Thursday, March 23, 2017

I Like #21!

It's a wonderful day when we send some positive energy out into the world! LeeAnna from Not Afraid of Color is our hostess with the most-ess.  Please check out LeeAnna's website (oh and today she has the lovliest post with lots of antique sewing things!!!).
I like family, especially the young generation in our family.  Last weekend we threw an impromptu engagement party for my niece and her fiancee.  They are just the sweetest couple!  Both are biologists and work for the USDA.
 Maggie and Cody have decided to elope instead of a big wedding.  This seems to be the trend in the young people in our family.  You might remember that my son and daughter-in-law were married in a surprise-casual-wedding.

I like making throw quilts for my family.  My goal is that I have given at least one quilt to everyone I love.  Here is the one I made for Jenny and was able to give her it at the engagement party.  The kids are hilarious together.  They end up crashing together at my Mom's house and play board games (and lots of yelling and teasing) through the wee hours.
I like our playing pups!  Opie is the beagle and Cashew is the smaller yellow dog.  They had a blast as well this past weekend playing with Greta.  Watching the pups play is as much as watching toddlers!

I like 20th century quilts and have a particular weakness for Mountain Mist quilt patterns.  In keeping with the first day of spring, I thought I would post a photo of this Mt. Mist tulip quilt:

In case you don't quilt, Mt. Mist is the oldest batting company in the U.S.  During the depression--and for many years afterwards, Mt. Mist offered quilt patterns on their packaging wrappers.
Have a wonderful day!!!


Unknown said...

What a nice thing to celebrate! Watching pups play is also on my all-time list of favorites!

LA Paylor said...

eloping. Saving 10's of thousands on a one day celebration. We got married on a shoestring, and had some people there but it was meaningful not fancy. Part of me would have enjoyed the big do, but I was a poor social worker and my fiance a poor recent graduate. Remember when weddings included family and friends, in someone's home, with a cake and mints for reception? Maybe a home made dress? Fresh flowers?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I love that people in your family are going for smaller, less expensive weddings. That just seems so smart to me. I wish your niece and her fiancee many years of happiness!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Sweet couple and I LOVE the tulip quilt. mary in Az

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What a lovely list of likes. It's nice when a couple can just suit themselves for the wedding; the way it should be. I share your likes...have two dogs myself, and love some of those vintage type quilt patterns. Thanks for sharing.