Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tuesday's This and That: November 30, 2021

 Happy Tuesday!

We made both soups from the recipes that my Mom gave me.  I just want to add something now that we made the Beef Lentil Soup.  It was a very thick soup and we added Bone in Beef Broth which isn't in the recipe but you might like to do.  My husband said the regular recipe consistency was too much like stew.  He did love the soup though and had two bowls yesterday!


  I had to stop collecting sunbonnets years ago but the one piece of advertising I would love to have is this advertising that combines trains and sunbonnets.  I'm not sure you'll be able to see the details in this poster.  Here are some close-ups:

The hats have the destinations offered listed on them:

I think the blue background is faded.  Most likely this was the original background:
I know better than to even try to find this piece.  Train collectors are active collectors and would be too much competition if this piece came up for sale.  Still, it is a charming and neat piece of advertising!


Nann shared on her blog a recent trip to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.  She has a great post on her blog here.  Go check it out for some exciting quilts!


In 2019, The Quad-City Times featured a snowman quilt that a woman named Alma Gaul made.  I wish I could show you a picture because it is made of yo-yos with sequins in the center of the yo-yo.  It's quite impressive and you can see a photo of it by googling "Alma Gaul Snowman quilt" and hit images.  It's a very clever technique!!!


Have you ever made a yo-yo quilt?  I've made some yo-yos to embellish quilts but never a full yo-yo quilt.  I was struck by a letter to the editor that a little girl wrote to the York Daily Record (York, PA) in 1933.  Merium Drais wrote to the Boys and Girls Newspaper section of her paper about her life and her home on a farm with 32 chickens.  "I am busy making a yo-yo quilt.  I'm at it for a month already.  It takes 700 rows to finish it."  She ends the letter with this poem:

"I wish you money,
I wish you cash,
I wish you a man,
With a black moustache."


Have a safe and happy day!

1 comment:

  1. I saw a video somewhere of Victoria doing a walk-thru of her quilts at the Museum. It was interesting. Being there would be better!