My Apologies! 2-23-22

I am so mixed up on dates of Rick’s surgery, post op appointment and February $5 patterns – all rolled up into one big mind block! This Friday is NOT the 28th, it’s the 25th and YES, there will be a $5.00 pattern available. Ugh. I know you can sympathize so I know you’ll forgive my mixup.

I also have more pincushions to show you! I forgot about all of the ones in my sewing room and the shop as well as a whole box of gifted pincushions from 2019 which are still in the box because the case is full. I think I’d better be shopping for another display case, don’t you?

Once again, I gave you the wrong dates – and yes, there will be one more $5 February pattern!

21 thoughts on “My Apologies! 2-23-22

  1. Kimberly

    No need to apologize. You have so much going on! I love all of your pin cushions!! Thank you for sharing them. I have a small collection that includes one that I got from your booth at the Quilt Show at the Stephenson Convention Center in Rosemont near Chicago. Love it!! That seems sooooo long ago! Miss those shows!

  2. Heidi

    All those special pin cushions of yours should be willed to the Iowa Quilt Museum. That way so many could enjoy them.

  3. Carol Nichols

    No need to apologize! We all have our moments! At least I do!
    I enjoyed you pincushions and actually, all of your posts. Keep it up! You have a lot on your plate. Hang in there!

  4. Carla

    Mary, re: your question about Davis sewing machines….. look up Bonnie Hunter’s YouTube video about hers. It’s lovely and she showcases it well. Davis is my great grandparent’s surname. Plus it’s an ingenious design. Blessings

  5. Colleen Misner

    No apology needed! You’ve been chasing your tail with all that’s been happening. Thank you for sharing your collections and life. I love seeing your animals, especially the chickens. I sure miss my flock of girls. Loved to hear their murmurs and clucking and watch their crazy antics!

  6. Jo In Wyoming

    I wrote a comment, but have no idea where it disappeared to!!😩
    So, again Mary, don’t stress over us.

  7. Kathy in western NY

    You are entitled to mixup of dates with so much to keep track of right now.
    And I am all mixed up myself on dates lately cause I can’t quite remember next week is the beginning of March so it’s not just you. I sure look forward to see what you have in store next to show us!

  8. Sandi

    I love to collect and use my pincushions! I was so excited to read I could go online and buy the patterns for 5.00. I’ll be watching for the Friday pattern. Hugs,

  9. Betty Klosterman

    Mary, All my friends & quilters have been talking for at least the last 2-3 years about all the information, misinformation, shots, face masks and on @ on @on……. We all feel that along with everything else, our minds are shot or scrambled. Can’t remember dates, names — everything. Seems like staying home our minds kind of shut down. So, don’t get upset about the little things. They will pass and maybe we will get back on track.
    I think your pincushion collection would fit nicely in the Iowa Quilt Museum. They could be appreciated by all the quilters.
    And Friday is just 2 days away and Rick’s surgery will be over.
    Betty in Rapid City

  10. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    Oh yes, Mary. Everyone is correct. You have so much going on that it is hard to keep dates straight. All of us understand. No worries. Your pinchushions are so much fun to look at that I went back and looked again. Safe travels and good luck to Rick with his surgery. Be still.
    PS My jelly pattern came the other day, thank you. I will order again after tomorrow’s pattern.
    No freezing rain last night, but predicted for tonight. Oh joy.

  11. Donna Sproston

    I cannot locate your grand piano fund raising pin cushion pattern. Perhaps that could be this week’s $5 offer. No apologies for date confusion..Good luck at Mayo, and while you are there, sit down and play the grand piano in the main lobby. They encourage it, just asking for no raucous performance. On our first visit to Country Threads, you were playing the piano. A piano, cats, goats, geese, and fabric galore. Perfection!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Donna – I would be too intimidated to play that grand piano at Mayo. I just couldn’t do it. Was the grand piano pincushion a log cabin block? Very tiny?

  12. Tanya T. In Houston

    Maybe offer Country Living magazine a chance at featuring your pin cushion collection?? Maybe they would PAY you??? 🙂

    Sending best wishes for you and Rick! Safe travels,too!

  13. Kris in WI

    Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve kept your pin cushion pictures on the top of my history list so I can go back and look at them often. What a great variety and an awesome collection! I hope you can find a home for them (not ANY time soon) where they can be enjoyed. Prayers for you and Rick at Mayo. And yes, please sit down and play the piano. I always stop and listen when someone plays at our local clinic/hospital. So soothing.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kris in Wi – and I have found another full box of pincushions to show you!

      1. Kathy in nY

        Mary, do you have one of those large clear store cabinets you could fill with all of them somehow?

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Kathy – I’m going to start looking for one in the antique malls within driving distance. It will give Connie and me a reason to go shopping!

  14. Jo Kramer

    Kayla was at my house the other and I had moved a bunch of stuff around. I was telling her how I love my glass display case that was likely used in a restaurant to hold the pies they had for sale but didn’t know if I had a place for it anymore. She said, “STOP MOM. You want to save that. Once you see that Mary uses something similar for her pincushion collection you’ll be so sad if you get rid of it”. I set it aside and thought okay. I’ll keep it. Well a week later you show your case filled with pincushions. I’m so glad I kept it. My collection is only about five but I’ll keep collecting and maybe someday have a collection as nice as yours. They are a fun thing to collect, that’s for sure!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo Kramer – oh my gosh! You almost got rid of it and i wasn’t even in line to get it!!! Shame on you! Haha – this spring Connie and i are going antique shopping and I’m hoping to find another case of some kind. If you ever see one, could you let me know? Honestly I have so many more pincushions to put out that I will be searching. I just talked to Kayla this afternoon and she sent me the cute picture of Jasper and Spencer in their matching shirts! It is frameable!! So dang cute!

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