Keeping In Touch, 11-23-21

The wind is blowing around 50 mph tonite – no kidding! When it blows from the south, we have nothing to stop it and it is miserable.

Last Saturday Maddie Tusha, Farmer Tim’s daughter, got married and I thought you might like to see a few candid shots of the wedding.

The Tusha grandchildren
Tim and Ellen

My favorite part of the wedding was the recessional to the Nat King Cole hit L.O.V.E. Sing along:

L is for the way you look at me

O is for the only one you see

V is very very extraordinary

E is even more than anyone that you adore can

Love is all that I can give to you

Love is more than just a game for two

Two in love can make it

Take my heart and please don’t break it

Love was made for me and you!

I’ve been humming that little tune since Saturday!

Here are the reader quilts:

The kitties will be returning to the shelter on Monday for spaying and neutering on Tuesday. There will be four lucky families who get these well socialized kittens!

Bye, Kitties! I’ve had a ball!

26 thoughts on “Keeping In Touch, 11-23-21

  1. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    Another great post, Mary. Maddie’s dress is beautiful and they look so happy. Lovely. The Quilt show is great. I am glad Glenda put the CHARM SCHOOL book on hers because I like the pattern and I have the book. :). The kittens are so cute. Is it ok to neuter them this young? I hope they go to some great families. Stay warm, Mary; it sounds brutal. Ugh. We’re very cool—40 today, but sunny all day.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – they can’t leave the shelter unless they’re fixed and people want to adopt a kitten not a half grown cat. As a responsible cat owner, I could be trusted to fix my young animals but not everyone will do so. I also think they’re too little but I’m just a foster home, I don’t make the rules.

  2. Dorothy Sheldrake

    Beautiful wedding. Love seeing a wedding in a church. Here in California the folks think they need to go to some place other than a church and end up paying big bucks too. To me it is sad.

  3. Lynn Haines

    I love how Glenda included the book in her photo. Great quilt. I am off to search my book shelf for my copy.

  4. Betty Klosterman

    A beautiful wedding. That dress is striking. Farmer Tim and Mrs. Tim look great, happy and proud. And the entertainment committee is perfect!
    This is my opinion, the destination weddings would be so expensive and so many friends might not be able to afford the destination. They are alright, but I just can’t see spending all that money which might be put to better use as a down payment on a house. I don’t know where they get all the money…….but that’s me. A high school girl paid $240 to get her hair dyed pink, purple and blue in the beauty shop??
    And the quilts are great, as always.
    We are having 50-60-70 degree days. Amazing and we will take it. Our humidity is about 10% and the fire danger is extreme. And the wind can blow, too.
    Take care, everybody. Have a very happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.
    Betty in Rapid City

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty K – I hate destination weddings – I think they’re cold and impersonal and yes, the couple could use a house instead. Who cares if everybody is wearing sandals and sundresses? I think it’s downright stupid and you knew I’d agree with you, didn’t you? Haha!!! Yes, Farmer Tim and Mrs. Tim looked pretty spiffy!

  5. Charlotte

    Beautiful bride! All health and happiness to this lovely couple. I was especially touched by the little red-haired girl with the ribbon in her hair who turned around excitedly in two pictures to see the bride. God bless them all!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Charlotte – I know exactly which little girl you’re mentioning – she was in awe of the bride!

  6. Beryl in Owatonna

    Beautiful wedding!! I love the idea of Nat King Cole’s song…brought tears to my eyes! Those little ones in the wagon were so cute!
    The quilts are beautiful!!
    I still wish I wasn’t allergic to cats…those kitties are so cute!!
    The wind was nasty here today too and again tomorrow . It is blowing in a cold front, 53 today 45 tomorrow and 26 Thursday!! It is nearing the end of November and we don’t have snow yet!! I need to go to Iowa in two weeks so hope the snow holds off another couple of weeks!
    Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for!!

