Comments! 10-5-2020

I have not finished all the comments but just had to tell you how much I am enjoying them! Everybody has a story!!! I just knew it! Thanks for writing – back to reading.

15 thoughts on “Comments! 10-5-2020

  1. Pat Smith

    Although I’ve been coming to the farm and quilt shop for years before you closed, I hadn’t met you until 2 years ago when we were at GNR after the tragic death of our Jack, a sheltie. My husband still thinks he is suffering from PTSD from that tragedy. Our remaining sheltie, Sonny, had a terrible time adjusting to life without his alpha partner. What you may not know is that we lived in Asia for 5 years in the 80’s. We had adopted a little baby girl a year before we left to move to Seoul and then adopted our younger daughter while living in Hong Kong. I was an American volunteer in an orphanage trying to help children, mostly 2 year olds, overcome culture shock before coming to the US to be adopted. The shock of our looks and ways sometimes made the transition difficult for these children. Our daughter came from a different orphanage, and we got her when she was a 1 year old. She has no memories of Hong Kong, but loves to go there on vacation for the food and shopping. With the situation there now, I can’t imagine going there again any time soon.

  2. Rhoda Ebersole

    I don’t have a really amazing story and don’t want to win the giveaway but coming from a small dairy farm in NE Wisconsin I have lived up and down the central part of our country and ended up in Las Vegas because my grandkids live here. In 76 years I have been to Europe more than 10 times and Asia once and bern fortunate to be on 3 different cruises. One never does know where life will take us. And allow us to meet amazing people.

  3. Kathy in western NY

    Morning Mary, I didn’t enter the contest hoping someone else could win it and I really want to make Wear Warm Clothes in this lifetime but there sure was lots of reading to enjoy. What we learn! You know a lot about me already but this is really something so unlike others of your blog….my moment of fame was Flying into NYC for one day with an invitation from Mattel Co for the unveiling of the FAO Swartz Rockettes Barbie. At one time I collected unusual Barbies.
    My Armed Services ones were used for a library display.
    And Cecilia from Rochester NY, if you read this, I hope someday I will see you at a quilt event or at one of our nice shops here cause I live outside the city and believe like you that our quilts are to be shared and used for comfort for others. I sew for charities and help a senior group. The finger lakes area is beautiful any time of the year.

  4. Lois Ann Johnson

    Good Morning, Mary: Since I am not a quilter, I have no need to win the kit, but I am a fan of your blog. I love to see all of your photos of the farm, the animals, the quilts, your flowers, etc. I am an 84 year old resident of Humboldt, Iowa living with a 3 year old pit bull. She was a rescue from a shelter and came to me with many bad habits. After a year of working with her, I can safely say she is a very nice, “mostly” well-behaved girl. We’re still working on barking excessively at squirrels, however. My husband has been deceased since 2001; I have 4 children; one is deceased. There are five grandchildren and five great-grands. I started violin lessons at age 9 and have continued to play throughout my adult life, mostly for church and community events. During the covid-19, I have not played at all. I think I need to get the fiddle out of its case and get back to it, don’t you? I look forward to your blog each day–thank you for keeping it up.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Lois Ann Johnson- my mom played the violin and Becky has it now. Becky plays lots of stringed instruments but hasn’t exactly mastered the violin. Yes, I do,think you should get that fiddle case open again! Play for Bailey!

  5. Lynn Handberg

    I apologize ahead of time, Mary, but….I have a DD6 to send to you and I can’t find the correct email to send the pic to. I haven’t posted one before so I don’t have the email in my sent box for a past reference. I looked in my previous country threads blog posts which I keep and just couldn’t find it there. Wherever it is convenient I would appreciate the address!! Thanks so much. And I am trying to Stay Still, but it can be difficult. Do you play Be Still My Soul at your church for a prelude ever? I love that tune aka as Finlandia!! My dad has it at his funeral a few years back. Don’t know if you know I also am an organist/pianist and lived in Clear Lake back in the 80s, before my quilting life began. I played at Richland Lutheran in Thornton on a regular basis. Ah, the good ol’ days.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Lynn Handberg – And for future reference it is listed on the blog home page on the right hand side below our picture.
      Yes, we sing Be Still My Soul and the organist and I have played it as a prelude duet. It’s beautiful! Do you still play?

  6. Martha Engstler Gettysburg

    Good morning, I forgot to mention my important hobby. A friend and I have a space in an antique mall. Between yard sales and stuff I have collected over the years I have lots to sell there. I’m making the rent plus a little extra but it’s getting rid of “stuff.” It’s been fun.

  7. Barb Peterson

    Hello Mary. I made my first quilt before getting married 39 1/2 years ago. It was pretty ugly and is in the car trunk for emergencies now. I have moved many many times in my life, as a child of a military officer and as an adult with my family for various job opportunities. I was born in Germany and graduated from High School in Seoul Korea. I visited your shop 2 or 3 times when I lived in Iowa for a few years. I retired about a year and a half ago and my husband joined me in retirement in August. I sew just about everyday. I have many quilt tops waiting for quilting and I am so happy to be participating in the dirty dozen project to encourage me to complete more of my hidden projects! I love to share my quilts with family and also various groups for those who need a warm hug via a quilt. I enjoy reading your blog. It reads like real life not like a make believe perfect novel. Thanks for making me feel like I am having a cup of coffee with a friend.

  8. Chyrl King

    From the first moment I walked into a quilt shop many years ago, I was hooked on quilt making. The shop had hanging on a clothes line quilt blocks of all kinds. They took my breath away and excitement filled my heart. The blocks were scrappy and colorful. I have loved scrappy quilts forever and love to look at antique ones. I have seen The Old Farmhouse Quilt on pinterest many times and have wished I could make it with all those same fabrics. I love the blue especially and all the other fabrics. I recently bought the pattern from you and have been looking through my stash for the right fabrics. I am truly an old fashioned girl who loves quilting, flowers in my garden, I’m patriotic and love our country and my family. I love your blog and have made several country threads patterns. I would be thrilled and honored to win the quilt kit!! thank you.

  9. Ruth

    I would like to know who has white hair, Mary or Connie? I have not figured this out in all the time I’ve been reading country-threads-chicken-scratches/chicken-scratches-country-threads. I can’t tell from the name positioning under the blog photo, or from photo captions in the posts. Sometimes I think Connie has white hair and other times it seems to be Mary. Right now it feels like it is Connie who has white hair. Is this true?

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