House Tour #2, 3-3-24

I have visited Gloria’s home and studio and I just stand in awe of her collections and know it’s just not possible to see it all. Gloria is the friend who has the tiny little poodle named Angel. (I’m afraid to leave this page and look for the picture – I might lose my post!)

Thank you, Gloria, for this very fun tour! Readers – did you enjoy it? Does anyone have home pictures they’d like to share? I will take photos of my dog pictures to post here very soon.

Congratulations, Caitlin and the Iowa Hawkeye women! You have provided many happy moments for me and many others. Country Threads Chicken Scratch thanks you!

A Huge Win, 3-3-24

Avenging their lost to Ohio State in January, Caitlin and the Hawkeyes won today 93-83 in another record breaking game. Her childhood idol, Maya Moore surprised her before the game – even Jake from State Farm was there! She surpassed Pete Maravich in scoring and she has set the bar high for those coming after her. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed watching her.

The Big Ten Tournament starts later this week – Iowa drew two byes and won’t play until Friday night at 6:30. I’ll be watching.

I didn’t post last night because I was getting ready for the game today – hahaha!!!!


I promised another house tour and tonight’s your lucky night. My friend Gloria lives in a gorgeous house but we’re going to tour her Quilting Lodge. Yes, that’s right – an entire building – kitchen, living room, bedrooms and her sewing room – all in a building located not far from her house in the woods.

The remainder of the tour will be on post #2.

A Visit To School, 3-1-24

I visited Lucy’s 4th grade classroom today as she demonstrated how to make a rug.

I was so proud of her – she did such a great job that afterwards the other students wanted to give it a try.

Well done, Lucy!

Another student demonstrated making waffles and the last student made paper airplanes.

Reader photos

You may have seen a floppy fish for dogs – they’re rechargeable and turn on with a switch. Here are the remains of the one I gave to Hazel after discovering it in a cupboard where I had probably put it to save its life!

On the longarm:

From a reader – so true

I think we’ve all been suffering with the high winds – miserable and I can’t wait till it changes directions. But in CA winds are up to 145 mph? That sounds like a tornado – and then they’ve got many feet of snow, too. How terrible for them! Any CA readers out there who are experiencing this brutal weather?

Good Night, Friends of Mine!