News To Me! 4-28-21

I have never understood where Connie sees all the messages to Country Threads on Facebook and it has been a source of real angst for me. Today we figured it out – she posts on Facebook BUSINESS! I didn’t even realize it existed! No wonder I could never see these posts or messages and there are LOTS OF MESSAGES! I’ll bet you wondered why I never answered, didn’t you? Once again I feel really dumb about technology and I apologize. When you ask me a question or leave a comment on the blog or on my email I see it and respond. I hate thinking that I failed to respond to your question or comment that was posted on our Facebook page. Ugh.

Yesterday Rick’s son Eric and granddaughter Camber stopped on their trip to Arkansas to move his mom back to his hometown of Greenbush, MN. Camber will be five in June and we don’t see her much but it was a delightful evening. They got up very early and hit the road again. We will see them again in June for Camber’s birthday, Eric’s birthday, their anniversary and our anniversary – all around June 14.

The day before that Jenny and Ryan were here from Louisville. Remember my talk at Women’s Fellowship when I wore Governor Hammill’s dress hat?

I gave it to Jenny – she loved it!

It sure looks better on her than on me!

I have all 9 of Back on the Farm patterns and would like to sell them. If you’re interested, please contact me at I love this quilt!

Here’s the quilt you were asking to see – hanging next to the Bear’s Paw quilt in a previous post. The hanger is lighted!

Still sorting fabric – look how old this piece is!

I thought you’d love to see Connie’s beautiful tulips!

I feel like I’m behind in all my work – tomorrow is another day, isn’t it?

29 thoughts on “News To Me! 4-28-21

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jenny Stevenson – I hadn’t seen her for 2 years and she’s so smart, polite, agreeable and a real conversationalist!

  1. Diana Stanfill

    I love that star quilt. I really like the lighted quilt shelf. What a brilliant idea. Thanks for including it. Are those 5 inch squares??

    1. Linda H

      Sorry for not getting back to you sooner… I’ve been trying to locate this pattern – it’s been several years since this quilt was made, I moved last year (still unpacking boxes), yadda, yadda, yadda… Bottom line: I have no idea where the pattern is or what the name is!! The squares measure 4” finished and the sashings are 2”. If/when the pattern reappears I will certainly share that info with everyone.

      1. Mary Etherington Post author

        Linda H – I can write this up easily and will do so with your permission. I’ll post it here on the blog.

      2. Mary Etherington Post author

        Linda H – will you send me that picture again? To my email, please

  2. Donna Sproston

    Camber and the cat are so cute. That hat looked good on both you and Jenny but she will probably wear it more often. Don’t apologize for not figuring out Facebook business. Just when we figure it out, it gets updated.
    I thought of you yesterday when I pulled the Rhubarb Muffin recipe from the file and it said from Mary at Country Threads. The muffins are delicious.

  3. Connie vos

    You and Connie should take a trip to pella to see the tulips and visit The Quilted Windmill!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Connie Vos – I’ll post our picture taken at Pella a few years ago – I’ve never been so cold!

    2. Charlotte Shira

      We stopped in Pella (my son-in-law is from there) on one of our trips and I loved their little town and the quilt shop. And you have to hit the bakery! I would love to go their in May to see all the tulips.

      1. Charlotte Shira

        Oops! Wrong “there”. I’m a grammar freak! Need to proof before I post.

      2. Mary Etherington Post author

        Charlotte Shira – the bakeries in Pella and Spencer are the best bakeries in Iowa! In my opinion!!!

  4. Charlotte Shira

    Camber is so cute. I love her name. I love your quilts especially the star quilt. I don’t want to do applique now but Back on the Farm is really cute.

  5. Debbie Miller

    Don’t feel bad-I never knew there is a Facebook business until reading this! Love the hat! The tulips are gorgeous and so is Camber! Is there a story behind her name? I’ve never heard that name before. Love the little poster print-I certainly agree with the sentiment for myself. Always have sewn and always will-as long as I am able!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Debbie Miller – if I remember correctly, Eric and Nikki created the name themselves or had heard it somewhere – like Amber with a C

  6. Jo in Wyoming

    I’ve never heard of Facebook business, I didn’t even know there is a Facebook page for Country Threads!
    Camber is a doll. And the poster says it all. Love it.
    I see that long necked goose hiding in in one picture and Hazel hiding in another. Love them too!
    It rained and rained yesterday. The draw across the back of our property is full of water and our granddog, Loki would run and splash through that water having so much fun. I miss that big old boy.
    Connie’s tulips are so pretty, tell her we all said hi.
    And Mary, when you have a stash, your work is never caught up. But your never behind either.

  7. Carolyn Boutilier

    Hello Mary. Camber is a sweet little girl. I love the hat on Jenny . I have the same hat box I bought at auction long ago. Pink tulips are my favorite. I did not know there is Facebook Business. I need to check that out. Thanks for sharing the photos. Summer day here in the Shenandoah Valley. Carolyn b

  8. Jean

    But how do I get to country threads business? I was wondering why you never responded to any of my questions. Now I know. I went to Facebook but couldn’t find any comments.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jean – I’m not sure I can answer that! I suggest you ask me here on the blog or my own email if you want an answer.

  9. Susan in PA

    Hello Mary,
    Do you happen to know the name of that star quilt? I am working on one right now (no pattern) but don’t know the name. Is it one of yours?

  10. Mary in Indiana

    I never knew that Countcry Threads was on Facebook – but now I do. Hope I haven’t missed to much.

  11. Kathy in western NY

    Love the photos of your family! So sweet. Nice to see happy families together smiling.
    I can barely keep up with emails and very much enjoy blogs so Facebook isn’t my technology choice.
    You and Connie must feel good about your fabric stash being depleted soon so you can buy new. It’s amazing what we have saved all these years of sewing.

  12. Margaret in North Texas

    I love the shade of pink of Connie’s tulips. What a feast for the eyes!! .

  13. Susan K in Texas

    Camber is so cute. Five is a great age! It looks like you had a fun visit. I never realized Facebook business was different. I mostly use Instagram now. That lighted quilt hanger is neat and I love the quilt. What a nice way to display a special quilt

  14. Beryl BC

    Jenny does look cute in the hat. The hat box is quite impressive, too. I’ve been cutting into some Jinny Beyer fabric this week. It’s labeled Backgrounds and Blenders by Jinny Beyer for RJR. It came from my mother, and may have come from your store.

  15. mary h

    So glad you got to see Camber and sorry it had been so long. They grow up fast. I bet she liked those stamps! There is a lot to do in the spring. It’s great to have some nice weather.

  16. Kim D Conner

    I love the quilt with the stars in this blog, is this a pattern from Country Threads? Do you know the name of the pattern I would love to purchase it.

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