EPIPHANY! 9-9-23

That wasn’t dog poop – it was kitten poop!!! Why didn’think of that last night? The kittens were outside playing in that area, of course it was kitten poop! Honestly it didn’t look like dog poop but that’s where my mind went first.

Now, if you didn’t read last night’s post, you’re likely confused right now. I’m not going to rewrite it – go back and read if you’re curious.

I hung the quilt at church today and took a picture of Kathy’s block just to show you it survived.

Several readers have asked for measurements and directions so I have written them up for $5 and a SASE. But wait till I post the next $5 pattern in a couple days so I can put both patterns in one envelope. Let’s save a stamp.

You readers (quilters) will understand the predicament I was faced with when quilting this. I did not want to stitch through the names. I always try not to leave any parts of a quilt poufy but I couldn’t avoid it here. I doubt they’ll ever wash the quilt and they won’t notice BUT I wish it was flat.

Kathy and I enjoyed working together on this quilt and we’ll always remember taking the picture. Remember, you can’t make this shit up!!

Reader quilts:

I know many of you have made Bullseye quilts – join me here tomorrow for a special Bullseye post.

26 thoughts on “EPIPHANY! 9-9-23

  1. Barbara Forde

    Cute idea for the scissors! I have several flower frogs that I use as pen/pencil holders!

  2. Dee from Shell Rock

    Remind me who this quilt is for? Looks so nice. Our quilt group made a quilt for a member moving away, it was a pattern she’d admired. So we made it for her. Several month later one of the members was at a quilt show in the area she moved to. She had it in the show for sale. That was hard. We did not keep in contact with her.
    Love the cooler weather. I was going to do yardwork today, but a friend who needed a little emotional support, and a cool car show where I ran into to longterm friends, called my name instead. I know she was glad to see us, been a hard year for her.
    Take care,

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Dee – an older couple at church who are moving close to their daughter by Des Moines. 43 years ago this guy was my mailman and he invited me to church – which has been my church for the past 43 years now!!!! Never hesitate to invite a friend to church.

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Dee – forgot to comment on the gifted quilt – how would somebody have the nerve to do that???? How very unkind of her.

  3. Diane in Colorado

    Your last photo gave me a fabulous idea for how to use a really special piece of my Grandma’s!!! Thank you!! My glass frog sits in a beautifully hand-painted low bowl. I am not a flower arranger so have never done anything with it except display it in my china cabinet. It moves to my sewing room now!!

  4. Gail in Ohio

    Love the scissors standing up in the flower frogs!!! Hmmmm…. I have a few of those…

  5. Sandy

    Hi Mary, lm going to put my little scissors in the 2 frog vases l have too . Went to sewing Sunday today, got organized yesterday to pin a quilt there,pins, etc, ironed backing and front, cleared kitchen area this morning to cut batting, all set to go! Get to the hall and find l left behind the backing!so front is pinned to batting, adding backing tomorrow! Had al nice time chatting instead! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  6. Angie from Baltimore

    Love the scissor holder and all the quilts are WONDERFUL and I am sure no one will be critical of it. As someone once said “can you see it from a train going by” no, then don’t worry about it. It is so special that people will just admire it.

  7. Rhoda Ebersole

    I went to the Madison, WI Quilt Expo
    Yesterday. Just beautiful quilts and soooo many vendors.
    A special section with a Klaudeen Hansen’s quilts ( she is from Sun Prarie. She passed this Spring.
    I didn’t buy one thing from the vendors.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Rhoda – when you mentioned so many vendors, I immediately wanted to shop! And you didn’t buy anything? I would have loved to see Klaudeen’s quilts!!

  8. Mary Therese

    I really like the jack in a box quilt pattern!
    I think I would be rather disappointed if someone sold a quilt I gifted to them. But, at least she didn’t use it as a drop cloth! And someone who will appreciate the quilt will have it.

  9. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    All the quilts are beautiful! Mary, your friends who are moving will be delighted with such a thoughtful gift.
    We enjoyed wonderful fall weather today.
    As Always, Thanks.

  10. Vicki Ibarra

    Love the reader quilts, but especially Jeanine’s charity quilt with the reds and pinks. And the frogs to hold scissors are a great way to use flower frogs. I don’t have enough small scissors to do that, but it is a novel idea and great display. The chicken block reminds me of a quilt pattern I have from Country Threads with lots of chickens. I made it many years ago and gave it as a gift. Mary Therese’s comment about the person who at least sold the gifted quilt rather than using it as a drop cloth reminded of my grandmother. My brother was a mechanic and she gave him one of her quilts for his car seat to protect it from his greasy clothes after work. I was aghast. I said I could have bought a blanket and given it to him, while taking the quilt that was a work of art. But by then it had grease on it. Shudder.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Vicki – the chicken block is a Country Threads pattern, one of the many chicken blocks we made through the years. I, too, wish you had that quilt today.

  11. Dianna in Wisconsin

    Good Morning,
    I took17 baby quilt tops to church today. We use 6 1/2″ squares and then we meet once a month from Oct. To March or April and tie them for missions. They are not fancy but I make them between. Other projects.
    Love the frogs for scissors! Have to go find mine.

    1. Kathy in western NY

      Dianna in Wisconsin, This is what our church does as well. If a few of us sew the squares at home, it helps for the ladies who want to just sit down and tie them after being sandwiched. We now use 6 1/2” sq for adult and teen, and 5” for baby size. Some ladies knit booties and sweaters to go with the quilts and I sew burp clothes too from flannel remnants. We resume meeting this Thursday morning and I am looking forward to being together with good folks.

  12. Sharon Geiger

    Yes, Mary, shit happens!! lololol We have outdoor kitties and our mower tires often smell like them. You know what I mean! Love the quilts and so glad the friendship quilt survived the poop incident! I love the chicken block!!

  13. Beryl in Owatonna

    Mary, I am having trouble receiving the blog all o a sudden. I get the title and date and an empty page. This happened both Friday and Saturday. There is a reply button or forward. I replied but then I noticed the return is no reply and to Word Press. Has anyone else experienced this? I will watch for today’s blog!! Thank you!!!

  14. Pat Williams

    Beryl, I have had the same happen twice with the blog. If I click on the title it goes to the blog but usually I can see it in my email so this is something new.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Pat – I have asked my computer guy and he can’t find anything wrong – he says to switch browsers and I don’t even know what that means. I’m sorry – I just don’t know what’s happening -but you’re not the only one I’ve heard from.

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