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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rainy days make me want to nap.......

And it seems I'm not the only one.
Kitty Kate Kat is taking a
deserved rest - she was up all night - 
outside with Muffin Kitty, a big stray
male who has taken up residence in our barn.
He's called Muffin because of his color.  
He's gotten friendly enough that he will
let me pet him.  
When he gets a little tamer, he will go 
have a visit with the vet.

Meanwhile Kitty Kate Kat has been spayed 
and had all of her shots so no little kitties 
will come visiting.

Her real name is Katherine the Great and she lives with
Queen Elizabeth, our English Bulldog.

Deb Strain asked on Instagram if we had 
any furry friends who helped us work.

Indeed we do.  Besides Kitty Kate and Elizabeth, 
there is Jake's Welsh Corgi Dobby.
Dobby got his name because he likes socks.
He's staying with us while Jake is in 
college and now Dental School.

And while the animals are hanging around
keeping us company I have been working on
blocks from our 50th Anniversary Quilt - above - 

and the Clover Meadow Wallhanging.

The quilt we're featuring from our vintage book
Country Paths is November's Song

You can get the book with the pattern for 
this quilt by clicking here.

Meanwhile Fall is just around the corner
and to help us get ready, our Deal of the Week
is 20% off our Pumpkin Man Quilt.  
You can get your kit by clicking here.

I hope you and your dog (or dogs & cats)
had a good National Dog Day.

And I'm sorry, folks but the kit won't be in
the store until the 28th.  
I clicked on "Publish" instead of "Schedule".

Keep on quilting


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy..........

Lazy, hazy, crazy,
Well...... kind of!

Martingale is getting set for
my Sunny Days to come out.
It will come out in January and
we're taking Preorder this month.
We should have it set up by next week
so be sure to come back then.

Meantime we're still selling our Vintage
book Country Paths (one of my all time 
favorite books) at 1/2 price.
This is one of the quilt patterns in it

by the name of Oak Leaves and Turkey Feathers.
You can see why this is one of my favorite books.
I just love these colors and fabrics.

And speaking of all time favorites and
things that I love, this is our grandson
Jake.  You saw him graduating from UMKC 
last May.  This week he started at UMKCs
School of Dentistry.  All of his hard work
in college paid off.
Congratulations Jake - only 4 more years of
hard work and you'll be a dentist.

Following up on the Watermelon Days 
theme, our Deal of the Week is 
the Prize Watermelon Tablestand Kit for 25% off.  
Gotta love ice cold watermelon on a hot, muggy
summer day.  :)

Well, I'd better get back at it.
Pep and I have been married 50 years on October 18th
and I'm making us an Anniversary BOM.  
Its 93" x 99" - Whew!
Stay tuned for further installments.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

And still busy :)

America For Me
has certainly kept us busy.  
We weren't quite prepared for the
flood of orders for both the pattern
and the kit.

We had  enough fabric to make the sample but had
to order the rest from Moda for the kits.
Unfortunately the order for this fabric got mixed in
with an order for my next line.
Tammy finally called and they got it sorted out.
The fabric got here Tuesday and the kits are being cut.

Mary from Country Thread asked on her blog how I
got the quilt done so quickly.  I made the flags with
machine appliqué since the lines are straight.
DMC Machine Embroidery floss with 
the stitch set on one - almost invisible.

If you've been following Mary's blog you know
she's been having computer problems.
Our printers must have caught them - the problems -
because they both stopped working.
Everything finally seems to be humming along 
now though so patterns and kits have started shipping.
We are still taking orders for them or you can
get yours by clicking here.

This is "The Lady" from the same book - Lady Liberty.
I'm thinking of doing it again too -
 but with needle turn appliqué - 
maybe when we finish my 50th anniversary quilt.
Here are a few blocks from it.

And if you follow my blog, you know 
I have chickens.  Guess what I found the other 
day when I went to gather eggs.

He (or she) was in one of the nests.  Cullen was
with me and said it was probably a female 
because of her size. I'm not scared of snakes - 
never have been.
When I was young my father was in the Army
and we were stationed at Ft. Belvoir. 
We lived in Officer quarters with woods behind us 
and then the Potomac River.  Our house was 
shaped like a V with a little porch by the front door.
One spring a big black snake came up repeatedly
to sun himself on the porch.  My father
would go get our garden rake, pick him up
and take him back to the woods.   
Pretty simple and not scary.

Its August and August in Missouri is full of 
Watermelon Days.
Go to our store and any quilt pattern with a
watermelon is 50% off.

And speaking of 50% off our vintage book
for August is Country Paths.

I love that quilt - the patterns for it
and 3 other quilts are featured.

Well, I'd better go check the chicken house :)
and see if we have any other visitors.