I’ve been sick since Tuesday with a cough and severe headache that all started with laryngitis.  I am thankful the cantata is done so that I can sit in my chair this week and hope this will be over soon.

Buddy is here this week and he is a good boy who really just wants to be a farm dog.  He and Telly had the best time earlier in the week when it was warm and raining.  They found a pile of black dirt and I saw them run up and down the pile many times – this is what they looked like when they finally came in the house.

Today Bentley came to play for about an hour.  These two handsome boys are both golden retrievers yet one is dark red and the other is almost white.  Aren’t they just beautiful?

And …. Drumroll please….. The lost is found!!!  Look at this book – see another book peeking out?

Yup, it’s my Gypsy Wife book!  It got stuck inside the other book when I was in Stewartville and I just stumbled across it last night by accident.

Being sick is boring and I had to have some sewing therapy so I started sewing scraps together for another scrap vortex, this time in low volume.  I’m also watching Broadchurch Season two, a British murder mystery and it is very good.

24 thoughts on “Friday

  1. Carol

    Today I realized I had no idea where the $50.00 Old Navy gift card I picked up for Grandma to give her grandson (my son)! I am glad I found it in a more timely fashion than your Gypsy’s Wife pattern! I tossed it in a bowl yesterday when we had to evacuate the house with Kitty due to a gas leak! I needed this disruption because what else did I need to do with my “free time”? Oh, I know…prepare for 20 guests for dinner on Christmas Eve? Feeling a little humbug-ish right now! Working on keeping The a Reason for the Season in my frontal lobe right now! And in my heart always.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Carol – take a deep breath and know that you can do it! You have several days to get it together. Think positive thoughts!

  2. Kay Fielder

    You are in my prayers that you get well soon, !!!!! Also, a beautiful Christmas to you, family and friends !!!! Kay in Texas

  3. Jeanine

    I thought you would have some snow on the ground as I thought northern Iowa got a lot awhile back. We haven’t had any in southern Iowa since that first snow a month or so ago. I just finished a Scrappy Vortex quilt today, and I love it. I don’t know how to take a picture and send to you or I would do that. I enjoyed making it so much and would like to make another one. And I still have as many scraps as when I started it. You were the one that introduced me to the vortex. I hope you get to feeling better soon and I know what you mean about sewing. If I’m under the weather, I still have to do some sewing.

  4. Betty Klosterman

    You just need to sit, sleep and relax to recover from everything and let your body catch up. My sister-in-law goes like mad. Then she get’s sick for a couple days, then she is back going like mad again. She doesn’t want to miss anything and is scared of when she can’t go any more. In the meantime, relax and enjoy the season.
    I, too, love scrappy quilts and can’t wait to see what your vortex quilt looks like.

  5. Louise

    Oh Mary, so sorry you are not better. Isn’t being sick such a waste of precious time?
    Please get well quickly…hope you don’t have to bathe those two pups..

  6. Sue M

    I so enjoy reading your blog. It reminds me of my Iowa childhood. Dogs, quilts, and the farm. The trifecta of happiness.

  7. Launa

    Oh Mary, So sorry to hear your laryngitis has progressed into a nasty headache accompanied by a cough. Hot tea with some honey and a stiff glug of Brandy to sip can be quite soothing. Stick close to your recliner and be well soon.

  8. Patricia G Hayes

    Mary, you are a living riot. I cannot imagine your house with two dirty dogs. UGH Good fore. Sorry you got sick, bad time for that. haha

  9. Dianne H.

    Hi Mary,
    I was so glad to see a second season of Broadchurch on Netflix. Such a good show. I’ve also started watching River, a Netflix original show. Like it, so far. Hope you feel better very soon. It’s a bummer to be sick this time of the year. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  10. Rose Mikulski

    Now this is a mystery set in Iowa, how did you finish the Gypsy Wife quilt without the book? I know, you’re just that good. Feel better soon!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Rose – I used Connie’s book – she insists she’ll never need it – ha! And I would like to make another one some day.

  11. Diane H.

    Those muddy dogs make Marty not look quite so bad… or was it de ja vu. ha ha Hope you feel better soon!

  12. LISA Kogan

    Sorry I don’t comment much but wanted you to know I love the Chicken Scratch, dogs, chickens, etc. Did you know we now have chickens at our place? check out my FB page for pix. The muddy dog photos remind me of Will and Grace, Fred and Barney and Fred and Ginger. Those long-coat doggies love the mud! Lisa Kogan

  13. Diane

    Oh Mary–Sooo sorry you caught the cough/ head cold etc. No fun. I swear by Nyquil and Airborne. Might be just in my head–no pun intended–but I think they work:) I have a question. I made a Santa and sprayed it to layer it. I let it sit for about six months–I know–dumb. Anyway, it turned yellow in some of the white areas. I hand washed it in Ivory Snow–no luck:( I washed it in Tide. No luck. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

  14. Holly

    I hope you’re feeling better soon, Mary! What a bummer to be sick at Christmas. Those are two happy and very dirty dogs! I got a big kick out of the missing book. That kind of thing happens to me all the time and drives me crazy. It also drives me to chocolate. I know whatever is missing has to be there, but I can’t find it.

  15. Felicia Hamlin

    My goodness, I hope you will be well soon. I have done things like that, I look and look for something and when I least expect it I found it.

  16. Kate

    My husband and I love Broadchurch and all the English mysteries and dramas. Hope you will soon be feeling well. Merry Christmas!

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