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The Peppermint Twist song was released in 1961 - the year I turned 9 years old. My dad was manager of a cafeteria at that time and the cafeteria had a rec(reation) room with a juke box. Mom would sometimes take us kids in to eat dinner at the cafeteria and afterwards we would wait in the rec room for Dad to get off work. I remember us dancing around to The Twist and The Peppermint Twist and the employees thought we were so cute.
The Twist was good exercise. If I still did some twisting today I might be as skinny as my shadow.
Who knows when I started this. I found a couple of blocks and the peppermint fabrics in my Christmas project box back in January when I decided I wanted to try to use my holiday fabrics this year. When I get some kind of what I think is a brilliant idea as to how to use certain fabrics I make a few blocks and put them with the fabrics so I don't forget my brilliant idea.
I had a little problem finding peppermint go-with fabrics in my stash but managed. That green/red orange checked fabric was in with the Halloween fabrics.
I made a large Dresden block and squared it off.
Now I have 80 pieces from the side trimmings I can play with. I've sewn some of the pieces together and they measure about 13 inches in the center. If I can find a suitable background or backgrounds (this one is already taken) I could maybe make large lemon peel blocks. Or they could be leaves on giant Jack in the Beanstalk columns of vines...
...or they could be a giant Peppermint Zinnia. But that kind of hurts my eyes right now.
And speaking of peppermint...
Has anyone else had to drink peppermint extract (or peppermint if available) dissolved in hot water when you had a stomach ache? That was my dad's cure. I quit telling him when I had a stomach ache. I don't like the taste of peppermint.