Monday Morning, 8-22-22

Wanting to start the week off right so will catch up on reader projects.

Chair seen on Pinterest

Remember Blanche, now Blitz, who moved to Colorado? She’s more beautiful than ever, isn’t she? They sent me this picture and I’m very grateful because I think of her so often.

It’s a mowing day later on – grass is very wet right now leaving time to do the laundry.

52 thoughts on “Monday Morning, 8-22-22

  1. Joyce from NY

    Beautiful quilt show today. We are finally getting some rain here, no mowing today!

  2. Sarah F.

    That chair is at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln. I just saw it in May when I made my first visit there to see the Red and White exhibit. That purple bear is adorable. Shirt?

    1. Judy Jaques

      Thanks. I made the memory bear from a shirt of a friend. I have made many many memory bears. Usually they are made from flannel, cordoroy or cotton shirts, pants even made one from a leisure suit and an FFA jacket
      . This one is cotton poly blend and not as easy to get rid of tiny wrinkles in the seams.

      Judy J from Iowa

  3. Susie Q

    Laundry….. get started…… grass what’s left of it is wet from the rain… same rain you had just a bit later.

  4. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    What a fabulous photo of Blanche/Blitz – she looks so confident. How wonderful.

  5. Jo in Wyoming

    What a beautiful post today, thanks for all the photos.
    Have a wonderful week.

  6. Donna

    So happy to see Blitz in all her glory! Will also be riding the mean green machine later today when the dew is gone. Love time on my mower, I think off all the patterns and fabric I have and who I could gift a quilt to.
    Laundry is also calling my name. Hoping today is productive. Got a list of to do’s and things to schedule.

    Thanks for the quilt show! Always fun to see what’s under other peoples needles!

  7. Jill Klop

    Love the picture of Blitz! Great projects. That pumpkin is so cute! The chair is stunning!

  8. Kathy in western NY

    What wonderful pictures to begin the day with!! One of your readers is very clever with the pumpkin and that cute bear. Love the pink quilt Jeanine made as it looks cozy and simple with the blocks.
    I felt like doing a dance in the rain late yesterday afternoon when we finally got some. It kept going around us and I was thrilled to feel the rain on me as I stood on my patio. So long here without it and our lawns are so brown. I am making a tomato/basil/cheese pie for dinner.
    I watched the nascar race yesterday in Watkins Glen and the scenery is so beautiful in the finger lakes. Wonderful job broadcasting it from above and all around the road track. No wonder it was a sold out crowd.

  9. Margaret in North Texas

    Love the pictures of everyone’s projects! We are so excited here to have gotten 3 1/2 inches of rain last night and this morn.

  10. Edora Hansen

    I love your post. It is the high point of my day many times. I miss Iowa and the small towns and farms. I love your love of dogs. My parents grew up in Spirit Lake and Orleans. They both went to the U.of Iowa. As did I earning my BS in Nursing. I now live in the thumb of Michigan.

  11. Debbie G in SE WI

    Boy, who wouldn’t love to have that chair!! Can you imagine the time not only piecing, but upholstering it? What a beauty. And Blitz! What a pretty girl.

  12. Darlynn Venne in Illinois

    Your day sounds exactly like mine~ Laundry and cut grass. Though the grass is so lush and vibrant a part of me hates to cut it.

  13. Shirley from Oregon

    Blanche is a beauty and seems Colorado agrees with her.
    My Facebook room day, quilting with friends.
    I love the reader quilts. Will have to figure out how to post.
    The pumpkin reminds me of the days to come. Been in 90s or 100s since early July. Today 88. Woo hoo. Cooling down.

  14. Roxanne

    Yep, laundry for me today too. Hopefully also some whole wheat banana bread, but it could wait another day. Love the cat quilt—nicely done—and all the projects today.
    Where is that chair at the International Quilt Museum? I was there last week and didn’t see it. Did see galleries full of great quilts! That museum is not to be missed—I feel lucky living close by.

    1. Sarah F.

      It was upstairs on the 3rd floor. There were small quilts (blocks) in support of Ukraine as well as an educational room and a room for kids to play and used books for sale. The chair was in that room. I bought 2 or 3 used books. It was a good day spent with my sister.

      1. Roxanne

        Thank you! I looked at all the Sunflower quilts for Ukraine—so beautiful!
        Missed the chair—maybe because my son was with me 😉

  15. MJ

    Mary, I saw that chair at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln Nebraska last month. Isn’t it wonderful? Actually, the whole museum is wonderful. The red and white quilt exhibit is what prompted our visit. I highly recommend it.

  16. MJ

    Roxanne, I believe the chair was on the top floor in the education area. You are lucky to live close by!

  17. Jean

    Mary thank you sooooo much for sharing the picture of Blanche/Blitz! I think about her very often and it makes my heart happy to know she is well. Pour soul had a rough start.

