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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Happy Blockheads Wednesday

I'll always think of Wednesday

as Blockheads Wednesday so

that's what I'll say from now on.

Now, however I'm working on 

the 2021 Mystery Quilt and 

"Starting the Day with Appliqué".

This is Block 3 of "Bees, Birds and Baskets".  

Come join us by emailing Tammy at

The temperatures are coming back

up - it was 60 degrees here yesterday

afternoon after days registering a high 

of -3.  While it was so cold we filled the

bird feeders twice a day.  This is the small birds

feeder up close to the house,

and these are the two on further out.

(My poor big house I got at Country Threads

one year has a battered roof from getting

knocked over so much by raccoons. We finally

started going out at dusk and setting it on the ground

so they wouldn't ruin it.). 

We scatter feed on both the large bench and 

around the birdhouse.

This is Midnight, my sister Nancy's cat.  
He follows her around like a dog and we all
love him.  And unfortunately he is a great hunter.
That is just fine with me if its mice - but not birds.

The middle feeder sits on concrete
blocks on both sides.  
From where Pep sits to read he could see
Midnight go in-between the blocks, be very still,
and grab a bird that came too close.  
Then he brought it to the house
to give to us.  It was still alive so we got it 
and put it in a box to warm up. When 
we let it out later   - it flew away.

We couldn't count of that kind 
of good luck again so I had to come
up with something else to do.  The birds
really needed that much food 
and that many feeders

First I stopped leaving food there 
but needed another feeder.

Here's the new feeder we cobbled up
in the front.  And the great thing is
that I can see it from the chair where I appliqué.

So now I can watch birds in the kitchen and 
the living room.  :). Thanks Midnight.  

This is "Living the Good Life"

the Mystery Quilt from 2019.

I'm not sure what happened but

somehow we never got the pattern or 

kits in the store.  

Well they are both in there now and 

you can go to the store to get one 

by clicking here.

           I thought each week I would start showing 
                                                       you a few quilts people have made using 
                                                         my patterns or elements of my designs.  
I just love seeing what people have
done with them and thought you
            might like to see them too.                     

This is an awesome log cabin by Janet Hedberg. 
She's pulled designs from quite a few different patterns.
I love it.
And this is the Stinson Family Homestead by Denise French.
She said that she'd never appliquéd a pig before.
Georgie Farney and Russ Stinson were our neighbors 
and with the good old Missouri red clay, Denise,
that probably would have been how Santa got 
a sleigh full of toys out here.

If you want me to include a quilt you've made just
send a jpg to Tammy at

I'm going to borrow a tip from Country Threads 
and ask you to attach a piece of paper with
your name on it.

That's all for today. I'm going to get off
of the computer and go to the loft after lunch
to start working on my Blockheads 3 quilt.

See you. next week and
Keep Quilting. 

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