After the game we went outside and started some small bits of yard work – I opened the playhouse –
and there on the shelf were 4 more pincushions! They have inhabited every corner of my life!
You know I’m a college basketball freak and I suspect some of you watched the game today as the Iowa Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Tournament. Last week the Iowa women won the Big Ten Tourney.
Coach McCaferry has two sons on the team and there’s also a set of twins who play. It’s a real family affair! I was watching the game carefully until somebody thought they should park right in front of the screen!!
Reader quilts – I had Kayla upload an app that puts my name on all photos on the blog BUT if I label them “reader quilts” you’ll know a reader has made them and set me a photo. I don’t know how to put it on some photos and not on others.
I still haven’t finished posting all the pincushions – maybe later this week.
That’s all she wrote, Folks! Off to Mayo in the morning.
Hi Mary, l don’t know how you find the time to care for pets,Rick,and sew! We have started to house hunt to get an idea of what we want and new areas, interesting! Hope
To make Andrew some new masks this afternoon, all the best, Sandy
I love your white cabinet!! I love white dishes. The older the better. Ricks birthday card is precious. Safe travels tomorrow. Hugs,
I am really enjoying the pincushion show. I think that I remember that you sold pincushions at shows to buy your piano. True? I would love to see those. Take care of yourself while you are taking care of Rick!
We were cheering for Iowa since OSU bowed out so early!! We’ll be watching March Madness, too. Love seeing Ernie and Colton and is that Millie in front of the TV? . Hard to see the game😹😹. Of course, I love to see Hazel any time.
Love the readers’ quilts. The homespun Bullseye looks like a great idea.
Good luck tomorrow at Mayo. 🙏☘️
Mary, on March 17 there is a new show on Netflix called Rudy to the Rescue, I think. It’s about a dog who had three tries at homes, but ended up with a K-9 unit. It sounds good. Cold and very windy today.
Oh my son-in-law will be so happy the Hawkeyes won!! He’s a big Hawkeyes fan…has his computer room painted their colors. He’s from Pella.
Love all the quilts, especially the one with the birdhouses. The sailboats will make a beautiful quilt. Can’t wait to see it. Love the dog on Rick’s card and the Just Breathe is perfect.
Thanks for the lovely pictures of the quilt, animals and pincushions.
I spent today sandwiching a quilt top, made 16 blocks for a Scrappy Carolina Chain quilt (Bonnie Hunter), 60 made so far. Went outside and trimmed down the cranberry high bushes. Save the sticks for the garden.
Hi Mary- My pattern for Harvey arrived, but I think i am missing the instructions for big Harvey! The pages are blank on the back and there are no instructions for the bigger version.
It was a gorgeous day here in Grundy. I picked up sticks in the yard and hauled in some firewood. Hoping Spring is here to stay!! My address is 24211 Diagonal Rd, 50638.
Jan Wical- I’ll be gone tomorrow but I will most definitely look into this. Our patterns never gave piece to piece directions – we always posted that we assumed the quilter knew the basics of template and/or rotary cutting and piecing with quarter inch seams. Nevertheless I will check it out!!
Jan – please send me an email so I can reply to your concern.
Mary – Your pin cushions are like the tribbles in that old Star Trek episode! They just keep on multiplying and making folks smile and feel happy. The reader quilts are really something today. I can’t choose a favorite. Well, maybe the birdhouses…or the strippy Halloween table runner…hmm, that blue star is an eye-catcher… and the quartered bullseye is so cool in plaids and checkered fabrics. Your kitties are in cahoots to get your attention. It’s like the kids batting the phone cord when we had the old wall phone! What a tea party you could have with your ironstone/white dishes. Thanks so much for taking us along as you went about your day. A belated Happy Birthday to Rick and prayers that tomorrow will go well.
Good luck at Mayo tomorrow! Hazel understood every word you said and looked like she’s ready for a play day with Becky. Becky is very talented.
We watched Iowa win! Was an exciting game! Happy for Iowa!
You have the neatest stuff! Dishes, pincushions, etc! It’s all fun to see. Thank you for sharing.
Diane in MD – oh, that was some game!!! I could hardly watch it was so fast paced and exciting. Yes, Becky is a talented musician and has taken up watercolor painting! She taught herself!
Love the white dishes. Becky is so talented.
SO GLAD TO SEE MARY ETHERINGTON ON EACH PHOTO
MAYBE THAT WILL DETER BAD PEOPLE FROM STEALING YOUR DESIGNS
AS WELL AS ALL THE WONDERFUL DIRTY DOZENS
KEEP EM COMING
ALL OF US JUST LOVE READING EVERY WORD
THANK YOU DEAR MARY
I love all of your white dishes, I’m a china collector too. I don’t know what it is about dishes that I find so much joy in looking at them. I also love your green cabinet!
