2017 Favorites/WPC/Sunday Sampler

2017 Favorites

 

This is the last post for 2017 Favorites”>2017 and as the title states, it’ll have my favorites for the year. So without further ado, I hope you’ll enjoy my little rendition from various photo/blog entries of the past year.

To begin on the Sunday Sampler portion of the blog, I introduced my lovely bride-to-be-niece shopping with me for a quilt project. This was a true delight to me to have another member of the next generation interested in creativity of this kind. I was very honored to make the couple a quilt for signatures and sentiments at their wedding reception. And of course, love went into every stitch 🙂

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The post that went with this pic also had the most likes for the2017 Favorites“> WordPress Photo Challenge this year. Seems roads to fabric stores are favorable to many.

Which leads to the next pic which won the 3rd most Hearts on my Instagram page for 2017…

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But it was my personal favorite for the Little Moments app project. (yes, I have been neglecting you a tad bit WordPress) 

And at this point, I would be amiss to not mention the A to Z Challenge from April 2017.

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The vote for here on Word Press was a tie between black and blue. On my Facebook page, the blue was the winner. Sadly, I still need to make those sashings. It is coming soon. Gotta be ready for the A to Z of 2018 so wouldn’t want to leave this behind. It will be hand quilted by myself and will be no small feat with my schedule.

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For my Thursday Doors entries this past year, the post with the most likes was my post on Route 66. I’m pretty sure it must be the idea of Ice Cream that did the trick. Ted Drewes being world reknown might have a teeny bit of influence as well. 😉 And my lovely models truly enjoyed that refreshment–as did the hubster and I.

Here’s to a Wonderful, Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New 2018 to all of you!!                 As always, thanks for reading!

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Missing You/ Sunday Sampler

I’m back with the Sunday Sampler this Christmas Eve 2017. And Quilting is the topic. I’ve been taking advantage of some time off for Christmas by readying some projects for time consumption. Winter keeps many of us indoors more and I am no exception. What better time to be reunited with one of my favorite creative outlets, quilting?!

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The pattern above is shown with scraps but a grey background. I chose the tan instead. It definitely needs a neutral solid to make the colorful scraps stand out. The only downside is that I wish I would have made the blocks a little larger than the pattern dictated. It could have been much bigger had I done so. Noting it on the pattern for next time.

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Larger view of the quilt. It’ll most likely be a table topper. Maybe for the outdoor patio table this summer?? (I say this as we’ve just received our first measurable snow for the winter.)

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This is what we quilters call a OBW (One Block Wonder). I have more than one of these from my aunt but this one is the most complete so I have a plan for it once it has been quilted. Hand quilting is a longer process, but it is well worth it. Not to mention, this block deserves that tender care as it is old and a little fragile. Well worth saving.

Hope you’ll check out the other Sunday Sampler posts from past Sundays by clicking the tab at the top of this page. And…..

Wishing you all the very best in holiday wishes today as you celebrate!

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Outing with Grandma/ Thursday Doors

Having reached middle age, the priviledge to take my mother places that she probably wouldn’t go on her own is ranking pretty high on my list. Not to mention being able to include other family members on these excursions. Such was the case for this Thursday Doors post.

I’ve mentioned a few times the Lawrence, Kansas destination we take and the main reason being to visit the eldest daughter, soon to be Dr. Daughter. (Pardon this  outburst moment of pride.) 

The KU Campus was one of the places we took Mother, aka Grandma, to see. You can hover your mouse over each pic for a descriptive caption. It’s a lovely place to visit, with Fraser Hall’s flags flying in the above photo professing (no pun intended) its claim of being the highest point in Lawrence.

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I present the only actual door for this Thursday Doors collection. I know there are many more eye-catching ones but, sorry, they’ll have to wait until next year.

Waving the wheat is a long-standing KU tradition and this bronze is a tribute to that ritual as well as to the state of Kansas and its great farming legacy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Thursday Doors posts this past year and have taken a moment to check out other Door posts starting with Norm 2.0. Click the Blue Frog button at the bottom of his post for doors from around the world.

Happy Holidays from Central Missouri, USA!

Henry T’s/ Thursday Doors

It is such a hectic time of year for everyone that it’s been hard to fit in family time. Not to  mention all the ailments meandering their way around these parts due, in my opinion, to the mild winter we’ve started out with. The persimmons are not holding up to their legend. At least not yet. But we finally managed to saddle up and head to Lawrence, Kansas last Sunday to spend some long needed time with my eldest daughter.

She always has a neat place to take us to try out. This time was no different. And we also got a little history lesson in the process. Enter, Henry T’s.

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Sweater weather in Kansas on this December evening. But we were given a little break from the wind that seems always present out here. So this furthest parking spot was not a problem since we needed to stretch out legs anyway.

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Hard to get a good shot with or without any filter but I wanted to show the history part of the visit. This is the family plot of the land owners that is Henry T’s namesake. It sits just a few yards from the restaurant. On the business website, they give this little account.

“In 1858 New Hampshire native George Burt moved to Lawrence and Purchased the 160 acres surrounding Henry T’s property in Lawrence. While farming and servicing stagecoaches along the California Trail, he sold half of his claim to his friend Henry T. Davis. On August 21st, 1863, Burt awoke to murder and mayhem. Quantrill and 300 of his Bushwhackers which included Jesse and Frank James, and Cole Younger, attacked Lawrence burning more than 80 buildings and murdering 150 men and boys, including Burt. Henry T. Davis, Davis’s wife and their family were buried in a family cemetery still located in the northwest corner of our property in Lawrence.”

Not a fancy door by any means. Sometimes its the legend that gets the attention. Definitely the case here at Henry T’s.

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Not to mention the delicious meal.  Deep fried pork tenderloin with waffle fries for the farmgirl in my chromosomes. And it was scrumptious!

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Linen Service/ Thursday Doors

Having worked in food service for a number of years, I recognized the business name we drove past in Mexico, Missouri. But what caught my attention before that was the building it occupied.

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Arent’ these doors (and windows) attractive in how they accent this old building?

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In a hometown business, front door appeal is the best first impression.

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This Century Business Award tells it plainly that they have endured 100 years of service.

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I stepped into the breezeway and was pleased to find a more informative plaque of their prestigious award.

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Crown Linen Services operates in a pretty significant swath of area in Missouri and Illinois. And in case you hadn’t realized by now, they now have bragging rights to over 125 years of service.

For other Thursday Door entries, please visit Norm 2.0 where you’ll be met with wonderful door posts from around the globe.Just find the blue frog button and click.