Miscellaneous Monday


I moved one of the recliners out to the screened porch and spent a rainy Monday morning there drinking coffee and reading a book  – just like I said I wanted to do when I retired.  It was wonderful!


I am working on “Crazy Mom’s” Scrap Vortex – go to her blog to see this great quilt!  I am still working on Steps 1 and 2.

Took these pictures of the goslings today – can you tell you much they’ve grown? 

When Mama stood up, the other gosling dropped from under her wing.  The little guy on her back didn’t even move.

Had a little accident in the barn this morning – the ladder collapsed with me on it and scraped my leg all the way down.  It doesn’t hurt as bad as it looks and I have it wrapped and elevated.  Not to worry but it’s always something, isn’t it? 


I think tonight is my night to start Gypsy Wife so that will be my post tomorrow – gather your fabrics and your book and follow along.  I will post each block only one time so if you miss the post you will have to read a previous post to catch up.

Sassy and Biscuit went home this afternoon so I’m off duty until Wednesday.  I think Telly, Faye and I will go for a ride tonite.  Ice cream, anyone?

33 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Monday

  1. netajane

    Oh wow! Sure sorry about your fall, and glad you’re taking care of that leg. I so love your porch, and relaxing out there on a rainy morning sounds quite wonderful!

  2. Linda

    Oh—I hope you are doing OK—Yes–it is always something isn’t it…….That photo of the goose and her babies is priceless….how darling….and the babies have really grown….

  3. Marilyn H

    Elevate and ICE……..ice always make me feel better no matter how bad it looks or really feels. I must remember to be very careful on the ladder because I do not bounce! like it did when I was younger!!!!

  4. Bernadette Jackson

    Sorry to hear about your injury, Mary. Looks like you have received some sound advice from other readers. So happy to see that the mama goose and her two goslings are doing well. They owe their lives to you!!!!

  5. Felicia Hamlin

    Hello Mary, how is your leg? I hope you are taking care of it. It looks bad.


  6. Lois Palmisano

    Hello Mary. I always love your mail. However, you must get to doctor for your leg.
    Maybe more serious. You may not be able to sew at the machine with your leg elevated.
    Take care.
    I have a great motto : I DON’T DO LADDERS. !!! God Bless. Lois P. Omaa

  7. Casey

    Hi Mary, I tried to send an email to the address listed on Facebook but it bounced back to me.

    I’m trying to get ahold of a Country Thread pattern to make a quilt for my father who is retiring from the airforce after 25 years(!). The pattern #159 and came out in 1990 (this is what I’ve dug up so far). Do you know if any of the published pattern books might have this pattern or if I can purchase it somehow?

    Thanks, I really appreciate it!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Oh, Casey, that pattern is long gone but if I were you, I’d search online. Good luck!

  8. Helen

    Oh! Mary…please take caution with the leg healing…thanks for the photos, so cute goose family. I am anxious to see your “gypsy wife” fabric choices. Rain coming again today.

  9. Karen C.

    Take good care of that leg! It looks so sore! Enjoy retirement. A day of reading on the porch is always a good thing!

  10. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Hi Mary,
    Sorry to read about your leg: hope it is healing well. I look forward to stitching along with Gypsy Wife. Have my booklet, but still waiting on a few fabrics. Sunny and warm here in Holland and our little chickadee chicks are growing fast, just like your goslings.

  11. Felicia Hamlin

    Ouch Mary, that looks nasty, hope you will take care of yourself as you did the gosslings.

    Hugs, Felicia

  12. Heather Kehoe

    Cody said be careful and if you need help on the ladders just call him and he will go up on them for you. He can be so sweet.

  13. Tammy Guerrero

    Be careful with that leg. Keep it elevated. Be aware if it starts to hurt. You need to watch for blood clots. Goslings are adorable. She looks like a good mom. Love your barn updates. I also live on a farm.

  14. Mary

    Sitting on the screened porch and reading while it rains sounds divine. The ladder slipping is not. I’m sending a prayer for a speedy recovery. Don’t forget you’re retired and now the boss who can take the day off. Loved the goose photos.

  15. Judy Beck

    Oh, that looks nasty. Do you have any comfrey plant. Used topically it helps with the healing of bad bruising. Just crush the leaves and make a poultice of it. Hope you get your ice cream tonight!

  16. Carolyn Boutilier

    My gosh, take care of that leg. We are not as young as think we are.

  17. Ann Gupton

    You are lucky…I fell three weeks ago in the house. Broken my collar bone and had a concussion. Haven’t sewn since…don’t want to.

  18. Diane

    Wow! That’s a pretty colored leg–ouch. Be sure to carry your cell phone “just in case”. I’m looking forward to watching the progress of Gypsy Wife. Too many projects to join in at this time. Rainy off and on in Central andNorthern Ohio–rained out our grandson’s baseball game. We’re on grandson duty:).

  19. Louise

    Ouchie…so sorry for the nasty fall. This calls for extreme self pampering! I am anxious to get back to my Gypsy Quilt…letting my hand heal following carpal tunnel surgery…soon though..

  20. Gail

    Mary, stay off of ladders!! So glad you didn’t break anything. The day started out nice, took a long bike ride, then after lunch, it started to get gloomy and overcast, then the rains came. Rainy day usually equals baking cookies!! I spent the rest of this rainy Monday afternoon here in Michigan, with the fireplace on, 2 quilts on my lap, reading, eating home made cookies. A definite “cottage day”.
    If I didn’t know any better, I’d think this was October!! Most of June it’s been cool and lots of rainy days. Hope your legs feels better soon.


  21. Launa

    Mary…….So sorry to see that scrape………a little Neosporin should help. Thankfully you didn’t break anything………I think that’s your “pedal to the metal” Bernina foot, too.
    Enjoyed seeing how quickly the goslings are growing…….
    I’d go for a malt!!

  22. Chris H.

    Owwww- it looks sore! Take care of yourself- perhaps more reading or a little quilting

  23. Carol

    Excited to watch your Gypsy Wife grow! My pattern isn’t here yet…how are you likeing Elizabeth Berg’s book? A title that includes “yarn”, “thread”, “stitch”, “quilt” … these catch my eye. Must read the back jacket before deciding on a book, or hopefully, get a recommendation. So give us the word!


    Ouch. You deserve an ice cream. Make it at least a double dip or a large if soft.

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