This ad will appear in our local papers this weekend for those of you who live in North Iowa. Connie and I have nearly finished marking everything in the old semi-trailer and this afternoon we will wrap up the sorting and marking in the shop. What a great feeling! We are almost ready and praying for nice weather because as the ad says, this is a yard sale – stuff will be in the yard so we’d really appreciate it, God, if it didn’t rain or be windy. We have had so many rainstorms on big event days over the past 30 years! I wish we could have made these things available online for those of you who can’t attend but the task was so monumental that we just couldn’t.
Marty went home last night, dirty as a little pig but happy as can be. Today it’s just Telly, Faye and Bentley but 2 more dogs are arriving on Friday.
Look what the UPS man brought me today – “New York Beauty, Quilts from the Volckening Collection”. My goal is to make a New York Beauty quilt – it looks beyond my ability but I’m going to give it a try. I have always admired this type of quilt and simply cannot imagine how a woman could make this intricate quilt in 1850, for example. Like Connie says, “she couldn’t have had good light”. Ha! No, I’m sure she didn’t yet the quilt is stunning.
As soon as the dust clears however I am going to start Gypsy Wife – I have all the fabrics in a tub just waiting for me so after the sale, I’m going to jump right in. Anyone else want to sew along with me? You’d have time to purchase the pattern and gather your fabrics. Here is a picture of the quilt by Jen Kingwell.
It is a beautiful day in North Iowa – no rain and everything is a vibrant green! Hope all you folks in the Houston area are surviving all that rain.