Tuesday

by CountryThreads on July 29, 2014

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Look what Mary Baker brought for show and tell! Do you remember Storybook Dolls? Arco Gas Station dolls? I do – I had many and wish my mom had not taken them to the second hand store years ago.

Connie is holding a new berry basket collection- I love it! I wish I could just grab a basket and start sewing – on our website now or we will custom pick a basket for you!

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Exhausted Sunday

by CountryThreads on July 27, 2014

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Saturday we welcomed Betsy’s dog, Rowdy, a one year old border collie, to the farm. I failed to get a picture of Rowdy because he moved too fast! Bo, feeling like the resident male dog, and Faye being the little princess that she is, were both a bit put out having Rowdy join us but Biscuit and Sassy and of course Telly were ready to join in the fun racing around the yard. Since I have only one kennel, sleeping arrangements had to be improvised. Bo slept in the living room all week and Biscuit and Sassy are comfortable in their crates inside the kennel so that left Rowdy who had never visited before. I thought he could sleep in the screened porch but he protested so I slept on the porch couch with him on the floor next to me. For the person who asked if I put them in the barn the answer would be “no”; the barn is full of goats,chickens and geese. So you can see I really need another kennel and yard. I will never attempt to open a licensed kennel – I’m just a person who loves dogs and will “board” as many as I can in my house and 1-2 kennels for family and friends when they need to be gone from home. And I don’t like to leave home, so it’s perfect.

When I came out of the house this morning, these blooms welcomed me. Yup, my night blooming cereus has multiple blooms with more buds forming. It takes my breath away!

Before I left for church, Bruce and Cassie picked up Bo and by the time I got home again, Rowdy had left and Biscuit and Sassy’s dad, Ed, was here to get them. I had a 2 hour nap in my chair this afternoon! I needed it.

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Fair Week

July 25, 2014

I spent the afternoon at our local fair sewing with ladies who contributed their time and talents sewing blocks for next year’s raffle quilt. The Hancock County Fair queen and princess joined us and made a block, too–aren’t they both cute? Sassy and Biscuit are here for the weekend, Bo is still here and Rowdy […]

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Berry Baskets

July 25, 2014

We have stuffed some berry baskets in the shop with 10 Fat Quarters that reminded us of Summer.  You can have your own basket to sit on your table at home for $29.95.  Pick which colors go in YOUR basket by listing 2 or 3 colors in the comments section in the check out.  Click here to […]

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Farm News

July 24, 2014

Remember “Cheerleader Cactus” from about 6 weeks ago? It bloomed again today and there are more blooms starting to form. The blooms did not last even 12 full hours but it was beautiful while it lasted. My night blooming cereus is going to be blooming again soon, too. Conditions must be just right, huh? All […]

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Visitors

July 23, 2014

We welcomed Shirley and Bob from Vancouver, Washington today. Blog site has not been working well so look for all the news tomorrow on Farm News.

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Sunday

July 20, 2014

Kate and Brian brought Quinn to visit this afternoon and we spent a lovely afternoon in the screened porch eating fresh garden peas. We all attended a wedding yesterday – they are here from New Jersey. Tonight I’m working on a new Christmas tablecloth. Kit available very soon!

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Meet Bo!

July 20, 2014

This is Bo Anderson from Peoria, IL, who is my boarder for the next 10 days or so while his family is on vacation out west. He is a senior dog who has arthritis and likes to lounge around the house. Sweet Bo!

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We tried!

July 17, 2014

Connie and I tried to get a good picture of this new quilt but you can see we had too many “helpers”. This is one charm pack, yardage of green and gray and binding. Charms are cut into 4-2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ squares so there is no waste and all very easy. I used aged muslin […]

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Farm News

July 17, 2014

Right after Rick and I got married, he announced to me that he was putting up a carport outside his shop – directly in line with the view from the dining room, which is now the piano room.  Being a newlywed and aiming to please, I did not object but over the years I have […]

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