Scatterday - M is for memories

WOW I can't believe that it has been two weeks since I listed the Scatterday M categories. I know I have been busy but I am sure that there hasn't been thirteen days since I posted that info. Note today is Friday which is why I said thirteen days.
So what will M bring you from my busy life?

M for sport -  well I have a bunged up knee and sore hip due to the healthy lifestyle of my teenage years. I was a hockey goalkeeper for many years and though I knew that sliding into the opposition wasn't really a 'nice' thing to do, it was just so cool and I could take out the player and the ball with one foul clean sweep. We all remember those first few training sessions when every muscle ached and we wondered why we were there. For those whose eyesight isn't the sharpest that is a hand holding a calf muscle not anything rude!!

M for foreign - a few years ago Paul and I did a cruise around the Mediterranean and while that starts with an M it was not what I was thinking of. No the M word has to be monstrosity. We started our cruise in Barcelona which is where the architect Gaudi comes from. If you check this link here you will see some of the buildings he designed. The word gaudy comes from his name and you can fully understand its origins if you look at any of his buildings. Architecturally I think his buildings are amazing but too way out in many aspects. Just like this monstrosity, Sagrada Familia which on the inside is magnificent but the outside does nothing for me. it is a church by the way.

M for animal - when my children were young for several years we bought a yearly pass to the almost local zoo, Symbio. Apart from an angry pig all of the animals were friendly and you could hand feed them and pat them. This includes a wooly mammoth impersonator. Now I realise that many of you believe all wooly mammoths died quite a while ago but when you have a young child asking you what's this and what's that and you are stressed to the hilt anything this big and wooly has to be a wooly mammoth. In truth this is a wooly buffalo(late edit...this is a highland cow?) I think but it didn't matter at the time..... how many kids got the chance to tell about the wooly mammoth they saw on the weekend during their school news session. Fortunately my children survived and moved on to another font of wisdom.

Modern Quilt - this is not my kind of category. I am seldom into the sew a few big squares together and kill it with quilting style of quilting, even my first quilt which was sew a few big squares together wasn't killed with quilting... it was too big and too bulky and I had no idea what quilting was at that time so for modern quilt I have had to steal from our dear friend google.
 Actually the google image search came up with some nice quilt but not nice enough for me to try this style.

Success another Scatterday survived and two weeks to go before the next one is due.


Vireya said...

Well I'm pretty sure no-one else will have a picture of a wooly mammoth! I saw a guy at Melbourne zoo tell his kids a red panda was a "fox-possum" once, so now always call them that myself.

I also wondered if "gaudy" had anything to do with Gaudi, but my dictionary says gaudy comes from Latin and has been part of English since 300 years before Gaudi. What a shame - it makes a nicer story the other way.

Pauline Mitchell said...

The leg photo had me guessing for quite a few seconds!! Somehow sport = body-war stories. I like the church as it seems to go with the over the top atmosphere of Barcelona, which I loved. Love the mammoth tale! Creativity like that used to brighten 'News' no end for me! I have always thought of some your New York-Beauty- interpretations as modern and think they are superb!

Jenny said...

The "woolly mammoth" impersonator is of course one of my favourite animals, Highland Cattle. They look so nice, don't they.

I'm not really a modern quilter at all. Too long in the tooth, I guess.

aubirdwoman said...

nice legs .... fabulous quilt design could be made from Gaudi.
wondered when X would rear its head lol.

jacaranda said...

I know how you feel, my hip is booked in to be replaced in December. Sexy legs, certainly not someone of my age!!! You really have set a challenge for the next round haven't you.

jacaranda said...

Cinzia, I have been out all day, visiting our daughter. Dear Husband just walked into my sewing room as I was on the computer checking out all your posts and said "well, what'the next letter". "When I said X, he just grunted and walked out the door."

Wendy said...

Hmmmm, and mine(and the kids), just gave me all the categories I need - DH even provided something to photograph!
It is amazing what can happen given a challenge and an unplugged TV!!! See you next time - Wendy.

Ozjane said...

I heard that Church described in super glowing terms on something like Getaway in the last couple of weeks.....i think they said it is not yet completed but I could be confused........I am often confused......LOL.
Sorry I did not front up this week end ...was playing pretend Gran and making birthday cakes and having sleep overs and what was that word that started with con.........?