What is it about Three? I swear he poses for pictures! He’s never far from me and I always have my phone so it all makes sense, doesn’t it?
Let’s look at reader quilts first tonight.
I’ve been making up a few small quilts for Patriots for Pets annual auction in November. Here’s what I have so far.
And here are two new $5 patterns you can send for – they are not available as downloads at this time. Send your check or cash to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438. Would you also be so kind as to include a SASE? It will save me loads of time.
Jake’s Quilt is an older pattern that I adjusted for this particular quilt to accommodate the yellow floral. Here’s a picture of the original – from a reader.
This pattern is also $5.00.
I’m not sure if someone sent this to me or I saw it online but I love the setting so I saved it.
My window washers came today – oh what a job because I have so many windows and I collect so much shit that is displayed on the wide sills – plants, books, glassware, chotchkies of all kinds! I will just add that Becky doesn’t collect like I do. One time she showed me something that she treasured and I told her I had 10 of them – haha! If one’s good, 10 is better, right?
Every piece on display in this room is being washed before it goes back — another huge job but it will all sparkle like the windows do when I’m done.
I put this picture on Instagram last night and captioned it – “This is why all my furniture is either free or from the thrift store!“. Haha! Sometimes I wish for nice furniture and then I come to my senses.
I put this old lawn chair with a cozy blanket in the barn for Mama. Every time I go to the barn I find her in the pile of new straw on the floor. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.
I’m still working on this project – when I’m done I’ll offer it as a $5 pattern. It got a whole lot bigger than I intended.
The quilt along for the cover quilt will officially start on November 8 but next week we’ll talk about choosing fabric because that’s more critical to prepare for than the actual cutting and sewing. If you’re joining in the fun be thinking about your color choices and what you’d like to do. We will be making a 20 block quilt but of course you can go bigger or smaller. If you have questions about the quilt along, ask now so we can all be ready to start together. I’m going to sew along, too, in a different color palette – I’m considering the blue background.
Oh, my gosh, what a long post! I’ve got to get back to the ballgames – Astros were way ahead when I started. The Yankees are going to have to pick it up!