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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Busy, busy, busy .............Tutorials and phones & kids & chickens & stuff.

We had a new tutorial go live on You Tube on the 10th.  

The Table Stand block is April Showers

and the quilt is Parasol Princess and the tutorial will of course, cover both of them.
To see the tutorial click here.

To order kits or patterns click here or on the name.

Below is a picture of our phone at the office.  (I love my little antique primitive stand).  
Anyway, this phone has been a source of many problems in the past BUT WE HOPE THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED.

Ever since we moved the office to the barn years ago, if Tori (or whoever) was on the phone and someone called it would just ring on their end - it didn't go to voicemail, it would just ring.   They wouldn't get a busy signal so they would naturally think no one was in the office.  I have gotten lots of nasty comments about no one ever answering the phone during business hours.

We just discovered recently that it was doing that because we had call waiting.  WOW!.  So all we have to do is take the call waiting off of the line and people would get a busy signal if we were on the phone.
It took 7 days, people - 7 days of phone calls 
but finally - at last - if you call during business hours and Tori's on the phone you will indeed get a busy signal.  
We are here Monday-Friday from 10:00-2:00 CST, God willing and the creek don't rise.

Besides talking to the telephone company 
new baby chicks and grandchildren came.

We've been playing in the garden - lettuce and broccoli, cauliflower, kale & swiss chard.
And Grandma Laird's iris are starting to shoot up.  I can't wait until they bloom.

Jake had his Junior Prom.  He and Madison looked as awesome as they are.
Grandchildren are great.

And of course, taxes are paid!

Now I think we all need a little something for ourselves.   So we're having a sale - today only - Promo Code TAXBREAK.

Snow's over - we hope - and it's time for flowers and soft days.
Keep quilting ladies.


  1. We woke up to an ice filled porch, I hope that is the last of the cold spells.


  2. We covered our plants 2 nights ago and they made it through it. Let's hope its the last. :)

  3. Love your tutorials Jan! Thanks so darn much for posting them on YouTube!!!

  4. No problem, Tina. I hope they help others to like applique as much as I do. It's so relaxing if you just know a few little things. Thanks.

  5. Hi Jan, Enjoying your tutorials! We had frost the other night and heard we are suppose to get a frost again tonight here in Hiawatha. Hope your garden will be okay!