Two new quilts to take pictures of! One of my most favorite things to do is take pictures of quilts around the farm and Small Pickins and Pumpkin Country are no exceptions. Both of these patterns can now be found in our online store.
I was chatting with Betty in Rapid City and apologizing for such a boring blog post and this is what she wrote back. I thought maybe you’d all like to read it as a calming influence on our everyday lives.
I forgot to answer your question about the blog. Right now all of our lives are rather dull and boring and I’m sure that is how you feel. Like your blog is dull and boring. It isn’t. Another live voice telling about life on the farm. Another live voice telling what seems like monotony to her. It doesn’t sound like that to the rest of us. Led by you, it is a conversation about all of our lives, family, problems, births, deaths – all the things that happen every day of the year. It makes us smile. We laugh. We giggle. We cry. That is the way it lives. Just seems right now with all the major problems of storms, pandemic and fires we are very content to live our little lives doing the ordinary things we do every day. Here the sun is shining very orange which means smoke. A lot of us are content where we are, just not so thick that we have to cut out a cupful to breath. Dull and boring isn’t a bad thing.
Most of us won’t ever make a very big dent in the world, but we will be holding up our little end of the world and doing our best to be a good person loving all the people that touch our lives.
No, your blog isn’t blah. It is a welcome breath of air in a world that is having a very hard time right now. The ladies and their comments are so welcome. A piece of the world outside each of our own little worlds. Each lady brings their thoughts, hopes and laughter.
And if it is any help – the brothel ads are showing up on what I see again!
Take care. Betty
Isn’t that just the sweetest letter? I am living far from the fires, hurricane and pandemic so it seems boring to write about my simple days. I hope you feel this blog is a safe place to chat with other like-minded ladies and forget about all the trouble in the world for just a little while.
Now you’ll laugh – my biggest problem right now is finding where the chickens are laying all their eggs! Remember last year when the Tribe hatched in the fall? I was not happy and I think it’s those hens who are now laying their eggs elsewhere and are probably setting on the nest waiting for the eggs to hatch. Oh man, I do not relish having a bunch of wild roosters on my hands again!
Here are the Dirty Dozen quilts for today!
If YOU have finished your #11 for September, send a photo to my email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last night when the sun was getting low in the sky I drove to the southernmost part of our farm to look at the sun – so red orange and beautiful – too bad it’s all that smoke from destroying people’s lives causing it.
Here’s the original picture on the cover of Pumpkin Country.
Still beautiful! I love it!
And here’s what’s on the longarm – actually it’s off now and already bound so I need to get that picture taken – except that it’s a birthday gift and I want it to be a surprise. Maybe I’ll have to post the picture when I give it.
That’s it for tonight – as I watch the Country Music Awards. Be still, Friends!