Monday, April 30, 2012

Quilter's Safari Has Begun

Here's a photo of Charlie, Amber's little dog, and I sitting at the Customs Table for this year's Quilter's Safari shop hop. If you're interested in having fun, fun, fun, you'll want to grab your lucky charms and come visit! You'll travel the valleys of Oregon visiting some of the finest quilt shops you've ever seen!

This is the 13th year for Off the Beaten Path Quilter's Safari. This lovely shop hop is hosted by 11 shops that may not be right along the I-5 corridor, but are certainly shops you won't want to miss. The hop started on April 27th and runs through May 5th. You can pick up your passport at any of the participating shops; then work your way through the valley as you collect pieces to a beautiful quilt created by Lou Shafer of Jannilou Creations.

Grandma's Attic is one of the participating shops. Join us and let the fun begin!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

McCall's Magazine - February 1903

Knowing that I study vintage women's magazines from days gone by, a customer brought me this little gem. It's McCalls Magazine from February of 1903. This magazine is in relatively good condition for its age and is chock full of illustrations, advertisements, short stories and advice.

While there are many pages of dress illustrations, this is the only color photo in the magazine. I cannot tell whether it has been hand painted like the ones in Godey's Ladies Magazine or not. In the upper left hand corner of this page, it has a little graphic that says "McCalls Magazine, 50 cents a year, including free pattern." Note the Gibson Girl style up-dos for hair and the room furnishings.

I have been reading through many different women's magazines from the very early part of the 20th Century. If you like seeing them, I will post more.