Connoisseur TV, Quilt, or Food?
Connoisseur: an expert judge in matters of taste, as in a connoisseur of music.
Staying at home, watching TV with 15 million channels and there’s nothing to watch?? How can that even be possible? Here are our programming choices for background noise: Leave It To Beaver, Perry Mason, Matlock (7-9 a.m.), Diagnosis Murder (from 10-2!!), Friends . . . unless it’s Wednesday-Friday . . . then it’s King of Queens, Matlock, then it’s taped things or HGTV unless it’s Fixer Upper. Ugg. It seems we have turned into a TV connoisseur of sorts. We can’t just have any old thing on as background noise. If it’s too annoying it’s distracting. If it’s too interesting I’m not able to work through it. It’s all about balance, right?!
There really was a point to that first paragraph, although it almost escapes me what it was. Oh yeah. We expanded our channel choices to include the Food Network. It was fun seeing the Pioneer Woman practicing social distancing in her ranch home, which is HUGE, by the way. The Kitchen had everyone filming from home, making things they actually had on hand. Not the ‘what-the-studio-producers-say-we-have-on-hand’ but actual from-the-pantry things. The hosts are all definitely food connoisseurs at a minimum and some are true Iron Chefs. One shared a recipe for leftover rice! White rice, not wild or jasmine or blah-blah-blah rice that no one ever eats. Real people rice! I could relate to all of those food connoisseurs because they made it real.
This Food Network experience led me to the realization that we are quilt connoisseurs. A friend sent me this quilt photo, asking if we would make a quilt like this for her niece.
What does any quilter do but say, of course, we will make it for you?! Then we started looking at the pattern, and me – how it is quilted. HRTs! Yippee – that is definitely on my quilt bucket list. I immediately ordered a Bloc-Loc HRT trimming ruler – STAT. All of that was accomplished before I sent back a text asking about colors. WE see peach, white, off-white/cream, light gray, taupe, dark gray, and possibly black but that may be the dark gray. My friend said it was PINK. Pink?? Where do you see pink? That one triangle in the very middle looks like black though doesn’t it?
As a quilt connoisseur, we can identify the difference between off-white, eggshell, beige, ecru, etc. and acknowledge they exist for a reason. The people we make and give quilts to are not able to note or even care about those distinctions. Rather like Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House (a classic, if you haven’t ever watched it!), red, yellow, blue, and white paint isn’t enough of a description. Rather than discuss the issue with my friend, I asked her to ask the mom-to-be what colors SHE wanted. If she wants pink, we’ll give her pink. If she wants black, so be it. Our interpretation of that picture doesn’t really matter in the end. We all want the new momma to be happy. Are you a connoisseur? Stay tuned for the colors we’ll be using!
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