For the past week I have been sorting through literally hundreds and hundreds, maybe thousands, of old photographs searching for the barn rehab pictures…..and I did find them! Along with over 40 years of memories of life on this farm with Country Threads. The barn story is going to have to be written as three posts: beginning 1979, middle and finishing in 2020. If I hadn’t written the Goat Gazette four or five times a year for 20 years, I wouldn’t have been so faithful about taking pictures. Now they just need sorting and organizing. I will have blog posts to write forever! Haha!
First I’m going to catch up on some really nice Dirty Dozen quilts.
I believe Joan asked about the origin of this fabric – it’s by Moda.
Becky loves horse pictures – saw this at Target yesterday and admired it!
Finished the watermelon quilt for the porch and can’t wait to serve up some watermelon!
Peonies are in bloom – they make the whole house smell so nice!
The prairie mallow is already blooming! Ricks mom saved the original seeds for me in this tiny pill bottle – it says “miniature hollyhock seeds 4 Mary”.
It’s been the best gift of all! I have an abundance of flowers every year and I sold millions of seeds in the quilt shop. We call them “Mom’s flowers”.
AND – drumroll please! I finished This Old Farmhouse and I love it! I took pictures in several spots and now it’s going to live on the porch.
The pattern This Old Farmhouse can be purchased for $10 and a SASE to Country Threads, address below our photo. No credit cards, cash or check only. Here’s a photo of the original quilt.
Just a word about your comments – I read EVERY SINGLE ONE and reply to many but if I don’t reply, don’t take it personally – I love getting the comments. We’re going to have a couple giveaways coming up and I’ll be asking for a comment to qualify to win.
And here’s a taste of what’s coming up in the story of the Country Threads barn. This is what it looked like in the summer of 1979.
The story will begin tonight, the Lord willing and the creek don’t rise. Gotta get it all organized as Part One. Hope you’ll be reading!