A Visit To Connie’s House

Connie shared her love of fabric and Modpodge with three young friends yesterday. They were making the same kind of folder that she helped Reed and Myra make last winter – with Krafts, fabric, paper and Modpodge.

From left are Samara, Connie, Molly and Katie.

As typical little girls, they squealed with horror when I described the owl pellets. Haha!

Then they wanted to see Connie’s sewing room and I took the opportunity to take pictures of her beautiful yard and gardens.


Today was Garner’s local celebration called Duesey Day. Hundreds of people walked by Connie’s yard and gardens and I know they admired it all.

Becky and I went to the parade and then ate a pork loin sandwich and pie in the park – very fun to see so many of our friends in one place on a gorgeous summer day!

18 thoughts on “A Visit To Connie’s House

  1. Helen Jane

    The Connie garden is a beautiful sight to see. Wow! how lush…we water from a well and still can’t get that look. Next week the temps are soaring even higher here in Texas. I know it is a tremendous amount of yard work that both of you maintain. About the Owl regurgitated diet it never dawned on me to think about that . I hear an owl every evening. I do appreciate all I learn from your blog.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Helen Jane – have you looked beneath the trees for owl pellets? You really should!

      1. Helen Jane

        Mary…I will do that soon as behind our house is a creek then uncleared Woods. I mentioned this to my niece “a birder” of course she already knew but found it so encouraging that Reed is interested (very interested in various things on the farm and beyond) I heard a song “Let them be Little” meaning enjoy your journey not be tied to growing-up to fast.

  2. Sandra Goddard

    Wow is such an understatement. Console’s gardens are amazing. Thanks for the pictures. You two are the most wonderful, talented women.

  3. Joanne

    THank You for showing Connies garden. beautiful! Looks as if you had a fun filled day. joanne

  4. Paula

    Beautiful gardens and the work that goes into keeping them like this. The bakers rack of geraniums look so healthy. Paula in KY

  5. Kathy Hanson

    I can’t imagine how Connie has any time to sew with all those beautiful gardens! She is a worker just like you!

  6. Jeri Niksich

    On how I miss Tenderloin sandwiches! I grew up in Des Moines eating Millie’s famous tenderloins, the meat overlapping the buns by a couple of inches at least. One can’t go to a drive in down here in South Texas and find it on the menu. And the last time I was home visiting in Iowa I just about had a fit when my Tenderloin sandwich was delivered in a square shape! When did THAT happen?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jeri – now I wish I had taken a picture of this sandwich which melted in my mouth! They also sell pork loin in a stick – tender as butter -no kidding!

  7. Sue Davis, Argyle, Texas

    Your properties are both amazing. I would be horrified to show you mine. We are not getting rain in our area. So things are having a hard time staying green. I will enjoy beautiful gardens through your pictures. Thank you. Sue Davis, Argyle Texas

  8. Becky from Iowa

    Oh my!!!!! Her gRden is absolutely amazingly beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing the picture!

  9. Kathy

    Great project the girls worked on with Connie. Very cute. And I am with the girls – I squirm thinking of sorting thru the owl pellets !!! I would rather be crafting or reading if I were them too! Sounds like a fun day for festival activities and enjoying Connie’s beautiful plants in her yard.

  10. Mary

    I am wanting to do plants in my whole backyard. Does Connie have any words of advice to make it as pretty as hers?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Mary – I will have Connie write a post but I can tell you that you’d better be in good shape and willing to work hard physically t o garden like she does. I can’t do it and hate to weed besides so I’d rather mow grass. Haha!

  11. Diane

    How beautiful. And, Connie has younger friends, too, just like you. Very cool:)

    1. Kathy

      I know that being around youngsters makes you feel young inside and makes a person a more playful and cheerful. I know when I visit my grandchildren and play with them and do coloring projects, I feel alive and so satisfied. It’s a great way to enjoy the inner child within each of us!

  12. Martha Engstler

    Connie’s garden is fabulous. Many thanks for taking such good pictures for all of us to see. Fun to see the Modpodge projects.

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