Thursday, November 24, 2022

I Like Thursday: Thanksgiving Treasures

Of course it's Thursday - it's Thanksgiving.  But did I realize that yesterday when I needed to be writing this post?  Not so much.  However, this Thanksgiving is a quiet affair, and as I have a bit of time before a family zoom call, I'm writing up this piece.

I've spent a lot of time remembering family the last two weeks.  I sorted through some of my family's coins, recalling stories from my mother's side of the family.  My dad's brother and wife came to visit, bringing more stories and memories.  My mother dug up Dad's Navy gear, which led to some show and tell and more reminiscing.  

I'm pretty sure these coins originally came from my great aunt.  Top row is an 1856 penny next to a 1941 steely penny.  My sister was amazed at how big the older penny is.  The bottom row is a three-cent nickle (I had to look that one up), a half dime and a dime, from 1866, 1839 and 1900.  The half dime is so tiny and thin!  How did people not loose them all the time, especially if they were kept in the same purse as those pennies?

Thursday, November 17, 2022

I Like Thursday: A Little Buried Treasure

Busy weekend.  Crazy week at work that doesn't seem to be ending.  Ugh.  So I don't have time to share all the nifty stuff  I came upon.  Maybe next week? 

I can share this one:  this is one of my great aunt's lucky pennies.  Whenever she found a penny, she'd wrap it in a scrap of paper and set it aside.  This was a 1910 penny.  The paper says "Found in junk. July 29 1951.  Eva."  From what I've been told, there were piles of these little paper-wrapped pennies in her house when she died.  I found this one in my Dad's stuff.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

I Like Thursday: Pegboard and Whiteboard

It's November and the clocks have been set back.  I'm still trying to get used to it getting dark so early. 

I had picked up a stool from Freecycle this spring planning to use it as a plant stand.  It was really worn around the edges and needed a coat of paint.  I ended up with a neutral beige paint.  When I spray painted the stool I also slapped a couple of coats on my Dad's old pegboards.  

We installed the pegboard in my sewing room closet.  I love it!  A home for some of my thread and my rulers.  There's room for more!  Rearranging the closet freed up some more space as well.  I've been wanting something like this for a couple of years - I'm thrilled to have it set up.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

I Like Thursday: Halloween Festivities

Welcome to this week's likes!

I had a jammed packed weekend.  Went to a Halloween dance on Saturday night.  Some fun costumes.  My favorite was Baba Yaga's house.  He actually danced in it for a short while which was pretty funny to see in the line.  One couple came dressed up as Punk n'Pi (one person in fantastic 80s punk and the other in orange with π on the front and 3.14 on the back).  I threw on my basic goth outfit - I didn't have time to pull together anything else.  There was a Laura Ingalls - in pigtail braids and wearing her mother's old Gunne Sax dress (I remember those!)  A wolf in sheep's clothing.  Heidi.  Witches and skeletons and winged creatures.  All good stuff.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

I Like Thursday: I Got Goodies

It's Thursday!  Time to join up with LeeAnna's crew to share the good things going on in our lives at I Like Thursday.  I've been all over the place this week. 

I am totally chuffed to be published in a medical journal.  Never in a million years did I envision that: High rates of oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients observed in a large multi‑specialty health system in the Northeast.  How nice to be included for digging through databases to gather and present information.

Another trip to Mom's house.  I picked up all sorts of prizes:  a gift basket I won from the Chocolate Tour raffle earlier in the month as well my quilts with their two Topsfield ribbons.  Mom also sent me home with a bag of Lindt dark chocolate truffles.  Yum!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Floral Fabric Finishes

Earlier this year I bought over four yards of a floral print knit (at Swanson's at $4 a yard!).  Not what I needed, but the pastels were pretty and the price was right.  I had been keeping an eye out for red or green to make a new dress, but it's been hard to find a non-polyester or nylon knit.  A burn test revealed this was lyocell (it smells like marshmallows - how odd).  It's really soft and has a nice drape and weight.

This is the dress pattern that I traced from a favorite dress and lately added some color in another project.  Goodness - I made that dress 10 years ago?!?  From what I remembered, the pattern takes takes about three yards.  So four and a half yards was more than enough.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

I Like Thursday: Foolish Piggy, Finished Flimsies and Fabric

Not a lot of photos for this week's likes.  But I'll start out with the cute ones!  

The Dakin shelter emailed to say they have over 38 guinea pigs in care, most of them in foster.  They're looking for fun photos to post online, so we did a quick shoot with Mark.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Sea Glass Flimsy

I finished the sea glass flimsy.  I've started to design the backing and thinking about the quilting.  And binding?  What am I going to use for that?

The black stone fabric stands out a bit more than I'd have liked, but it amuses me to have it in there.  The teal green isn't as dark as I thought it might be.  I really like the colors.

Sharing with:
Wendy's Quilts and More - Peacock Party
My Quilt Infatuation - Needle & Thread Thursday