The Lady In Red

Who's That Lady?

A brief musical interlude inspired by this wonderful lady.

I am consistently amazed by the number of musical artists who have agreed to perform on my blog. When a solo artist or group finds out that I am using one of their songs on my blog, they jump at the chance to perform it live for you. (They must have heard me during rehearsals and felt the need for an intervention—for your sake.) I am always touched by this gesture and feel humbled by their generosity.

I’ve been told that performing on my blog is as close to performing at Carnegie Hall as an artist can get. I am truly amazed and flattered by this sentiment. I am just a simple man, trying to create a blog worth visiting—and hopefully subscribing to. Who would have thought so much could have happened in just a few short months of blogging?

Today’s musical event would not have been possible without you, so please sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite beverage while listening to the amazing vocal talents of the Isle Brothers as they perform this classic R&B number—with a few lyrical enhancements by me.

Who’s that lady (who’s that lady)
Beautiful lady (who’s that lady)
Lovely lady (who’s that lady)
Real fine quilter lady (who’s that lady)
Hear me callin’ out to you
‘Cause it’s all that I can do
Your eyes tell me to look at the quilts
But you say look yeah, but don’t touch, baby

nah, nah, nah don’t touch

Who’s that lady (who’s that lady)
Lovely quilter lady (who’s that lady)
Beautiful lady (who’s that lady)
Real fine lady (who’s that lady)
I would quilt upon a string
Any fabric she’d wanna bring
I would give her anything
If she would just do what I say

Come ’round my way, baby
Shine my way

Who’s that lady (who’s that lady)
Beautiful lady (who’s that lady)
Lovely lady (who’s that lady)
Real fine quilter lady (who’s that lady)
I would love to take her home
But her heart will never roam
I would keep on keepin’ on
If I don’t she’ll do me wrong

Do me wrong, yeah

She’s a real fine quilter lady. yeah

Thank you Isle Brothers, you did a fantastic job. BRAVO!

It is with great pleasure—and a tear in my eye—that I introduce you to . . . The Lady in Red . . .

Ms. Mary Fulton

Isn’t she just the cutest thing ever? The reason I photographed Mary was because of her smile—and that hat. I thought the hat was pretty special and she was wearing it so proudly, that I just couldn’t walk by without asking her about it. I’m so glad I did.

We had a very brief—but delightful conversation—and I can honestly say that meeting Mary was truly one of the highlights of my Paducah adventure. I wish I had taken more time to visit with her, but my schedule didn’t allow for that. Hopefully—if I’m lucky—I’ll get to see Mary again in the future.

Learn From The Past After my experience with Mary, I have come to a decision. From this day forward, I am going to make sure that when I am at a quilt show, I am prepared for such an encounter. I will have my camera at the ready—and pen in hand—so I can dutifully capture these special and surprising moments.

I saw a lot of beauty displayed at the show, but I feel that none came close to the beauty in Mary’s smile when I asked to take her picture. At quilt shows, we are often too busy shopping and seeing quilts to see the real beauty that is on display. Mary reminded me of that fact while she was sitting there in that very special hat. I learned a very important lesson that day. I learned that I may forget a quilt—but I’ll never forget that smile.

Could You Do Me A Favor? If you know Mary, I would appreciate you showing her this post. We shared a brief moment in Paducah, but I’ll remember it always. Thanks Mary, for making my trip so special!

But Wait! There’s More . . . I hope you enjoyed this musical interlude and meeting Ms. Mary Fulton. I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my adventure so far, but we are not through yet. I still have more stories to tell—with pictures! Can you believe it? I said MORE stories and MORE pictures. Look what you’ve done to me.

I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far and will come back again soon.


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10 Responses to “The Lady In Red”

  1. Lynn Kelly Says:

    We are here waiting Tom! Have a delightful weekend. Hope Mary gets the messaage.

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi Lynn, After this encounter, I can’t wait for my next opportunity to showcase another one of these quilt show beauties. I will be looking at quilt shows in a whole new way because of Mary. I really hope someone shows her this post. I think she will be tickled. Have a wonderful weekend too!

  2. Jim Gatling Says:

    I love Mary!! She’s soooooooo cute!!!

    • Tom Russell Says:

      I do too! She looks so GRAND in that hat. She bought it especially for this show. I was touched beyond words while hearing her tell me about herself. I’m glad you love Mary as much as I do. I wish she lived closer. I know we’d be great friends.

  3. jayardi Says:

    • • • Love hearing about your adventures.

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi there, I am glad you’ve enjoyed yourself so far. I’m really excited about sharing the next post. I mean REALLY EXCITED. I was blown away when I saw this and I think you will be too. That’s why I’m sharing it her first.

      Yea for me! YEA for YOU!!!

  4. Jeff Strang Says:

    Hey Tom,
    Love the blog… Glad you are having so much fun! Rodney says HI!

  5. Carol Ann Wilbourn Says:

    Hey Tom, so glad you shared the post about ‘Mary’s smile’. Paducah was a wonderful trip. I’ve been down in Victoria, Texas all last week, thought of you as I breezed thru Houston. Love your Blog.

    • Tom Russell Says:

      Hi there, Glad you enjoyed meeting Mary. It was definitely a treat to meet her and share her with everyone on my blog. She is a jewel, no doubt about it.

      Your enthusiasm for life always comes through in your posts. Thanks for dropping by and lighting up my comments section.

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