  7. Carolyn Boutilier

    Love the wedding pictures . Thank you for fostering the kitties and sharing the pictures. we were a cold 22 degrees this morning and colder this evening. Happy Thanksgiving. Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley Va.

  8. Kathy Hanson

    What a lovely Wedding, this crazy wind thing has gone on way too long! Hopefully it will end soon. Loved the quilts, you have done a lot for the kittens and they will make some families very happy! What a good start they have had thanks to you!!

  9. Mary in Davenport

    Love the wedding pictures everyone looks beautiful and happy also Thanks for being a foster parent to those cute kittens I wish I could adopt one happy thanksgiving to you and your family

  10. Jo in Wyoming

    What a beautiful church for a beautiful wedding.
    Destination weddings….the showers, bachelorette, bachelor parties are destinations events for some around here. I have a friend who gave her daughter X amount of money. She could use it for a wedding, student loans, or a down payment on a house. She picked the destination wedding!! Brother!!!

    The quilt show today was grand. I just cut a whole bunch of squares 1/2” too small….brother!!!
    I love Nat King Cole, his Christmas music is the best.
    Time for bed.

  11. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Thanks for all the great pictures, Mary. It was a beautiful wedding, and I do so enjoy kitten/cat pictures. You will be missing the kittens; I am sure they can find more for you. 🤗
    Thank you, Glenda for sending your wonderful quilt picture and the book. I love that book and want to make that pattern, too.

  12. Sandy

    Hi Mary, the little one s in the wagon are so cute! Am l right thinking farmer Tim as the corn field across the road?Busy downsizing fabric stash and unfinished projects are off to good homes(l hope)! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  13. Charlotte Shira

    Thank you for sharing the wedding pictures. The bride was beautiful in that dress and everyone looked happy. I loved all the quilts too! Those kittens are darling.
    I was sitting on a bench in front of the car wash today waiting for my car and a turkey runs down the middle of the street. I live in a city of 200,000 people and we rarely see a turkey here (maybe in the hills). It was so funny! Run, turkey, run!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Charlotte – you are kidding! A domestic turkey? He just escaped being Thanksgiving dinner.

  14. Bea knight

    Hi Mary
    Beautiful wedding!! Thankyou so much for blog! It’s a blessing!
    Thankyou for raising the kittens! They are absolutely adorable!
    I love the readers quilts especially the one with the white pillows bed all made nice.
    I hope you have a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving!
    Bea knight

  15. Bea knight

    Hi Mary
    I agree with you all about the wedding. Mine was in a Lutheran church. I totally agree the money is better spent for a house down payment.

    One of my friends had a big big fancy wedding spent lots of money. One year later divorced

    Her next wedding was simple got married in a beautiful park. Just family and a few friends. That marriage lasted….

  16. LaNan Eldridge

    Enjoyed your pictures and recognized the church! It was where our son and daughter in law got married 19 years ago! Always enjoy your blog and yes the wind was howling in northwest iowa the same!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      LaNan – oh my gosh! They were married at Duncan? Did they grow up in the Duncan community?

  17. Kathy in western NY

    Thanks for the pictures! Looks like a happy couple. Me, I am a simple person so don’t understand the hoopla over making guests go to a destination wedding in today’s day and age with loans and costs of homes so common sense is more in my realm of friends and family. Great quilts ladies and thanks for keeping us motivated.
    Mary when we adopted our dog brought to the vet as a rescue from Tennessee we had to sign papers we agreed to neuter her 6 mos to a year or they would confiscate the dog back and fine us for non compliance. I am sure this isn’t the case for kittens as ours was a stray but of course we agreed and did what we were asked to do. I just wish others obliged by rules and let the kitties be kittens for a little while longer before undergoing surgery.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy in western NY – I’m with you – I’ve spent the past 2 hours in the shop with them – they are running and having the best time!

  18. Susan K in Texas

    A beautiful wedding, a bunch of beautiful quilts, and kittens! Lots of neat pictures!
    Those kittens look like so much fun. I’m sure you’re spending extra time with them this weekend.

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