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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What a great time we had at the Mo. Star retreat AND

Happy Almost Turkey Day

But first the Retreat
And since there is so much to do the day
before Thanksgiving, I'll mainly show pictures.

Molly Barton (Girl Wonder) 
of Missouri Star.

Karen sewing the strips together for the beeskep/

Marie using the bias maker to  

                                                                make the bias vines.

Syd has hers made and is cutting out
freezer paper patterns.

And here we are with the finished product.
Good friends,
Lots of fun,
Lots of good food
And a quilt.
What more could one want:)

This is Pumpkins, Turkeys & Geese
The pattern is on sale this week 
and you can get it by going to the 
store after you click here .

Have a great Thanksgiving filled with
laughter, food, family and friends.
And of course --- Quilts. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Its still November - And COLD....

This is what it looks like outside.
It's 22 right now but it's
supposed to get up to 40 later today.

Yesterday the high was 22 so we're already 
ahead of the game right now.

When its this cold this early in the season
I spend a lot of my day taking care 
of my chickens - making sure each house has
food and a heated waterer and that the
waterers are working.

My neat green waterers don't work anymore -
the water is frozen.  So yesterday I ran to Orschelns
and got some plug in pet waterers.  
Luckily the green waterers can be converted to
feeders.  I just took them to the house, washed
and dried them, filled them with feed 
and turned the lids (just the lids) over.  
Now they're feeders- pretty neat :).

Before I post this I'll take a picture of the new set up.
I can't post right now anyway because for some 
reason, Blogger won't save the post so I'll have
to leave it open until it will.

I may have to wait until it warms us 
a little to get things to work

Back inside, Kitty Kate

and Elizabeth

are keeping me company while
I'm working on "Cozy Cabin" -
the Tablestand Quilt for

I didn't have a chance to post on Veteran's Day
but I hope you had a chance to thank one of
our service men or women for the
great job they do of keeping us safe.

To get a kit (including 
the hanger), click here.

Keep quilting ladies and
see you next week.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

And now it's November.........

But for awhile it looked like we had skipped a month.

Dobby, our Welsh Corgi is
discussing the situation with the 
stone puppy by the garden bench.
I think they decided that it was 
too soon for snow.

I found out the breed of my little chickens.
They are banty Mille Fluer D'uccles.
I am assuming with that name they are French.
Apparently the Mille Fluer are
the white dots on their feathers.

This is their comfy house with it's 
nests for laying eggs and their feeder.

They seem to have gotten a little
confused as to which was which.

And this is the November Mystery Quilt Block.
This yellow cat is new to the barn.
I leave the window to the grain room open a
crack except in the most severe weather.  
The window faces the south and is protected.

That way if one of the house cats goes out for
the night and isn't back by house curfew they
have a way to get out of the weather.
Well, Muffin Kitty is a stray who showed up
about 2 months ago and has made himself at
home.  He's settled in and loves being petted now
and getting his "wet food" treat every night.
(Dry food and water are a staple)

Since Halloween is over, it's time to turn about
the Fall Favorites Tablestand Quilt.  
Now we're headed for Thanksgiving.  To get
your pattern or kit for the 
quilt click here.  The Pumpkin and
Gate header is available now also.

Our Vintage book for the month 

with patterns for 12 fun quilts, 
pillows and stockings.  
To order your copy click here

It's time to get busy.
Christmas will be here before you know it. :)