

dont touch me with your ghost hands.

also, i wish volver would have been more about food preperation and how the wind affects your sanity. but i still liked it a lot.

Colls said...

i am currenly sleeping with a denim/ polyester combo quilt made from old janitorial pants. when i wake up i have an insatiable desire to do genealogy. so yeah, there's that.