Friday Night Sewing, 9-18-2020

Have you see this new book by Lissa Alexander, published by Martingale?

I love this quilt by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs. There are many quilts in this book that grab my attention.

I decided to make four blocks for my table with this new fabric I bought on that shopping spree last month.

So that’s what I’m working on tonight – then tomorrow I’m going to start my jellyroll quilt while I watch football. Ivy is here until Saturday night because her family went to a wedding.

Trouble on the farm – Betsy has not acted like herself for that last few days and it seems her mid section is very bloated looking. There’s an old saying that also applies to goats: sick sheep seldom survive. By the time the animal exhibits telltale signs of illness, it’s too late to save them. I’m hoping she’ll snap out of her funk.

I got a package in the mail today and I love it! It’s a t-shirt that says “Be Still and Know” Psalm 46:10. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rosalie! And you chose a big enough size, too. I don’t want a tight fitting t-shirt! I have the nicest blog readers!

Dirty Dozen Quilts:

Just look at that fancy hairdo!

No more time to chat – I gotta sew fast tonight!

15 thoughts on “Friday Night Sewing, 9-18-2020

  1. Pattie Weber

    Do you think Betsy should see a vet? We lost our standard poodle to bloat this past May. This kind of symptom makes me nervous.

  2. Carla

    Is so hard when our furry family members get sick. Despite my quite frequent frustrations with my pets I’m always a wreck when they get sick and worse yet when it’s time to say goodbye. Praying for you.

  3. Jeanne in Co.

    I loved the Scriptural quilt by Julie. What a neat gift for a newlywed couple, especially from Mom and Dad. I have the same panel. You inspired me to get it out and make something neat from it. Since I don’t know any newlyweds, mine will probably go to a dear quilting friend and her husband and it will be just as appropriate for them.
    Sending prayers for your dear Betsy.

  4. Jo in Wyoming

    That does look like a fun book. I’ll check it out at the store.
    The DD with all those circles….lots of work there. Looks great.
    Betsy doesn’t look very comfortable, I do hope she gets better. It so hard to witness our pets being sick. How old is she?

  5. Brenda in Iowa

    Mary,
    Do you think you should call a Vet to see Betsy? Do you have any thamine you can inject? My goats many times responded to thamine injections. Or, have you ever tubed a goat? That can sometimes relieve the bloat. I sure hope Betsy is okay.
    I love the t-shirt Rosalie sent you. Rosalie – where did you find it?

    Take care,
    Brenda

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Brenda in Iowa – Rick is gone for the weekend and I have never given an injection or tubed a goat. I know she will die because our vet doesn’t know beans about goats and now of course it’s the weekend. Everybody gets sick on the weekend. I feel terrible but don’t know what to do.

  6. Launa

    Mary,
    Today I ordered some of the acorn fabric shown on the top of your stack! Your 4 block topper will be so pretty in those fabrics! I plan to check Lissa’s new book again. Have a 2 1/2” roll, but doubt I get to sew as we have houseguests!

  7. Cathy

    Love the green combo you chose for your project. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. A good friend of mine who is new to having goats noticed a couple of them had redness in one of their eyes. Six of her ten goats now have pink eye, two are blind (temporarily we are praying). I feel so bad for her. Has this ever happened to any of yours?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Cathy – I don’t remember any eye problems but Betsy is 10 years old and that’s pretty old for a goat to survive a bloat – I checked on her earlier and at least she’s standing up today.

  8. Gloria from CC

    Good morning Mary – love all the DD finishes. Love Julie’s idea of cross stitching her label. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen one before. I just gave a friend a huge box of cross stitch books/patterns, cloth, hoops etc. because I didn’t think I would ever go down that path again. Hmmm. I sure hope Betsy will be okay. Isn’t it the truth that our sweet animals get sick on the weekend?
    Angel and I came back home yesterday from WI. She’s always so happy to get back to Charles City. We went doggie clothes shopping for her last week in Eau Claire. She loves to wear sweatshirts and coats – she’s always cold. Hopefully she’ll get acclimated to Iowa’s cold weather this year. Hard to believe we’ve had her for seven months. She’s a bright spot in our lives. Stay safe everyone.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Gloria from CC – always so glad to hear about Angel – the luckiest little doggie I know!!!

  9. Kathy in western NY

    It was nice to read Gloria’s comment about how our little Angel is doing. I hope this morning Betty is better.So so very Hard to see our pets in distress.
    The cross stitch label was very clever! I too have recently given away most of my supplies knowing it was difficult for me to read the patterns.
    Sun is shining here but fall is coming with this 47 degree morning. 70’s next week. Looking forward to sewing today.

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