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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

And aren't we all glad we're not in Florida right now.

Prayers for all of the people there.

Back at home things have been dryer but 

somewhat harried.  The pole in our closet (which 

was 10 feet long) broke and the shelf above 

it came loose so  all of our clothes, shoes, purses, etc

ended up on the floor.  Jeff went in town and got a new

pole and longer screws and we have a closet again.

The first thing I hung up was my Girl Gang Jacket.

Then I sorted through my clothes, decided what to

keep, hung them up and packaged the 

rest to take to shelters, etc.  Brian came over

yesterday and took armfuls of clothes in to Pep 

in the living room so he could decide what to keep, 

and then hung them up and filled the shelves with

shoes and hats.  Pep's cowboy hats from Waylon Jennings

and Willie Nelson concerts in Las Vegas take up a bit

of room.  Whew! - What an ordeal.

And today, Jeff is power washing the front porch

so he can stain it.

Needless to say, I haven't gotten much stitching done
but did manage to embroider all of the 10 bee skeps for 
Glad to Bee at Home.

I have the embroidery done and the doors

appliquéd.  Now to sew them to their backgrounds .

The kit on sale this week is

Linda's Lilacs

one of my all-time favorite quilts.

                                                    At the moment the original is hanging 

on the wall of the guest room downstairs.   I

may have to finds a place to hang it up here

for September - November.  I know just

where to hang it in the back hall.

You can go to our store to get your pattern

or kit by clicking here.

Now, have the best week with the people and quilts that you love

and I'll see you next week.


Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

Our special this week is
Country Blessings BOM

                                                          You can go to our store to get

your copy by clicking here.

This has been a busy week and I want to

watch the debates tonight so this will

probably be short.

                                                  One thing we've been doing is staining

things on the front porch.  I found this the other day 

in town to replace the red cabinet that had seen

its best days.  (You can see the red streak on the bricks

where it had rubbed against the wall).   

Now I've got to decide if I'm going to 

paint my jingle bells.

The bench needed a new coat of stain but 

stayed the same color.

Inside I got a new Betta bowl.   I have 2 Bettas

now and since they don't share very well, there's a

divider to keep them apart.  I think their technical

name is Siamese Fighting Fish.

I have lots of handwork to stitch tonight during the


There are 10 beeskeps in the quilt I'm working

on and each one has 6 lines of embroidery.

That should keep me busy through the debate.

I'm glad Fox is streaming it as I'll need to freeze

it when it gets dark to go shut up my babies.  

Or I might ask Jeff if he'll shut them up as he's not

very interested.  He said he already knows who he's

going to vote for.

So have the best week with the people and quilts that you love

and I'll see you next week.


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday - Part 2

Heavens - That will teach me to go up to the loft.

It seems we have some kits for Midnight Garden 

so we'll put them on sale too.

This was really a fun quilt to make and 

I hope you enjoy it too.  You can go to the

store to get either your pattern or your kit

by clicking here.

And there was a quilt I saw on the Country Threads

blog that I follow that I wanted to show you.

Mary took a picture of it at a quilt show she went to.

I'm sure she posted the name of the quilt

and quilter but I've forgotten them.  

I think it's really neat -my kind of quilt.

I did finish Honey and Lavender and it's off

to Becky soon for quilting.  Here's the drawing

jpg and I'll show you the quilted one when it gets back.

The patterns should be in the store soon 

and maybe the kits too.

In the meantime have the best week with

the people and the quilts that you love.

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday on Wednesday


After I got the coffee brewing, I hung the 

wash on the line and opened the little door

on the  new chicken house.

You could almost hear him (or her) thinking

"Should I?" or "Shouldn't I"

"I should"

Now, the next question is "how to get back in?"

I hate to interrupt this gripping drama with a commercial
break but the item on sale this week is the BOM
pattern for Midnight Garden.
You can go to the store to get your pattern 
for 20% off by clicking here.

And when I get back after my appointment at
the beauty salon, I'll tell you how I got them 
back in (if I do).

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

"Walk in the Woods" is our kit on sale today.

Designed by Jan Patek

Fabric is the Holly Berry Line by Deb Strain 

                                             That's Deb and her husband Scott going for the walk.

   We just had a horrendous thunderstorm and right now I need

                                        to take a walk around the farm and check on all of my critters. I

just wanted to get the sale item up for my early birds.  Be back with

pictures soon.

Well, that "soon" took a long time but here are my "critters",

 This is the bird feeder out front but as you can see, it attracts more

than birds.  Originally, we had 1 doe who came every morning and

evening and this year she brought a fawn with her.  Since  I took the picture

through the front windows its a little blurry and I think the blur is a

second doe that was a fawn last year.

Here's the feeder when I first fill it in the morning.  The sunflower 
seeds are for the birds so I just put the scratch grain out at night
for the deer.

This used to be the potting bench on the deck but

now is the feeding bench for the outdoor cats.  I'm not sure

what I will do for the cats this winter.  The over hang on the deck roof is

fine in the spring and summer but it will  be too cold later.

Those 2 pictures are Tigger who just showed up one day
and has decided to stay.  He's not feral which means someone
probably dumped him -shame on them.  He looks a lot like
Sam but I got Sam at Petsmart so he's probably not related.  He's
a very nice cat and wants to be petted almost as much as he
wants to eat.  I will have to get Tigger neutered 
before fall because kitties who want to mark their
territory don't get to live in the house

Here's Sam asleep in my favorite chair.  

And here's what I'm working on when I get a chance to
sit in my chair and appliqué.

One more corner block and Honey and Lavender will be ready to
go the quilter.

Meanwhile the barn chicks weathered the storms quite well
in their new house.

Can't wait to see Honey and Lavender quilted.

For now, have the best week with the people and quilts

that you love.








Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday

 And we're going to try the Raffle for

Be Joyful 


Details below.

To enter click here

This is the 3rd time I've tried to post this.  Have I mentioned

before that I am NOT a computer person?  Well, I'm not.

We hope you enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas in July

Celebration.  As a special thank you, we're offering you

the chance to win this great quilt (even if I do say so) 

designed by me and Linda Brannock with awesome

fabric designed by Deb Strain.  It's 28" x 40" and will be

the perfect addition to your holiday home.

And the best part ? - you can win it for only $10.00

(shipping included)

Now, I've got my Black Rifle Coffee so maybe things 

will go more smoothly.

Here's how it works:  Simply enter our raffle with the

minimum entry fee of 10.00.  The more entries you purchase

the better your chance of winning.  Originally we were

going to have the drawing today but the best laid plans of

mice and women went astray due to the internet.  We

have 2 internet servers and they both went down last week.

So to make sure that everyone had a chance to win the

quilt, we extended the deadline.  You can buy tickets until Sunday

the 6th and we'll have the drawing next Monday.  Good luck.

Since it's August we have a new Vintage Book on sale.

The Vintage Book for August is Sunny Days and when you click 

at the top to get your raffle ticket you can pick up a copy if

you don't have one.  Or they make great Christmas or "Secret Sister"

presents for your quilting friends.

Now I can't leave the blog without showing you the latest

picture of my babies.

Here they are safe and sound in their new house.  I'll

tell you more about that next week.

For now, have the best week with the people and quilts

that you love.


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Happy Girl Gang Wednesday - on Tuesday this week :)