Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Sundry - Vol. 3

Come along with me on a meandering Sunday Sundry post, from Point A to Point P and points in between, but in no particular order.  I promise you won't need a GPS.

That is a look at the backing of the '30s inspired doll quilt.  Rest assured that quilting line makes complete sense on the front side.

Friends, as of this moment, I have 532 unread posts in Google Reader.

Houston, we have a problem.

It used to be that when I had accumulated over 50 unread posts, I would just hit the "Mark All As Read" button and carry on.  In time, however, that upper threshold crept to 100, then 200, and you see where this is going, don't you?

Five hundred and thirty-two.  How did it come to this?  Well, I just kept adding blog after fascinating blog, and pretty soon here I am, feeling like a hoarder.  You know if you'd all just quit being so awesome for a while, I might make some progress.  :)

Among the posts I did read this week was one by Dan at Piece and Press.  Have you seen the porthole pillows he made?  Amazing.

And then there's mamacjt and the beautiful, whimsical things she creates.  Oh, mama!

I've mentioned that I watch American Pickers on the History Channel.  Sometimes I don't get off my duff fast enough and get sucked into watching Pawn Stars right afterwards.  It's pretty interesting too, but Rick, the owner of the pawn shop, can be a bit annoying.  His laugh, for one thing.  If you haven't seen the show, here's a clip of the wheezer in action.

 

I could not put my finger on where I had heard that laugh before.  Then it dawned on me.

Muttley was Dick Dastardly's snickering sidekick in the '60s Hanna-Barbera cartoon.  Let's compare:

 
They could be twins, I tell ya.

I picked up my dining room chairs from the furniture refinisher on Tuesday.  I'm so happy with the way they turned out!  There will be a Vintage Thingie Thursday post about them, but here's a sneak peak in the meantime.


Did a little thrift shopping yesterday and found an interesting Pyrex casserole.

Stop by The Pyrex Collective for details.

I went along with my husband to his followup appointment at the rheumatologist this week.  Last year, he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, dermatomyositis.  He has come a long way since then and is currently doing very well.  During the course of organizing some photos on my computer this past week, I came across some that I had taken exactly one year ago while he was in the process of being diagnosed.  It was a sobering reminder that our health cannot be taken for granted.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association raises funds to support research, awareness, and outreach for many muscular diseases, including dermatomyositis and other inflammatory myopathies.  Something to keep in mind with the annual Labor Day Telethon coming up soon.

Jenny at Cut.Sew.Iron.Repeat swapped me some gorgeous vintage and vintage-inspired fabric for a bit of something she liked from my stash.  Look at these cute pieces she sent!  Thanks again, Jenny.  I love 'em!

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope your week ahead is filled with happy surprises!

8 comments:

Jenny said...

loving the back of your quilt. very happy!
so glad you like what i sent!!

JKP said...

Glad Norm is doing better! I hope it stays that way.

Michelle said...

Darn you P.! You had to mention two more great blogs and now my reading list just got longer! ;-)

Love those vintage fabrics Jenny sent you. The green especially caught my eye.

I've watched the Pawn Stars (I still need to compare his laugh to Muttley's though. :-)

Sarah Craig said...

I love your Sunday sundry posts- it's such a great way to end the weekend!!

Dan Rouse said...

Thanks for the great shout out!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love the blue floral repro fabric. It reminds me of vintage 70's sheets which I love ( and have so many of I will never possibly use them all in this lifetime )

Sunday Sundry posts are like a box of chocolates, but they're always newsy and interesting. Love 'em.

I'm off to check your blog links.

RETRO-fabulous said...

LOVE the Muttley clip!! LOL

Jane said...

Your posts are always so entertaining. I occasionally watch Pawn Stars so I know what you mean about Rick's laugh. But when you compared it to Muttley's laugh....too funny!!
I was happy to read that your husband is doing better. I was not familiar with the disease so I appreciated the link to read more about it.
Hope you're having a great week.
Jane