Don’t Hate Me! 5-12-21

Those were the words Connie said to me when she handed me the Uncle Sam on a bike quilt – after I had searched high and low for it.

Well, the saga continues – look what I happened to find in the shop when I was getting ready for the sale! Two more big Uncle Sams and the little quilt! When I handed Connie the bag of quilts, I also said “don’t hate me!” Haha!

So I definitely won’t need to remake it, will I?

This morning is book club at the library – I’ll post the favorite book titles tomorrow.

So hard to get pictures of these beautiful birds, the rose breasted grosbeaks!

I have never seen so many special birds as I have the past few days! So fun to sit and watch the feeders!

And look, Moe Baly, what I ran across! My PD pin!

Siri watches me from the window – she is so skinny and I have no idea what more I can do!

Off to book club!

21 thoughts on “Don’t Hate Me! 5-12-21

  1. Moe Baly

    Hi Mary, too fun! I still have that pin too. Gail Maslan made them up for me I believe. Passed them out to a lot of people. Fun days at the Rosemont show. Love how you found the Uncle Sam. If you wait long enough things appear, right! I have Orioles this year, waiting for the hummingbirds. I love being retired! Rick’s chili was the best, had it for lunch yesterday again. Thinking of you. Mor

  2. Diane in Maryland

    I love your bird feeder and the Rose breasted Grosbeaks! They migrate thru here and I love to see them. Wish they stayed.
    The Uncle Sam on the Bike stories are funny! Glad you have found them. 😊
    Is Siri’s breed known to be on the thin, sleek side? Thank goodness she has a home with you! She must be very confused.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane in MD – yes, she is a Bengal so tall, thin and sleek!

  3. Diane Bauer

    Glad your book club is meeting again! It’s so nice to be getting back into a little bit of socializing now that more and more are vaccinated. I’m wondering if you’ve read The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger–so good. It was introduced to me as “everyone alive should read this book”–I’m not talking about it in the same way!

    Our recent snow is already about melted. I’m so over it. Bring on the rain–it’s May! It’s very green around here, which is unusual, and fire danger is lower than it’s been in ages and ages, so that part is nice.

    I’ve got two quilts going to the quilter on Friday, so today I will make the backings. Then you will see them as DDs!

    Have a great day!

  4. Susan in PA

    I give my 20+ year old cat a couple of Half & Half coffee creamers every morning to try to keep a little meat on her bones. Some cats can’t handle dairy but my Abby does and she loves it. Maybe you could try it for Siri.

  5. Nancy

    My cat is about 2 years old and I changed her food and she looks better. Eating better. She was eating can food and some dry but I got her a different dry food and stopped the can food . That worked. I think cats are like us. They need a change now and then. She does get mice now and then during the day. She leaves the kidney by my door to the house. This is my first cat .

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Nancy – she has had over $4000 worth of tests – all negative

  6. Diana in Des Moines

    Bengals are known for their sleek lines. When my Punkin alive, my vet suggested mixing kitten food in with her regular food for a few extra calories.
    She is just beautiful, and love seeing her poses!

  7. Charlotte Shira

    Your Uncle Sam story is so funny! That’s the way life is. I was looking for the manual for the riding lawn mover when my grandsons couldn’t get it started. Looked all over the house and in 2 sheds. And my daughter-in-law even double checked the same spots. My husband had died last year so we couldn’t ask him. Finally found it in the gun safe!!! Of all places!! The riding mower is now working. Every day is an adventure. Love your bird feeder.

  8. Janice

    I’ve been searching for days for a bag that has a bunch of linen for cross stitch in it. I cannot find it anywhere! I hope that it turns up soon – as your Uncle Sam(s) did! I don’t want to buy more if I have what I need in that bag! So frustrating. Love your Rose Breasted Grosbeak! We have lots of neat birds too and my favorite is still the Baltimore Oriole. Just so beautiful. Oh and as far as manuals go, you can find manuals for just about anything online! It’s amazing. My son in law found the manual for an old water tank that we have in our camp. I was so surprised! And then he watched a YouTube video on how to replace the “heating elements” in it! Cost $8 to get it back up and heating the water. So much better than having to replace it or have it fixed by a plumber! Jan in MA

  9. Teresa

    Uncle Sam quilts aplenty!! Love how this story keeps evolving, 😁

    Your cat is pretty with those piercing green eyes. Kitten milk replacer in the can always puts weight on the strays that show up here. Mind you it’s not cheap at $10 a can at Petco, they’re 16oz cans like a pop.

    1. Teresa

      The strays I get are usually half starved so I use the milk replacer to get them going and mix it in canned kitten food. They usually need deworming too but I hold off on that until they’re eating well and turn the corner to getting healthy again.

  10. Anonymous

    Mary, one of my cats got so skinny and I found out she had low thyroid. Now she has medicine for that and she is slowly gaining weight back!

  11. DebMac

    I lost 5 picture frames my FIL made for me when we moved back in 2002 and never found them until we moved in 2018. Moved last fall and guess what? Lost again….

  12. Susan from Michigan

    Is there a pattern for the”little” Uncle Sam quilt? Mary, you are so funny.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Susan from Michigan – do you mean the little Uncle Sam on a bike? It is included in the pattern.

      1. Susan from Michigan

        Yes, the bike is different. I have my answer. Thank you Mary.

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