Check out our new look on a Facebook – thanks to Kayla! I think it’s just super!
Between Kayla and me we are pulling together the patterns that we need to open the digital store – which may not happen this Friday but very soon. I am overwhelmed at the issues this has caused for me – mainly finding everything. When we closed the business/shop in 2014, we had a big sale the following June and after that we simply closed the door. Yikes! I cannot find anything! It’s very likely we sold it at the sale – all the quilts were sold except the Civil War quilts and an odd one here or there. But not knowing if it was sold or if it’s here somewhere is creating lots of work – and anxiety! I’m having a glass of wine tonight just telling you about it.
My day was a busy one because I was determined to move the antique rug from the downstairs bedroom and into the living room. I’ve had this rug for almost 40 years and my friend Darlene and I bought it for $15.00 at the estate sale of a former Iowan, Governor Hamill of Britt, the town just west of me. This rug was in the governor’s mansion in Des Moines in the 1920’s. It has a mate that is property of the Hancock County Historical Society in Britt.
That means this rug is 100 years old! It is hand tied wool, I believe, and extremely heavy – at one point both Rick and I fell to the floor trying to get the heavy bed off the rug so we could move it. It was probably hysterical if you were watching BUT we both have fake knees and honestly I’m just glad we’re both OK.
Here is the rug in the living room. The white spots in the rug are actually woven in to look like pollen. There is only one small worn spot which happened before it came to my house. I don’t like to use it because I have two white dogs that shed but I will for awhile and then I’m selling it!
I had so many eggs in my frig I had to bake eggs for the dogs again. I took 8 dozen to church with me last Sunday and only got rid of 3 dozen.
My new washer was delivered this morning – I only hope I’m smart enough to use it!
This is Connie’s #5 – pretty sweet, huh?
I’m also learning a new blog format – bear with me.
For Sue in Texas – Colton says “HI!”
And that’s it for tonight – tomorrow is another day on the farm!