Monday, December 18, 2017

Egg Carton Tree and Swinging Big Band

Continuing with another highlight from a 1960s how to create pamphlets - the egg carton tree.

And ... the egg carton Ball Tree!
Christmas came early for me in the form of $10 for two bags of remnants from a flea market vendor. He said he sold a bag of quilts for $10. I wasn't too sad because not all quilters are good at pieced patchwork. I would rather take it from this type of remnant stage and add my spin to it. 

I have laundered about 1/3 of it, there is quite a bit of plaid.  Most important, there was a certain red print I am using as an accent color in my current project. There are also varied Christmas prints, I won't rule out another holiday-themed project. 

What I'm listening to:

I couldn't find a video directly related to this CD but found another worth a listen ~

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Feather Angels and Luther Vandross

Looking through a batch of 1960s how to create pamphlets, I saw this image.

Scrolling through shopgoodwill.com, I found feather angels on sale.
A couple of fabric banners thrown in for good measure. 



What I'm listening to:

For Luther Vandross fans, this really is a wonderful recording.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Early Tami and Sandi Patty

My mom insisted we dress up on Christmas morning so I have many images of my brother and me. Shirley Temple curls were all the rage in the early 60s.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Cowboy Christmas Quilt and the Countdown to Christmas


I've practically thrown the kitchen sink into this post, a little bit of everything. I finished my Cowboy Christmas Quilt meaning all of my works in progress are done. 

This was the quilt where I made the backing the top and made another backing. I quilted it cross-hatched in red thread. I so like the look, I will use the technique again. 
The decorated dresser contains my yardage stash. 
Linking up with Amanda Jean at crazymomquilts for Finish it up Friday. 

Continuing with my Countdown to Christmas Day 15
What are these menacing objects? Shades of Star Trek. 

Speaking of Star Trek, there is even a separate category for these types of collectibles on my fav auction site shopgoodwill.com.
Star Trek Tree?
What I'm listening to:


As an aside, it will be the second year of my hosting the April Alternative Challenge. 
https://aprilalternativechallenge.blogspot.com/2017/12/mark-your-calendar.html
Just 4 posts during the month, there will be a linkup so you can visit others who are participating. One of my week's posts will highlight the Weird and Wacky in the world of thrift. Mark your calendar to join me!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rascal Flatts and Christmas Fudge

Another Tami Family Tradition I did not deny myself this year - Christmas Fudge. I am posting my authentic, handwritten, food-smeared recipe card images.  
Correction - should be 1/2 CUP butter
The back of the index card reads:
Pour batter into buttered pans. Let sit. Enjoy!




What I'm listening to: