Moving Day

by CountryThreads on December 18, 2014

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Zach and Chris provided the muscle to move furniture one Saurday. Most all of the “antique” furniture belonged me, haviing been a “junker” for many years. I’d return home with my new junk, unload it into the garage and the next time I saw it, the staff girls had moved it into the shop and put it to use. When we closed I had to decide which pieces to use in the sewing room, the house and/or in my yard. There are many pieces that will be for sale next spring at our yard sale. (We will announce that date after the first of the year.)
I did use one banquet table so my girlfriends could join me for our sewing nights and I covered it with one of the flag-patched tablecloths from the barn. I put my extra machine in the designated cabinet and added a chair from the thrift store in the corner. The shelving on the back wall is a junk unit I bought many years ago – it was probably a real bargain because it’s been through a fire which doesn’t bother me.

It’s coming together – more tomorrow.
Several people asked how to find us on Facebook – try Country Threads Quilt Shop. For some reason my “reply” option is not working. I’ll be contacting Kyle to come to the rescue. I did say I would write Farm News on Thursdays but want to continue the shop transformation for this week. Next Thursday is Christmas so I’ll try to post Farm News then.
Today I’m going to finish the “slab” quilt that I showed you yesterday as well as several small projects that are close to being done. I LOVE finishing all this stuff and yes, I have time for more. I have time for anything!!!

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Assembly

by CountryThreads on December 17, 2014

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Remember those scrap blocks I started last week? Today I’m starting to put them together. The quilt won’t be very big because I’m bored with this project and want to move on – I seem to have a pretty short attention span!

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Carpeting or not?

by CountryThreads on December 17, 2014

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As you can see in the photo, I took the easiest road to floor covering – I bought 2 pieces at Menards and used a scrap from Connie in the corner where a chair will sit. I had help glueing the seam together and it’s not perfect but when it gets dirty, I want to be able to throw it in the burn pile and buy another piece. The carpet squares would have been a good idea but much more work than I was interested in. I was in a hurry to get things in place and I have made progress but am not finished yet even though I am able to sew there anyway.
I have a space heater by my sewing chair when it really gets cold otherwise I keep it heated at all times. I even have a Christmas tree! I am thinking of putting a TV and satellite dish out there, too.
Did you see on Facebook that both Connie and I posted what we’ve been working on? Today I’ve been to the chiropractor and now will finish washing all the screens – a job I have been putting off. We will perform the cantata tonight for a local senior citizen apartment complex. Life is sweet!

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Almost Empty

by CountryThreads on December 16, 2014

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After much carrying, sorting and moving, the room is almost empty. Now the question is to put carpet down or not. The floor is very cold in the winter and the dogs would really appreciate the carpeting. I’ve been told not to carpet because of the threads but we have had carpeting in our classroom since Day 1 and it’s been really quite easy to maintain. Maybe it depends on the type of carpeting. I think I can do this myself – off to Menard’s to shop.
I think “lady cave” sounds too pretentious – maybe “quilter’s cave” would be more accurate?
Answers to previous questions:
There is no “like” button on the blog as on Facebook.
The quilt info is at farmchickquilts.com. Please contact Mandy, who lives in the country by Garner. She goes to my church and her mom, Karen, won the red and white quilt on Sunday night at the cantata. They’re planning to hang it in their new office. Congratulations, Karen! Why didn’t I take a picture? Duh.
More tomorrow.

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Creating the “cave”

December 15, 2014

This photo was taken November1 and as you can see it looked pretty junky everywhere we looked. It isn’t hard for us to remember the shop fully stocked and looking beautiful but after 6 weeks of closing sales, it took its toll. As Connie and I began to pack things up we sorted into hers, […]

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December 15?

December 15, 2014

Can it really be 10 days before Christmas? It’s 50 degrees and raining!

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Good Sunday Morning!

December 14, 2014

Emma loves her chair to sleep in!

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So Happy to be Back!

December 13, 2014

Thank you all sooooo much for letting me know you’ve missed me. Retirement is more wonderful than I could have imagined but I do miss interacting with all of you. We can all thank Kyle for figuring out the problem with the subscription service and we can now be in touch again. You know me […]

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Comments

December 12, 2014

That seems to be working now, too! YEAH!!!!!

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December 12, 2014

Click on comments to read them all even though it looks like there are none. Just something else to fix — grrrr!

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