Sunday, February 12, 2012

Post Toasties

Does anyone remember that cereal called Post Toasties? Is it still around? I have no idea, but that title came to mind as the weather turned on us last night! I went to bed and snuggled under my electric blanket (don't tell the girls at Primitive Quilts and Projects, but my bedroom is not that primitive)! The wind was battering the house and snow was falling. Snow--here in Virginia Beach. That does not thrill me. So I am being lazy and staying toastie while I post on my blog. Now do you get it?

I made an attempt to put things away in my sewing room. It is a mess. I know I don't have to explain to you quilters how this happens. It is really time for a knock down, drag out fabric fight. In the immortal words of Scarlett O'Hara, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival is coming our way in a week. The shops are all gearing up in preparation for lots of traffic from out of towners. It is always exciting around here. I have been getting ready also. I am introducing three new patterns. I worked on these while I was in Arizona and have been writing directions and preparing covers.
 Tinder Box 38" sq, Hickory Sticks 19" x 26", Diamond in the Rough 60" x 80"
The covers are on order and the directions are in the works. These will be up on my website soon. Hope you like them!

15 comments:

Sue said...

Sweet new patterns Marcie!

Yes I remember Post Toasties cereal but I haven't seen any around in a long while. Makes me want to go on a hunt for them ��

Stay warm and enjoy your Sunday,
Sue

Linda said...

I remember Post Toasties too! It's chilly and rainy here today too...I love your quilt patterns...I'm not much of a quilter yet...one day!Have a great day!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I can't say I ever heard of Post Toasties but boy do I hear ya about the chill of the Winter blast that finally arrived. Thank goodness Spring is here in 6 weeks. Oh and as for bedding...toasty mattress pad, topped with warm down from Germany makes you just want to stay in bed nice and cozy.
Your NEW patterns are absolutely beautiful...I'm partial to the first one though...oh so cute. What are the sizes of the quilts?

Angie said...

Ooooh, new patterns get a big YES!! :) Honey, just snuggle under those blankets, stay warm, and 'think about 'it' tomorrow'. :D Hugs

onlymehere said...

How exciting to have new patterns! I remember Post Toasties but don't think I ever liked them; however, your version of them (posting while staying toasty) sounds like a lot of fun!
Cindy

Melanie said...

Sewing rooms, I know just what you mean. You are so busy creating, there is no time for cleaning....Great new patterns.

Me and My Stitches said...

Your new patterns look great! We are supposed to get some snow tomorrow - is winter finally here? I remember Post Toasties!

Karen said...

According to Wikapedial, the cereal was discontinued in 2006 but re-introduced in 2010. So ask at the grocery store. I never ate them.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I do remember Post Toasties; but then, I am OLD. However, not too old for shopping and re-connecting at Mid Atlantic... I'll be looking for some new patterns. :)

Libby said...

Electric blanket? You mean to say that you are not nearly buried under a mound of quilts? Oh my . . . . you better get stitchin *s*

rubyslipperz said...

Yep, this here "oldy-moldy" DOES remember Post Toasties...and Gone With The Wind...thaz one of meee favorite movies.

With regards to a messy sewing room...I DO understand. Sometimes, I think fabric, and projects have legs of their own. Either they come out after I've put them away...or they go hide so that i can't find them =P

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Katie said...

I hate to admit it but I remember Post Toasties. I'm not sure I ever ate them though.

I'll be in Hampton on the 23rd. :-)

Michelle said...

Love the new patterns...especially Diamond in the Rough! :)

Michelle said...

I've never seen a box of Post Toasties, but some of the old shows we like to listen to on satellite radio were sponsored by them. We have fun trying to figure out which companies and products are still around.

Jeff said...

My mom always bought Kellogg's Corn Flakes for us where I grew up in Western New York but mom's parents always had Post Toasties at their house in Pennsylvania - and there was something I liked better about those. I think the flakes were bigger, too. I bought them a few times and the only size boxes I ever recall seeing were humongous!

Thank you for the posting. The cereal box likeness is great to see : ^ ) Me like'm. Yum!