I double checked the date this time! Have you been to Target lately? I made Rick take me yesterday and a stroll through the Christmas area in Target would put anyone in the Christmas mood! I loved it all and wanted to buy lots of it but reality jumped in. I have lots of fun Christmas decorations but like many of you I hate hauling it all downstairs and then putting it away again. And with that in mind, there’s still time to make one or more of these small quilts before Christmas decorating hits your home.
Gameboard inChristmas colors, $5.00 include an address label or SASE.
Uncle Santa, $5.00
O Holy Night, $10.00
Postage is included in the price of the pattern. We’d appreciate an address label to affix to your order envelope.
And don’t forget A Country’s Call! Yesterday Martingale’s blog, Stitch This!, featured our new book and Tanya was credited for her research into these women of the Civil War. And she so deserves it! I was thrilled to see it in print before my eyes.
You can order this book as an autographed copy from us for $33.00 which includes postage.
Here’s another Dirty Dozen finish:
And I spent some time in the shop and finished my #7, two improv wall quilts for my two outdoor quilt hangers. Now to get them quilted.
I also spent some time on Pinterest and was thrilled to see Aunt Amy’s sampler quilt dated 1898. I own this quilt and when Martingale asked us to make some quilts with specific blocks found in this quilt, the Bullseye quilt was born. Book is now out of print except for the E Book.
As I sit here at the table these two chickens visited the bird feeder. Remember the hen who had one large chick and one small chick? This is them – Mom and big chick, rooster. The little Minnie is gone, probably eaten by the possum or lost outside and frozen. Makes me so sad. Of course Rick doesn’t even know these chickens so he didn’t even know Minnie was gone. And Moda has not returned either. Yes, she likely crawled off to die but I wish I knew what happened.
And more sad news. Gayle’s brother Dick was in a serious car accident near us and was killed. (You remember Gayle was in the care center with MS and died one year ago.). The other guy is so badly injured that he is in a drug induced coma at Mayo. We know him as well and are devastated by this accident. For some unknown reason Dick was going the wrong way on a 4 lane road and hit the other guy head in. He was not a drinker. We will likely never know what made him turn down the wrong lane.
I think there’s time for a nap before we meet Tom and Becky for a burger and beer uptown at Mat’s. I leave you with Uncle Santa.