September’s Dirty Dozen Number

Your next UFO to finish is NUMBER 5 – NUMBER 5!

this is my Number 5 and I’m going to hate working on it – from 1998 it’s a Country Threads pattern called Morning Glory.  Funny that I just posted a picture of my blooming morning glories recently, isn’t it?  I have this completely done except for all the appliquéd morning glories on the right side of the quilt.  Yuck.  But like many of you, I will finish it this month – no excuses are acceptable!

Here are a couple more #3’s that I received.

This quilt top was purchased in a thrift store!

I saw this quilt on Facebook’s Jen Kingwell group.  It is so wonderful, I wanted to show you.  I don’t know anything about it but I love it!

I’m off to Antiques In the Park in Clear Lake – I have the day off from church.  I will post our quiltalong Hidden In Plain Sight later today.

I’m so sorry some of the pictures have not posted for some of you – I have no idea how to fix it.  I feel helpless just trying to drag this blog along bit by bit but I am determined to stay in touch with all of you.  Maybe sometime down the road, I’ll have all the kinks worked out but as you can see, it’s not perfect now.  It used to be and it makes me so sad that it’s been a mess for over 6 weeks now.  I think about it all the time.

42 thoughts on “September’s Dirty Dozen Number

  1. Sandy Bessingpas

    Today everything posted just as it should, pictures, text, everything worked. Thank you for your persistence ..I enjoy reading about your farm life and seeing all the quilts for inspiration.

  2. Carol

    Sweet Mary, don’t worry about the pics, just hearing from you and your antics feeds our sole, we too like that you are keeping in touch, I always say if it works, fine, if it isn’t, life just goes on. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Do what you can. That’s all any of us can do.

  3. Angie from Baltimore

    Are the ads gone with the hacker. Loved Clear Lake when we visited your shop and the Fireworks Conventions in Mason City. Pretty area

  4. Diane Bauer

    Everything posted for me today as well. Like others, I love the photos, but mostly I just love hearing from you and so appreciate that you are being so tenacious about getting the blog back to where it was! More beautiful projects!!! I’m with you, though, not all of my Dirty Dozen are projects I relish laying my hands on, but I will get them done and I know I will be so grateful to have done so!!
    Have a happy Sunday! I went to our little town’s Harvest Festival balloon launch this morning, so now I’m back home downloading the dozens of pictures of the balloons that I took!

  5. Joyce from NY

    Love all the quilts, everyone is so talented. All the pictures & posts came through just fine today. Thanks Mary for hanging in there.

  6. Kay Crandall

    Everything looks good in today’s post! Anxious to check on my #5 and see what I will be working on. I love Jen Kingwell’s quilt also – I saw a kit for it in gorgeous colors on FaceBook but am trying to whittle down the projects I already have before I order anything else. Thanks for plugging along with the blog – I know it must be frustrating, but it is so much fun for us all to read!

  7. Carol at Pin Oak Quilting

    “Let it go…” “Namaste”…. it’s all good. I’ve been enjoying your posts as I stay home with my mother, who is now home from the hospital, doing well, refusing to use a walker…saving it for “when I get old” (remember, she’s 89!).
    My husband just was diagnosed with a hernia Friday… here we go again! At least he’s much younger… Mom said he can use her walker!

    Closed ads, loved the photos (thrift store quilt top! Jealous!)
    Mary’s fortitude… priceless!

    1. Diane, Squeak's Mom

      HI Carol, My mom used to talk about the “tottery old people” at church and around town. Now, this was when she was in her late 80’s also!! I guess it’s all a state of mind so good for your mom. It sounds like she’s spunky and will do just fine. Good luck to your husband, too.

      Mary, all pictures and ads came through just fine today so all good:) Please don’t stress too much. We love whatever connection you can make with us:) Thank you.

    2. Carolyn Rector

      Glad to hear your mother is doing fine. What medicine won’t do today. Good luck you your husband and thank God for your mother’s strength.

  8. Debbie Miller

    Fingers crossed-everything worked perfectly today! All ads were able to close and the pictures were fine. Love your #5 from 1998! I took exactly 25 years to finish a quilt for my son. When I started it was going to be a twin-by the time I finished it was a king. As he aged and got married, he kept getting bigger beds. Finally I ran out of fabric!

  9. Ellie

    Great to hear from you, Mary! As far as the blog working perfectly, I believe “perfection “ is something to strive for, not necessarily to be attained! This time all worked “perfectly” and the finishes are lovely!

  10. Nikki M in Tx

    Love your #5….Morning Glory, know the feeling of hating the # working on as mumbled under my breath & sometime quite loud about #3….but it is finished & took to quilter yesterday & unless she performs an absolute miracle I still hate it!!!!!!!! My #5 is actually 2 small projects or leftovers of 2 projects from ?…fabric bowls that I have cut out & ready to sew & quilted pouches that can be used for a variety of purposes, made the pouches a couple of years ago for a craft sale where a bee I was in had a booth. Not sure what will do with them yet, probably donate to the Lords Acre sale at church. That is where #3 is going, is that sacrilegious?
    Made a loaf (3) of pumpkin bread yesterday using a recipe had not tried before, in used molasses, & I think was the best I have had. It is Martha Stewart’s pumpkin bread recipe. Still have cough, but slowly getting over it. Don’t want anything to delay eye surgery.

