Meet the Twins! 2-20-21

I don’t have a picture of Jessica alive but here’s a picture of the twins – two matching hens from The Tribe! Remember The Tribe?

They’re actually living in the infirmary pen but they went in on their own – ha! They wanted to get away from those roosters probably so I let them stay.

Talked to Connie this morning about our post for Scrap School which will be on Instagram next Tuesday. I took some pictures of the small project with the perfect lime green plant in a vintage aqua planter, probably McCoy. The white cat is from my childhood – it lived on Mom’s bookcase but I played with it often. I wonder if I was supposed to be doing that.

And a picture of a blue egg that I found outside.

Pam found a warm spot over the heat register.

This gorgeous picture came from friends – spring is coming!

Good basketball today!

29 thoughts on “Meet the Twins! 2-20-21

  1. Janice Brown

    Mary, What a great photo of the twin hens. Thank you for sharing it. I thought the tribe started out at 12-13 late-season chicks. Are most of them still with you today? I just love the design, colors & fabric selection for your Scrap School quilt. Very nice quilt. The items you photographed with the quilt really compliment the quilt’s colors. I’d be interested in a class on the star blocks. I am always looking to improve my skills on making that type of block.

  2. Kim J LeMere

    I shall be turning in for the podcast on your new quilt, the colors are wonderful. Praying that Texas is on the mend with better weather ahead and now the clean up can begin. So nice to know that many of you are getting your vaccine, we are down on the list waiting for our age category to begin.

  3. NancyTD

    The stars in Connie and Mary’s quilt remind me of Doreen Speckman’s peaky and spike templates.
    Thanks to Connie R for the name of the game— SUSPEND junior. I will be looking for it and buying it.

  4. Sally J.

    Beautiful colors in your quilt and displayed so nicely. Love the straight line quilting. I need to finish my red snowball DD quilt and would straight line be a good choice for that design??
    So sorry for the loss your of Jessica. I enjoy your blog – gets my day started off with a smile. Stay safe.

  5. Kathy Hanson

    All the pictures are so lovely today and you set things up so beautifully! So sorry that your chicken died…
    Always so hard to lose out family members (as our animals are!!)

  6. Margaret in North Texas

    Great photos today– a nice combination of props for Connie’s beautiful quilt. Your straight line quilting enhances the design so perfectly.

  7. Sherrill

    Oh, aren’t the twins cute!! Love the staging on the quilt with the plant, the picture and the cat (yeah, pretty sure your mom wouldn’t have been happy to know you were playing with that–HA!). Pam probably had the best place in the house. We were 56 today, woohoo! We have heat, water (that doesn’t need to be boiled anymore) and no more icy roads!!

  8. DebMac

    I have had that same little white cat for 50 some years. I accidentally gave a box containing my cat figurines to my sister and her 8 year old granddaughter found them. She got a cat figurine as a reward but thankfully she didn’t choose my little white cat.

  9. Kathy in western NY

    Well I had to wear boots for only the second time this winter outside today to go in the backyard with the dogs. I think we got 10” by nightfall but it’s so light you can sweep it off the deck. The blue and gold quilt that you pictured of your blog a couple of days ago, I put into a pretty bag and off it went to a single young mom who has been dealing with breast cancer since Thanksgiving. It makes you feel good to give some warmth while they endure their treatments.
    Working on some of my UFO’s for the DD is so appropriate timing.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy in western NY – now that’s quite a lot of snow! Won’t that gal be tickled to receive your quilt?

      1. Kathy

        I know she will as she seems like a sweet girl. Unfortunately I had to let someone else deliver it as the girls child had just been diagnosed with covid so I will pray she doesn’t catch it.

  10. Cheryl

    I love the quilt and the color scheme but those star blocks scare me to pieces! We had, in central Arkansas, a week of snow and super cold temps. The first snow since 2012. We got over a foot of snow so dry you can’t make a snowman. One night was -3. How do you do it???

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Cheryl – maybe we’ll have a little “class” about those Star blocks – would that help? The winter weather is never my favorite time of year but we are used to it and know how to dress in it, drive in it and simply live in it.

  11. Diane and Squeak

    Ahhh, Spring. Hurray! Your quilt is stunning and definitely says Spring. The twins are smart and so different. We made it to 29. Stay warm everyone.

  12. Launa

    Again great pictures, Mary! The pottery and BLUE EGG picture so compliment the wonderful quilt fabrics.

    Hope Spring starts soon as this Saturday started out sunny, but has switched to a few snow falls during the afternoon! Am just reminded it snowed here last 4th of July!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Launa – snow on 4th of July would be my “straw that broke the camel’s back”, I’m afraid. I don’t love snow that much!

  13. Sheila in WI

    Enjoyed all the beautiful colors in today’s post, Mary! Your quilt is gorgeous, and the things you have displayed with it are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. Rita in Iowa

    My daughter who lives Northeast of Dallas was without power the first day when they were experiencing rolling blackout. After that they retained their power. They had the foresight to get firewood cut and shared with several neighbors. My Grandsons pre school did not fare so well and had pipes burst and water damage. So he has been home and still may be next week. They are doing well and have been working from home when the phone and Internet service is working.
    My husband and I were able to get our vaccines last week .
    Great show of the quilts and animals.
    Stay safe

  15. Susan K in Texas

    Oh I love your pictures today! The colors are so beautiful and the plant, bird egg, and cat are perfect with the quilt.
    I do remember the Tribe. I’m so sorry to hear about your hen. It truly does break our hearts to lose our animals.
    Here in Texas we have sunshine! And everything is melting! Yippee! Next week we’re supposed to be in the 70’s. Texas weather is always a mess!
    My goldfish (6 of them) made it through the freeze. Their pond was covered in snow until yesterday afternoon and we were hoping they were ok. In the greenhouse Big Mama aloe made it with the loss of a couple of leaves. The pineapple survived. As the weeks go on we will find out what made it and what didn’t.
    People here have been so helpful to each other. Ones with power or water helped those without. It was nice to read the local Facebook page and see all of the helpers when the pipes started going or people had been without power and had elderly or babies that needed warmth.
    Take care!

    1. Diane in Maryland

      Susan K – thank you for a report on your weather. It has looked dire on tv! I do believe that most people are good and kind. You all will be in our prayers as it takes so long to recover from what you all have been through.

      1. Susan K in Texas

        Thanks for your prayers. I won’t say it’s been easy but my hubby and I and the cats were fine. We didn’t have to leave the house. We didn’t have the pipes burst. We had food we could heat when we had power. We had food we could eat without power. It was quiet and a good time for reflection.

  16. Nancy Wingo

    My grandma made ceramics and I had the same white cat all my life. It had pink inside the ears but couldn’t tell if yours does. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Love from Texas.

  17. Pat

    Uplifting post today. It makes you feel happy and hopeful that spring will be coming. Love the pictures of the animals. Yes I do remember “The Tribe”! How is Colton?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Pat – Colton is doing well! During this last cold snap, he stayed in the house and didn’t venture to the barn. Rather than have him catheterized again, I will seriously consider euthanasia is he has another episode. Not what I want however

  18. Diane in Maryland

    Love your pictures of the small quilt; especially the one with the plant and white cat! Gorgeous! All the pictures are beautiful. Pam is a smart cat!

  19. Jo in Wyoming

    Beautiful post today. Hope all is well with everyone. Have a wonderful weekend…hoping Texas thaws out. Now the cleanup begins, I’m so sorry. If I were there, I’d be glad to help.

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