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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Free Ebook from Martingale

OK ladies, it's easy to win
a copy of Mini Charm Quilts.
an Ebook by our own
Lissa Alexander and

Simply make a comment, any
old comment and on Saturday, I'll have
the random number generator pick a

Be sure and leave your email address in
the comments so we can send it to you.

And since its an ebook you don't have to
live in the United States to win it.

Thanks and Stay Safe

Happy Moda Wednesday

Block 25
Corner Garden
by Robin Pickens

You can go to her blog to
download the pattern by clicking here.

 Our first Vintage book this month 

You can go to the store to buy 
 it by clicking here.

This is a special week.
Moda and Martingale are
working together to do a little
give back to the community of quilters
we love so.

Come back tomorrow and I will tell you
about the free Ebook you can win.

But for now Now lets go see what the others have done with
Robin's block.

Have a good evening and Stay Safe.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Block 24

Be My Neighbor
by Stacy lest Hsu

You can go to her blog to download
the pattern by clicking here.

I just love her block and would love to
make a gazillion little houses
but life got in the way.

Last Friday raccoons got into
our chicken houses.
Through a series of miscommunications
Jeff thought we were shutting up the
houses and we thought he was.

We lost almost all of our chickens
My big Lavender Orpington rooster and his hen
made it through, 1 Americauna hen and 1 banty hen.

We lost all of the others.
The only good thing about it was
the day that it happened.  That night the Amish in
Jamesport were having their monthly
small animal auction.

Nancy and I hopped into the van, drove to Jamesport

We got quite a few egg layers, 2 sets of Silkies and some 
beautiful gold chickens that I'm going to have to
research to find out what they are.
We also bought these 2 turkey babies for Zoie

We live trapped the big boar raccoon and his sow and
called our conservation officer.

Two babies (or kits) came and hung out
with their parents 

until the agent
could coral them and take them and their parents
over to Wallace State Park to be Let loose
in the woods. 
Don't let their cuteness take you in.  They'll 
grow up to be as destructive as all the adults.
(I had to keep telling myself that!)

And all of this was after cleaning out
3 houses, filling them with clean straw
 & rounding up feedersand waterers.

Ships, Stars & Whales is our featured 
quilt from the vintage book Oceans Aweigh.

My nephew Jewell had discovered my Father-in-Law's
recipe for podjarka which is printed in the book
and I promised to email him a copy.

That should do it.

Now lets go see what the others have done with
Stacy's block.

Have a good week ladies.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Blockheads - Block 23

Block 23
Lucky Penny by
Vanessa Goertzen

You can go to her blog
to download the pattern
by clicking here

Back at the farm everything's growing.
This is the rosemary and basil

And here is was last week.

I do have a few flowers too.

As well as a very sleepy cat named Dueces.
Actually he's Pep's cat.
My cats are just overgrown kittens
and still tear around the house full speed ahead.

One of my favorite quilts from our vintage
book for the month (Oceans Aweigh) is
Save the Whales.
I think whales are awesome.  After the last
Market we had in Portland my sister Nancy and I
went down the coast to visit our Uncle Fred 
and Aunt Grace in California.  
We had booked a session to go out and see
Whales but it was canceled because this ocean
was too choppy so I'll have to be content with
my quilt.   My son Max did a woodcut of the
whale and I used it in the quilt.

Now lets go see what the others have done with
Vanessa's block.

Have a good week ladies.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Blockheads 3, Block 22

Hen & Chicks
by Laurie Simpson.

You can go to her blog to download
the pattern by clicking here.

Back in the garden and on the deck
the veggies are growing.  We had a
nice rain last night and they loved it.

some basil seeds got in with the rosemary
and seem to like it there.

Our Vintage book this month is 
which Oceans Aweigh which 
was dedicated to my 
father-in -law Byron Patek.

Byron was a Commander in the Navy during
WWII and earned a bronze star for
sweeping mines during a typhoon.

I thought since Father's Day is in June that it was
a good book to share this month.

Now lets go see what the others have done with
Laurie's block.

And while you're at it, you can check out what they did with 
Lissa's block last week since I forgot to post the links Friday.

Have a good week ladies.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Blockheads 3- Block 21

by Lisa Alexander

You can go to her blog to
download the pattern by clicking here

Come back Friday and I'll give you
links to the other designers blogs
to see what they have done with Lisa's block.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Blockheads 3, Block 20

Happy Wednesday, Blockheads,
this is Block 20

by Lisa Bongean

You can go to her blog to
download the pattern
by clicking here.

Back in Missouri we've been having
our normal weather for Memorial Day -
chilly and rainy......Nancy and I did
make it to two of the cemeteries to decorate the 
graves nevertheless. Flowers and Flags 
were the order of the day.

At home Jeff braved the weather and planted
rows of peas, carrots, beans, radishes and corn.
We'll eat well this summer.

The lettuce and Swiss chard on the deck 
are doing quite well too.

As are the tomatoes.  The great big one is a
Goliath and I must confess he was pretty
big when I bought him.  BLT's should be 
plentiful this summer.

In this plantar are a Rutgers (great for canning)
and an orange cherry tomato for salads, etc.

My herbs have gone crazy.  Pep makes a roast chicken
dish that uses a lemon, rosemary and thyme - we should 
get to eat it all summer too.

Even the Basil seeds have gone bonkers so Pep can
make his awesome mint/basil pesto for our pork chops. 
We ran out of the pesto about March and the rest of
the spring we had to do without.  

It will take a minute for the basil to get big
enough so lets go see what the others have done with
Lisa's block.

See you next week and
Stay Safe.