I didn't bother trying to insert these pictures down farther into the text. For some reason, if I try to type some, and then insert an image, it always pops up above the typed area anyway. It is too much trouble to upload to photobucket just to put the html link in my post.
Anyway, we met our friends at Quaker Steak and Lube, the restaurant that I told you about. thefirst photo shows my view from above my head. A full sized car hanging on the wall above my head front bumper down. Something disconcerting about looking up to have a car bumper in your face. The second photo is the wall opposite where we were sitting in. It is the Corvette room. There is a full size car on the wall above the tables.. and another vintage Corvette on the lift at the top of the picture. If you're into cars and motorcycles, this is the place to be.
I have been thinking about sharing original designs with others. I am working on that pineapple mini. I would like to get it juried in to a large show. Maybe Paducah if I could only dream. I like for others to see what I am doing, but I am getting increasingly paranoid that my ideas will be stolen before I can even get them in a show. I have stopped putting whole quilts on my webshots, if it is something that I want to enter in a future show. I know many quilters, including myself, are inspired by looking at other quilters work. But there are many out there that steal your ideas. Of course if I was Carol Fallert, or Diane Gaudynski, Ricky Tims or any other famous quilter that has stamped their style on the quilting world, I wouldn't worry as much about it because a learned person would look at it and see it was a copy of an award winning style or quilt. But, when I put hours into drafting a pattern, planning the colors, making a piece, the last thing I want is someone to come and make a copy of my work. What do you think? Please feel free to comment. I know that many of you are very generous regarding your work. But do you hold back on that special piece?