The blog about nothing is back! 3-14-23

I won’t say it’s never going to crash again however but now I’ve got lots to catch up on. Let’s start with the Harvey door banners – thanks to all who sent their picture.

The Harvey pattern is available as a pdf download or a paper pattern is available for $10 sent to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA. No SASE is needed in this case. Check or cash only. Both big and little Harvey are included in one pattern.

If I missed your Harvey would you please resend? Things have gotten very mixed up this week.

Thanks to Peggy’s grandson, Richard, for helping me this week with the blog. The next time something happens, I’ll have someone to ask.

Reader quilts

Pet Parade

Remember we left off with Marie, Arrowhead Gramma, nearly buried alive in snow? This is where I left you last week – her update pictures.

I hope she’s spared the next storm.

This is almost more than you can absorb in one sitting so I’ll stop. I’m not caught up but will continue tomorrow. Send your finished projects, your Pet Parade photos and any additional Harveys my way. Thank you all for your encouraging comments – I can see them now, too. And now I’ll hit PUBLISH and say a little prayer.

51 thoughts on “The blog about nothing is back! 3-14-23

  1. Susan in PA

    Nothing is more frustrating than technical problems. So glad you found someone to help you out. Hang in there, Mary.

  2. Rita in Iowa

    Mary your one persistent lady, we thank you for that, life shouldn’t have to be so difficult. Sewed on a binding on a wallhanging today and hope to hand sew it down tomorrow. Will send pictures when it is finished.

  3. Sheila in WI

    Oh my! It’s like a “Harvey Hall of Fame.” So fun!
    Love all the pets and quilts too.
    Most of all, so nice to see your blog up and running again. Thanks for not giving up. And kudos to Richard for being your tech support.

  4. Diane in Colorado

    So many handsome Harveys!!! I think I need to make one of the big ones now!

    Glad you got some help with tech issues. We would all be very sad to see this blog go away!

    So much snow!!! I have been seeing unbelievable photos from the Lake Tahoe area in CA. I hope the CA drought is gone for awhile. Stay safe everyone! I am so ready for spring. My yard is brown, but today there is no snow back there. That gives me hope!

  5. Sandra Goddard

    Awesome Harvey’s everyone. Enjoyed all the pics in this post. Thanks Mary

  6. Lorraine McGeough

    Glad you are back. Love the Harvey pictures. I just pulled my pattern out today and hopefully will get him made really soon. Thanks for all of the pics.

  7. Lynn Handberg

    All the Harveys are so handsome!! Glad you are back in the saddle again!

  8. Sandy in Eastern Washington

    So glad you are up and running. Hazel and Telly had some fun, for sure, and they are proud of it.

  9. Charlotte S in northern California

    So glad you and your blog are back! Such great Harveys! I loved all the pets and the other quilts too. I’ve been quilting this afternoon. It was sooo windy until about 3 pm. Thankfully my electricity stayed on. My neighbor’s spark arrestor on the top of his chimney blew off and landed in my backyard and nothing was broken except the spark arrestor was all bent. It was trash pick-up day and the plastic containers didn’t want to stay standing. I finally brought the recycling container in and will put it out next week. Crazy windy day!!
    I’m glad Marie can see a little more out of her kitchen window.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Arrowhead Gramma – three weeks without mail? You must not have rural delivery – or they couldn’t reach you, of course – let us know about your rain. Wish life would easier was easier for you soon.

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Charlotte – I’m sorry – I think my reply to Marie went to you!!

  10. Sandy

    Hi Mary, glad Arrowhead Gramma can see out the window at last! The chicken Snow White appealed as the girls have named our family car Snow White after a favourite fairy tale, it is also the name of dinner set l inherited from my in laws.l enjoyed seeing all the Harvey wall hangings, great work!Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – I love that you show the photos to Stella and Luna!

  11. Pamela Dempsey

    Yay Mary! So glad your blog is working! The spca has listed a tiny black male kitten 🐈‍⬛ and have put in an application for Francis and his mama , a tabby named Ginger. ❤️

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Pamela – YAY!!!! I hope they come to your house very soon! Please send us a picture when you can.

  12. Henners

    I love seeing all the Harvey’s. So cute how they’re dresses up
    Glad your blog is up and running again. I always enjoy your posts.

  13. Linda in NW Iowa

    Wow….I am just charmed with the photos of Julie 13’s quilt…did she wear out a rotary cutter? I don’t think I have ever seen the small bunny someone sent in….and I’m a snow lover so the roosters in the snow ladened window and the pup that has muddy paws!

    One year during a snowy weather time, a red Irish setter came to my door and cried and cried. What was there to do but let the fine little gentleman in. There was nothing I could do, but call our little post office and ask them to post my message with my phone number, and Isabelle was more than happy to do so. That dog would not step outside to do his job unless I went out with him, and laced at my feet. Whoa, I was starting to like this guy! Then my husband came home after being out keeping the track free of snow for the trains for a few days. Dog was not happy….he sniffed, he paced, then planted his body right between us! He would growl if Lynn even moved his foot! Finally the lady owner got the message from someone who knew her dog was missing, and she came to retrieve him! Dog lived three miles outside of town.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Linda – actually it’s Julie B – and her quilt is Bitcoin which I also made last summer. It was so much fun I would consider making another one! It’s a Bonnie Hunter pattern.

