Monday, October 31, 2011

Shut the Door, Lock and Latch It -- Here Comes Lizzie with a Brand New Hatchet

When we go to White Oak, Honna brings the music along. We listen to Kingston Trio, New Christy Minstrels, Smothers Brothers -- you know, stuff from our era. Turbo just kind of puts up with it, asking a question or two on occasion. The first time she heard about Billy Joe McAllister, et al., it led to her doing research and preparing a unit on the ballad for one of the English classes she teaches.  

Anyway, always one of the songs gets into my head and stays with me for a few days upon my return to the real world. Many times I hum "It takes a worried man, to sing a worried song," and after other trips "through the open window, she hands Charlie a nickel," you get the idea. This time around, for no particular reason, it's the Chad Mitchell Trio's greatest hit, "Lizzie Borden."

Song has nothing to do with the churn dash baby quilt I spent a lot of time on. I had to take apart half of the blocks and remake them. And then decided they needed lattice. And cornerstones. And it has turned out to be a quilt that I like very much. I hope the young mother-to-be does, too.

And now, please, enjoy having the song stuck in your head.  You know, you can't chop your papa up in Massachusetts.  Massachusetts is a far cry from New York.

14 comments:

LizA. said...

Very cute. Thanks a lot--I REALLY didn't need that particular ear worm......

Salem Stitcher said...

I do love that little quilt!

Fraid I'm with Turbo on the song bits!

Janet O. said...

Saw the Kingston Trio live a few years ago in a small local concert hall. How about some Peter, Paul and Mary singing "If I had a Hammer"--or did you ever listen to We Five? I love "Worried Man"! Actually, my oldest daughter and I were folk and bluegrass music concert junkies before she moved. I miss that now.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

OH, NO! Not an ear worm. I don't need one this morning... arrgh. Too late now.

Love, love, LOVE that color combination on the baby quilt, it is very pretty!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Can we sing Hang down your head, Tom Dooley instead? :cD

LOVE the cute baby quilt! I've got one to do for a nephew-soon-to-arrive....hopefully on my birthday in January!

Bonnie

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like this quilt a lot, too. If the new mother isn't head over heels, let me know! I know a new mother who would LOVE it!!!

Bobbi said...

Who'dda thunk that color combo? Love it.

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WOW… I am thoroughly impressed with your hubby…that looks like such hard work…but the results…gorgeous!

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