Point of Interest #1, 1-14-24

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30 thoughts on “Point of Interest #1, 1-14-24

  1. Barbara Yarnell

    Such beautiful quilts! I love them all but the Boho Heart really caught my eye. The ones I’ve seen have been such a mishmash but this one, with its controlled scrappiness of just blue and green is perfect! Love seeing all the little treasures….

  2. Linda in MI

    That was fun! Great way to start a super cold day -15 with wind chill! The horse and donkeys stay in the barn again today.

  3. Kathy in western NY

    These quilts are stunning. What a cool idea getting a glimpse of your readers favorite spots they want to share with us all. Fun morning with my coffee! Sun is shining so I need to sew to take advantage of good light.

  4. Connie R. in Wis.

    What a great idea for everyone posting their favorite spots. Such fun to study each picture. The quilts are all just so beautiful. Each one so different but so pretty. I especially like the surprise star centers in a couple of the squares in Mary D.’s quilt. And, that tree table topper that the cat is sitting on -I have that pattern and wonder now why I never made it. Thanks everyone for sharing.

  5. Sheryl K Harrison

    How true the statement in last night’s blog about looking at pictures for details. I was looking above the window in the picture of the reader holding the green quilt. The quilt is lovely, the silhouette cats are cute and I love the “Be Still and Know” sign. It’s a favorite scripture and sometimes a prayer when things get overwhelming. I bought the Country Threads “Be Still” quilt pattern, I think in 2020 when everything was uncertain. It’s one of my favorite quilts.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sheryl – several readers have given me Be Still items and I have them throughout my house. It’s good advice but really hard to follow. How are you doing?

      1. Sheryl K Harrison

        I’m doing good. Thank you for asking. I going through a total shift in my routine. I went to mom’s nearly every day for the last 4 years and then every day for a year until mom went to the nursing home. Then I had a new routine of regularly visiting on set days so mom knew when I’d be there. We went to church at the nursing home every Sunday. I told my brothers how hard that 1st Sunday was without mom. The blizzard we had last week made me think I would have had to call the nursing home to ask them to tell Mom I wouldn’t be over. I know it will take time.

        Also, I removed the white roses from the arrangement. I pulled the petals off to dry. The rest of the arrangement looks as nice as it did nearly 2 weeks ago.

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Sheryl – it’s just got to be hard to reset your routine and of course you’re going to miss her. it’s been a long time that you’ve felt responsible for her and that’s hard to un-do. Several people have mentioned her to me and I’m looking for another card recipient. Nice that the arrangement has lasted so long.

          1. Sheryl K Harrison

            Mary, I know I’m repeating…the card shower was the biggest blessing. And your readers continued to send cards and sent Halloween cards, thinking of you cards and Christmas cards. Thank you!!!

          2. Mary Etherington Post author

            Sheryl – even if you’re repeating, I hope all the readers who sent cards know how much their kindness meant to your mom!!

        2. Diane and the gang in Central Ohio

          Sheryl, my mom passed in 2004 and for about a year, I’d think, “ Oh gosh, I need to tell mom what ( grandchild) said or did.! It is hard to get used to. Hang in there!

  6. Jeanine from Iowa

    Wonderful pictures. I can’t imagine making all those flying geese! I never enjoyed making them. What a great job. Love all the quilts and points of interest in other people’s house. We had -13* this morning and still have not had our road plowed out. Good thing we don’t have to go anywhere soon. We are hoping to be cleared out so we can caucus tonight. The plow was suppose to come, and then someone tried getting to town with a small car, got stuck, and the plow couldn’t get past them, so they were going to call a wrecker. Sometimes we just need common sense! Have a great day everyone.

    1. Brenda in Iowa

      Hi Jeanine,
      I’m still stuck at home, too. I, too, am disappointed I cannot make it to the caucuses tonight. I didn’t get my name on my pictures and wanted you to know that the 4-H quilt and the cat quilt were ones I made for my daughter-in-love (4-H) and the cat quilt was from my best friend who loves cats.
      Hope you’re staying warm!
      Brenda

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jeanine – was the driver of the small car new to Iowa????? Good grief!

  7. susie q

    my brother is the sixth male to have the hhg name and they all have had silhouettes done and he had them all hung together at his house.!!!!

  8. Lorraine

    I have some old pics like of generations in my family and what a great idea to put them all on the wall above the headboard. This would be great in a guest room for one idea. Thank you so much for sharing all of these great photos.

  9. RuthW in MD

    Those pictures on the wall of “Where the West Begins” are so cool! The silhouettes are beautiful. Thank you for these pictures of things we love. I am enjoying them during this Maryland snowstorm. It’s taken all day to lay down one inch of fine powder at 23-27 degrees above zero. Last winter we got even less, only about 1/4 inch, the entire 3 months. Take care, everyone!

  10. Brenda in Iowa

    The silhouettes are outstanding. I love them so much. Another thing to add to my list of items that I will look for while thrift shopping/rummaging sale.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection.

  11. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    Mary, I have looked at all 4 sets of photos. Wonderful! Thank you to readers for sending and to you, Mary for sharing them with us😍

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