Remember when I posted this picture of my childhood church called Upper Flat Evangelical Free Church?
Our home farm was one half mile north and has fallen in such disrepair, we don’t drive by anymore. This little country church sits on land given by my great grandfather and the piano was given in memory of my Grandmother in 1960. I remember the day it arrived because I was the church pianist.
Today Becky and I went back to Upper Flat to provide the music for their service. The congregation has dwindled to a handful of faithful members but we were happy to be there.
There are only 6 pews on each side yet whenever I had to walk to the piano as a kid, it looked a block long and I walked as fast as I could. Mom always scolded me and told me to slow down. Seeing it today I realize how small it is.
Every kid who ever went to Sunday School, put their feet up here and also turned this wooden ball – there are three of them in the front and who could possibly resist?
The best food came out of this simple little kitchen.
I’ve been cleaning this weekend. Primitive furniture is hard to clean – it’s rough and crusty – you can’t dust that stuff! And the orioles are back or maybe just passing through? They may have had a nest close by and are just now bringing the young birds to the feeder. Are any of you seeing them again?
Remember those two red tropical print shirts? The quilt is finished and I hope to put it on the quilting machine today.
Sugar Maple pattern is still available for $3.00 plus an address label. A stamped envelope is optional. Send to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438.
Reed was here and we think his old hens, Debbie and Delores, still remember him.
JB, the cat, wanted in on the action.
It’s a rainy Sunday in North Iowa – a good day to hit the quilting machine. Thanks to any of you for closing the ads!