Farm News

Tonight Margaret (organist at church) and I are being treated to the Lorie Line concert by our friend, Vivian.  Over the years I took Mom to this event many times and she loved it.  For those of you who don’t know, Lorie Line is a pianist with flair – costumes, sets, musical instruments, and FUN!  This event is held in the auditorium at our local community college and it’s just the thing to get me in the Christmas mood.

Thank you to everyone who is shopping the 100 Bolt Sale – fabric is moving and we are emptying bolts right and left.    The lesson here is —- ORDER EARLY.  December 1 falls on a Sunday and we are closed on Monday but we hope to have the sale bolts ready to post automatically.  Watch the blog for any messages regarding this sale date.  And if I write something completely wrong, please question it.  In one post I wrote $3.50 per yard instead of $3.50 per HALF yard and didn’t catch it until 12 hours later.  My apologies – my mistake – but didn’t you all know it was $7/yard?  Our software lists fabric in ½ yd. increments – please note.

I am finishing projects – my November UFO is finally finished and so is my Christmas red and white quilt.  Yesterday I showed you the paper pieced trees and I want to make one more quilt from that book – The Birdhouse Quilt.  Maybe this weekend – it’s supposed to snow.

I have practiced many hours in the past few weeks but I have turned the corner and think I have the cantata accompaniment basically learned.  Whew!  Now I will just keep fine tuning it until December 15.

Connie is busy with the next Civil War quilt and we are hoping to make some changes to this club in January.  We get so many requests for a full kit that we are going to consider it.  There will be many different fabrics used and the cost will reflect that but Connie sews in a huge palette and we will try to offer that to the members of this club.  Our book “The Blue and the Gray” continues to be a bestseller.

Remember my young friend, Kate in New York City, who would occasionally write articles for the Goat Gazette?  She and her husband visited Iowa a few weeks ago and look who she brought along – Quinn!  What a fun lunch we had – they ate and I held Quinn.

Some miscellaneous pictures from the farm:

Telly HOPES somebody will throw the stick.

A sleeping Emma with her head resting on the chair.

A surprise for me when I vacuumed this week.

A picture perfect Pammie.


Millie’s favorite spot – a bowl much too small for her.

Bentley Grieman visited last weekend – Telly was thrilled.

Susannah and Emma are even eating treats together.

This is the front seat in my van  – Telly and Faye love to go in the car with me.

Thanks for reading everybody!  My carpenter is coming this morning to put the plastic on my screened porch so we can keep our firewood out there this winter.  YAY!

Until next week!


Just a Joke…

Forgot My Glasses
Yesterday my daughter again asked why I didn’t do something useful with my time. Talking about my “doing something useful” seemed to be her favorite topic of conversation. She was “only thinking of me” and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys. I did this and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business. I told her that I had joined a parachute club.
She said, “Are you nuts? You’re almost 72 years old and you’re going to start jumping out of airplanes?”  I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card.
She said to me, “Good grief, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club.”
“I’m in trouble again, and I don’t know what to do…I signed up for five jumps a week.” I told her. She fainted.
Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier but sometimes it can be fun.

4 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. Mary Reinhardt

    Mary, I love your newsletters, animals and jokes. Since I live in southern Louisiana, I rarely see snow. Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Diane

    Pets are wonderful! I am grandpuppy sitting my daughter’s two dogs, Diesel and Ruger, this weekend while she is hunting. They are both labs mixes. I just have to laugh at some of the funny things they do. I have more Purina labels for you, Mary. I’ll send them. Hope all of you at Country Threads have a Happy Thanksgiving !

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane – the only labels I can use are purine cat food, not dog. Thank you! Pets to Diesel and Ruger!

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