Check this list! 8-21-21

If your name is on this list, I have destroyed your check for a cookbook.

C. Carpenter

J. Schultz


V. Oeldrich

M. Daniel

J. Smith

G. Anderson

D. Nix

P. Poe

M. Byrne

C. Beach

B. Glidden

C. Shaw

B. McKee

T. Witherell

D. Robinson

C. Makl

C. Montmarquet

K. Hickman

P. Tucker

P. Raymond

B. Kaup

D. Swanson

I will be sending cash back to several of you.

This ends the cookbook saga/debacle.

19 thoughts on “Check this list! 8-21-21

  1. Mrs. Goodneedle

    You poor thing. I know that this has been a frustrating situation, you’ve handled it with graceful aplomb; I applaud you! I’m so happy that I clipped and saved those recipes from the Goat Gazette all those years ago; they’ve proved to be tried and true winners.

  2. Diane and Squeak in Central OHio

    I agree with Mrs. Goodneedle. You have done a great job in handling this stress!! I, too, have numerous clipped recipes from The Goat Gazette. And, they are delicious:) One that made me laugh the first time I saw it was The Funeral Cake–I think that was the name of it. I still have the recipe:)
    It is going to be HOT all week In Central Ohio so I will be continuing the “death cleaning” so my kids don’t have to do it. It is coming along pretty well, but I don’t know what to do with the VERY old quilt tops from the grandmothers. They are probably 1800’s and all hand stitched, but not quilted. Any ideas from this group?
    Have a good weekend, Mary, and all.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane and Squeak – there was an entire quilt class at the state fair of old quilt tops that had been added on to and quilted – how about that?

  3. Marian

    Oh, Mary, I am sorry this turned out to be a lot of work for you. Now, let’s get on to the farm animals and quilts!!!! Love to see the dogs, too, enjoying this beautiful weather. Have a nice Sunday as well.

  4. Diane Bauer

    Oh, my goodness! The cookbooks were a popular offering if you had that many requests more than what you actually had! Sorry it was such a hassle for you!

    Tomorrow is my Dad’s 89th birthday and then I will head back to Colorado on Monday. The pups will get bathed and groomed on Monday while I’m driving and I’ll pick them up Tuesday morning. Can’t wait for that greeting!! I’ve enjoyed the time in Minnesota–weather has been extremely comfortable for August. I bought no fabric at Pine Needle Quilting–still have the bundle of fabric I purchased there last year so guess that will be my next project. I brought two quilts along to bind and got both of them finished while I was here–yeah!!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane Bauer – I didn’t realize you were in MN – we should have met up!!!

  5. Betty Klosterman

    And On Behalf of Chickens is right there on your desk. One of your very best books.
    Many years ago I got your cookbook on one of our trips to Iowa. I was never a good cook, just adequate. We didn’t starve and Frank wasn’t very picky. Now cooking for myself is interesting, to say the least. Last year I cooked up a bunch of stuff in the crockpot and froze it in single servings and that hasn’t been a bad thing, except I ate it all! Cool weather is hear and back to the crock pot again.
    In the meantime, Project Warmth is Aug 30 so I’ve got to get my Scrap Crazy blocks pinned so I can get them all sewn into rows, etc. These will make a twin size for the Children’s Home.
    Relax, enjoy the fall weather and be careful.
    Betty in Rapid City

    1. Marsha from Kansas

      Betty, I think quite a while ago there was a discussion on nonstick sewing machine needles. I am finally using them for the fused handles on my Laundry Basket Anna’s Basket BOM. I have been very happy with these needles. A small amount of glue may adhere to the needle every four handles or so but I can use my awl to easily swipe it off. Not gooey sticky. Getting a wonderful zig zag stitch as well. 100% better than trying to use the regular needles. I’m ready to try one of her larger quilts with all those prefused shapes Edyta Sitar sells. Hopefully the Winter House quilt will be on my Dirty Dozen list next year! My Mom loved to cook and when it was just her, she shared with a disabled neighbor. It worked out for both of them. There were times I wished I lived closer than across town, especially when she would cook one of my favorite meals. 🙂

  6. Jo in Wyoming

    Hurray for you, one last thing you don’t have to deal with.
    Shredding the leftover checks is a great idea.
    My little quilting group did out semi-annual textile blowout today. It’s a lot of work, but we rehome a lot of stuff. Feels good.

  7. Peggy S

    Hello Mary, you sure had a job dealing with the cook books. But as usual, you done good girl.
    I could use an update for the eggs in the muffin pans. Temp of oven & how long in oven. . . Great for eggs for the dog. Thank you

    Peggy S

  8. Janice Hebert

    You are too funny! I’m glad the cookbooks were a great success! Even though it was not what you expected, haha. I’m sure everyone that got them will treasure them. We are waiting on Tropical Storm Henri here in Massachusetts. Lucky for us the North Shore is supposed to only get a small part of it. Just 2″ of rain and some windy gusts of 35 mph or so. My daughter in Scituate will see more rain and lots of wind along with some flooding – she is just a few houses away from the ocean and they usually get flooding in their neighborhood. Luckily, they have a generator for any power loss. Should be an exciting day! Jan in MA

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Janice Hebert – please tell us what happens at your daughter’s house!

  9. Mary Hawk

    One things always leads to another, doesn’t it, Mary! I get your cookbook out often. You’ve done well on your sorting out this year.
    We are having our garage floor coated, as it is falling apart. Which led to us painting the whole inside of the garage. It’s been an awful flesh color but we’ve never bothered to repaint it. Which led to cleaning out all the cupboards. Oh my. Some stuff is getting pitched. If we haven’t needed it in 18 years here, we probably can let it go.
    Have a good weekend.

  10. Sue in Oregon

    And, you thought it would be so easy! lol At least you sold out and that’s a good thing.

  11. Kim

    I like the idea of making the cookbooks available for sale instead of leaving them on the shelf. If you come across another limited collection of items to sell you might consider a lottery drawing for purchaser names and the winners of the name drawing would have first dibs to purchase those items from you. This might eliminate the need to return cash and safely destroying checks.

  12. Judith A Pullen

    But, but, but…..I still love and enjoy using your Goat Gazette Cookbook from years ago!!!!!

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