Thursday, February 5, 2009

Heredity

Polly and I are in the process of writing a blog entry for The Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber for our new fabric collection Flag Day Farm. I think it will be posted within the week - so look for it soon.
Flag Day
Anyhoo.... in discussing the collections and it's inspirational origins (the family farm our Mother grew up on) we were looking through some family photos. It has been our joke between us that there is NOT any good photos of us. None. Double chins and glamour challenged faces aside - most photos catch us with eyes shut or one eye shut or the zipper on our pants undone. I am speaking of myself, primarily. We try to sneak out of most photos if we see someone approaching with a camera. We have a sense of humor about it, but it is just fact. When we came upon this photo of our Mother, our oldest brother Michael (the baby of course), and our Great Grandmother Polly, we feel there must be a genetic tendency to disappoint photographers. Grandma Polly never met a camera she didn't like. (guess who was named after her!) Finally! Proof that the "photogenic" gene runs in the family. How funny is that!

Laurie

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

VERY funny. And your family is not alone in that. Unless I'm somehow related to you guys!

Dandelion Quilts said...

You are funny. :)

PamKittyMorning said...

I love that she looks like she's going to kick someone's .. well you know. My grandma always had her head down, there are very few photos of her. Love the photo regardless. She looks like she knows her own mind!

pdudgeon said...

fabulous photo!! her determined personality really shows. it's great that you have a photo of her.

Simply This and That said...

Great photo! I love old photos!

Carrie said...

DNA never lies. And am I mistaken or does Grandma Polly look a lot like sister Polly ~ well, all except for that rather serious expression on her face ~ PKM is right, she looks like she's ready to give someone a smack-down of some kind or another. (Or can sister Polly get that look too?)

passingdowncrazy said...

Thanks for the chuckle! Did they have PMS in those days???

Vicky said...

That's a great picture. No one ever smiled in photos back in those days. I asked my mother about that once and she didn't have an answer. Can't wait for your Flag Day blog. Flag Day is my favorite fabric line this season!

Brenis said...

Bahahaha!!! You are so funny Laurie!! Ohh the expression on grama polly's face is hilarious! Such seriousness!!
I remember you telling me that you both don't take a good photo - ever! - LOL and if i'm not mistaken, have a pretty good one of you two! I oughta dig it up and send it to you!! :D

WoolenSails said...

That is funny, I am the same way, never get a good picture.

Debbie

Cathi said...

The photogenic gene.......that's why I am always carrying the camera LOL. I'm sure every family has a picture like that somewhere.

Carrie P. said...

So funny!
I thought I would let you know that I have binded a quilt with the twill tape that I won last year. I would love for you to check it some time when you have time.
http://apassionforapplique.blogspot.com/2009/02/drum-roll-please.html

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