Betsy Update, 9-20-2020

She had moved around in the night because she was in a different spot this morning when I checked on her. Same thing when I got home from church and throughout this afternoon. She’s not moving fast by any means but she is definitely more alert and active than she was on Friday. I hope she’s turned the corner – I will keep my eye on her.

I loved playing for a full house this morning in church – the sound of everybody singing gave me goosebumps! I so hope we are over the worst of the virus and can move on.

I had to change my Jellyroll quilt to this color-block quilt by Kate Henderson. My previous choice called Train Tracks needed assorted colors to make it work – same shades of the same color cannot all bump up against each other.

This is Color-Block coins.

Found in this book which may or may not be available. I didn’t check but it’s pretty easy to figure out and I can’t publish these details. It just wouldn’t be fair to the author.

Back to working on my Jellyroll quilt!

19 thoughts on “Betsy Update, 9-20-2020

  1. Jan from TN

    Yay! So glad Betsy is doing better. Cute Jelly Roll quilt you are working on.
    Hope you’re still have nice weather. Going to be 45 here in middle TN tonight! Very early to be so chilly but I believe temps will rise later in the week & of course we may get slammed with rain from Hurricane Beta! What a year 2020 has been. I feel like I’m in the twilight zone!

  2. Kathy in western NY

    So happy to learn of Betsy moving around. What a relief for you too.
    I am snuggled up with my doggies and my Better Homes and Garden magazine.
    Yup – I still subscribe to that magazine. Probably have for 25 years or more. The only magazine I get and so love reading cover to cover. Comes to me all enclosed in a clear plastic bag.

  3. Barbara Dillingham Moore

    Very glad to hear about Betsy; our animals – they are all precious and special.
    STRIP SAVVY is available online for anyone who wants their own copy. This looks like a fast ‘n easy pattern and one that could help use up that never-ending bin of accumulating scraps. While you are beginning to feel the effects of autumn and the lowering of temperatures, we here in Southern Arizona are still enduring 97-degrees F, and the days will probably continue on in this manner until Halloween or even Thanksgiving. While I put out the fall decor to celebrate this season, it’s really just another hot summer day. However, the days are getting shorter and the sun is losing, but not fast enough!

  4. Kathy Hanson

    So glad to hear that Betsy is doing better, really hoping it will continue! I
    Like the new Jelly Roll pattern you found! I have step one of mine done and will start step 2 tomorrow after I get batting and backing ready for the quilt I just finished today to be ready for the quilter.

  5. Joyce from NY

    So glad Betsy is improving. Had a frost in some places last night & a chance tonight. Had to cover a couple plants. Days are cool but nice and sunny!

  6. Diane Bauer

    So glad to hear Betsy is doing better!

    No sewing for me today. I drove south for grandbaby snuggles! So sad to see the “Statewide Fire Ban” from one end of the state to the other.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane Bauer – how did I miss the birth announcement??? Better tell me all the particulars with a picture, too, if possible.

  7. Jo in Wyoming

    Hurray for Betsy. I hope she keeps moving forward.
    I watched toooo much football today. Great games.

  8. Charlotte Shira

    So glad Betsy is doing better. Keep moving Betsy!! I like you new jelly roll quilt choice. Got my #11 sandwiched today. Should get it quilted and bound by the end of the month.
    Can’t wait to get back to church! Be still.

  9. Janice Brown

    Sounds encouraging . . . hope Betsy continues to improve. The book Strip Savvy is available at Amazon as both new and used . . . click on the one that shows paperback without a price. Can’t wait to see the quilt made up with your jelly roll fabrics. Question: At the top of your first photo, what fabric is just above the top of the book?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Janice Brown – it’s an ancient print by Hoffman called The Good Earth – it’s covering my ironing board because I knew I’d never sew with it.

  10. Sandy Allen

    So glad to hear Betsy is moving around.

    Thanks for the reminder that I have that book! I need to find it now and look through it again!

  11. Martha Bicknell

    Here in my state, an indoor Church service in a remote area with 65 people has caused nearly 200 Covid cases and 8 deaths. The virus is far from over!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Martha Bicknell – oh my goodness! That is terrible, Martha! It’s not your church, is it?

      1. Martha Bicknell

        No, it’s not my Church as it’s only doing Zoom worship. However, when one group is hurting, we all are hurting.

  12. Lois Ann Johnson

    Great news about Betsy’s improved condition; I hope her health continues to get better. Good news about your church service! I understand your feelings described! We have been having in person church since May and were pretty timid about singing at first, but now we are back at it. I still miss the lack of handshaking or hugs but that will have to be for awhile, I’m afraid. I have been babying a small cutting of a Christmas cactus all summer and it is looking much better now that I re-potted it and took it outside for some filtered sun. Now that the weather is so cool at night, it is going inside when I lock up. I don’t expect it to bloom this year but at least it made it through the repotting, etc.

    1. Lynn in Scottsdale

      My ancient Christmas cactus that we inherited from my mother-in-law is having a hard time adjusting to our move from Colorado to AZ. I am trying different spots in the condo, but it doesn’t seem to like it. Don’t think I will see any flowers anytime soon.

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