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Linda – forgot to say – too bad you couldn’t keep the dog – he liked you!

  14. Sharon G.

    Sew many Harvey’s! May have to order one because that’s one pattern I don’t have. LOL
    The dog and cat photos are so much fun.
    And a special shout out to Richard (your technical support) who helped get you up and running.
    Spring is on the way!

  15. Cathy D

    Just read today’s blog. What a great way to end my day! So happy you were able to work through the issues. I’m so glad we (NC Iowa) didn’t get it! Another day closer to spring 💐

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Cathy – and spring can’t come soon enough! Mud would be better than this cold wind. We can’t even have our dog door open because the wind is in the wrong direction – 3 unhappy dogs at my house.

  16. Dorothy

    Hooray that things are back to “normal”, I think we all need someone’s “nephew, child, etc.” to guide us through all of this tech stuff.

  17. Linda

    Great to hear you again Mary! And thanks for the Harvey parade, everyone of them made me smile, one cuter than the next. That was a great way to start the day!

  18. Diane, Squeak, Buddy in Central Ohio

    You are back😀. Thank you for keeping at it and thank you to Richard for his help! All of the Harvey’s are adorable. I have 2 small ones to share. It was like playing paper dolls trying to decide how to “ dress” them. Good to see a little relief in Arrowhead. Squeak is yowling for breakfast, off and running. Still cold here.

  19. Janet S

    Loved all the Harvey’s. It gives me ideas of what to do with mine. Arrowhead Grandma, I sure hope you don’t get awful flooding. You’ve had enough mother nature for awhile.

  20. Kathy in western NY

    Crazy rain storms for CA now. I hope Marie stays safe during this next hurdle but good they won’t have as dry conditions now. My arms ache thinking of the cleanup ahead for them.
    Love the Bitcoin and other quilts and muddy paws and pet pictures. So much enjoyment to read this morning. Harvey was a fun pattern to make. I was cleaning my files of quilt patterns and found a wallhanging that I did awhile ago at a local quilt shop as a BOM, only it was a row of the month. The class was called Signs of Winter. No actual pattern, just our instructions per month to do. Was that one of yours?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy – no, that is not a Country Threads pattern – I don’t think we ever did a row quilt but lots of shops participating in shop hops joined together for these quilts.

      1. Kathy

        Thanks for the answer Mary. Solves that for me. I made two of those wallhangings and gave them away so I don’t see me making another one now.

  21. Joy in NW Iowa

    Lots of cute bunnies! I see you must have some mud. Puppies will find it. Do they like a bath?
    I saw three real bunnies eating bird seed on the snow in front of our kitchen window. They’ll be busy in the garden soon!
    We are heading for another winter storm watch starting later today (Wednesday) into Saturday. Some snow 2 to 5 inches with 50 mph winds! We are heading to Sioux Falls for some medicine, food, etc. we could just as well do like the ranchers do….get a months supply. Hmmmm thinking! I do have plenty of fabric so there’s no problem there.
    Well, take care everyone, stay safe!

  22. Linda from Georgia

    So happy you are back. I so enjoy your blog!!! Love all of the cute Haveys. I really need to make one.

  23. Linda R Thompson

    I think I hit a button I should not have. I’m trying to get rid of all the replies….hopefully posting will get rid of it as long as I don’t hit the magic button….Wednesday morning, sounds windy and cool outside. Yesterday was warm enough to hang overalls on the line….but would have trudged over six foot drifts that the deer just scamper over!

  24. NancyTD

    Great to see all the Harvey’s and what everyone picked for fabric.
    Thanks to Richard for helping you. So glad you are back. Thanks for not giving up.
    Glad Marie can see out her kitchen window. And we thought MN. had a lot of snow.

  25. Betty Klosterman

    How quickly we forget. Have you forgotten when the VCR’s came out? We had to get the 10 year-old neighbor kid to set it up and show us how it worked. Now we have the computers and there is no difference. Technology. We get so upset when we can’t get this stuff to work. All we need is somebody that knows how it works. How long did it take Richard to figure out the problem and get it working?

    It was 58 degrees yesterday and supposed to be 60 today. Snow is really shrinking. Tonight the cold hits and we get just the north side of the storm.

    A couple years ago I made Harvey for my niece and her grand kids. The little grandson wanted to take Harvey to bed with him. I didn’t think Harvey would mind. Great to see all the Harveys.

    This is really a winter to remember. I do remember having snow for Father’s Day in 1970…… but this will pass? Take care.
    Betty in Rapid City

  26. Robin in Kelso, wa

    I’m so glad to see your are back up and running. I would love to get a PDF of Harvey. The movie came out around the time I was born and my dad brought be a stuffed bunny when he returned home for his tour on his ship. I don’t remember much about that bunny but was made from a vinyl type fabric and it was red and white houndstooth pattern. I wonder what could of happened to him
    Love seeing all the Harvey’s and all of the animal parades. Makes me want a dog even more.
    Thanks for all you do Mary

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Robin – you need to go our store and purchase the pdf download from there- thanks!

  27. Cecelia Rinnfeldt

    I read the blog each time there is a post. I e never wanted to post a picture of my own but Pet Parade is enticing! I’m sure this has been asked a million times but I have to ask again – where do I send a picture for Pet Parade? To Mary’s gmail address? Thank u!

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