Puppy School and Moving Plants

Betty started Puppy School last night and I’ll bet she was the cutest puppy in her class. Here she is with her favorite friend from class, Bella.

Doesn’t Betty look big in this photo?

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Every morning I get up looking forward to sewing during the day and by the time I get my work finished and supper is over I’m too tired to sew. Yesterday it was cleaning in the barn and putting down new bedding. Today it was transplanting. I dug up all these hostas from behind the quilt shop.

I put some here.

I love my new kneeler!

Some by the barn.

And some by the playhouse.

Then I moved a Sun King.

This sprawling mess is one tomato plant in with the flowers!

Connie took this wonderful picture of a bee in her flowers.

Thanks to all who wrote about their 9/11 memories – it will always be a day none of us will forget.

15 thoughts on “Puppy School and Moving Plants

  1. Kathy

    Don’t you just want to kiss those paws on Bella and Betty!
    We all might get some sewing time in January looking at the snow fall out our windows…….

  2. Moe Baly

    Love your kneeler. Gotta get one of those!! Great photos. Love that little Betty. How I wish we had a dog. I need to retire so I will have the time for a puppy. Jay and I already named her. Kaly Baly. (Rhymes with Kailey Bailey but with less letters). I know what you mean about being tired. I think about sewing all during my work day. It keeps me going. That’s a huge reason I love quilting. Always something wonderful to look forward to. I do sew a little on the commute home while hubby drives. It helps calm me after a frazzled day. Isn’t sewing amazing!!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Moe – the kneeler was a gift from two blog readers who knew I was in over my head with work last spring. Kaly Baly! I love it!!!

  3. Kathy Hanson

    Oh, the puppies are SO cute!! Yes, Betty looks really big – she will be a big girl sooner than you think!! All that transplanting is exhausting, I don’t know how you do it!! That’s a fabulous bee picture!

  4. Carolyn Boutilier

    Wonderful pictures especially the bee picture. I have been doing some sewing on my machine and left the hand work for when Florence arrives. If we lose our power I can do hand sewing. We do not need anymore rain. Last Saturday we had 2 1/2 inches.

    Carolyn b Shenandoah Valley VA

  5. jan VanDeWalle

    The Bee man came and collected his hives yesterday, now I need to clean out the water saucers and put them away for the winter. We host about 45 hives every summer when the blackberries start to bloom until he needs to get the hives ready to move to Calif for the almond crop. Love the puppy pictures and all your beautiful plants, I need some of your energy to work on my yard, might have to hire some help. Right now I need to finish a Raggy quilt with an FFA theme for our FFA Alumni Dinner/Auction o the 22nd of this month. Have it all cut out just need to sew. We finally got rain today about 1/2 inch. Very welcome will cut down on the fire hazard.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jan VanDeWalle – could you please tell us more about how the bees are moved etc?

  6. Diane

    I am interested in knowing more from Jan VanDeWalle about the bees going from her house to California. I never knew about that!! Here’s a little more on the book Amy M mentioned yesterday. We were in Newfoundland this summer near Gander where the world travelers descended on their little town. They fed and helped 6800 people!! One man said some of the travelers thought they lived in igloos. There is a great Tom Brokaw documentary on it and several other items on Google. Mary, THANK YOU for pulling all of us from all over the country/world together with your blog. Central Ohio is DRY today!!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane – I LOVE that we are all connected! Wish more people would write about their lives. Our library has that book!!

  7. Judy Berna

    There is nothing sweeter than a puppy. The house is very empty since we lost our Molly. I want to adopt a cat but my husband is not in favor of it. I might do it anyway since I will take care of him or her.

    You certainly have a lot of hostages. I noticed that the deer loved the one out back but the one in front they leave alone. I wonder why?

  8. Teresa

    The Iowa Bee Keepers had a wonderful display on the second floor of the Agriculture Building during the Iowa State Fair. Very friendly people and we learned a lot about bees and their glass hives were super cool to see what the bees do in there. If you haven’t seen it I’d highly recommend seeking them out next year.

    Mary, do you and Connie still do the vendor fair in Garner? You sold some of your plants at your booth too.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Teresa – no, we don’t do that vendor sale but we have a small booth at Junkin Gal in Garnet

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