Sunday, September 26, 2010

It Happened at the Candy Factory!
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Once upon a time there was a group of displaced (unemployed) elves who wanted to start a business. They thought they'd open a cookie factory but they feared their counterparts the Keebler Elves. They did some research and found that the Lifesaver Company didn't have any elves so why not start a 'new & improved' Lifesaver Co. After securing a major investor - Mr Sweet Tooth - they bought all sorts of equipment and yummy flavors; cherry, strawberry, lemon, lime, blueberry and got busy!
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It was a wonderful and exciting day when they released their first roll of New & Improved Lifesavers made by Elves. And, then tragedy struck - they were served with a 'cease & desist' order from THE Lifesaver Co - the letter talked about copyright infringement, trademarks, etc. They were also ordered to destroy all the candy they had produced :-( Knowing they were doomed they proceeded to destroy the candy while crying bittersweet tears.
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Mr Sweet Tooth was not happy, after all he'd invested a tremendous amount of money in the Elves' venture. He ordered them to sweep up all the broken pieces and make candy and he didn't care what it took. The Elves did as they were told and here is the result..................................LOL
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This is my Schnibble "Paganini" quilt (ver. 3) made with broken pieces (LOL) of Punctuation by American Jane for Moda and Snow Bella also by Moda. This line of fabric does include some adorable black prints but I opted to leave them out.



I looked up at my design wall while I was sewing yesterday afternoon and started snickering. Yes, I'm really good at entertaining myself. I HAD to write my story about the Elves.
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Thank you for indulging my humor on this Sunday in September! :-) I hope I haven't scared you away - come again soon!
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In Friendship!

51 comments:

Quiltersal said...

Although I don't do pastels, it still is quite lovely! And your story has just enough whimsy to tickle me!

Happy Autumn, Darlene!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What fun - I love the colors - and I love that they inspired you to write the fun story. Wonder if those elves would come over and make me some candy - I won't let the copyright people find them.

Micki said...

What a wonderful story you told and the quilt is just charming!
Micki

Cheryl said...

I had to giggle too. Cute story and even cuter quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are hysterical!
You are so creative that you are now making up stories and characters to go with your quilts?!?! What a hoot!

Sherri said...

Love this Paganini...think I want to make all the versions...they are all so fun!

John'aLee said...

Girlfriend...you are quite the story teller. You might have missed your calling! Loved it!!

Carol said...

Cute little story and cute little quilt too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Made me lick my lips. :) Cute, cute quilt! blessings, marlene

call me crazy said...

I liked your story! but now I have a craving for Lifesavers! LOL :-) Very cute Paganini! Have a happy day!

Debi said...

I love the colors in this little quilt...awesome! Your story was so cute!

Yvette said...

Very cute! All of it!!

Carol said...

Fun story and very fun quilt...LOVE it! I really like it without the black!

CaraQuilts said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only one who has these stories going through their head!

Allie said...

LOL - you are creative in so many ways, Darlene! Love the story and love the quilt - and now I want some lifesavers!!!!!!!!!!

Radka said...

Love the story!
Your quilts are lovely, but already know that:)

Quilt Hollow said...

Fantastic Schnibble!! I could see this one on black background too!! It's a keeper!!

AnnieO said...

Thanks for the creative writing Elf adventure :)

Those are great looking broken candy pieces! Fun pattern. Someday I'll Schnibble too.

Candace said...

It's a beauty even though made from the elves broken pieces.

Monica said...

Great! Now I want candy! When I break my diet, I'm telling' the hubs it was your fault...k?

Love your little paganini! Whatcha gonna do with it?

Ginger Patches said...

You're so funny :) What an adorable quilt!

Dianne said...

great!

Shakerwood said...

Cute, cute quilt. I haven't found the pattern locally yet. I was hoping to so I didn't have to pay as much for shipping as I did for the pattern! Seeing yours, I may just have to do that......it is so cute.

Adorable story!

Dresden Quilter said...

You are great at everything! I love the story and the quilt!

onlymehere said...

Funny you should ask where the pillow ended up bz I just posted it, lol! Stop by again sometime and tell me what you think!
Cindy

Susan said...

I really like this one, the colors are perfect and nice to see it in American Jane.

Lori said...

That is adorable! I'm not sure I would have liked the black in it either.
Love your elves!!

Rose Marie said...

Enjoyed your post and love your candy blocks!

Loris said...

OK that was too funny! Your Paganini is beautiful!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh very cute! I was just drooling over some of that fabric line this weekend at my LQS!

sewmeow said...

Definitely looks like life savers to me....love it.

Béa said...

Love your Paganini, I choose the same version !

QuiltSue said...

LOL. Great story and great quilt. Will it be called Lifesaver?

Deb said...

Very nice. Love the elves story...

Terry said...

What a cute story! Love your quilt! :0)

Wendy said...

You sure do have some fun making up stories to go with your quilts. Thanks for the giggle.

PunkiePie said...

I love it! And I equally love the story that went with it!

Madame Samm said...

Hello and good morning Darlene..and now only do I just love your fictitious storyline but I adore your colourful new quilt...BEAUTIFUL it is ...ok, my dear, I am there with you...I want to know your secret...
wink..blessings msamm

Michelle said...

OL! Great colors!

Karen said...

It took me a while to get it, very creative :). The quilt is very happy!!

Deb said...

Darlene ~ how fun. I love your quilt. You are a good storyteller!

Strlady said...

You are a nut! lol! Your "Paganini" is wonderful!

Sandra said...

This pattern has a modern look to it. Very pleasing. So...did you really make this? Perhaps the elves have been busy.

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny! What a cute little quilt!!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Darlene,
I'm thinkin maybe the Elves can find work over at the Keebler tree, ya think? *wink* I love your Paganini! Hugs...

Janet said...

I get silly when I'm tired, I hope that's not the same for you. It was an entertaining story that fit the lovely quilt.

Kim D. said...

Adorable quilt and loved you story Darlene!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

LOVE your quilt!!! That is tooo pretty. Great story. You may have a future in writing stories you know. lolol

Millie said...

I love your pastels with crisp white background...just beautiful Darlene!

Anne Ida said...

Your version of Paganini is just adorable, Darlene! And so is the story about the Elves - I had a good chuckle reading it ;o)

Huisvlyt said...

This is a lovely quilt.
I enjoyed the story that goed with the quilt...more LOL!!!!
Elzaan

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