THEY’RE BA-ACK! 6-13-22

Couldn’t sleep last night – maybe because Hazel had just gotten rat #57? So at 3:30 I got up – decided to made a dessert salad that was on my list and as I was working in the pantry at dawn, who should casually stroll by the window? Four serene guineas just catching bugs and making their rounds. So that’s it – I’m not worrying about these guys anymore. Honestly I wish I hadn’t gotten them because I don’t need anything more to worry about or take care of. End of that story.

Thanks to all who answered Lora’s plea for a home for her scraps. I am happy to post things like that if and only if I don’t have to make any arrangements back and forth.

Remember this sampler I showed you?

A reader, Jane V., sent me this picture of the same sampler which she made in 1964 at age 11. Fabulous workmanship, Jane!

It was a Better Homes and Gardens kit. Here’s another one she did at age 11.

Guess I’m featuring Jane in this blog as she has also just finished these quilts. I think she’s just trying to make me feel bad. But then, I’m busy killing rats, remember!!! Yuck.

And this one from Kathy H. looks like a zipper to me.

We had a severe thunderstorm with hail this morning about 8 am – only quarter size but it could have been bad since all the crops are up and looking so nice.

The puppies are enthralled with Ernie who is NOT INTERESTED!

I think I’m caught up for now. The puppies need to go to bed and I do, too.

31 thoughts on “THEY’RE BA-ACK! 6-13-22

  1. Quilting Sister

    Yay! They came home! What a great quilt show … I’ve been thinking I need to buy that Tulip quilt pattern, so great.
    And uh-oh … there’s another Yellowstone marathon coming on Paramount, starting at 12:00 noon EST on Saturday. 😉 It’s hotter than the hinges of hell here this week, so guess what I’ll be doing!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Quilting Sister – what a good idea – Yellowstone in the AC!

      1. Betty Klosterman

        Speaking of Yellowstone, did you read in the TV Guide that Teeter is the daughter of Michael Landon? At least most of us are old enough to know who he was????? Remember Bonanza and Little Joe?
        I’m working on the Suburbs pattern houses and an I Spy quilt for a great, great nephew. There is plenty of stuff to go thru. More fabric and patterns, too. I’d just rather sew…..
        I hear thunder. Belle Fourche got bad hail/wind damage yesterday and more storms for tonight and tomorrow. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens, then cope with it. Temp is dropping, that isn’t good.
        For as stupid as guinias are, they just do something to keep living. Ignorance is blisss?
        Take care. Betty in Rapid City

        1. Quilting Sister

          Oh heck yeah, I remember Bonanza😉 … it was on Sunday nite here. I thought the other brother was cute, Pernell somebody. Had no idea that Teeter is Michael Landon’s daughter, that’s very interesting!

  2. Kathy Hanson

    Ha ha! That does look like a zipper!! It is a Gudrun pattern called Lupine!!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy – but it does also look like a lupine! Rick’s appointment is tomorrow but I have to stay home with the puppies, cats and dogs!

  3. Sandy

    Hi Mary, those puppies will be terrorizing all the dog and cat tails they can find soon! Glad the guinea fowl are back, wonderful quilts also! Took the girls to kindy today, so getting back from covid now, take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  4. Jo in Wyoming

    Fun post. Those hens have a mind of their own.
    It’s hot, 97, here too and smoke from fires in AZ and NM.
    Yellowstone had floods today. I’ve never heard of that!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – we saw the pictures from Yellowstone tonight on the news – startling!

      1. Betty Klosterman

        Saw pictures of the road thru the canyon with the sections of washed out road. Did anybody get stranded or did they close the road? That wouldn’t be a good place to be. Fixing them would be interesting!

  5. Kim from TN

    The puppies are just adorable and so are all those lovely quilts. Its super-hot and humid here in TN so I plan to stay inside and quilt.

  6. Connie R

    Glad your hens returned and put your mind at ease. I just love all your puppy pictures.
    Would like if Jane V. could tell me the pattern of her first quilt you posted— the one with stars and churn dash. All are beautiful. Thanks.

