Bitterly cold and the wind is blowing but at least it’s from the northwest and our grove protects us. Our front yard is not bad at all and the dogs play there. It’s another day of doggie daycare – imagine this scenario. I left my dogs at home but before the gate could close Keeper ran out and jumped in the open car door when I got out to pick up the mail that I forgot to get yesterday. After he gets back in the car I hook him up to the 8’ lead that’s attached to a safety handle inside the van so that I’d he jumps out I won’t have to chase him down. So I get to the house and leave the side door of the van open. Finn and Ivy run right out and into the van. Keeper has also jumped out and wrapped the lead around two seats in his excitement! Groan. I straighten that out and get the van door safely closed. And just like kids, everybody wants the front seat! As I drive home Keeper and Ivy are sharing the front seat and Finn is leaning over the console. Oh, please don’t let me get picked up by a patrolman who would tell me how unsafe this is. haha!
So we’re home, the dogs are all playing and life is good!
ANNOUNCEMENT! Until further notice, all newly released patterns are available by mail only. I’m going to make a dedicated post of all $5.00 patterns that are available by mail only. I’ll do this later today.
You readers are the best and you know me so well. I got both of these bookmarks on the same day last week. I need to be constantly reminded to BE STILL!
The barn is a solemn place these days because nobody gets to go outside until the wind goes down.
Hard to see but Pudge likes to sleep/hide under a table.
This is the lean-to on the west side of the barn where the geese willingly go each night. I don’t have to herd them in but today I bedded it down with a new bale of straw so they’ll be more comfortable in this cold which they can withstand if they can keep their feet protected.
This is not an attractive look for me but my chore clothes are my most worn these days.
This is about keeping it real, Friends. Talk about an honest picture! How sad! I got the nicest body perm last week but you’d never know it after wearing a cap many times a day. Such a waste. Sigh.
I have made two smaller quilt tops this week using Villa Rosa patterns. Eureka came from a reader and I like it very much. Thank you!
This afternoon while I watch the high school football playoffs I’m going to replace that single dark pink rectangle with a lighter one. Both of these small quilts measure about 36” x 45”.
Here’s another new $5.00 pattern that is available and could easily be made in an evening of sewing – Merry Medley Tablerunner.
Do you like the red print version better? Or the solid red and white?
And don’t forget red and white Wild Rice! If you like the red and white solid look better, try it for Wild Rice!
Wild Rice is also available for $5.00, check or cash sent to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438. A SASE is always appreciated. Here’s the original Wild Rice.
Reader quilts today:
And a last look at sweet Ivy!
PS – Almost forgot – will our readers who live in Buffalo, NY and any others who are getting that lake effect snow please let us know how much snow you’re getting and how you cope with many “feet” of snow instead of “inches” of snow.
And no, I don’t label my quilts – nobody will care.