Farm News

We are COLD in North Iowa! Makes you just want to stay inside and sew, doesn’t it? Barn chores are real chores when it’s this cold.
So much happening inside the quilt shop – discontinued patterns for $1 each, a kit reduced drastically, a Valentine Brunch Tablerunner, and the best of all for our customers: FREE SHIPPING until the end of January. All of these items can be found online.

Saturday is our first $5.00 Quilt Saturday and we’re hoping for a big crowd. I think this deserves kettle corn, don’t you? Come at 10 am for a tutorial on our first block and see what’s new in the quilt shop.

My day disappeared yesterday but I will post some hints and tip on the blog about Month 1 of Wear Warm Clothes for those of you in this club. We have also opened a Pinterest account for you to post your pictures – there will be various boards including Wear Warm Clothes, the Free Online Quilt Sampler, Connie’s UFO Challenge and several others. Take a picture of your blocks or progress and post them on the appropriate Pinterest board for everyone so view. This is exciting!!

Here is a closeup of the window sill showing the texture in the concrete produced by troweling in a piece of lightweight plastic. Next step is acid staining and sealing – I hope that will be next week.

And finally, my first boarder is here while his parents are in Florida. Bentley is the perfect gentleman and Telly loves to play with him which is good exercise for both of them. His bed is in the kennel and he can get outside via the doggie door which is closed at night and opened again first thing in the morning. This is working out great!

I am posting more blogs all the time and if you choose, you can sign up for an email notification. Stay with us – this is a big year for us – 30 years in business! Camp dates were announced last week and as projects get finished, the blog will be the place to visit.
Mary

3 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. Sandy Anderson

    Love the new dog kennels – can’t wait til the snow is over and I can drive your way. The blog is wonderful – I wish I could
    sort out my stash and clean out……close to being called a hoarder – only I still have a path in my sewing room so I guess that means I’m safe for awhile but I just haven’t been
    purchasing as I have so much….kits….stuff from Country Threads mail order in 1996!!!! But I would love to come visit again and maybe come to camp. My problem is my friends are all still working or married or no money to travel…..so we’ll see.

  2. W. Elmo Mercer

    I take almost daily naps under one of your beautiful quilts!!!
    My autobiography is at West Bow Press. I’ll let you know when it becomes available. Marcia and I fondly recall our two visits with you guys at the farm and your church. God bless. / wem

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