  7. Kara Krantz

    Guineas like to roost in trees. They are just terrible parents, they go up high and the babies roost at the bottom or the trees. They have LOTS of babies, and just 1 or 2 survive to adult hood. They can do better if they are raised by/with chickens. They say guineas eat ticks, which can be a real blessing. Good Luck with them. 🙂 Kara

  8. Bea knight

    Hi Mary
    Ernie is so so funny! Hilarious!!! Love your posts! God bless you!💖😁
    Bea knight

  9. Kathy in western NY

    Ernie is probably thinking now what did Mother Mary bring home to us. The puppies are so curious. Can’t help but love it all, even guineas strolling back in.
    Love the hand work Jane did at a young age as well as her quilts too. So happy she kept the samplers with her.
    I feel lucky a sampler I made for my grandma at a young age was returned to me when she passed away as I have it hung and remember how much I enjoyed making it for her.
    Everyone stay cool with this crazy weather across US. So sad seeing the water rushing in Yellowstone destroying bridges and taking a home. And the fires in CA that could use that water desperately. I just talked to a lady that retired who was leaving soon to fly to Yellowstone park as it was on her bucket list.

  10. Sally J.

    Wonderful quilts Jane and beautiful needlework!!
    Jenn my DIL gave me a big bag of Ron’s neckties. (We lost Ron to Covid last Oct.) Would like to make a quilt for Jenn. I don’t know where to start? Can anyone suggest a book? I looked at u-tube but seemed pretty vague. They showed how to prep the ties but not patterns or instructions, etc. Thanks ladies!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sally J – I took my brother’s ties apart, ironed them and then made bow tie blocks with them for a small quilt for my sister in law.

  11. Mareen

    Happy Anniversary to you and Rick – Flag Day as well!! Remember that day very well!!

  12. Joyce from NY

    Beautiful quilts Mary & those puppies are so cute! Going to be hot & humid here for a couple days & then cool down for the weekend. Weird weather. Still fighting my raccoon, have to get a bigger trap!!!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joyce – dang! You just have to find a bigger trap and get him moved – the ish I could bring my huge trap to you.

  13. Michele

    Jane – name of your tulip quilt pattern? I have seen many tulip patterns but none have real tulip leaves. Your pattern does. Your samplers are beautiful. Lucky you that you still have them.

    1. Jane Velander

      The tulip pattern is “Tulip Season” by Robin Pickens Quilt Patterns.
      Thanks for your nice comments.

  14. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Great post, Mary. The quilts and samplers are beautiful, and I love seeing and hearing about those adorable puppies. The Guinea saga is hilarious.
    I can’t believe it is so hot in June. That is why we always went west in the summer to higher elevation and low humidity—maybe next summer . Take care and stay cool.

  15. Diane from Colorado

    Whoa! Jane has been busy!! Gorgeous quilts and samplers!!
    Glad the guineas are back! Love seeing the exhausted puppy pictures! And Hazel—oh, my—#57??? She’s a good helper to you!!
    We finally got a break in the heat. It’s 57 here this morning so the pups got walked. It has been up to 100 here the last several days. Pretty unusual for June in Colorado. We lost the mountains yesterday with smoke from the New Mexico fires. Makes for pretty sunsets!!

  16. Joy in NW Iowa

    Love that your guineas came home. Probably were home all along you just couldn’t see them through all the leaves heehee. Sorry you were up at 3:30 am. We were Monday am because of a thunder storm. Quite a show of projects. That’s amazing! Have a good day. Hope the hail didn’t do too much damage. The devastation in yellows to is just heart breaking.

  17. Launa

    Nice to see the quilts and know history of your counted cross-stitched piece, Mary!
    Weather has snow @ higher elevations…none here, but flood watch lower altitude in Salmon til Thursday from so much rain! Starting to sprinkle with a few tiny flakes of snow again! Outdoor temperature was 30o. Hope homes are safe from Salmon river flooding!
    Nice to see the puppies asleep after playing!

  18. Ann in PA

    The Sampler and quilts are wonderful, especially those samplers stitched at 11 yrs. old, wow! Rats, Guineas, adorable puppies, unsettling weather…so much to keep you busy. We have groundhogs, bunnies, chipmunks & squirrels during the day. Trail cams capture skunks, raccoons, possums, feral and domestic cats, white-tailed deer & fox at night, with an occasional coyote and bear. Always interesting living in the countryside. Our weather has been enjoyable with warm days and cool nights, but that’s coming to an end. Humidity is horrid ~ bring on fall.
    Did you see that another Yellowstone prequel with Harrison Ford is coming later this year?

  19. Jean

    Mary there is no comment section in your post about the sad little kittie. My heart is broken! If only I lived close.

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