A New Boarder, 3-8-21

A blog reader in Alabama wrote to me last week about her friend’s Bengal cat who needed a temporary home. Her friend, the cat’s owner from Altoona, Iowa, is a vet tech who works for the USDA and has been transferred to Nevada to help give Covid vaccinations. The cat named Siri was being kept at her elderly parents’ home in a town about 35 miles from me. Today I went to the Lindley’s home and picked up Siri, a brown striped beautiful Bengal cat. She rode in the carrier in the front seat and meowed only once.

Here are Tammy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindley with Daisi.


Did you read Launa’s comment about the moose? Launa lives in the mountains in Idaho and she sees lots of wildlife. Here is the picture of the moose laying in the white snow. Doesn’t it look like a down comforter?

Remember my friend Kathy in Rochester, MN, who had the llamas? Meet Penny! Her new Corgi puppy arrived last weekend and is settling in nicely – isn’t this cuteness overload?

It was 61 degrees here today so I moved these pots out of the garage where they lived all winter. They are some shrubs I started last summer and I’m going to try cutting some of them way back like bonsai and see what happens. If they die, no problem because I dug them up in the grove to begin with.

Here’s what the backyard looks like today – typical March – brown grass, piles of snow here and there – pretty ugly.

Connie’s quilt is called Tula Sunrise and we had planned to deliver it to Modern Quilt Studio in Omaha where she bought it to have it quilted and shop while we were there. Connie called them today and they have decided to be an online store only. Boohoo! So no shopping for us there.

Remember when we all made patchwork jackets like this one? I’m taking mine to Junkin Gal. It’s even too small for me now.

Hazel had a quiet day today – I’m hoping for a quiet evening as well.

Tammy says “hey”.

39 thoughts on “A New Boarder, 3-8-21

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sharon – I think we both followed the color of the jacket on the pattern cover. I also made a very cool capped sleeve vest and quilted it with gold thread. I loved it. Sadly it was stolen from the quilt shop when it was on display. How in the world did somebody get away with that? Ugh.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joan West – see if the comments show up in 24 hours and then let me know. Hi to Buddy!

  1. Jo in Wyoming

    I wish I could see comments, but soon, I’m sure.
    The picture are great today. It was about 62 here today, weather forecast 13 on Thursday! We still have a lot of winter coming. Good day for poop patrol!

  2. Jo in Wyoming

    PS, I’ve heard a lot of quilt shops have closed there brick and mortar stores, I prefer to touch and see it. I’m kinda old fashioned, but I understand the trend.

    1. Kathy in western NY

      I am with you Jo and still want to look, feel and then buy my fabric. I struggle buying it on line cause sometimes I need just the right shade as I have found when I am digging through my stash. Blues can look green and reds can have too much orange so I want to see them in person. It’s my one luxury in life as I am not a jewelry or clothing hound so I try my best to support our local ones.
      Actually Friday I am going to a quilt store that still has some All Hallows’ Eve fabric I want for the pattern Witches Night out. It’s been on my to make list way too long. Hopefully this comment will post some time so you can read it and know I feel just like you so call me old fashioned too.

  3. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Thanks for a most interesting post, Mary. I enjoyed all the great pictures. Siri is a beautiful cat. The Corgi puppy is adorable; we have two Corgi granddaughters-love them! These few warm days have been wonderful, and we got our first Covid vaccine today. It was a great Monday.

  4. Kathy in western NY

    What a wonderful treat to read this morning about everyone’s adventures. We have always wanted a corgi since meeting Tasha Tudor years ago and her love of them. But we are happy with our two rescues so wouldn’t trade them in for anything! Our yards are brown and green so time of year it looks odd out there but do enjoy the four seasons.

  5. Jean

    I just love Connie’s quilt so much. I hope you will post a pic after it is quilted. With so many quilt stores going out of business it takes me back to when I first started to quilt and there was no such thing as a quilt shop! I would buy 3 yards of fabric for $1 at the dime store. Wow. Things do come and go. It is a hardship for those of us who still quilt to find fabric however. I wonder what others are doing.

