Hi Quilting Friends!
Welcome to the Quilt Qwazy Queens “Making Us Laugh” blog hop! We’re here to celebrate 2020’s “International Quilting Day”, thanks to our host and quilting friend, Joan at MooseStash Quilts. This is going to be SEW much fun!
Laughter truly is the best medicine! A quick Google search revealed the following fun facts about its health benefits:
- Laughter reduces physical tension and stress for up to 45 minutes.
- Laughter boosts the immune system, helping you stay healthy and combat disease.
- Laughter boosts the release of endorphins, the “feel good” hormones.
- It burns calories (up to 40 calories for 10 minutes of laughter each day), and protects the heart by increasing blood flow.
- Laughter can help you live a longer, happier life! It’s all about handling whatever life brings your way with a sense of humor.
If you know us at Ms P, you already know that we love to laugh and have fun with our whimsical designs. We decided to each choose five favorites and share them with you today!
Sharon’s Laugh List:
There’s nothing like a funny song to set the mood for laughter! This one is an oldie but a goodie, and it never fails to bring a smile!
It was a real challenge to choose only five of my favorite designs! I’ve spent a lot of time smiling as I stitch up the whimsical animals that Susan draws for our quilt patterns. Here are the five that I’ve finally picked out!
The Sugarplum Fairy zebra looks both joyous and graceful as she performs in the “Nutcracker Ballet”! This adorable applique was featured in our 2017 Christmas quilt.
There’s a new Sheriff in town and he’s not messin’ around! Sheriff Dawg represents the long arm of the Law on our “Wild Wild West” quilt.
It is SO much fun to dodge the snowdrifts in a marvelous snowmobile! This cute little guy is just one of the whimsical winter sports-loving Husky dogs from our “Happy Huskies” quilt.
Who’s driving the Mars Rover? Why, Rover, of course! I really enjoyed making the applique blocks for our “Space Race” quilt design.
Don’t worry! Even though he looks scary, Count Porkula is harmlessas long as you give him ALL of your candy! He’s especially fond of dark chocolate, “Bleh, bleh, bleh!” (Oops! That’s actually me.) This creepy critter was from our 2017 Halloween quilt design.
Susan’s Laugh List:
Susan has her own idea of funny songs!
I usually have several designs that are my favorites as I’m working on new drawings and stitching up our samples. The things that make me laugh are usually something that I’m working on now! Just wait until you see what I have brewing for July’s pattern release!
I loved Bernard the beaver who is all decked out in his elf costume. The idea of woodland critters having an ugly sweater contest amused me beyond reason.
Here’s a classic from our nursery rhyme quilt where we featured “Hey Diddle Diddle.” The little dog laughing makes me smile every time!
The Scuba Kitty on our Cool Kitties quilt made me laugh a lot! Notice the green fish … he is NOT happy that the darn cat is back in the aquarium. The goldfish are worried, but the angelfish are clueless! The crab thinks that this may be his perfect opportunity to exact his revenge … can’t you hear his evil laugh?
I love the hippo ballerina! She makes me happy and it makes me laugh whenever I imagine a real hippo that would be graceful enough to dance the ballet. Here’s to trying!
Okay, so I know that it’s not a block, but don’t I have a good looking family??? To me, the humorous part of this picture is seeing that our mom and dad make virtually the same silly face! (Maybe that happens after over 60 years of marriage?) Observe that all four children are making faces according to our own uniqueness!
Life is short, so make certain that each day you find a reason to laugh!
Please visit the rest of today’s participating blogs; you’ll find the list below, so just keep scrolling downward.
Sharon & Susan
Friday March 20
But wait! There’s more. . .
Come back tomorrow and check out this fun hop event!