Friday, July 24, 2009

I Think There Has Been Some Kind of Mistake

When Polly and I did lectures and trunk shows together we got lots of interesting questions. Our favorite was "How did you two meet?" Well, if you didn't know, we're sisters. Which takes us to the most popular question we were asked. It has been asked at every venue that we have been at together and usually at our solo talks too - "Who else in your family was creative?" In our immediate family - no one. Cold hearted, huh. But when it comes to sewing and needle arts - or any fine arts for that matter - we don't have anyone else. As for extended family - there are some. Did I say we are Irish and raised Catholic? There is a LOT of extended family. But, in the generation before us, I don't know of anyone who sewed other than simple home maintenance, i.e. mending. Polly and I each wanted an end product (me a quilt, and Polly a rug) and worked at it until we had one. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention.

Which brings us to the question of the day.....are we congressmen from Idaho? There has been some interesting keyword searches that have brought traffic to our website. I got a nice email and a "heads up" from a political reporter and it seems that Idaho has 2 congressmen that represents them in D.C. and their names are Minnick and Simpson. Funny. No, no relation. Never even been to Idaho.

Have a great weekend, folks!

Laurie

7 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok, that's hysterical! I usually just sit back and enjoy your blog (and your fabrics and your patterns and your rugs......) but this just cracked me up! Minnick and Simpson of Idaho! :D

Camille said...

That's too bad! I'm pretty sure I could have gotten my extended family to vote for you. Keep in mind, I'm related to at least half the state, so you probably would've won. Bummer. ;-)

Carrie P. said...

Funny about the congressman thing.

Donnelly said...

I am from Idaho and in our local online paper on Wednesday, there was an article about our two politicians collaberating (I am absolutely sure I did not spell that right) or fighting about some sort of bill. I giggled to myself because I immediately thought of you guys.
Have a great day!

Donnelly said...

Here are their first names: Walt Minnick and Mike Simpson. I forgot that in my last post.

debbie said...

That's too funny! How was Nantucket? :)

jaybird said...

thanks for the background.. my mom sews but doesn't quilt.. but overall i do have a very creative family!

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