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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

And we're going to start with the sale item for this week.  

This is my"Down on the Farm" BOM 

and you can order the pattern (we may even

have a few kits left) by clicking  here.

And this is the gorgeous crabapple tree in

our front yard.  It's finally starting to lose

some of the blossoms now.  When I got up 

this morning there were white dots all over

the front porch.  In the quilt, it's the tree with

the red dots but it's still spring so the dots are white.


Here's what I see when I go out the front door.

I love my japonica too.

And of course, wherever I go, Elizabeth goes.

I'm not sure where Dobby is, but he's 

around somewhere, I'm sure.  You can

usually find me by following the barking.

Pep says I don't need people with trumpets

and flags to "herald" me, I have Dobby.

The bleeding hearts and golden poppies are

blooming and the iris are starting to bud.

And we're finding morels - our favorite mushrooms.

Pep will make us scrambled eggs and mushroom

tonight for dinner and I will

 get to stitch on the Spring Quilt of the Quarter.

Sounds like a great day to me and a great

division of labor.  Whenever I go to a bridal

shower and they have us write a piece of advice

for the bride, I always write "Be sure to marry a

man who can cook." 

Have a great week ladies with the people and 

the quilts that you love the most.








Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

The tulips are blooming

 everything is growing,

everything is growing

and the garden beds still need weeding,


But I got the newest Club offering figured out.
We have a new club - a "Quilt of the Quarter " Club
and this is our Spring Quilt of the Quarter.
Its called "Spring, Wonderful Spring"and
is 32" x 36".  I'm much better at designing quilts
than at coming up with names for them  :).
The kit includes the pattern, all fabrics for the
top and the binding.  You can go to our store
to get your kit by clicking here.

There will be 4 Quilts of the Quarter 
each year and if you
belong to the club you get 15% off.
To join the club email Tammy at or
call her at 816-632-7632.

Now, I still haven't gotten the garden bed weeded
but I'd better go feed Muffin.  Quilts and pets come first.

Have a great week with the people, pets and 
quilts that you love.


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

The day started out bright and early -
or rather dark and early.
Elizabeth always sleeps with me
but when I woke up around 3:00 she
wasn't there.  
I got out of bed, - looked under the bed
but no Elizabeth.
I went to the living room and checked 
the door to the deck - but no Elizabeth.

When I woke up at 8:00, I put on my
robe and walked to the barn.
She had gone into the office to eat Nova's 
food (Tammy's dog that comes with her)
and apparently the door had swung shut.

At least on my walk back to the house
I got to see what was going on in the garden.

And I could see all the work I needed
to do there.

I let the orpingtons out with their rooster 

and then the banty's too.  
Orpingtons and banty's live in separate yards 
- banty roosters don't realize they're not as
big as orpingtons - they think they're "big stuff"

I gathered a few eggs and headed to the 
house for coffee trying to figure when I would 
have time to clean out the garden.
I'd rather work on quilts than weed the garden but. . . .

Speaking of which, this is my granddaughter Summer
and the quilt I made for her.  I'm trying to remember if
the blocks came from Blockheads 2 or 3

Summer has some stuffed bunnies that go 
everywhere with her.  Here are some of the
blocks for a little quilt I'm making for
"Summer's Bunnies"  using Deb Strain's 
Honey and Lavender line that will be out
soon.  I'm thinking of doing a QAL using the

Meanwhile, the kit we have on sale today is
our Bird and Urn Tablestand.  You can go to the
store to get yours by clicking here.
And while you're at it you can pick up
your vintage book Garden Spirit for 50% off.

Now, I've got to go to the loft to pick out the
fabric for our Spring Quilt of the Quarter.

The weeding will have to wait.
Have a great week with the people and
quilts that you love the most.


Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

                                                              Usually I start my blog off with

                                                        a picture of what I'm working on now.

This is our new refrigerator.  The last Thursday in

                     March, Pep said that either one of us wasn't getting
                     the freezer door closed or there was something wrong
                     with the fridge.  It was the fridge.    Since we got it 
                     Sears, we called them on Friday.  They said they'd have
                     a repairman come out on Monday.  We transferred the 
                     frozen stuff to our small freezer in the barn and brought
                     down 2 coolers to fill with ice for the rest of the stuff.   
                     After surviving the weekend living out of the coolers 
                     the repairman got here Monday and informed us that it
                     couldn't be fixed, it was too old and they don't make parts 

                      for it anymore.  

                      So Pep measured the space -- we bought

                      a new one and Jeff and Pep got it into the kitchen.

We couldn't open the pantry door.

We tried turning the door around and it would fit but

        the angle was wrong.  Pep and I couldn't fit through very well.

 Also there had been a button on the door frame that

turned the light off when the door closed.

Jeff (our handyman who lives in a trailer on

the farm) had a switch in his "inventory" so now

we can turn the light on and off.

The door space was unusual so we did a search

for "accordion doors".  We ordered one.  The order

was cancelled the next day due to "issues with the

seller".    We ordered another.  The same thing happened.

The 3rd time was a charm.  The door came and Jeff installed it.

We have light in the pantry, ice in the freezer and

food in the fridge instead of in a cooler on the deck.

But instead of working on quilts last week, I

got my kitchen back in working order.

Now for the fun part.

The Vintage book for April is Garden Spirit.

and our special for last week was 

the Birdhouse table runner for 20% off the kit.

 You can get your copy of the book for half price

and the kit for 20% off by clicking here.

And now that my house is back in order, I've

had time to start designing a little.

We're not doing a Mystery Quilt this year but 

instead are doing 4 smaller "Quilt of the Quarters

Here's the one for Spring.  I'll do the fabric next week.

The special this week is the pattern for the 
Birds and Bunnies BOM

It will probably be on special next week too since
this is so late.

Now I've got to go take care of the chickens and the
barn cat Muffin.

Have the best week with the People and quilts that you love most.