Here's a little something I bet you didn't know about me....
I am a Snowtrooper - yes, a Star Wars Snowtrooper. Why?....
When I first met my husband about 10 years ago he was a member of the Muskavar 501st....something. (I can't remember all the techy names & numbers).
He was building his own Star Wars Stormtrooper costume.
I followed him to children's events where kids can have their picture taken with all the Star Wars characters, hang out with them, and play "light sabre" games with them.
I saw the smiley faces of these kids and wanted to be a part of it all.....I LOVE kids!
So...I created my own Snowtrooper costume.
It was a blast hanging out with kids and watching the surprise, then fear, then joy in their little faces.
It's all volunteer - we don't accept any money .... and we only attend special events like greeting the cancer patient campers as they arrive on horseback, (my favorite event). or...."Boo at the Zoo" with the trick-or-treaters.
Here's my favorite "Stormtrooper" and myself at the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho.
Jan, from Florida, sent me 3 quilts.
One was a Star Wars quilt for her son - I don't think Star Wars will ever be out-dated!
I could NOT quilt on top of Yoda's face!
She used the Cluck Cluck Sew pattern, "Bizzy Kid".
Stormtrooper connecting with the quilt...(deep voice.."do. not. leave. my. house.)
She also sent this red & white lovely - I cross-hatched it and quilted a pretty little feather in the outer border.
I LOVE this modern "Across the Quad" by Jennifer Mathis. I quilted long figure "8's" in the patchwork areas and a fan swirl in the background.
These are all so lovely.....thank you, Jan, for allowing me to "play" on your quilts!
And for helping me bring back all those Star Wars memories....makes me smile!