Farm News

Another bitter cold morning and Rick and I are off to attend my aunt’s funeral.  Bettie was married to my mom’s older brother and was 95 years old when she passed away last week.  I have so many childhood memories of going to Donald and Bettie’s house on Sunday afternoon, playing on their bag swing, exploring their hay mow and eating homemade potato chips for lunch.  I’m happy to know she’s greeting all our family members in Heaven.

I was at Connie’s house last week and she was working on her UFO.  Isn’t this just typical of all dogs?  Hope picked that spot to lay down while I was there.  This happens at my house all the time.

Hope on quilt

I am working on a new goat pattern to replace Louise and Friends.  Here is a start of this project which will probably take me another week to complete.  It just never looks right until it’s finished and then I can see what I wish I had used.  Very frustrating.

Louise and Friends

Rick is going back to work on Sunday – I am nearly recuperated.  The staples and stitches come out tomorrow morning and I can hardly wait.  I had such plans to go here and there while Rick was home but the weather has been terrible everywhere so I didn’t chance it.  Spring will be a welcome season – whenever it comes.

Mary's picture

I posted a quilt shop tour yesterday on the blog and because there was such interest, we have posted all that information on the blog again.  We have identified the quilts that you commented on and gave you a link to order should you want to do that.  I think this will have to become a regular event – a tour through the shops.

Time to head out – keep warm everybody and watch for blog posts.


Just for laughs…

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is not using it in a fruit salad.

11 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. nancy wingo

    Thanks for the post. You look beautiful, but you always do. I don’t see any bruising. Were you able to cover any left with makeup? I can’t find makeup to hide that! Seems you have done remarkable well. You are giving me courage to go forth with the same surgery.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      I have a bit of foundation makeup on but really have no bruising left. I am anxious to wear my eye makeup again however – I feel naked without it. If my experience is typical, I would encourage you to go ahead and do it.

  2. Carol

    I’m glad you have such wonderful memories of your aunt!

    By the way, I love the quilt on which Hope is reclining. Is it an available pattern?

  3. Judy Moore

    I love reading about life in your part of the country. I moved back home to Texas, in the heart of the hill country right after Christmas. What a joy to be back home. Stay warm.

  4. Vicki Harwood

    I would also like to know what the pattern is that Hope is on, also can’t wait for the goat pattern to be available – we love our goats!!

  5. Rose

    Well…..I would also like to know about the quilt Hope is lying on…she obviously has great taste!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      The quilt Hope is laying on is called Liberty Eagle by Jan Patek. It is an older pattern that should be purchased directly from Jan.

  6. Lynn Willis

    Condolences on your aunt, Mary. You do look wonderful though! Had to laugh at the dog on Connie’s quilt. I have been quilting for so long and am a dog trainer and trained my dogs a long time ago to stay off my quilts when I’m pinning on the floor. Now when I lay one down, they usually head for their beds or a chair and stay far away, lol

  7. Linda Love

    You look great and I love your jacket! Cold here in Cedar Falls but not near as much snow as south of Highway 20, thank goodness. I think my picture is going to be put in dictionaries next to the word hibernate! So ready for spring.

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