I have been revitalized to write this “boring” but very calm blog. I’ll bet I’ve told Rick a hundred times in the last few months how lucky I feel that we live in North Iowa, isolated in some ways but calmed in others.
As I walked out of the house this morning, this was before me.
When I get to the barn and look back towards the house I see my morning glory vine – in all its leafy glory but for the third year in a row, I haven’t had one bloom! Any ideas for me?
Colton greets me.
And then Mama shows up.
Then I check on the goats and the chickens.
As I look at Tim’s corn across the road, I can see it’s changing color and harvest will start very soon.
Then back to the house where Sugar Maple greets me.
On to quilting – where both Connie and I have gathered our books that use jelly rolls because on Saturday, September, Moda is sponsoring a Jellyroll Day. We are both going to start a new jellyroll quilt – it’s so hard to decide. Here are our books and patterns to choose from.
Here are some of Connie’s precuts – just a very few.
And this is what she’s planning to work on – so far.
This is what I have chosen to work on – so far.
I may keep looking and deciding – why don’t you pick a jellyroll and sew with us? It will be fun! I’ll post our progress here on the blog and if you’d like, send me a picture of which project you have decided to do.
Thanks to all of you who wrote and especially to Betty whose letter was so wise, sweet, touching and applies to all of us in our little blog group, whether you comment or not. I just wanted to share those wise “observations” with all of you!
Heading outside to mow. Robbie recently visited Mackinac Island where she saw this in one of the beautiful gardens. Don’t you love it? I do!