It’s Wednesday again – hope you enjoy, and if you want to read more Hodgepodge, please follow the link on my right side-bar.
1. Picture postcards were first printed back in the mid 1800's and deltiology is the official name for postcard collecting. When did you last send a postcard? Receive one? Do you save postcards sent to you? Do you collect and/or send postcards when you travel?
The last postcards I sent were when we did a cruise through the Panama Canal. We started from Vancouver, and sent a card from each port along our route to our brother- and sister-in-law (wish you were here). It was most interesting to discover that the post cards arrived willy-nilly, and some of them even weeks after we got home!
2. What treat do you most like to indulge in while on vacation?
Lazy breakfasts – just sitting and relaxing with no time constraints to getting the day going
3. Are you good at hiding your feelings?
No – I make a really lousy poker player!!
4. Does your town/city/county still deliver phone books to your home? Do you check the yellow pages when searching for a local business number or has the Internet replaced the phone book in your house?
We still get locally-printed phone books, which are actually a fairly recent production. The phone company also sends out phone books, which seem to concentrate on Yellow Pages. But, the internet is so handy for finding phone numbers, we often forget about the books, and really the internet is more current.
5. Would you rather be first or last?
Well, I love winning so then I want to be first, but I don’t like leading, so then I want to be last (or at least somewhere in the middle)
6. July is National Park and Recreation Month (in America, but everyone can still play along)...where and when were you last in a park? Did you participate in any recreational activities while you were there?
Just last week we were in Manning Provincial Park, and the most recreational we get these days is a short stroll, which we did around the Alpine Meadows there.
7. What was one of your worst ideas?
That would probably be the impulse to have a sports car – when kids were all driving their own vehicles, and I thought it would be fun to have a sports car just for us. So we got a TR7, commonly known as ‘the wedge’! It was cute, it was interesting – most interesting when we tried to get in and out of it. Now that was worth a big belly laugh!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
In these summer days, the quilting groups and guilds tend not to be meeting, but that doesn’t stop quilters. Especially this summer, when the two disasters that occurred in this country have got many working to make quilts to send to the victims. But without meetings, where do we Show and Tell? Well, there’s always our blogs
And then, Quilting Gallery, has it’s weekly Show and Tell – where quilter’s can show the quilts they’ve made, and as a bonus, there’s a give-away for both quilter’s submitting their photos, and for those who vote for the quilts. This weeks’ theme is scrap quilts. So I decided to submit a couple of quilts, and they’ll be up for viewing on Friday. If you want to see them, and coincidentally vote for my quilts, please visit the Quilting Gallery blog over the weekend. Who knows, you might win the give-away.
Here’s a sneak preview of my submissions:
Scraps for the Road Star Light Star Bright
Enjoy the show! Blessings, Peg