It seems that I was just writing a blog post at 4 am on October 1 and that was three days ago. Yesterday my IPad went on the blink so it was off to Verizon for that long drawn out wait for someone to help. The “fix” took less than 5 minutes – a “software glitch” that I did nothing to cause. How maddening and that’s how my Wednesday continued.
Reed was coming to sew on the baby quilt after school and then it was choir practice. By the time I got home from church, I was pooped. So today my friend Sherry and her husband came to the farm for a visit and even though she said not to bother with the condition of the house, I scurried around moving plants, vacuuming and picking up the house so I felt better and actually I should thank her because if she hadn’t said they were coming, I could have ignored it for another day – haha! Now tomorrow I’ll have an easy day.
Here’s my progress on HIPS. Getting those little stars made!
Here are more Dirty Dozen finishes.
And I am posting Connie’s #5 again since someone wanted measurements although the exact measurement wouldn’t matter – just make your 9 patch blocks and cut a very narrow sashing. Connie’s 9 patch blocks were made from a jelly roll – that clue alone should tell you this finished 9 patch is 6” x 6” and squares were cut 2-1/2”. Sashing was cut 1-1/4” wide.
I wanted to introduce you to my nephew Dan Rose, his wife Virginia and their new puppy Ruby.
As I was cleaning up this old dishpan, I noticed the “repair” in the bottom. Our ancestors were very frugal and adept at making things continue to work for them. Have you ever noticed one of these?
We have another giveaway for next week – we have two more small Halloween patterns called Charlie the Cat and Jack the Pumpkin AND we came across one kit each which includes the pattern. We are giving these two kits away – I’ll have Reed pick the winners and the rest of you can order the patterns for $5.00 each – until October 31. Each measures approximately 10” x 12”.
Tomorrow I plan to list all current patterns available and their deadline. Next week we really should start thinking about Christmas patterns. Anybody ready?
These plants are so much work! Why do I do this to myself? Sherry helped me move some to the quilt shop and I honestly don’t have as many as last winter. I have given away a lot of them and some I’ve planted in interesting containers which will be for sale at Gypsy Junk Fest October 25-26 at the Mason City fairgrounds. Can you come?
That’s all for tonite, Folks! What have I forgotten? It never fails – I’m sure I’ve covered all bases only to have several questions from readers pop up in the comments.