Let’s Review

Here are the details for the feed bags:

One bag person – at this time

Postage and envelope – $2.00 – cash or check – PayPal not available

Address found on home page

Bag will NOT be washed – if you want your bag washed and turned, cost is $20.00

Other patterns still available listed below.

Read more here

Uncle Sam – both large and small sizes – $10.00

Small Uncle Sam only – $5.00

Tulip – $3.00

Gameboard – $5.00

Goat Gazettes – $12.00

Other patterns only by agreement – when you see a Country Threads pattern on Pinterest, for example, do not assume it is available. You must contact me first.

Here is Judi’s Uncle Sam:

You still have time to make Uncle Sam before our next patriotic holidays!

It’s the third cool rainy day in a row – nothing getting done outside. This was a great opportunity to clean and wax the concrete floors. Today I can move the furniture back to its place. What a big job but now it’s done.

A reader asked about all the pictures hanging above the windows on the soffit. They are all vintage dog pictures that I’ve collected for years. The bigger ones are in the piano room. Collecting vintage framed dog pictures smaller than 8 x 10 is a real hunt – gives me something to search for and many have been found in thrift stores. I’ll take pictures of them for another post.

Speaking of pictures from the thrift store, I found these vintage Four Seasons by Norman Rockefeller last week for $2.00 each. When I’m sick of them, I’ll return them to the thrift store. I like the idea of just renting them.

Connie and I will catch up on the orders this morning and then we can hope the sun comes out. Your patterns and bags are on their way today!

This cool rainy weather is hard on my arthritis.

Closing an ad is a thank you passed on to us – more miscellaneous on my list for another day.

36 thoughts on “Let’s Review

  1. Kathy Hanson

    Love the Norman Rockwell pictures!! You will surely enjoy your porch, it looks elegant! Judi’s Uncle Sam is really lovely!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy Hanson – how are you today? Are you doing something fun?

  2. Jeanine

    Mary, I still do not have any ads and I do not have an ad blocker. Would help out by clicking if they would just show up! Your porch looks wonderful. We had 1.5″ of rain yesterday and .9″ the day before, plus all the other rain we have had this May. Our ground is saturated. Very few beans in the ground around Oskaloosa. I feel for the farmers. More rain may hit us again this afternoon. Judi’s Uncle Sam is wonderful. Love the addition of the stars. I look forward to your blog every time you post.

  3. Diane Bauer

    What a find at your thrift store!! I love the idea of ‘renting’ them until you are ready for something new!!
    We have had a lot of rain this week too. The rivers are high with spring run-off. I was up in Rocky Mountain National Park over the weekend and there is still over 20 feet of snow piled up at the top of Trail Ridge Road, so they don’t anticipate being able to open that road until late June (Memorial Day is their annual goal). I always try to go up right after opening to see how high the snowbanks are!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane Bauer – I saw your pictures – so fun! And I think the picture of you was great!

      1. Diane Bauer

        Thank you!! I don’t often get photos of me because I’m usually behind the lens! We had fun hunting for moose and were lucky to see several!

        1. CountryThreads Post author

          Diane Bauer – and those moose pictures were wonderful!

  4. sandy

    I haven’t had any ads to close the past few days….:(
    Your floor is beautiful!

    1. Nikki M in Tx

      Sandy, instead of clicking on blue read more.. click on http..this usually works. If not go into setting & see if you have block All cookies on..hope this helped..

  5. Patricia

    Great find, I have a really old Rockwell calendar and a friend gave me some fabric panels.

  6. Launa

    Such a sunny morning up here in Idaho! Yesterday we had a huge, long downpour come from the north in late afternoon! It’s 41 degrees @ 8am. Sun was back out til it set. Four Elk here this earlier morning.
    You are so lucky at finding treasures, Mary! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  7. Sue in Oregon

    I had 7 or 8 ads today. Closed them all.
    Yesterday we planted all the potted veggies waiting to go into the ground. It’s still not really warm enough but did it anyway. Such a strange spring this year, and it seems to be everywhere.
    Love Judis Uncle Sam, your scrubbed floors and the Norman Rockwells.
    Have a great day. Today is my husbands birthday.

  8. Joyce

    I love your porch, looks so inviting and all your pretty quilts around. Judi’s Uncle Sam is charming. I received the pattern but, haven’t started it yet. I’ve been busy outside, between rain storms. It is 54 degrees here in NY & more rain this afternoon and a chance all week.

  9. Lisa in eastern Washington state

    Your porch is so lovely, I’m jealous! Will be in the 90’s here today after a very rainy holiday weekend. We had 2″ of rain on Sat. and Sun., which is a huge amount for us as our annual precipitation, including our snowpack, is usually only about 10″ total. Our rainy months are May and June, sometimes we’ll get a little in October but if not, it won’t rain again for about a year! Thanks for all the lovely pictures you post!

  10. Mrs. Goodneedle

    Closed six ads. Your idea of “renting” framed prints is positively brilliant! Still working on my Sam; too many distractions to get him together yet. 🤪

  11. Joyce C

    Sending my order off today 😊. We’ve gotten 17” of rain already where normally it’s 8”. Eastern SD is saturated and very few crops in. So stressful on the farmers. My ferns, however are loving this weather. I’ve had to take a golf umbrella out to relieve the dog.. what a 70 lb whimp.. 🐾♥️

    1. Carol

      Ha ha, we had dachshunds who wouldn’t go out to poop in the rain unless we sheltered them with the golf umbrella! What babies!

