Saturday, January 30, 2010

You know you've read too many quilt history books when. . .

you see a truck with a Tennessee licence plate (in Ohio), with tags indicating Rhea County, and the first thing you think of is - "Oh! the stuffed work trapunto quilts of Rhea County! How amazingly beautiful they are!"

Image below from The Decorative Arts Trust, web page on Tennessee quilts.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Take this tune... Heartbreak

Fairweather at Take this Tune is "Riffin' on Heartbreak". Indeed a constant theme in all genres of music. Surprisingly, I couldn't think of a good heart break song that came right to mind. But, I did think of a movie that, for me, is number one in the Heartbreak Department. And that is "Somewhere in Time" starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.

From the Internet Movie Database:

Tagline: "Some day in the past, he will find her."
Plot:" A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel." But this doesn't begin to catch the feeling of this movie.

Even shown on late-night TV, broken up by thousands of commercials, it still made me weepy.
Embedding is disabled, so I will send you to You Tube, where the whole movie is there, in 7 14 to 15 minute pieces. This is a link to the last part, with the serious heartbreak.

Bring a hankie.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vintage thingy Thursday - Jan. 14

Check out Colorado Lady for more vintage treasures!

I bought this platter (about 15 inches across) at an antique mall and I'll admit I immediately lunged for it because of the power of memory.

My grandmother - my mom's mom, had this set. Well, I assume she had the whole set. By the time the first grandchild (me) came along, she may have had 5 or 6 more or less complete place settings and some serving dishes. The rest had suffered and been broken in a house with 5 children. Turkey at special dinners were always served on a platter just like this, and I was able to use one of the few remaining dinner plates. Not many plates survived the ensuing 10 grandchildren.

Grandma passed away in 1990 but I remember her with love today. She moved from the big house with 3 bedrooms, to a large apartment, then a small apartment, then to a tiny apartment in senior assisted living. I don't know what became of what was left of her china and serving platter. But this one is here to remind me.

It was made by Edwin M. Knowles China Co., and made in the USA. Apparently that really is '22 karat [sic] gold' around the edge.
Grandma, I miss you.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday: Take this tune

Well, at some point I should get back to my regularly scheduled quilt content. At least some of my 37 followers might be looking for it!

In the meantime, I am having fun with Jamie's meme, Take this tune. It's silliness this week, so I naturally thought of Monty Python. Some of their songs are not G-rated, and some of course will offend. But here is the Philosopher's Drinking Song, as visualized by dachshund2k3. Love the paintings and statues.

And I learned how to embed video! Thank you for your help.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Take this tune, and have fun!

Following Marytheteach, I want to play along with "Take this Tune", hosted by Jamie. But I can't figure out how people embed the video in their blogs!!! So I will havae to just include the link:

A scene from a favorite movie of mine, and appropriate to Jamie's theme.


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