Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday's This and That: October 19, 2027

 Good morning and welcome to another edition!

The first and most important thing I want to mention is that Flower Fridays will be changing...not gone, but changing.  We've been celebrating Flower Friday since the pandemic lockdown and I think it is time to switch things up a little.  

The new feature will be called Friendship Friday and I got the name from some early 20th century newspaper articles that shared what people were doing.  We'll start this week.  Here are some suggestions for our Friendship Fridays:

Of course we will continue to share our flowers!  But for most of us, the first frost will soon take a toll on our garden.

Recipes:  A lot of folks I know are hankering for new recipes to try and if you have any tried and true recipes, please share them!

Sewing:  Some of you have blogs of your own and share what you are sewing there.  But for those that don't, here is a place to share what you've been sewing, knitting, or crocheting or even request suggestions.  Is there an older project or quilt you made that you wish to share?  Is there a free tutorial you've seen or tried that you think we should know about?  We are all always looking for inspiration!

Collectibles:  Yup, we all tend to have a collection of something or other and if you want to share a few photos (like three or four) of what you collect, we would love to see them!  Yes old quilts, embroidery, etc. are welcome too!

Book recommendations would be welcome as we approach the long winter!

Miscellaneous:  Share images of your pets, funny anecdotes or sewing jokes, the door is open!  I'll also periodically request anecdotes of a certain theme as well.

Last Tuesday's This and That featured a scanned image of children reading the newspaper.  Diane P. wrote me right away and asked if anyone else noticed that it was an ad for McLaughlin's Coffee.  I collect McLaughlin's Coffee trade cards because my last name is McLaughlin and I love coffee!  

No one else caught this so Diane is the winner although there is no prize just bragging rights!  Congrats Diane!
The Handful blog post sure hit a chord with a number of you.  Probably the most fun response was from Judy who wrote about a different kind of therapy for her hands. I call it a cat-muff.  Her cat baby lays on her laps, warms her hands. and eases the pain!  I would love to try that but I don't think my lap or my 50lb poodle would enjoy it!😁
Robin completely cracked me up last week after the Roy Rogers installment of Story Time Stitches:

"I remember getting a cowgirl outfit the Christmas of 1957. I was so excited. Roy and Dale always sang 'Happy Trails to you, until we meet again' at the end of their TV show. For some reason (known only to a little girl's mind) I always said, 'Happy Jewels.'"

Happy Jewels to you all!  
Have a safe and happy day!


  1. What a great idea! I'm sorry I missed your Roy Rogers post, I will have to go back and read the ones I've missed. Been super busy this month. Will try to keep up!!

  2. This is going to be so fun. I'm looking forward to it.

  3. now if we all could only all get together and enjoy the great food we will be sharing recipes of... instead of virtually.