Monday, August 27, 2012

Blog Anniversary and a Give Away

My blog,
Timeless Reflections,
has been my opportunity
to create an online diary.

Nothing earth shattering
or world changing.
Just a glimpse into me
my family,
my passion about quilt making
and life around me.

Writing is not my career,
and, yes,
the only C I ever received 
was in
Freshman Creative Writing at
Western Michigan University.

I appreciate all of you
for taking the time to 
follow along,
and leave a comment or two.

As a thank you,
it's time for a give away!
I have 3 origianal
booklets printed by McKim Studios, I think,  in 1931.
 I'd like to share these with one lucky follower.

These are a treasure with patterns, history
and the cutting edge of quiltmaking.

"The friend who sent us this lovely design to copy
also sent a helpful suggestion as to patterns:
She suggests using blotting paper
instead of cardboard for the cutting units,
as they stay placed so firmly on the cloth.
A wax crayon is excellent with which to trace
around these."
We've come a long way since then.

So leave a comment.
I'll draw the lucky winner next Saturday,
Sept. 1.

Thanks as always.

Just a side bar:
Notice how my hair style really hasn't changed 
since 1956!

 Until Next Time-


  1. Same hairstyle, same lovely, youthful face!

  2. happy anniverary! Why change hair when it's perfect for you?

  3. Love reading your blog! Miss seeing you at the Fig Leaf.

    1. Thanks Pam. I miss seeing everyone there too.

  4. I didn't notice the hair style until you mentioned it. Pretty much the same.
    I learned to type on a typewriter similar to the one in the picture. So much easier to use a computer keyboard and to be able to delete and re-do without using white-out.

  5. Happy Anniversary, I think your bangs are longer now!

  6. I have one of those originals pamphlets also, framed and hanging in my sewing room. A treasure from my mother-in-law's family. Rinda

  7. I always like reading your blog to see what I am up to! ~Elizabeth

  8. Kyle - Congrats on your blogiversary - I always look forward to reading your new posts!

  9. Happy blogiversary. I recently found your blog and have fun catching up. I enjoyed the trip down memory lane. I started buying quilting magazines I the mid 1970s and dreamed of making a quilt someday. I started my first quilt in 1980 and remember the old pattern books with black and white drawings. It's too easy now to make a kit or copy a color picture. I must admit I've gotten a bit lazy and need to make an effort to be more creative.