Saturday, June 26, 2021

This and That

Last week hubby and I celebrated our 43rd anniversary. The day before we went to a few local downtown antique shops and had lunch at a crepery. There was a quilt in one of the shops that caught my eye, but I talked myself out of buying it. The next day hubby placed money for the quilt in my anniversary card and told me to go get it. It took me a few days to get back to town, but it was still there, and it came home with me.

It is in great condition, has no odors or stains, and is well put together and hand quilted.


Interesting to see the quilting pattern. See how every other line stops a few inches from the circles in the inner corner?


And love that pretty purple backing!

I am very happy that I had a second chance to get this quilt.










There are only two prints in the quilt, and the rest are solids. I don't know much about fabrics of this era. Would you say these are 30s fabrics?

A few posts ago I shared photos of my mini quilt rack that I'd had for months, but only recently got stained. Several of you had asked for dimensions so you could have someone make one for you. One person sent me photos of the finished product. I would love to see any others that have been completed. It is fun to see the tweaks each woodworker makes. This is the photo Sheri Lesh of Iowa sent to me of the quilt rack her father made for her. If you had someone make one for you (or made it yourself), please email me a photo and I will include it in a future post. Thanks, Sheri--and I love your little quilts! Just from what little snatches you can see in the photo, doesn't it look like a fun place to play?
I have had a couple of good sessions in the sewing room this past week. I've mostly been catching up on the latest blocks in my SALs and working on my monthly mini--but I won't show it just yet. I still have to quilt it. I think this will be the last time I will attempt a block of the week. I struggle to keep up. I altered last week's Heartfelt pattern and ended up with these 8" blocks.
If you are sewing along, too, you can probably tell what I changed. And now Gay has thrown a curve ball at me--an appliqued medallion for the center. I guess I will have to make a Feathered Star or a Mariner's Compass.
You may have noticed that I've added a new email subscription option in my sidebar. It seems to be working, but I have not been able to make the transfer of my Feedburner email subscription list work. It is supposed to be "easy", but it keeps telling me it failed and I can't get anything more than an automated response to my requests for help. If you are following via Feedburner, you may need to transfer yourself using that subscription option, if you still want to follow along. I do appreciate each follower and don't want you to feel like you can't follow if you prefer email notifications. If you know of a better choice, please let me know and I'll look into it.
ETA: I have had an email from the people that addressed my issues. They had me send them the email subscription list from Feedburner and they were going to transfer the email addresses. If you have been following via the Feedburner emails, would you be kind enough to let me know going forward if the transfer worked and you continue to get notifications? Thank you!
Until next time, 
Janet O.

Click photo to enlarge and enjoy a full screen of this sunset!


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

An attempt to find my "Words With Friends" friend, Terry

Terry--I don't know if you will see this, but it is the only way left to try and reach you. A few days ago my Words With Friends app froze, and when it was finally restored everything was wiped out. I had no stats, badges, levels, or friends. Any of the games we had in progress are no longer available to me. I've tried through the app to locate you again, with no success. I know you have seen my blog, but I don't know if you are still visiting.

If you see this, please click on the "View My Complete Profile" link on the left column of my blog and use the link you will find there to email me. That way one of us can send an invitation to the other to start new games. We have played for years, and I'd hate to lose you now!

Janet O.