Thursday, January 9, 2020

I Like Thursdays: January 9, 2020

It's "I like Thursdays" and time for our weekly post of things we like.  You can visit LeeAnna our hostess for more posts!

Image result for the repair shop netflix

I like a show I found on Netflix called "The Repair Shop."  The show features artisans who repair antiques and family heirlooms.  It's fascinating to see how they can repair things in our society (which as become prone to disposing of so many things).

In the antique world, a phrase occurred in the last few years:  "down with brown"; it symbolizes the lack of interest younger generations have in antiques and old wooden pieces.  I'd like to replace that phrase with "wood is good"  A nice old piece has already lasted for decades (or centuries) and will continue to endure.  You buy it once and it's done.  Anyway I love the show and seeing how things can be preserved, check it out!

On Tuesday night, our guild had our yearly quilt challenge!  The theme was optical illusion quilts.  Here are some photos:

This piece below won first place for big quilts:
Unfortunately my photo of the smaller piece that won is too blurry to post. :(

The only other thing I've accomplished this past week was I've been attaching binding to quilts.  I had to bring my sewing machine and accessories into the dining room because Scout is not supposed to do steps right now.

I had mentioned that Scout was exhausted from all the holiday celebrations last week but we had a situation develop that was unexpected.  Scout and I were walking when she suddenly sat down and was unresponsive--even when dogs walked by us (our puppy is a social butterfly and loves meeting other dogs).  

My brother had to come pick us up because I couldn't get her to walk at all and it was too far to carry her.  Of course we rushed her to the vet.  To make a long story short, it's possible that Scout had a petit mal seizure.  There is no definitive test for epilepsy  in dogs but all her bloodwork was fine.  She's slept a lot and is only now getting back to herself.  We have to keep an eye on her for another seizure and if that happens, she will be placed on medication.  I'm praying that this was a one time occurence.

That's it for this week.  Have a great day!


Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

First of all, what happened to Scout must have been alarming. I've never experienced such a thing. Hopefully, it was a one off thing and will never reoccur. Fingers crossed.
I'm always intrigued by optical illusion quilts. Amazing work and thanks for sharing your photos.
The last really nice antique furniture shop closed down here about 10 years ago and the owner told me the younger generation preferred Ikea furniture. I like your "wood is good" slogan. We are surrounded here with Hubby's family's furniture which is all antique/vintage and I enjoy it very much.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele! Oh my goodness - how scary that must have been for Scout and YOU. Oooh, that just gives me the chills. I surely hope it is a one time incident. I imagine you are watching her like a hawk . . . and she's oblivious to there even being an issue. {{Hugs}} Another show that sounds fun to watch but I don't have Netflix, darn it. With all the lack of anything to watch on TV, it's a wonder that the networks stay in business at all. I suppose sports keep them going - big money in those industries. The optical illusion theme and quilts sure looks like fun! ~smile~ Roseanne

Julierose said...

Beautiful optical illusion pieces--what creative sewists!!
Thanks for sharing..hugs, Julierose

Shannon said...

All those optical illusion quilts are fantastic! And I love the Repair Shop! I just found out about it this week too- my sister showed it to me while I was down in Dallas and I fell in love. I love the craftsmanship and the stories combined. Poor Scout!! I hope she is ok! Seizures are really scary!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh no, poor Scout - and you, too, Michele - that must have been scary. Give her lots of scritches and love from her fans out here in blogging world! Those optical illusion quilts are wonderful! Always so amazing to see what can be done with fabric.

PaintedThread said...

Oh, what a scare! I hope Scout is okay.

Those quilts are so much fun! Thanks for sharing. said...

Oh poor Scout. My oldest daughter's dog had them. He was on medication too. Wow the optical illusion quilts are gorgeous. Great challenge.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love the optical illusion quilts. So fun to see! I hope Scout is okay. There are quite a few Epilepsy medications out there. Hope you're okay too!