  6. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    HI Mary, I don’t think my comments are working now. They did, then they didn’t, then they did, now nope!!
    I have that same tablecloth that Tammy is on and I also have it in red, peach, and green–love those.
    Siri is lovely; out nephew has had Bengals and has one now. They are TALL neat cats.
    The moose and Penny pictures are great;, I could reach out and pet Penny!. Is the moose a young one?
    I guess I will have to put my jacket like that on my DD list–LOL.
    I wonder how many quilt shops are going exclusively on line? I love to go to a shop. Warmer today and it was 61 yesterday:)

  7. Kim J LeMere

    Looks like a nice day to put plants outside and get them ready for spring. The corgi puppy is adorable and what a fun addition to there family

  8. Diana in Des Moines

    Like you said, cuteness overload! Love seeing new puppies. And I love Bengals!!
    So happy for the warm weather. My grandson and I will be outside today picking up sticks, while mama keeps the new baby at home. She feels bad that she’s not giving him enough attention, so I can fulfill that requirement!

  9. Sheila in WI

    Well, this was a fun post! Love all the animal stories and pictures. I especially enjoyed the moose picture… how enchanting! Have fun with your new furry addition!

    1. Sheila in WI

      BTW: comments were delayed once again. Better late than never. Just thought you’d appreciate knowing. Take care!

  10. Anne in WI

    Loved making that patchwork jacket and still have it. It is black with jewel tones. Made a teddy bear for my granddaughter from the scraps and now her daughter is loving it.

  11. Susy Boyer

    Good morning! I hope you new kitty falls right in with the rest of the gang. And the moose, what pretty eyelashes he/she has. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a baby corgi. Cutie.

    Oh yes, the jacket. Sometimes it’s hard to move on a handmade garment. We know how proud we are that we made it and the fun of wearing it… and the time to make it. But size matters, ha, ha, and styles change. It fun to see it. Someone will love it!

    Spring is just around the corner!

  12. Connie

    Connie here- testing the comment section. Doesn’t Mary do a fab job with the blog???!!!!! Love the latest visitor…Siri- can hardly wait to meet her.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Connie – I got Connie’s comment right away – how about you readers?

      1. Jo in Wyoming

        Yeppers, I’m getting comments now…but wait-there’s more.
        I checked previous posts and there are comments there too. Great work from the geeks.

  13. Betty Klosterman

    Yesterday I picked up stuff that had blown into the yard. There is GREEN grass and the tulips are up about 3.” Spring can’t be far away, but we are supposed to get 3 or 4″ of snow starting tonight thru tomorrow. More in the higher hills. It is winter and we can get some of the worst storms from March thru May. Many years ago we got at least 6″ of snow on Father’s Day. I don’t think the campers brought their boots.

    What a wonderful visitor — a moose — all comfy in a snow bank. He is beautiful. Did you take the picture from inside the house? Hopefully he might come back in better weather and visit?
    Betty in Rapid City

    1. Jo in Wyoming

      Yes, yes, yes…I’m seeing them now!!! It’s almost 4pm Tuesday.

      Wonderful..thank you both

  14. Moe Baly

    oh Mary and Connie! so sorry the shop is only online now. times are hard. i made that jacket! and I inherited a partially made one when a friends aunt died, may finish it yet or maybe a blue and white baby quilt. i have several hand made pieces of clothing. was wondering what to do with them. will have to find a cute thrift boutique. love all the animal stories. wouldnt it be nice if the weather stays nice.

  15. Pat Williams

    Couldn’t see any comments early this morning or at noon but can see them now. Can see Connie’s and Kayla’s plus all the others. Using iPad with Safari. Strange. Pat in Ia City

  16. Wonda Myers

    Loved seeing the corgi puppy. We had 2 corgis over the years. Wonderful little dogs. They travel well. We had an RV and they went all over the country.
    You are so kind to take in the kitty. Enjoy all your news.

  17. Candy

    Love the Corgi puppy. My neighbours have an Auggie named Cisco. He’s a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Corgi. He looks like a black and white Corgi. He is the sweetest little guy (still a puppy) … I just love him!

  18. Jeanine

    Mary sent this post at 9:08 this morning, and there were no comments when I read it online, but when I got home this afternoon and refreshed the page they were there. Enjoyed reading the blog and seeing all the pictures.

  19. Joan West

    Kayla, I see your comment & all the other comments but each comment is a separate post. Shall i unsubscribe & subscribe again ??

  20. Judy

    If people are still having issues, they might try shutting off their devise and restarting it. After the customer service rep yesterday had fixed an issue, she said if it still wasn’t showing correctly to restart the phone. It might also work here since Kayla has solved the issue for others.

  21. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    I have comments but do not know when they arrived. It is evening now, but I don’t mind waiting for them. Love this blog; thanks.

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