New Patterns In the Store! 8-4-2020

Kayla has returned to school and still has managed to post three more patterns in our online store- Small Things, Circle of Geese and Thirty Stars. Here they are:

Small Things – little paper pieced blocks that Connie just loves to do! The quilt is glorious but I am not a fan of paper piecing. Ugh. This quilt could sway me however.

Circle of Geese – this is an older pattern but one of our most popular.

Thirty Stars – we were asked in 2008 by Country Living Magazine to make a commemorative quilt for the magazine’s 30th anniversary. We had recently been named as one of their top ten entrepreneurs for the year and this quilt was featured in the magazine.

This is mine hanging above the pump organ.

These patterns are all digital download patterns in our store. Click on “shop” at the top of our blog home page to get there.

I do appreciate all the kind and encouraging words about George. But it’s been a rough day for me and I think Hazel is missing him, too. The main reason I wanted to foster was to try out a dog for Hazel to make sure she liked him or her before I actually adopted the dog. George was gone before I could safely say it would work out but this picture says a lot.

They were even playing tug with that orange rope toy in the grass. I know George will be treated like royalty and have a great life with Joan and Larry. Here he is in his bed at their house. And yes, I hope Joan will tell us about George in the coming days.

I understand the value of the foster program but I just don’t know that I can do it. George was so happy here and he had learned about the chickens and the barn and the gate and the ramp – I guess I’ll just have to teach another dog when one comes along. Not for awhile though. Both Hazel and I missed him in bed last night. Hey, Joan, give him a hug from me!

I’m putting Connie’s latest quilt remake on the quilting machine tonight – will quilt it tomorrow, I hope. Here’s a sneak peak of Farmer’s Daughter.

I’m working on a remake of Chicken Gumbo. We’re hoping to get these to Kayla in the next couple of weeks – first they have to be quilted and bound. Then the pictures have to be taken and the patterns written. It’s really a process, isn’t it?

That’s all for me tonight! Love hearing from all of you!

26 thoughts on “New Patterns In the Store! 8-4-2020

  1. Arrowhead Gramma

    I purchased two kits for 30 stars when it was introduced in Country Living. Gave one kit to my daughter and she made hers in nothing flat and it is beautiful. Unfortunately, I have not started mine – maybe I need to get it out and get going on it.

  2. Peggy S

    Oh, my!! How sweet this is for dear George. You done good, Mary. He Will definitely be treated as a “little king” by his new family. Maybe he can come back for a visit sometime!! What a great story you were able to do for so many.

  3. Brenda Ks

    Mary I made the 30 stars quilt and it is one of my favorites.
    I put it on my dinning room table every year at Christmas but I don’t let anyone eat on it. Lol

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Brenda in KS – I love that you won’t let anyone eat on it! But I don’t blame you – it was a lot of work! I made three of them.

  4. Diane and Squeak

    George’s story is so special. Maybe the trick for Hazel is an older dog who has “seen everything” and doesn’t get feisty with a younger one:) They are cute together. It is so nice George has his forever home with his new family:) Thanks for posting about him.

  5. Jennie

    Not sure what I’m doing but I cannot get to the store on face will keep

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jennie – I did not say it was reached through Facebook – go to the top of our blog home page.

  6. Jo in Wyoming

    George was a good fit at the farm. You’ll have other opportunities, the right companion will find you.

    I was making Farmers Daughter when my mom (a farmer’s daughter) passed away. I love that quilt. Even today, I think the scrappy colors I put together are beautiful.

    Dog days of summer are upon us!

  7. Sandy

    Hi Mary, I think you just have to think of the foster dogs as visitors, like your dog boarding is hard not to get too attached to a lovely dog like George.
    Our last 6 dogs have been rescued,they are so full of love,enjoy your warm weather, best wishes from sandy

  8. Katie in Gilbert,az.

    Like your wall with the Vintage dog pics and feeding bowls..🐶🐶🐶🐶

  9. Angie from Baltimore

    George will be loved all the rest of his days because you were there for him. When his parents realized they got a second chance bringing into the family they must have been happy to get that chance. Them being so close it was meant to be.
    I adopted a senior cat and we were a perfect match. She was in foster care for 2 years and foster mom was sad to see her go but what a gift I received her by having her in my life. Bless you

  10. MArgaret

    Loved all those quilts but have been fan of Country Threads for many are so passionate about animals that it almost makes me want a dog again, but the pain of losing them is too much and now I am too old. Keep on blogging, love your stories and pets. Be safe, Hazel is so cute..

  11. Paula Philpot

    George looks like he was perfect for the farm, I am mssing him for you and Hazel. Hope he is happy at his new home. Love these quilts today. Paula in KY

  12. Theresa

    Hi Mary Just saying hello from Illinois . Thanks for the pics of quilts and farm life. I have many of your patterns and books and Circle of Geese is one i purchased years ago but have not made it yet. After seeing it today, I need to find it and hope to get started soon.

  13. Kathy in western NY

    I have been thinking of you Mary through this cause I know how you are with animals as I am the same way. We get too emotionally attached. It’s a good thing and a bad thing! But I agree that maybe an older dog is calming to Hazel so she took to George. We just wish they could talk and tell us.
    So I too have been thinking of Jo and hoping she is well.

  14. Sue in Marion, IN

    So sorry you couldn’t keep George…but he will have a happy home! I don’t think I could have parted with him.

  15. Teresa from Port Coquitlam

    I ordered the 30 stars pattern from you after seeing it in my Country Living magazine. Still haven’t made it but I will. That was the first pattern I ordered from you and then I ordered some books and more patterns. I love this blog and thank you for spending the time on it for all of us.


    I love the sweet ” Thirty Anniversary Stars” quilt but then I love all star themed quilts!! Just love it being displayed with the pump organ and the sweet pictures of dogs and the display of dog bowls at the top!! Mary your personality is just oozing from that one picture! I would love a house tour, as it is so reflective of your interests….

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Carolyn Barnett – sometime when I don’t know what to post about, I’ll walk around the house and take pictures!

  17. Tammy Guerrero

    I dont understand how to get to your new web site that the patterns are on. I cant seem to find it. Do you have a link on the chicken scratch? Please help me out. Thank you.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Tammy Guerrero – at the very top of the blog home page (where our photo is) is a tab that says “shop”. Click on that and it will take you directly to the store. Let me know if you have any trouble with that.

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