Farm News

I mowed the grass yesterday – I never thought I’d have grass again after our drought last summer when it all burned up in the hot sun without any rain.  I could have baled the grass in the ditch!  Today it is raining once again – otherwise I was going to re-mow the ditch with all the clumps of grass.  You will never hear me complain about a rainy day ever again after last year. 

I have pretty much finished cleaning in the haymow – the chairs remain to be cleaned but I have a new procedure this year.  When you arrive, you clean your own chair with rags provided.  The chairs simply will not stay clean and it’s a waste of time and energy for me to continue to wash them.  Now I am busy marking rummage for our Big Event in July.

We had a fast but productive trip to Portland, OR.  Quilts are “far out” and traditional/reproduction fabric is scarce.  Even Jo Morton is doing a batik line of fabric.  We won’t abandon our roots but will be adding more contemporary fabrics in the months to come.   

Sunday morning and early Monday morning brought two new babies to my dear friends, Samantha and Kate.  Sam’s baby girl, Lucy Jane, weighed 3 lbs. 14 oz. and Kate’s baby girl, Quinn Theresa, weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz.  Everyone is doing well as far as I know.  Both of my young friends will be outstanding mothers!

A dear friend, Charlie Thomas, DVM, died last weekend and I will provide the piano music at his funeral Thursday.  As the family has requested, I will play the  songs

“Happy Trails” and “Back in the Saddle Again”

for the recessional.  It is just perfect for Charlie!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend everybody!  Would love to hear from any of you at



P.S.  Don’t forget that this Saturday, May 25th is our $5 Quilt Saturday.  Not only will you get a free block pattern and fabric for the block, if you bring in your finished April block, but you will get to see the new things in the shop since last month.  If you have missed a month but would like to still come and get the block pattern and fabric you still can, you will just have to pay $5.  Plus, if you are a part of the Club you get 10% off of all of your non-sale priced items.  We hope to see you there.

3 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. Sue

    I don’t blame you for having folks clean their own chairs. I would do the same.
    Sad about the quilts and quilt shows exhibiting less reproduction fabrics and quilts. I for one will never give up on traditional.

    Happy Memorial weekend!

  2. Marian

    I’m sorry for the loss of your friend…….what an excellent choice for music tho……but I probably would be a sobbing mess at hearing Happy Trails played at the funeral………..
    As for rainy days……..I live in TN now where we’ve been getting lots of rain but several years ago I lived in FL during a drought and like you, you’ll never hear me complain about rain……..a drought is an awful thing…….rain is good..even too much rain!

  3. LMK

    love the name quinn. sorry to hear about your friend but the songs are good for the funeral, yes , like the other lady said, sad. but then most funerals are, no matter how old the person is. yes, the grass is growing a lot better this year with the rain we’ve had but think it can stop now for a while, get some planting done then some more rain. a nice sunny day today!!!!! oh, i love the new fabrics…different for you guys over there, guess there is always room for something new.

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