Here’s the quilt pattern you’re all looking for:
It’s called My Black Hen by Cheri Payne who passed away quite a few years ago. It was available on Etsy but now it shows Sold Out. I don’t know if you could find it somewhere and I’m not sure if I still have my copy.
The last time something like this came up it was a Linda Brannock pattern so I wrote to Jan, her partner, and asked if I could copy it but I never even got a reply.
I am very conscious and respectful of copyrights but this is such a gray area. Honestly I don’t know the solution – anybody?
I have loved the couch discussion – I guess I’m keeping my classic couch, huh? I will look into having it reupholstered but in the meantime I moved it to the other side of the room and I’m much happier with it. This is a tv area and the area in front of the south windows is just for plants, of which I still have lots outside waiting to come in. What do you think? I’ll throw a quilt over it but because of the hump in the back, the quilt won’t lay nice.
And some notes about the plants:
1. When moving them indoors, clean the pot as well as the plant. Soapy water is good – don’t forget the bottom of the pot and under the rim, too.
2. I clean the top of the soil thoroughly – I’ve even held on to the plant and turned the pot upside down and shook it – watch the debris come out.
3. I use a tweezers to get debris out of leaves.
4. I spray the insecticide or fungicide on top and bottom of leaves and down into the crevices where bugs like to hide. Sometimes I even see the little spiders running out!
5. I also spray the dirt and the pot just in case.
6. My Hoya plant leaves are like a magnet for little webs and bugs. I use the tweezers and a small brush and a chopstick to get into all the crevices.
7. One by one they move into the house – either the sunroom, the piano room or the basement.
8. Remember the school desk? It is so overgrown with healthy plants I won’t be able to move it anywhere except into my sewing room.
9. I also hung gro lights in the quilt shop for overflow.
10. I’m ahead of schedule this year. No frost in the near future. Last year it happened so fast I just had to shove the plants inside.
Finn and Ivy visited today – the dogs played while I cleaned up plants.
More of the same tomorrow.