  18. Sandi

    Blitz is gorgeous!! I’m so happy she’s in a good home. Beautiful pictures and I love that chair! Hugs,

  19. Pat Smith

    Thanks so much for the picture and update on Blanche/Blitz. She was so lucky to have landed with you just for awhile. I seem to remember her other owner said he’d probably shoot her if she didn’t get a home somewhere else! These are situations I just can’t imagine. Thankfully she ended up in Colorado with someone who wanted her. She’s one of the lucky ones…

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Pat Smith – I just happened to remember Hazel’s Colorado family raised staghounds and it made sense to deliver Blanche to them who found her a home with some of their best friends and they see her often. Makes me so happy to see her happy!

  20. Susan K in Texas

    I love all the quilty projects today. The kitty cat quilt is quite an accomplishment. And that chair would be great to add to a sewing corner for handwork or reading.
    It’s been raining this weekend finally! We’ve been blessed with around 3 1/2 but some around us have had flooding. The most I’ve seen is 10 1/2”.
    My husband and I are off to a big concert in the Texas Rangers Ballpark. We bought the tickets 33 months ago but covid kept it from happening for 2 years. We’re big rock and roll fans – our first date was an all day concert in the Cotton Bowl called the Texas Jam.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Susan – who was the concert? The flooding in Dallas looks bad when we see it on the news.

      1. Susan K in Texas

        Joan Jett, Poison, Motley Crue, and Def Leppard.
        It was the worst possible place for a concert. The sound bounced all over off the hard surfaces. The music would have been much better in an open stadium.
        The ground is so hard from no rain since June. It takes it longer to soak up the water. 10-14” in a short time doesn’t help. Some areas were really bad.

  21. Marsha from Kansas

    Blanche/Blitz is just gorgeous. Thank you for saving her and giving her a chance to live a wonderful life with a family who loves her. She has truly blossomed. Great quilts and projects today. I’m like a kid in a candy store today. I got my Lori Holt Shoofly Stars boxed quilt kit today. Should keep me out of trouble for a while.

  22. Jan Hebert

    I really wish people would label their projects – along with a picture of themselves! Such talent here, that bear, the pumpkin, and beautiful quilts. Love Jeanine’s “Pink” quilt but that kitty quilt is fun! I cannot imagine piecing the fabric for the chair but it really is stunning! So nice to see Blanche/Blitz again. I’m glad they keep you posted – so then you can keep us posted! It’s raining here! Yay! First rainy day in months. Our lawn is drier than hay. I sure do hope it recovers. I wish I had noted the last time Peter mowed, I believe it was the beginning of June, so crazy. I feel bad for those getting three months of rain in one day. The flooding is scary. Stay safe everyone…Jan in MA

  23. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    Isn’t it wonderful how pets blossom when they are loved? Blitz looks great. I needed this beautiful post today. We went to Western Ny, then to Binghamton, then to CT to see my brother, probably for the last time. He is dying from Prostate cancer which is something that can be conquered. Ladies, if a Dr tells any male you know that doing nothing is ok for Prostate cancer, tell them to have it removed. My brother ended with an incompetent Dr who did nothing until it was too late and my brother thought it was the right thing to do. Very sad.

    1. Kathy in western NY

      Oh Diane that is sad when your brother could have had treatment. I am so sorry you had to go visit him under those conditions knowing it could have been prevented. Advice , like what you gave, should be shared and listened to.
      It could save another person.

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – I am so sorry to hear about your brother – you gave such good advice so thank you.

      1. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

        Kathy and Mary, Thank you. It was very good and very hard to see him, but definitely worth the trip. I just wish he could live long enough to see his daughter’s first little baby boy, but he is due in January. Very sad situation. Thanks to both of you for your kind thoughts:)

  24. Donna Wells

    The patchwork chair is located at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Donna – I KNEW I’d seen that chair in person – sure enough it was in Lincoln- thank you!

  25. Louise K.

    What a talented group! I love the homespun pumpkin, and that chair!

    Blanche/Blitz looks so regal in that photo..

  26. Deb Bayne

    Mary, Wasn’t Blanche the dog who was so afraid of everything? She does look absolutely amazing in that photo and it’s so nice that they have kept you in the loop with her progress.

    On the other hand, I sure hope that chair was made from an upholstery fabric and someone didn’t make themselves insane sewing together those half-square triangles!

    Deb in Japan

  27. Beverly in O-H-I-O

    Love, love, love the picture of Blitz! Was thinking of her just the other day and I’m certain it does your heart good to know she’s getting along just fine. Also, the pink quilt is just beautiful, I like colorful quilts. Glad to hear Rick had a good checkup too!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Beverly – my friend, Darlene in CO, sees Blitz often and she knew I’d love to see her. So many times I have wished she was still mine but honestly I think she has a better life in CO. I am happy that she’s happy.

  28. Meredith in Cincinnati

    Love the quilt show today. That table runner used those stripes so beautifully! Blanche/Blitz looks so noble!

  29. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    This is a wonderful post, Mary. The pictures are so inspiring; I have several new projects planned. I especially love that homespun pumpkin-so cute!

  30. Kathy in SW Minnesota

    I’m glad I found your blog. I have been looking for a long time. I don’t know how I did, just glad I found it again. Great pictures–that chair is something, and the pumpkin is wonderful. It just speaks fall. Love the reader quilts–such talent.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy – I’m sorry we lost you! Sometimes when the server has an update, people get dropped from our subscription list.

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