I’ve had a few days to enjoy all your comments and oh how I loved them! To hear what you’re doing and what’s going on in your lives is such fun – I suppose that’s how you must feel about reading this blog. I also appreciate knowing where you live – Connie said the same thing.
Here’s the view of the cornfield from my porch this warm September morning – the field corn is drying and turning into golden stalks.
Reed and his family brought me stalks for one corn shock and I could not resist taking off a couple ears of gorgeous Iowa corn.
Maybe I’ll take all the ears off the shock and hang one in every window!
Last night I had a little time and saw a box of strips that called my name.
My friend Carolee from Washington State was here last weekend and she loves red and white so I thought I’d make her a few pincushions for her store The Christmas House.
The first one has strips cut 1″ wide but I like the second one better with strips cut only 3/4″ wide. I will use the red velveteen for the back and send them to her without filling. She will fill them and close the opening.
On Saturday Carolee and Bob and I spent the day going to thrift stores and garage sales. This was my favorite purchase – another embroidery picture for my almost full wall.
I also picked up these two books for $1.00 each.
I’m sorry – I can’t make that picture turn! I have always loved Mary Englebreit’s artwork and just looking through this book will give me more than a dollar’s worth of entertainment. Same goes for the country decorating book. I happened to see this seagull on fishing line with a pull that makes his wings gently flap.
And once again the picture will not turn! So sorry. I noticed this seagull because my friend Gayle has a mallard duck (like the seagull) in her room at Concord that she treasures. When it broke last year Rick was able to fix it and every time I visit Gayle I’m allowed to give it a gentle pull to make it fly. Not everybody is allowed to touch it! Gayle is not doing so well right now.
It’s a mowing day here so I will close and get to work. Thank you for all the correspondence and if you have asked a question check back in the comments to find my answer.
Here’s a good picture of the cutting for the pincushion star so you could make one yourself.
I’ll close with a picture of fat but very sweet Betsy on top of the corn stalk bale that has toppled over.