Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Child of the 60’s & 70’s

How many of you remember poodle skirts, bobby socks and saddle shoes? 

If that’s too far back for you, then how about Jimmy Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Peter,Paul and Mary or Bob Dylan?

What about Woodstock, Haight-Ashbury or the Village in New York?

Peace symbol I know I’m really dating myself, but those were the “good old days”…the days that had a direct influence on who I was then…

Peace ThenAnd who I am now.  *wink*

Peace Now

And do you remember go-go boots and the disco era of the 70’s?  I do.  Funny thing though…I was never into go-go boots then. 

But times change and so do tastes.  I’ve mellowed a lot since then.  Now, I’m into Go Go of a different kind.

This kind…

go-fabric-cutter

An Accuquilt Go machine!

I found out this morning that I am the lucky winner of an Accuquilt Go machine in the giveaway that Cindy had on her blog!  The best giveaway ever…a superb product and a one day giveaway with no strings attached.  My kind of giveaway!

Thank you Cindy and thank you to the amazing people at the Accuquilt company for their generosity and support to our industry.

I can’t wait to get GO-ing!

Kaaren ♥

53 comments:

BJ said...

I can relate.... that's my era. I did have GoGo boots in 5th grade (mid 60s). LOL
How fun that you won the Accuquilt machine. I'm sure you will have great fun with it.

Sandy said...

I am "sew" delighted for you!! I know you will have some fun projects for us to see, Sandy

Janet said...

Congratulations, Kaaren on your win. I'm glad someone so creative and generous was a winner! I'll be interested in seeing what you do with your GO.

Stephanie said...

Yippee for you! I happened to have a pair of black Go Go boots and thought I was pretty cool prancing around to Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are Made for Walking." Might bust a hip today if I tried it.

Sharon said...

What a win! Seems like a lot of them are being given away right now. Have fun with this new toy!

Darlene said...

I can definitely relate! I did have go-go boots. LOL

I was thrilled to hear that you won a GO! I can't wait to see the results of your 'playtime'. LOL

Betty said...

Kaaren, I am so happy for you. You are very deserving of the BIG WIN. Also, I well remember the hot pants and go go boots.

Cindy said...

YIKES - I remember the DAYS...
Yeap, I had the GO GO boots, the hot pants, then came BIG BIG bell bottoms - had those too.

THEN - do you all remember the Men's Leisure, polyester Suits? Oh my word, I'm really aging myself.

But, hey, it's fun.

And, Kaaren, you'll find the GO to be FUN too. DD, DIL, GD and I are all having fun coming up with ideas on how to use the GO.

I'm sure you'll have beauties to share in no time.

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Congratulations, Kaaren another great winner!!! You so deserve it, enjoy, and now go be Goldie or Petula (how many remember her?!) in their gogo boots doing the GO! GO! dance!

Chartreuse Moose said...

Woohooo! What fun you'll have with the GO! Ah, Go-Go boots...the memories! With black fishnet stockings and love beads! Been there, done it! ;-))))

Deb said...

I remember all those things - I can remember getting a pair of go-go boots. That was a real thrill for me because I had to wear saddle shoes until I was in 6th grade because I had flat feet.

Lucky you for winning the Accuquilt. I'm so jealous. I hope that you have a lot of fun with it and post pictures of what you do.

KaHolly said...

I have lots of fond memories of many of those things! Thanks for the reminder. What a nice thing to think about while I sew today. CONGRATULATIONS on being the winner for such a wonderful prize. Have lots and lots of fun. ~karen

By Hoki Quilts said...

Well, well, well, after so much kindness with give aways etc from you, Madam Painted Quilt it is simply fantastic that you have been given something so awesome - congratulations my friend. Oh and thanks for the memories.

Melinda said...

You will have a great time with the GO. I really would like one, especially some of the unique dies. Congratulations.

Marie said...

Wow how neat is that? I am so pleased for you (and a little envious too). Have fun!

Hugs - Marie

Yvonne Cormier said...

That is sooo cool Kaaren... Good for you! I was born in the late 50's and I remember all those days... worn them all...and loved it... did you notice how some fabric that is coming out have that feeling??? .. btw, I made your Needlecase... I'm not much of a stitcher..but I love it and plan to use it. Tks Kaaren for sharing you pattern talent! Yvonne

Marsha said...

Congratulations on your win, that is fantastic! I had Go-Go- boots, got them for Christmas when I was in high school. I loved them. I had a really "cool" dress to wear them with, too. I turned 60 this year, but I remember like it was yesterday.

Cathi said...

Congratulations!! I can't wait to see what you create when you get your GO!
I remember Hendrix, Joplin, PP&M, Dylan -- and the village in Yorkville here in Toronto oh, so clearly!!

Sandy said...

You are so deserving of this Kaaren. With all of the free patterns that you give away to everyone,it's time you received something. Have fun cutting .
Sandy

Belén said...

Hello Kaaren, a lot of happinesses by the prize. I expect that you enjoy it a lot. Kisses

Mama Pea said...

I saw that! I was a little jealous, because I wanted to win (wink), but I am so happy you won! You are so generous with your patterns, I thought it was just apropos.

