Saturday Sale

by CountryThreads on March 30, 2017

For those of you living in North Iowa, here are the details of the sale we’ve been sewing for.  The Garner Spring Vendor Market is this Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm at the USDA building on Hwy 69 just south of the Garner Inn.

All of these succulents are going to be for sale, too.  If you’re planning on purchasing plants, could you bring a box to take them home in?  Or a basket or something to set the pots into rather than a bag.

Bentley arrived this morning for a weeks stay and this time he brought his bed with him.  Guess who loves his bed and he doesn’t really know what to think about it.

I am smitten with that little face!

Bentley – not so much!  Ha!


A Day To Catch Up

by CountryThreads on March 29, 2017

Someone asked about the barn cat – here he/she is!  What a sweet face!  Still afraid of me however.

And here is Chicklet all grown up.

And here is the whole family – Daddio, Mama and Chicklet.

Today was our last fire in the fireplace for the season.

I should have taken a “before” picture of the porch before I swept up the firewood mess.  I can’t wait to sit in the porch again!

Here’s Hazel sleeping in my lap as I drink coffee and watch TV news this morning.  How sweet is this?

I love it when she sleeps on my lap – such sweetness in a little furry body.

Connie and I got together to price quilts for the sale on Saturday.  Here’s one armload ready to go!

I love Connie’s cat named Ruthie!

Hazel made her first visit to the vet this afternoon.  She weighs 6.3 lbs – a bundle of energy and fun!



by CountryThreads on March 28, 2017

Just look at that little face!

I just took New York Beauty off the quilting machine – I love it!

Rox had a grooming appointment this morning and I was able to deliver the pink and gray quilt to Hannah, her groomer.  Isn’t she just the cutest thing?

I took Hazel along and left her at Hannah’s to play with a puppy who is boarding there.   Hazel needs as much socialization as I can provide and I brought home a very tired little puppy.  It’s good for her to play hard and then rest.

Connie and Roy are coming home tonight and Hope will be happy to see them.  She is like our dog when she’s here – I love her and she is comfortable with us but like all vacations, it’s good to get home.

Hazel is crate trained for naps and overnight and I’ve never done that before.  I always felt guilty about a dog in a crate but the experts are right, she is so happy in her crate and she doesn’t whine even once when I put her to bed at night.   She does her business outside – I take her out on a schedule and she’s almost 100%!  She sleeps through the night, going to bed about 11 pm and getting up between 6 and 7.  She sleeps in a crate by my bed.

In the picture in the driveway, she has her first dead bird!  She was so proud.

I think this is going to post – let’s hope so!



by CountryThreads on March 28, 2017

I’ve watched lots of basketball with her on my lap like this.


Tired Puppy


Blog Issues

March 27, 2017

Sorry it’s been awhile – I couldn’t get the pictures to upload.  Sure enough – I’ve posted so many pictures I have to buy more space on the server.  Dilemma. Hazel is delightful – I love holding her on my lap and we have now established a schedule.  Like a baby, she needs lots of […]

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March 24, 2017

This morning the black lab puppy named Bo arrived for an overnight stay.  Hazel was afraid of him at first because he’s big and he can run over her.  I want Hazel to be well adjusted and socialized to lots of other dogs and other experiences so every day there’s something new.  Bo jumped in […]

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National Puppy Day

March 23, 2017

Today is National Puppy Day and Hazel is acting the true puppy – so many toys and she seems to want to play with all of them at once.  Here’s what our living room floor looks like.  You’d think we had a toddler living here! Hope is staying with us till Tues while Connie and […]

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Hazel Continued….

March 21, 2017

Hazel is a terrier and full of energy.  When Rick isn’t home, Telly not only tolerates Hazel, she even plays with her but when Dad is around, her loyalty is only to him and she has nothing to do with Hazel.  But…we’ll get there in time. Hazel sleeps in a crate through the night and […]

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March 20, 2017

I am so excited to introduce you to Hazel, the newest member of our family. Before anybody writes to tell me, I do know how much work puppies are and I will love every minute of it. She met the sewing machine last night.  Connie and Hope met Hazel on Saturday. More later.

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March 19, 2017

Emma says it’s spring!  This morning when I went to the barn, Emma bolted out the door.  By the time I got back to the house and sat down at the table, this is where I found her. Yup, right outside the front door!  I closed the dog door because I wouldn’t be surprised if […]

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