Here’s the next door banner that will take you from Memorial Day to Flag Day to Fourth of July! Just like Harvey, Uncle Sam started as a large door banner and now he’s small – about 1/2 size.
Here is the original Big Uncle Sam who measures 22″ x 59″.
And once again we don’t have the original quilt because we thought we were retiring and Uncle Sam was sold at our big sale. Anybody reading this have him at your house?
So Uncle Sam, both big and little will be $10.00.
Little Uncle Sam measures 10-1/2″ x 30″.
Patriotic table mats and banners as well as quilts are very popular at this time of year so why not make an Uncle Sam to enjoy through the upcoming holidays?
It’s also Tulip time and this little 10″ x 12″ quilt will not take you long at all. It’s the same format as Night Star and Frosty and will be only $3.00 for the pattern.
Connie remade Tulip in new bright colors but we always like the darker colors that seem to be a trademark of Country Threads. Here is the original Tulip picture.
And don’t forget Gameboard which we intend to make in seasonal colors throughout the year. Here is Spring Gameboard.
Connie has already finished the middle square section in Halloween colors. I’m hoping to make a red, white and blue square version. Gameboard pattern is $5.00.
When you send us your order, could you please include a mailing label for us to use on the envelope we send to you? It helps so much and saves us making errors when writing addresses.
I’ll bet you’re thinking I should set up an online ordering site BUT that’s never gonna happen because we are not set up for anything except two or three patterns at a time. Harvey is now retired until next year.
We still have Goat Gazettes and books Beyond The Battlefield.
And now a look at what’s happening around the farm.
I thought I was feeding the birds not the chickens!
The feed truck brought me a ton of feed this morning and I meant to take a picture but forgot. He has an auger that goes into the feed room window and dumps the corn and oats mixture in the room that Hazel just goes crazy to get into – thinking she might find a mouse. Haha! The barn cats take care of all the mice.
Someone had suggested I blow out some of my pretty eggs. If you leave eggs alone in a bottom crisper for several months, they dry up inside until they’re hollow with a little marble that you can shake. I’ve had these little eggs for several years and as I was taking them out of the cupboard, I dropped one and you can see how dried up it is.
These little eggs show up occasionally and I always keep them because they’re so darned cute. Sometimes a young hen’s first attempt at laying may produce only this tiny egg. Here’s another picture to show scale.
When I let eggs dry out like this they never smell or turn rotten so that I have to get rid of them. I have a frig in the garage that I use the crisper drawers for drying the eggs. Maybe this is more information than you could possibly want.
Betty comes with Connie when we work in the shop. Today she didn’t want to leave.
Black dogs are hard to see in pictures.
And here is one of the nicest Bullseye Quilts I’ve ever seen. Just look at that border!
And …. I can’t get the picture to load. Grrrr… maybe for another post.
It’s another very gray day in North Iowa with temps only in the low 40’s. I want to mow! I saw something on Facebook that said “Mowing is a sport in Iowa!” Hahahaha! Don’t you love it?