Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Secret....Shhhhhhh

BE SURE TO READ THE WHOLE POST...down to the very last word.

Today I come clean. Some of you who heard me speak at the LA Modern Quilt Guild last year may know the truth, but you may not have believed it.  (My youngest son stood outside of Sew Modern and tried his best to tell you. He told me most of you didn't believe him.)

I've kept the secret....our secret.  It's shocking.

Today everyone will know.

The mind, the hands, the genius behind Tallgrass Prairie Studio is my 21 year old son, Jonathan.  He designs, sews and creates the quilts and I take the credit.

He's a creative savant...sketching, designing and creating.  He can design, piece and quilt a quilt in a day.  He's amazing.  He sews so fast I could barely get a picture of him.  He's a cross between Denyse Schmidt, Christian Siriano and Craig Ferguson all rolled into one quilty guy package.
April Fools!
If you look at the picture closely you'll see he is about to BURST out laughing (and possibly die of embarrassment). Now, do I have a witty, fun, and willing son with a GREAT sense of humor?  Enjoy your April Fool's Day!

PS  Did we fool you....even for a few seconds?  I am an April fool!  Are you playing a prank today?

40 comments:

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

holy crap. that was a GOOD ONE! I was like, "no way! she's like milli vanilli! and all those lipsynch-ers!" hehe Oh you got me. SHEESH!

danih03 said...

You had me going there for a minute!

Janine said...

excellent fooling!

WandaFish said...

Only half an hour ago I was thinking that I must remember it's April Fools Day! Did I remember? NOPE!!
Great prank, you had me going for a few seconds :)

lindsey said...

Ha...yes good one. When I got to the photo I did think 'that sitting angle doesn't look so comfortable'but still didnt guess!

Jenny M said...

Thanks for a great laugh! I was thinking no way, is this true??

Marty Mason said...

You drew me right in....!!!

Mimi said...

Ya got me on dat one!! Sheesh! I pulled a trick on my daughter - she was the first to enter my April Fools trap... covered the utensils in the drawer with clear wrap!! hehehehe

Anonymous said...

We're going to call our parents and they'll them we're expecting. Due date: 10-11-12. Except it won't be a joke. It'll be baby #3. :)

Judy said...

That is a good one :)

Needled Mom said...

Good one!!!!

Debbie said...

That was pretty funny!

Karen said...

You got me. I love that your son has a sense of humor. It will be a blessing when life gets rough.

Kim O. said...

Bahahah. Cute. I love April Fools day!

Donna said...

Nice try, J. But you gotta get up pretty early in the morning to fool us. The smiling cheeks give it all away....

Annie said...

Nope, didn't fool me either. His sewing position and the part about doing it all in one day...too overboard to be believeable. Back to the Fool's drawing board for you! LOL Better luck next year.

Elsa said...

teehee ~ tho it could be believable! there are people who do whole quilts in one day (I know a few).
Thanks for the giggle!

piece peace said...

Well done!

Donna said...

Cute!

Robbie said...

Too funny! I WAS surprised at the start... You inspired me to pull one myself on my own blog. Have a great day!

Gari said...

Really funny. Not believable, but funny.

Cheri said...

First time to visit your blog. Not even sure how I ended up here but coming back for sure. Really creative and funny. Love it.

SusieDW said...

By 0620 this was my second April Fools prank of the day. Didn't fool me... but! I think he may have a few more stitches in his future!

carol said...

I sure wish I could find someone to do all my work and take the credit! How cool would that be, really???

Happy April Fools Day!

Rebecca said...

hahahah good one! i was totally fooled! if only we all had a little quilty elf in the background to piece a whole thing in one day...your son is a good sport :o)

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

You almost had me until you mentioned Craig Ferguson! Then I KNEW what kind of humor you lean towards. I love it!

MariQuilts said...

You had me going for a minute....until the speed sewing part.

Aliceart said...

You are TOO much! What a handsome son you have there, and what a good sport. Fun!

MissMary said...

My prank: yarn-bombing my lab. Muhuauaahahahaha!

Doreen said...

Good one!!!!!!!

Kigwit said...

Ha ha, that was a good one.

Now tell him he really needs to make a quilt!

Shruti said...

Awesome! You really got me, girl! But you gave me mt morning dose of laughter! You sure have a great son!

folksmith said...

OMG, that was a good one. I tried to pull one on my 18 yr old but couldn't stop laughing. Yours was great.

Nikki said...

Hysterical! you can tell he was laughing! What a great sport!

upstateLisa said...

that's a good one. For a moment I was surprised that you had held that secret so long! LOL

Sandra said...

You got me! Very funny indeed!

CitricSugar said...

Hilarious! Get have me fooled but definitely made me laugh. :-)

Sharon said...

You prankster you!

Anonymous said...

Great gag!
Debbie R.

elnorac said...

Oh, you totally had me! I must admit I'm disappointed that he isn't a quilting marvel!