It was so nice to have warm spring weather today. We still have some snow to melt where it was piled up but these early days of 40-50 degrees are so welcomed!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday and remembered to set your clocks ahead if you’re in the US.
I love your display of the white items. Always a favorite of mine.
I love your white cabinet with all the white dishes. I love old dishes. You are an awesome lady, with so many “irons in the fire” so to speak. I don’t know how you do all that you do. I love you and all the quilts and pictures you post. Take care of you and Rick. Hugs God Bless.
Mary, what is the quilt pattern for the red quilt on the wall between the tv and the scissors? I have been thinking of doing a red and white quilt with fabric I already have. I really like that one. Didn’t see it in the shop listings.
Linda from Georgia – I think it’s in SUSAN Ache ‘s Christmas book – I will look.
Mary, I found the book on line and indeed this quilt is in it. Thanks for the information. Enjoy your basketball starting this week.
Linda from Georgia – oh good! Now I won’t have to search for it! Susan is my favorite designer!
I am an Iowa girl living in northern Minnesota now, so we watched both the womens last week, and the men this weekend. Very emotional watching Coach with his two sons. GO HAWKS!!!
Joann – yes, wasn’t it just great? I loved every minute of it!
JUST BREATHE. Great idea! I’ve been taking a very deep breath….holding it to count of 4…then slowly exhale. It’s suppose to be relaxing! Is for me.
Is there anything you don’t collect…LOL…so enjoyable to see a few more pincushions, the white dishes and reader quilts.
Waiting to see what you sew with the man’s shirt!
Launa – yes, it sort of looks like I collect about everything, doesn’t it? Haha! I have too much stuff for sure. When a visitor admires something I either give it to them or put their name on it so they end up with it eventually. Connie and I used to travel and teach and we always hit the antique shops – such fun! Haven’t been in one for several years now. Covid, you know.
What a fun post today. Kayla is so clever to find and install the app to put your name on your photos. I think the big print is best.
Good luck at Mayo tomorrow. Hazel loves when Becky comes over. They are two peas in a pod.
It was really nice here today. Sunny and some breeze. Now the wind is blowing…normal.
I know you’re having fun watching basketball. Life’s pleasure.
Wow back to Mayo again. You must be able to tell your car…Mayo….and it just goes there. I love all your collections, even tho I am not a collector of antiques, I do have some things that the kids collected for me 😉 and some Amish little figurines that a local lady did and then died of breast cancer. I did several counted cross stitch Amish pictures. I have that stuff in my hobby room. Hazel definitely knows who is coming!
Thank you for sharing all your collections, they are so neat to see! I have a small collection of salt & pepper shakers. Good luck tomorrow.
Love your white cabinet. I collect pincushions and love your patchwork strawberry. Hope things go well for Rick at the Mayo clinic. 4 inches of snow yesterday and lots of wind. driveway was plowed out but the wind blow the snow back in. Spring weather coming this week 50’s and 60’s.
Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley VA
Carolyn – hang in there – the warm weather is coming!!
Praying for your safety in traveling and more prayers for successful healing,
I love your cupboard and dishes, too; they are wonderful!
We had sunshine this weekend, but I did not have the urge to work in the yard, too cool here. I did get some sewing done on a baby quilt.
Take care tomorrow on your trip to Mayo. 🥰
Mary- What pattern is the dog with the ring around the eye in the first photo? I love it!! Is it one of your’s and Connies? I need the pattern so I can make it. Too cute.
Wendy – I am sorry but I don’t remember – I made it about 20 years ago.
I also LOVE your white cupboard………and Ernie!!
I enjoyed all the photos today. I ordered and received my Scraps and Shirttalis II from Bonnie Hunter. She even signed my copy. The quilts are gorgeous in the book. Becky did a wonderful painting for Rick’s card. I have always wanted to try watercolors. I just found my patterns to make strawberry pincushions. Too many things I want to do. I hope all goes well tomorrow at Mayo. Take care.
Beckie’s card is precious! I love all of the quilts shown but that little birdhouse one is just adorable. It must be paper pieced? I hope the maker speaks up! I also love the way you’ve tied the bird cage to the shelf bracket, HA! I’m sure it’s been knocked to the floor and this is to prevent that. We have parakeets, such cute little birds. I hope to get more some day but need a larger cage for them. Your cupboard with all of the white dishes, etc. is beautiful! Jan in MA