A New Quilt! 11-16-22

Connie just finished this red and white quilt and it is beautiful! Our old pattern, Wild Rice, has a whole new look just in time for Christmas decorating. This should be called Wild Rice Reincarnated! Haha! I just love it – I even hung several red and white quilts yesterday after I took down the fall quilts with the pumpkins and colorful leaves. My pumpkins have been thrown out in the grove for the wild life this winter. Here is Wild Rice!

You can order a paper pattern of Wild Rice for $5 and a SASE paid in cash or check sent to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438. It is not available as a pdf download. Checks should be made out to Country Threads.

As I look at this Wild Rice block I think one block would even be nice in the center of a table with something decorative in the middle – like a candle? Often my time doesn’t allow me to make 9 blocks but I can manage one. I’ll bet it’s the same with you.

Reader quilts:

These little goats remind me of the YouTube video of the baby goats in pajamas running through the barn – it is soooo cute!

Believe it or not, these are all Christmas fabrics.

I think I’m caught up with reader quilts but if I have missed yours, please let me know.

Betty Klosterman – are you reading this blog post? I’m not able to reach you by email and a reader noticed that we haven’t heard much from you lately.

So many of you have written to tell me you liked the goat picture. Thank you! Quite a few years ago I used another goat picture, probably my favorite, as my Christmas card because it almost looked like a manger scene with a baby lying in the straw with heavenly light focused on the baby. Here it is – this is Sylvia with her baby Flo Darlene.

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A New Quilt! 11-16-22

Connie just finished this red and white quilt and it is beautiful! Our old pattern, Wild Rice, has a whole new look just in time for Christmas decorating. This should be called Wild Rice Reincarnated! Haha! I just love it – I even hung several red and white quilts yesterday after I took down the fall quilts with the pumpkins and colorful leaves. My pumpkins have been thrown out in the grove for the wild life this winter. Here is Wild Rice!

You can order a paper pattern of Wild Rice for $5 and a SASE paid in cash or check sent to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438. It is not available as a pdf download. Checks should be made out to Country Threads.

As I look at this Wild Rice block I think one block would even be nice in the center of a table with something decorative in the middle – like a candle? Often my time doesn’t allow me to make 9 blocks but I can manage one. I’ll bet it’s the same with you.

Reader quilts:

These little goats remind me of the YouTube video of the baby goats in pajamas running through the barn – it is soooo cute!

Believe it or not, these are all Christmas fabrics.

I think I’m caught up with reader quilts but if I have missed yours, please let me know.

Betty Klosterman – are you reading this blog post? I’m not able to reach you by email and a reader noticed that we haven’t heard much from you lately.

So many of you have written to tell me you liked the goat picture. Thank you! Quite a few years ago I used another goat picture, probably my favorite, as my Christmas card because it almost looked like a manger scene with a baby lying in the straw with heavenly light focused on the baby. Here it is – this is Sylvia with her baby Flo Darlene.

Continue reading

Change of Plans! 11-15-22

At 6 am the snow was coming down and the traffic on the highway was creeping along so I stayed home just in case it got worse during the day.

Yesterday I spent 3-4 hours cleaning all the leaves out of the rock garden in front of the house. I have not always done this in the past but then by spring the leaves are frozen into every crevice.

I can’t tell you how relieved I am today to have that job finished! It’s hard to do it before all the leaves are off the trees and some trees still have leaves in January!!! Ugh. So much work.

Jessa and I do not have the online store completed yet so I’m asking for more patience from all of you.

Reader quilts:

The Sew Along for this cover quilt starts today – Connie is writing this and I’m following along.http://www.shopmartingale.com/sew-alongs/

I said I was going to use a blue background – I’ll give it a try. Right after I finish shoveling and doing the barn chores. You liked the goat picture and Betty asked if goats groom themselves. I don’t think so – she has the start of her winter coat so she looks really fluffy. Not fat – fluffy!

Rick is now home and has another appointment in December – groan. How can this go on before it begins to heal?

I’m closing with a smile at this cat!