Thursday, February 16, 2017

I Like Thursdays #16

LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color sponsors a day of positive energy!  It's I Like Thursdays!!!  The number of people participating continues to grow, you should join too!

I like antique and vintage quilts.  I just really like quilts but as an historian, I find researching old quilters is facinating.  All throughout the United States--and other countries as well, there are small quilt study groups where people meet to look at old quilts and try to learn from what they are inspecting.  Our group here is simply the Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group.  If you are interested in a group like this (in your area) why not do a net search or check out the American Quilt Study Group here.

I have a second blog called Pennsylvania Piecemaker and often I feature the quilts that we see at our local quilt study group.  Feel free to peruse it here.  I know I haven't been as faithful to blogging there but I am hoping to get back in a groove again.

 One of the things that still jolts me is when quilts from my era are now considered "vintage" like this robin quilt.  It was probably made in the 1960s or 1970s and is polyester:
But there are good things to aging.  I find it amusing to check on the oscars or grammy awards because I am sooooo out of the loop.  It's such a relief to NOT CARE about pop culture.  Sorry but I need my brain cells for other things that I consider more important.  I come from a family that valued music but since my Dad died, I haven't been following much of what is going on.  I just listen to what I like and after all, that is what we all should be doing.  My favorite music these days (yes, I go in phases) is music from the 1960s.    It's happy music and I like that I know all the lyrics :)

31 days until Spring!
I think we all like counting the days until spring!  It was warm enough to actually do some gardening work this past month.  I did not put the garden to bed (for winter) last fall.  I'm only now cleaning up dead leaves and debris.  I'm comforted by one thing--that I spent time with Seamus in the fall instead of cleaning out the garden.
Seamus last spring posing in front of the tree peony.
We are hoping to get a puppy in the spring but it's been a decade since we've had a puppy.  I've reordered my favorite book on dog training:
This book hasn't been in print for many years but my whole family swears by Bash.  The best part of the book is the puppy training schedule.  The schedule is so detailed, Bash relays how many minutes to wait after a puppy eats to put the pup out for business (and it's right on the money).  I have had to order this book so many times because I've loaned it to friends with puppies and I never get it back.  Fortunately for you, if you want a copy of this book, you can get it Amazon for about 1 cent (seriously).

Well that is all for this week.  Have a very happy day!


Julierose said...

Oh wish I had known about that book when we were training our puppies--sounds amazing. I miss having my Jou-Jou and Kije (our mini poodles). But, at our ages we hesitate to take on puppies...fond memories your posts and doggie photos hugs, Julierose

LA Paylor said...

Hi Micki
I just got an eyeful of antique quilts at the machine-giver's house. How lovely the stitching, and unusual designs. No speed quilting there, all thoughtful deliberate stitching.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous photo of Seamus. I'm excited to hear about your adventures with a puppy! Happy Thursday Mickie!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

It does make me laugh when something from my lifetime is now considered "vintage." Like my Pyrex bowls! People collect those now. Our favorite radio station is a 60s station, too. I love singing along! Have fun with a new puppy!

Sandra :) said...

We have lots of snow, and the current temp here is -12C (10F) with the windchill - no gardening yet! Our temps are supposed to go above freezing by Saturday - for how long, we do not know, but we'll take it because it's pretty frosty out there now, lol. We'll make plans to come see you in the spring when the weather warms up - maybe you'll have your new puppy by then and we'll get to meet him/her!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Pretty quilts - but - polyester, lol!!! Oh my I remember the polyester days. My mom made me all kinds of poly all I wear is cotton.
Yes I'm counting the days til spring - although it was 68 here today and sunny, it was awesome.
Our neighbors just got a German Shepherd puppy, and now the whole family wants one. I might have to get that book!