Poodles and Pop

I got a bug in my bonnet for a new skirt and dug the biggest piece of fabric I could find out of my stash. I had bought a pattern a few weeks ago that included a petticoat for a dress I have, and decided to take this costume poodle skirt and make it into work wear!

It took a lot of fabric, I had to piece the yardage I had to make it work.

I've also made a decision about my Old Red Barn Quilt-Along quilt, which you should see the results of later today or tomorrow!

I want to end with a little mourning for Michael Jackson. Michael was a big part of my childhood; "Thriller" was the first album I bought (I can still do the Vincent Price "rap" from start to finish), and I was also the proud owner of "Bad" on vinyl. When my college radio station did an 80s retrospective, they knew to come to me to borrow "HIStory."

He was a talented man, better equipped to deal with the stage than he was the rest of his life. I think of him as two people, the musician of the late 60s-early 90s, and the man who couldn't deal with celebrity, who also seemed to be trying to change himself into someone else.

This is the Michael Jackson I choose to remember, singing my favorite of all of his hits:


The WoodLand School said...

LOVE that skirt! There's something so wonderful about wearing acres of fabric :-)

Thanks so much for sharing that MJ video and song ... it's one of my favorites. Watching it now makes me sad for what he was ... and for the struggles he endured.

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, I Love that song. Thanks for linking to it. If only he could have been happy with who he was -- he was SO incredibly gifted! Love your skirt too.

Ferjenib said...

B - You summed it up perfectly. Ironically, I heard that song on the XM salute this AM and thought of you. Last night I told stories of the time when MTV played videos and we got to stay up past bedtime to watch Thriller. Hugs - Jen

Louise said...

Gorgeous skirt!! Yes, lets remember all that amazing music and there was plenty of it!

Sheila said...

I love the skirt! MJ's life was so tragic, particularly in the last few years.

jacquie said...

cute skirt...i'll bet it does a great twirl!! sad about mj...so sad.

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