I spoke too soon – it’s 45 degrees and windy! Oh, so windy! So today it will be a sewing/puppy day. Have a couple Dirty Dozens to show you.

Peggy already finished her May Flower – has anyone else finished theirs? How about USA or New Glory? Send me your pictures so I can post them here.

That’s it’s for now – gotta get those puppies in the kennel – they’re always so happy to see me!

27 thoughts on “Brrrr,4-29-2020

  1. Gwen Minshall

    I tried your cauliflower salad last evening. It was really good. Thanks.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Gwen Marshall – it wasn’t much of a recipe but you can see it works with whatever amounts you choose. So glad you liked it!

  2. Kathy in western NY

    Great quilt pictures and I can’t thank you enough for giving me my daily dose of happy creative sewers!
    I did finish my May flowers and am going to decorate my mantel today to display it on my stand so will get a picture to send you. I enjoyed making it so much . Last night I did the label on the back to read “ Spring 2020 . The flowers bloomed as Covid 19 did not cancel them like everything else”.

  3. Gloria from CC

    The dirty dozen finishes are beautiful! Such talented quilters. I’m going to try the beer bread recipe today that was on the blog recently. I put a large beef brisket in the oven this morning at 5:00 – should be done at 5:00 tonight. 250 degree oven for 12 hours. Anyone out there like beef brisket?
    Been busy planting annuals in containers. Of course my little Angel is a big help. She waits patiently for me to finish what I’m doing and then she wants to cuddle. Stay safe everyone!

    1. Kathy in western NY

      My husband would be there in a heartbeat Gloria as he loves beef brisket! Luckily we have a Texas BBQ joint near us that mesquite wood smokes their briskets and meats so we can order take out from them or I might have to learn to cook it. I like their fried green tomato sandwich from there, which again is something I wouldn’t make. Gosh enjoy your wonderful dinner tonight!

    2. Amy M

      I can not cook, I guess because I’m single and never had to learn to feed a family and I really don’t enjoy it. But I can cook a great brisket. A co-worker at my first job gave me a recipe and it is the one thing that I can make for a family meal. Beef Brisket, I marinate it overnight, get up at 6am to put in at 250 to eat at 6pm just like you. If I’m really organized I do it the day before, let it cool and wrap it up in foil and put in the frig. I slice it while it is cold/hard, then just reheat in the oven with the juice left from cooking so it isn’t dry. But if it was a good brisket it should just fall apart. I serve with company potatoes (hash browns, sour cream, soup, butter) some people call them funeral potatoes and baked beans. My siblings and their families love that meal. It is lunch time and now you’ve made me hungry : )

      1. CountryThreads Post author

        Amy M – oh my gosh, that sounds so good right now! We call those potatoes “heart attack potatoes” – ha!

    3. Nikki M in Tx

      I put the beer bread recipe on the blog.. let me know how yours turned out.

      1. CountryThreads Post author

        Nikki M – thanks so much! My friend Gloria (Angel’s mom) recently made this, too.

      2. CountryThreads Post author

        Nikki M – what date did you post the beer bread recipe?

  4. Jeanine from Iowa

    Yes, windy and 50* here in southeast Iowa. Yesterday afternoon we planted the rest of our garden. It is full…..tomatoes and all! Hopefully, we don’t get another light frost here. I am glad we finished, but was concerned about the tomato plants with all the wind. I put gallon milk jugs around them, and they are still in place this morning, so hopefully it stays that way. I don’t think my chickens will want to be out to free range this afternoon with all this horrible wind. They do not like it anymore than we do! Enjoyed the DD, and hearing from you again.

  5. Jean

    Pups are ALOT of work but one of God’s great gifts. Those little guys are lovin you mary!

  6. Kay Crandall

    Raining here in Illinois – started last night and looks like it’s going to continue until midnight tonight. It’s a damp, cool, dreary day outside – perfect for quilting inside! I read the book “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it so much I read another by her – “The Book of Lost Friends” – loved that one too. Stayed up until about 2:30 a.m. last night to finish it. I thank whoever recommended the author on here.

  7. Launa

    Thanks to you for posting pictures of finished projects n the two guest puppies. They are so cute and getting healthier with your TLC, Mary!
    Sunny 35o up here in Idaho, but news predicts 70o before some electrical this evening!
    I missed a visiting 🦊 fox yesterday morning!

  8. Jo in Wyoming

    Yep, puppies are a lot of work. In sickness and in health. They may prefer a warm bed today.
    All the dd and project pictures are so pretty and what a great time to have pretty.
    Thanks to all, and enjoy your day.

  9. Charlotte Shira

    Love the DD pictures! I’m still waiting on backing fabric to arrive before I can finish one of mine. It was 84 here yesterday in northern CA but is supposed to be 67 today. My tomato plants loved the heat.

  10. Tammi

    So, the little black puppy one is now warming up to you? I believe that was the shy one? Cold and rainy here in the far West central part of Illinois.

  11. Vicki in West Des Moines, IA

    Mary, thanks for posting the DD pictures. It’s really windy and cool here in West Des Moines as well.

    Diane and Squeak, I love the table topper (especially since batiks are my favorite). Was that a pattern or did you design your own? If it was a pattern, could you please provide the name of it? Thanks.

    1. Betty Klosterman

      Diane, Been trying to decide if Squeak is a cat or a dog. Can we see a picture on him?

      1. CountryThreads Post author

        Betty Klosterman – Squeak is a cat who looks just like my Millie – black and white tuxedo cat

  12. Diane in WI

    It is chilly and rainy here in southern Wisconsin. Since Monday we have had 2.3 inches of rain. I heard we could get up to three by Thursday. Many of the fields have standing water in them. It is spring! The quilts were beautiful. I have sent for the May flowers and the USA Itty Bitty quilt patterns. I’m glad the puppies are so happy. They are very sweet. I have a English chuck roast with potatoes and carrots that I grew last summer in the oven. Sounds like some of us will be enjoying beef tonight. Stay safe everyone.

  13. Betty Klosterman

    The wind was blowing so hard yesterday when I went to Walmart, the face mask felt really good. There was a 71 mph gust east of town. Sure glad I wasn’t out on the road.
    I’ll be done making masks when I get the last batch finished. Maybe I’ll do a bit of house cleaning, but I won’t hold my breath. Take care, everybody. This will pass some day. I sure miss the quilt shop.

  14. Sandy

    Hi Mary,keen to try beer bread soon, do you cook the cauliflower first or use raw? Will get my son to send photos of Luna soon, she is so placid , a change after Stella who had a good set of lungs! A nice but windy day here, best wishes from Sandy

  15. Judith Ann Jaques

    Our quilt shop in Iowa Falls will open Monday! The owner posts the new fabrics online. During this shutdown you could call in an order and they would cut and deliver to the curb. Best shop,so lucky we have it.
    Love the puppies. Glad they are doing well.
    Love seeing the DD’s.
    I have done a couple doll quilts. Put the binding on a quilt wall hanging that was in my mother in laws sewing stuff. Daughter had it and brought it to me to finish.
    I have 7 cloth dolls all ready for faces to be painted on and clothes to be made. My sister asked me why? I said because I can! I used to make them to sell now just want to make some again,– just for fun. Sun is out and the gold finches are at the feeders this afternoon even in all this wind.blessings j

  16. Joyce from NY

    Love your DD pictures, so pretty & puppies look like they are doing well. I’m working on your tulip pattern. It has been warm here, but a real strong wind. Rain all day today! I have been laying my braided rugs out in rain, I wash them by hand with woolite & the rain rinses them off.

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