Christmas tree update

by CountryThreads on January 30, 2015



Get a look at the Christmas trees! Ha! I never need to wonder where to put my tree ever again because the goats love to eat trees.
I am taking Susannah to the vet this afternoon because it appears the mastitis has returned. I am worried about her – she is not eating well either nor is she moving around – she just lays down and I bring treats to her which is about all she eats. Say a little,prayer for Susannah,



by CountryThreads on January 27, 2015


I used the layout from Jan Patek’s quilt with this piece of dog fabric that I’ve never known what to do with. Now to quilt it and hang it in the dog kennel.


The Dog Park Is full today!

by CountryThreads on January 26, 2015



Lizzy arrived last night and Biscuit and Sassy came this morning and Bentley is still here. Hope came to work with Connie this morning as well so counting my 2 dogs, that made 7 dogs playing in the nice weather while Connie and I cleaned, sorted and moved furniture. This building will hold the books, patterns and sewing rummage. The Civil War building will have the fabric and furniture. More sorting this afternoon.


Measurements you requested

by CountryThreads on January 25, 2015

Rose’s gray squares are cut 4-1/2″ and the colored squares are cut 1-1/2″. Rose cut triangles but I would use connector squares.

This is what I did with the triangles and squares that were leftover. I put all the triangles together into triangle squares and joined them into rows and added a few rows of sashing just for a little piece to lay on a table in the porch next summer. Then I sewed all the leftover squares together, added borders on top and bottom, quilted both front and back and made a porch pillow, too. It’s so fun to just sit and sew scraps together into small projects for my house which is something I never had time to do when we were open. Then every minute was spent sewing projects for the shop.
Happy Sunday!


Making Progress in the Shop

January 23, 2015

Here is my carpenter, Curt, working on the new dog room and now it’s finished. It’s at the south end of the building and will have the dog door open to the east of the building. I feel like maybe I’m creating a “dog park” instead of a kennel. It’s not a kennel – the […]

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Working in the shop

January 21, 2015

Here are Claudia and Cheryl marking antiques, etc. in the back room of the Civil War building as well as a wall of baskets for sale. Our closing business sale is June 4-5-6 and you don’t want to miss it! Next we’ll be marking 32 years of finished quilts for sale, all reasonable. We will […]

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My Rose Tablemat

January 21, 2015

I finished quilting my tablecloth – blocks and pieces from my friend Rose. I also pieced the remaining triangles into a small piece that I will quilt and show you soon. We are working in the shop today watch for a post later.

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My Latest Project

January 18, 2015

This is what I’m going to start quilting tonight. My friend Rose gave me her leftover pieces from a quilt I loved so I made this square piece for my table and will call it my “rose” tablecloth. This feral cat has lived in my barn all winter – he sleeps on top of these […]

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Attn Colton Fans!

January 16, 2015

Once again this “prewash” was not by invitation – Colton jumped into the dishwasher when my back was turned. Silly cat!

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Here’s the block

January 15, 2015

k Yes, this is actually a 9 patch, 9″x9″. Squares cut 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Triangles cut 3-7/8″x3-7/8″, cut once diagonally. Quilt measures 54×72. Not my original design, I have seen it many places. Used bright scraps with white background. Now to get it quilted.

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