Wendy said...

Oh Karen, Yay for You!! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Joy said...

Oh Kaaren, yay for you!!! What a fabulous win :o)!!
I was so into the disco era of the 70s ... I still love the music ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Karen said...

You are one lucky gal!

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations Kaaren, what an amazing giveaway to win!!! Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on winning the Go Cutter,hope you have lots of fun with it :) Barb.

BubzRugz said...

Well done Kaaren - have fun with it....

Patty said...

Good for you Kaaren!

Linda said...

Lucky you. I wore go go boots and mini skirts. I I ironed my hair so that it would be straight.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Well Kaaren, I remember all of the things you listed...too well! LOL Like my friend says about the 60's and 70's "You can read about it, you can watch movies about it and documentarys about it, but if you didn't live through that time, you will never understand the changes that were brought about purely by the events that took place during that era." So very true.

Now, let's get to the really good stuff, I am so excited for you that you won a GO! giveaway. Congratulations! I take my hat off to all the great bloggers hosting these GO! giveaways because the volumn of participants is HUGE. Also, to Accuquilt for their generosity. What a great way to get their products out there! I know I would love for one to come my way. Since I can't seem to win one I really do get especially excited when someone I 'know' does! I can't wait to read your reviews on how you like it. Good times!!! Hugs coming to you.

Pokey said...

I'm so happy for you, you will dream of more things than there is time to accomplish, What fun!

Sue said...

Great win Kaaren. Congratulations.
Yes, remember the good ol' days too!

Allie said...

Congrats on your win!!!! Hey, I remember the 60's, that was my era - well, I remember some of it. I remember my first mini-skirt, and everyone calling me Twiggy.
Have fun with your Go!Go!

Cheryl said...

Lucky dog. Your stars must have been aligned with the age of Aquarius??? whatever that means. The only era lyrics I could come up with!

Judy C said...

I recall all those things, had the go go boots, bell bottoms,super mini skirts....ahhh the good old days.
Congratulations on your win, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

All those are before my time, but certainly not my older siblings. My oldest brother was at Woodstock. My sister had the go go boots and lots of cousins wore the poodle skirts. (I know because I've seen all the photos.) Lucky you to try that fun 'Go'.

Elyte said...

Congratulations Kaaren. From what I have seen on Paulette's blog you will have some fun with the "GO".

Penny said...

So happy for you! Now Go make something and show us!

WoolenSails said...

I am totally bummed that I didn't win, but sure glad you did;)

I was in the hippie era, torn jeans and long hair.

Debbie

Carol said...

That is so awesome that you won the GO cutter, have fun with it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow - congratulations Kaaren! Enjoy! And by the way, I remember ALL of the references at the beginning of this post!! Fun!

SheilaC said...

Kaaren I am SOOOOO Happy for you and it couldn't happen to a better person!! You are always so generous to US!!!

cannot wait to see what you create now! :)

SheilaC

Miriam said...

Woohoo!!! Congratulations Kaaren!

Ohh I remember Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul and Mary, flairs, go go boots.....ahh the memories! :)

Rumi said...

Oh, congrats! So happy for you! Now "GO" forth and create wonderful quilts!

Lori said...

Congratulations kaaren!

Bonny said...

Congrats! I can't wait to hear how you like using it!
I agree -what a fabulous give-a-way!
See - by sharing your beautiful Raggedy Ann & Andy quilt bom with us - luck smiled upon you, and you have received this neat toy!
P.S. I had a pair of go-go boots and fishnet stockings - I thought I was totally cool! I though listened to the Beatles and the Monkees...

Grammee Linda said...

I too am a child of those days - though I was pretty tame back then. But some of those things do resonate with me anyway! LOL

Congrats on your win! I can't think of a nicer or more talented person to win that. I can only imagine what fun you will have with it. ENJOY!!

HUGS!

PS I hope you have had a few cool days like we have. Today is perfect - but a tease as the 90's return! But it gives hope that fall is a comin!!

ingeborg said...

hi!
i sure am a girl of the sixties (born in 1952)... still i have a lot of music in my ear and in my heart...joan baez, bob dylan ....and the song of scott mckenzie...still listening to this music and visiting live - concerts as possible here in germany. this aera was so formative to our attitude and i am very thankful for joining this with others!
love and peace to you!
inge

Deb said...

Congrats on your win. Can hardly wait to see what you create with your new tool.

Janet said...

Hooley dooley, congratulations!! I can't wait to see what you get up to with the machine. I'm far too young to remember any of those times, ;) maybe the go go boots, lol. My friend had some and I thought she was so cool.

Stina said...

Congratulations!!! Have fun playing... and I cant remember those shoes and some of the fun stuff you talked about.. but I can always blame it on living in an little village in the north of lappland in Sweden...lol... but DISCO.. I do remember...lol.. :o))

Barbara said...

Congratulations Miss GoGo!!!
Can't wait to see what you create....have fun!!!!

Fleurette said...

Kaaren,congratulations on your win, you so deserve that GO! enjoy!