We Have A New President Elect

What a wild ride last night!  Rick and I are happy with the election results and I think most of Garner is, too.  I just walked Telly for an hour around town and I saw Trump/Pence signs in nearly every yard.  It remains to be seen what will happen during the next 4 years – I know I am praying for the best for America, whatever that will be.  Ethel wasn’t too excited about watching the election returns.

Chicklet is getting along just great with mommy – following close behind and roosting with her at night.  This is hard to see because it’s dark but here is Chicklet roosting next to Mommy.  See how big he/she is!

While I was down by the barn I took some more pictures – first a close up of a naked neck hen.

Emma and Charlene

The rest of the gang.


Free range chickens

Faye’s flowers are still blooming.  I took these to church last Sunday.

My friend Rose, who has the blog http://somethingrosemade14.blogspot.com is coming to sew with us tomorrow and Friday.  She is picking the project so now I must go prepare for two days of sewing!  What fun! I’ll be showing you what she chose and our progress.  If any of you have a Juki you might be interested in her Monday post about her frustrations with her machine.

I’m off to the shop to get organized for my big sewing event with Rose!

29 thoughts on “We Have A New President Elect

  1. Bernadette

    Love the critters. Love the election result. Was up way too late last night watching it all, but being a retiree, it was easy to catch up on my sleep today.

  2. Gail Bronner

    We are not happy with the election results. Some of my former coworkers are trying to frame a response to their special ed studients, who are frightened

  3. Carol

    Gotta love a goat who grins!

    I’m registered independent, and vote my conscience/heart,; every four years there are happy folks, and those who feel the end of the world is nigh. I understand that, I survived Jimmy Carter, whom I believe was completely inept, and in saying so, incite ire. However, you might feel Obama or Bush or Clinton was the most inept, and I hold my tongue.

    I believe every four years, some of us have to work harder at behaving/speaking without hate, animosity, fear, and anger, and move forward with acceptance. It’s hard to do. Since I have had the right to vote, there have been many poor choices made by Americans that I and millions of others have had to live with those results.

    These past several months I have only heard hatred, accusations and intolerance not only on the
    part of the candidates but also between dyed-in-the wool Democrats and diehard Republicans. I for one
    look forward to the end of all this vitriol. Facebook is just nastiness today, continued hatred towards fellow Americans who voted their conscience, We need to suck it up and move forward with dignity.

    Just my opinion.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Carol – I, too, will be so glad when all these heated exchanges are over. No matter how a person feels about the outcome, we need to move on with dignity.

      1. Carol

        Thank you for sharing that thought. I sat here worrying that,
        after I expressed my “independent” thoughts, a war of words would break out on your beautiful blog and I would subsequently be banned. Imagine losing a friend over the election, I would be very sad.

        1. Gail Bronner

          For some of my former students and co workers it is more than opinions. They worry about their parents, they worry about their future Will they have to leave the country? Do people not like them because they are different? I too look forward to the neighborliness that we all like to enjoy, but I too worry about lovely, special needs children, who I grew to love in my years working with them. I’m not so sure about the new administration

  4. Betty Klosterman

    The sun came up this morning and will set this evening. We will go to work. We will sew. Just like yesterday and the day before. Life goes on and so do we. It isn’t the end of the world.
    And I always thought Country Threads was an old folks home for animals.

  5. Rose Mikulski

    Emma’s smiling because she knows Rose is coming with a big jar of cheese balls and pretzels for her. Starting to pack to get ready for our days of fun.

  6. Bonnie

    I couldn’t agree with you less. I am 75 years old and have voted for many presidents, some of my picks won, some lost. But regardless they were all gentlemen. Not this immoral, lunatic who won. His vulgar comments on women’s private parts, labeling all Mexican immigrants as rapists, condemning Muslims, making fun of people with disabilities—–the list goes on and on.

    God help our country!!

  7. Louise K.

    Since others are weighing in, I will too. I am happy with the election results, not so much because I like Trump, but because I didn’t want someone as corrupt and disdainful as Hillary in the White House. Remember she called 25% of America “deplorable”, and was known to be verbally abusive to the secret service and security who protected her.
    I think Trump and Pence will do just fine, as I believe they will put the best interests of America first. They don’t owe lobbyists or foreign donors anything.
    Now…I won’t mention politics again and will just move ahead. I hope the rest of this country will do the same, with maturity and grace.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Louse – I couldn’t have said it better myself! I wonder why I said anything at all! What do I know! I spend my days watching a Chicklet! duh!

  8. Susan Peters-AZ

    Just hoping all the candidates we voted for yesterday, however we voted, can learn to work together and do what we pay them to do! Thanks for all the pictures of the animals! Have fun with your two days of sewing! Sew jealous! haha… šŸ™‚

  9. Diane

    I waited a whole day to respond to this post. I was very saddened to see the blog that I love that I thought was beyond politics had become political. As a teacher of 30 years, I worked hard to model inclusive behavior for all. The sophomore year in English focused on prejudice. I taught works that showed what our country was like with when people exhibited hatred and prejudice. It is hard to explain to grand children why hatred, greed, and bigotry are rewarded. Sorry to see this beautiful blog go political.

  10. judy

    I to was sad to read your site went political.
    I love the picture your post about your animals and home but lets skip the politics. We need a nice friendly place like here to escape for a few mins. from the hurry and bustle of everyday life.

  11. Lori Miller

    I am very sad that politics had to be mentioned in your post. In my opinion it divides us and takes away the common passion that we had as quilters and animal lovers.

  12. Candee

    I have been in stunned disbelief that a man of such low character, who is openly chauvinistic & bigoted will hold the highest office in America. I have had to answer so many questions about his disgusting behavior from my 10 & 12 year old daughters. Now this person is the role model for our children??? I can not comprehend how the standards of so many Americans are so low. It is the first time I am embarrassed to be an American.

  13. Carrie P

    I look forward to a more peaceful time as well, but it has been hard hearing and seeing mean, hurtful and accusing responses. It has been a divisive time and I pray for healing and our country becoming more kind and merciful, not just for those who believe like we do but especially for those who believe oppositely. Time will help as always, scare tactics do bring up fear and I hope those who have the opportunity to speak with children, friends will use it wisely and calm their heart, souls and minds. Politics is so manipulative and mean that it leaves so many paralyzed! We are blessed and have each other to support, love, grow with, may we reach out with humility and love across the wide divide and help each other. Even though I am pleased with the outcome, it causes me pain to see the suffering from all the manipulation.
    I love all your animal pictures, that baby chick is so proud to be roosting with mama!!

  14. Lois Sturdivant

    I think Candee says it best. I only pray something good can come out of this disaster. I even think Hillary will be able to do more good for our country as a private citizen than as President with a Republican Congress. The world is laughing at us.

  15. Rebecca Haines

    I’m embarrassed that so many people in this country fell for the

    biased “press” Hillary is not an angel and Donald is not the anti Christ. Have faith things will be fine and most of all Keep Quilting!

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