Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Morning Bark

Hard to believe it's Friday already and Minnie is on her morning bark.
 Someone is cutting a tree down on the block behind us and making a racket.  She doesn't like stuff like that going on in her world.  Besides, it's raining.  Yay.

Have to share some vintage books that came my way.  This first one was given to me from my successor at the library.  She's been cleaning out her mother's house and found this.
 The Quiltie Ladies' Scrapbook by Variable Star Quilters out of Souderton, PA published in 1987.   The Variable Star grew from a core of women who took an advanced quilting course at Souder's Store in Souderton.  Over lunch, someone suggested they continue to meet on their own.  That was in 1977.  They grew to 16 members meeting in members' homes for show and tell, problem solving, and sharing new ideas and patterns.  And, of course, sharing recipes.  Recognition of the fine work of the group earned them the privilege of designing and piecing the raffle quilt for the 1987 National Quilting Association meeting in Easton, Pennsylvania.  Wanting to reflect the local heritage of their area, they blended local patterns and traditional elements in their "Perkiomen Heritage" quilt which is shown on the cover of this book.

It's chock full of recipes, quilt block patterns and quilty lore.
 There's a chapter for each month with recipes for a full dinner or luncheon.  The line illustrations are wonderful.  I think they would work nicely for embroidery.  Many of the quilt blocks I've never heard of.  I'm not sure if they are Variable Star Quilters originals.  I especially like this Sunbunny Sue block.
 And there is poetry
 This poem is called "A Friend By Your Side".  A very fun book which I will use often.  Amazingly, it's still available for purchase through Amazon.Quiltie Ladies' Scrapbook.

I was going to show another wonderful find but I'll save that for another day.  This post has taken over an hour to do and I have stuff, sewing?  I can't waste this beautiful rainy day on the computer.  Not that computers are a waste but, you know what I mean.  Here's a question for all you experienced bloggers:  Do you have trouble linking pictures on your posts?  It seems to take forever with me.  I'll click on the selected photo and it will take two or more attempts to get it to go.  Any and all advice welcomed. 

Hi Ho, Hi Ho it's off to fun I go.


One Minnesota Quilter said...

I save my photos in iPhoto then transfer them to the blog. Have not had any problems getting them to load unless I have been on the computer for many hours and then the computer acts "tired".

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cool looking book. I finally started adding only one picture at a time. It cut my time in preparing a blog post to less than half.

Barbara said...

I love that Sunbunny Sue. You're no bunny til some bunny loves you.

Connie said...

Looks like a great book and Minnie is a cutie! I don't usually have trouble uploading photos and I'm on a slow connection. Good luck!