Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I Like Thursday #117 - a box, a book, and a DVD

And a last minute surprise!

Good morning, friends!

Happy Thursday!  Hope you're having a great week!  I'm joining in with my friends at Not Afraid of Color for our weekly party to celebrate whatever has made the week a good one for each of us.

Sometimes I just like the small things - like *finally* finding the right box to send this quilt to my nephew and his family in Florida.

I finished this quilt way back in November, but never sent it until just this week.  I sure hope they like it!

I really liked this movie!  On the recommendation of some friends, we borrowed the DVD from the library.

It is a documentary of Mr. Rogers' life, with lots of behind the scenes info about his career and show.  There was so much I didn't know about Mr. Rogers, but I do remember the show so well from watching it with my kids when they were little in the 1980s.

I am liking this book.  It was available from the library, so I checked it out recently.

There is a quilt along going on, involving the quilts from this book, sponsored by Sujata Shah of the blog, The Root Connection.  I'm not quilting along, but I'm interested to see what people make, so I'm "following along," you might say!

Linda, of Koka Quilts, is making a quilt inspired by this one - 

made sometime between 1930 - 1950.

You can see Linda's Flying Geese quilt HERE.  I really like her version!  Lots of quilt examples from this QAL are also being posted at #UandUQal on Instagram.  These are really interesting quilts - kind of primitive and improvisational.  If I didn't have plenty of other things that I'm already working on, I would think about joining in!

And the surprise... came from our friend, Sally, at Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking!  A few weeks ago, Sally let me know that I won the giveaway she was having for her blog anniversary.  Lucky me!  The package arrived at the end of the day Wednesday (yesterday when you're reading this post)! Sally sent some of her delicious goodies - Ginger Nut Clusters, and two fun cards -  a fabric card and some adorable guinea pigs.  

Oh my goodness, those Ginger Nut Clusters are soooo good!
Thank you, Sally!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

have never heard of Ginger Nut Clusters - they certainly look good! I rarely find any quilting books at the library - even when I give them excellent rather new quilt books they do not put them on the shelf but in their used book store and sell for peanuts - they want all the books basically priced the same so it is easy for the check out people to handle things. They say they have to go through a process to have them actually cataloged to the library and it is easier to sell them.

Louise said...

Oh, yum! Those clusters look really good! And happiness is finding the right box for shipping. I just sent a quilt off to my Dad yesterday. I put my quilts inside a plastic bag before putting them in the box, just in case the box gets dropped in an icky puddle. The 13 gallon kitchen garbage size bags work really well for that, although I have to sniff the packaging to make sure they aren't scented before buying them. Yup, I'm that weird lady in the garbage bag aisle, sniffing boxes...LOL!

Roseanne said...

Hi Diann! Those Ginger Nut Clusters look so darn good - I wish I could have one right now. I was just giggling, sort of, over Wedgwood's antics this week with Mabel. Gotta love those GPs. I feel the same way when I find just the perfect box to mail something! We have a whole bunch of empty boxes in the garage. Sue has them in some sort of order, but unknown to me! Anyway, I found a box to mail a quilt just last week and celebrated the victory. It fit! And last of all, I would LOVE to see that video about Mr. Roger's. It seems like he was such a kind and gentle man, and I always enjoyed his program on TV. Happy Thursday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

chrisknits said...

What a sweet sewn card!! And food, who can turn down yummy snacks!

LA Paylor said...

oooo lucky you to win one of Sally's confections! I like all these things too, especially finally mailing something I've been meaning to for a while!

Jean said...

Congratulations on your win! Those nut clusters look delicious. I read a book about Mr. Rogers last year, thanks for the reminder I wanted to see that movie. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

PaintedThread said...

:-) So glad you liked them!

I collect boxes Rob gets from Amazon - because I also like finding the right-sized box to ship stuff in! Your morning sky is so pretty!

Mari said...

Good for you for finding the book at the library, because it is pricey! The quiltalong looks fun, and the ginger nit clusters look delicious. Enjoy!

Janice Holton said...

Beautiful sunrise! I'm really liking Linda's quilt too and makes me tempted to make one! And what a nice surprise to get in the mail. YUMMY!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Love that sunset. I never heard of those cookies. Congrats on winning. mary

Linda said...

I hear you on the box!
I love the soft vintage look of that quilt on Linda's blog.
I'm looking up the recipe for Ginger Nut Clusters - those look delicious.
Have a great weekend Diann!

Kate said...

Finding the right size boxes for shipping is an art I've decided. Congrats on finding one that was the right size. Lots of other fun favorites from last week.