  11. Chris H. in Washington

    Personally, I am so grateful that you are able to post at all. I enjoy all of the farm news and seeing what others are working on. Thank you for sharing. Have a fun day in Clear Lake. It sounds like something I would enjoy. 💕

  12. sandy

    Thank You Mary for your hard work posting your blog… is so enjoyable to hear from you & see whatever pictures you are able to post
    lots of ads to close 🙂
    Happy Sunday!

  13. Charlotte

    Mary-everything posted today, pictures, story and ads. Thank you for staying the course. I so love your blog. It encourages, inspires and uplifts me. God bless you!!!!

  14. Patti in W Barnstable

    Please enjoy your day at Clear Lake! Leave the blog worries for another day. Your #5 already looks glorious, haha. The pictures loaded fine and I closed many ads. A good blog day here.

  15. Jeanie S, sw Illinois

    I received all the pics this morning and loved all the beautiful projects. Carol said it best. Thanks, Mary.

  16. Sue in Oregon

    Have a fun day today, Mary.
    The #3s coming in are so good. Your 5 is going to be wonderful. I found mine and it is the oldest UFO I have. Very, very old. I shouldn’t even tell this story. I got nearly done with it…its an Irish Chain, for my granddaughter when she was still at home, then, for some reason I can’t remember, put it aside. Now she is grown with two middle schoolers of her own. Now, that’s bad. I have none of the original fabrics now, so will have to improvise a border. Or, maybe no border?
    My husband is working on my rug frame in his shop. I am looking forward to trying my hand at making a rug.

  17. Elrid Johnson

    Hi Mary, I have the morning glory finished and hanging in my hall right now. Enjoyed the workshop you and Connie presented for Wisconsin Quilters same years ago. Very much enjoy your blog!

  18. Mrs. Goodneedle

    Think about something else, if you can; don’t let the cyberbullies get the best of you, Mary! Bit by bit is okay; we love the fact that you’re doing what you can and won’t let the hacker win!

  19. Penny C Maryland

    Love all you do to keep the blog going. Enjoy the pictures, but just hearing from you is wonderful!

  20. Peggy S

    Everything looks good today!! Pictures, comments & 6 ads to close!!
    All is well with the world, huh?? At least with this blog, anyway!!
    Have a relaxing, wonderful Sunday!!

  21. Jo in Wyoming

    Your post came thru with flying colors! Good job, Mary!
    My #3 is completely redoing a flying geese pattern quilt for my sister. King size.
    The first one had 1200 flying geese, beautifully quilted by a friend in Colorado Springs, kinda christmassy. Her birthday is December 25.
    This one has 24 flying geese blocks, 30”x15”, quilted by me, no Christmas at all. I know she will be happy because “I did the whole thing”.
    I’ll try for a pix.

  22. Margaret Jessen

    All the pictures came thru! Mary, please do no sweat it —-that we don’t get a few pics. It will work itself out in time. Enjoy the Holiday!

  23. Carolyn Rector of Sw Ohio

    Love the quilt with the “Flying birds” I think it’s called. All on point. It’s a lovely quilt. Should try it sometime. Everyone’s quilts give me such good ideas. Should really start on my granddaughters’s quilt, all half triangle squares in yellow black and red with white. Using some of Mary Englebriet’s fabric. There, that’s my September project. She turned 18 this year and off to college.

  24. Lynn In Waverly

    Love the morning glory quilt. I really like appliqué. Send it to me and I’ll appliqué for you. We have a vacation to Virginia in a couple weeks and this would be a good car project for me. Glad the blog is continuing. I enjoy hearing from you.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Lynn in Waverly – why would you want to work on my old project? Wouldn’t you rather work in something of your own? You are very sweet to offer!

      1. Lynn In Waverly

        Although I have plenty of projects to finish, they are all to big to work on in the car or require a sewing machine. Appliqué is the perfect project for a long trip.

  25. Mary

    2 ads closed. I love the Morning Glory quilt and the Jen Kingwell quilt. Will the Morning Glory one be for sale? Have fun at the antique show.

  26. Becky from IA/TX

    I’m glad that you are off to Clear Lake…..hope that you had fun!! The pictures are weird….sometime I get them and sometimes I don’t I just soooo glad that you didn’t give up on the blog. God bless you and all your helpers for all the work that you all did. Have a wonderful week!!!

  27. Barbara

    I can’t believe I’m the only one hoping that the Morning Glory pattern will be available soon! Pictures or no pictures, I still look forward to reading about your adventures.

  28. Kathy in western NY

    Your post came through fully in my email although it had no ads so then I clicked the title to take me to the internet and I was able to get several ads to X out which worked well.
    Carol – I love your mom’s attitude. She must keep you on your toes. My husband has a stomach hernia again which his surgeon said usually happens to smokers and he isn’t a smoker so he’s expecting to learn more in another week about what’s next. Good luck to your husband.

  29. Sue

    I have been gone for a couple of weeks and I am not getting some of the pictures also. But a few here and there. I love reading the text though!

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