    2. betty klosterman

      Is the umbrella for you or the dog?
      It is real wet out here is western SD, too, but at least we haven’t had the horrible hail or tornadoes……., yet!
      In Iowa my aunt went to college and her little dog stayed with Gramma. It had to have grass to go, summer and winter. Our terminology was a bit different: We had to drain the dog.

  12. Carol

    Mary, yesterday I received an email from our local quilt shop advertising a class for a French Roses quilt. The photo was unclear si I googled French Roses and… it’s your bullseye quilt gone all squiggly! Each layer, instead of round, was squiggly like the edges of a flower, and layered and appliquéd down, it wasn’t done in quarters though, just a 6 1/2 inch block with layered shapes and a couple of leaves sticking out.

    So… ok maybe not just like the bullseye but I sure saw the similarities! Super cute!

    Also, if you look, you can find a page to print out that has the flower layers on it, and the leaves… which seems odd, why buy the pattern? A designer has been scooped of her little bits of royalties, I think. Shame!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Carol – and Country Threads was given no credit, I’m sure.

  13. Moe Baly

    I love your “washing fee”. Good for you – don’t need to be doing that! Love the vintage doggies in frames. It is so wet outside! I’m still working on my Bulls Eye. Have 110 blocks made. Ready to sub-cut next. Excited. Love the idea of “renting” from the thrift shop. Gives someone else enjoyment of what you enjoyed. Glad you enjoyed the duck scissor sewing keeper. I never saw it except in that museum and then your collection. Later I saw a couple in an antique booth at a quilt show too. Three times. That’s all I’ll probably ever see.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Moe Baly – would you like to own one? I’d be thrilled to death to send you one! I’m going to start paring down. – I’m serious – let me know but email.

  14. Susan Sundermeyer

    It’s been bad here in Southern Ohio. On Monday night, Dayton got hit by 3 tornadoes that did terrible damage. The city has no water as the pumping station is without power. This is affecting thousands of people. The towns of Brookville ,Celina and West Milton got hit also. One man died in Celina. As I write this, the National Weather Service has just confirmed 7 tornadoes went through Monday night . This bad weather across the country needs to end.

    1. Diane, Squeak’s Mom

      We had a tornado watch in Newark. I guess we actually had a warning in the night, but not all of our sirens went off. We slept right through the storm and luckily no tornado.
      The 4 seasons prints and dog pics are wonderful to lease😃. We are teenager sitting near Cleveland so I am cutting my last circles and will cut the blocks and put back together this weekend when we get home. Kitty sitter is staying with Squeak. 😺

      1. CountryThreads Post author

        Diane, Squeaks mom – the towel is wonderful and yes, it’s very familiar to me!

  15. Jo in Wyoming

    Oh! Mary, your porch will look like a new penny when your done. All your work shines.
    I think the dog stories are so funny…I thought Loretta was odd.
    I forgot to say how beautiful the cactus bloom is and how great the rug goes with it.
    Connie’s bullseye colors are so festive. What an inspiration.

    All of our dogs get a rub down in the garage when they come in from the rain…however, they prefer to do the big shake when they get in the kitchen…now why?

  16. Paula Philpot

    Mary, my sister , Pam, collects framed pics of Springer Spaniels. She has two of the dogs Brody and Carly. Carly was a rescue. Pam’s really look nice at her cabin. Paula in KY

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Paula Philpot – the name Carly brings such precious memories of our first dog, a black lab mix found along the road as a puppy. I’m going to see if I have any Springer pictures.

  17. Judy

    1) I “rent” stuff all the time, it’s a wonderful way to decorate temporarily for a few weeks or a few years.
    2) Agree about the rainy season/arthritis 🙁
    3) What do you mean by “closing” an ad? X-ing the box to get rid of it?
    4) My two bucks are in the mail for a bag.

    Hoping for sunny days…….

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Judy – by closing the ad, clicking on the X, Google pays us a small amount of money in return. Thank you in advance for supporting this blog!

    2. Nikki M in Tx

      When to tap the X a message stating Ad Closed by Google generally appears in the ad space.

  18. Kathy in western NY

    It’s been six ads in each blog post to close pretty much regular now for me. Makes me happy to support your news you so generously send us about your days. We love it. Cute Uncle Sam for the door. I was studying your Norman Rockwell pictures and I see they each have a dog in them too! I still haven’t found any dog pictures at our thrift stores so they are hard to find. And it’s gloomy here with cooler temps as this crazy pattern of weather continues.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Kathy in western NY – and that dog in each picture is the reason I bought (rented) all four pictures – I just love them!

  19. Judy Alderden

    Thank you for sending me the bag – it’s the bird seed one I wanted 🙂
    Imagine my surprise when, as I dumped a bag of bird seed into a feeder this morning, I realized I was emptying a reusable bag! Oh brother – I’ve been trashing them all along 🙁 By the way, how do you clean them? Kitchen sink and soapy water? I’m gonna have a new grocery bag often from now on 🙂
    — Judy

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