A New Book and Another UFO

by CountryThreads on February 26, 2018

I finished this book – very good – the ending was a surprise – let me know if you like it. I could never wait my turn at the library to read a book if the wait was 2 years! No way, no how! I bought it on Amazon for about $14.

I started this book Saturday night and I’m loving it! I enjoyed his first two books so I’m hoping this one is just as good.

The UFO’s are never ending. I finished the blue and yellow quilt top and it’s waiting to be quilted. I have several that are waiting to be quilted! This is my next UFO – I wanted it to be bigger so I bought another charm pack – what was I thinking?

And I was cleaning today and found both of these small patriotic kits – if I start now, maybe I’ll be finished by Memorial Day.

Does anybody out there just LOVE old doilies? I am soaking these to clean them up and would be happy to mail them to one of you for the price of postage. Email me if you’re interested.

Connie made a really cute quilt last week – I’ll show you tomorrow along with all the info to make your own!

Back to cleaning! It’s 40 degrees and sunny – dogs are playing in the grove and the goats are soaking up the sun.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie Letvin February 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

I LOVE old doilies and I don’t have any of them! My niece sometimes helps me vend at shows and informed me that I need some nice doilies to place around in my booth to make it look better!
I downloaded the Kristen Hanna book to my Kindle and will start it next.


Luci February 26, 2018 at 1:31 pm

I would love to have your doilies and am more than happy to pay postage for them. I have kept the doilies that were left from my grandmother and my husband’s grandmother. There is just something about them that is both decorative and useful. I have them all over my house. Please tell me how to send you the postage…..Paypal, check, whatever.


Carol Garner February 26, 2018 at 1:33 pm

I would love to have these, will pay postage, let me know. Thanks!


Carol Shaw February 26, 2018 at 1:39 pm

I LOVE old doilies. If you have any to share, just email me the postage amount. Thank you! Carol


Gloria February 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm

I love the fabrics in the flag pincushion kit….I see about 4 pieces of
Circa 1852, Collection for a Cause fabric and it is my very favorite fabric. Would you want to sell kit to me?


CountryThreads February 26, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Yes, I will sell it – price on front is $18.95 – plus $6.00 postage. Send $25 to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave. Garner, IA 50438 —-IF you want it. I have only one kit. This is responding to Gloria only.


Mary February 26, 2018 at 2:02 pm

I love old doilies and wish I had one of the ones crocheted by my grandmother.


Kathy February 26, 2018 at 2:17 pm

I have my grandmothers crocheted doilies and my idea is to someday hand sew them all down randomly on an old linen tablecloth so I can see them. Other than that I use a few around on tables but I want to touch and see them all. Anyone have other suggestions? Some lay them on top of curtain valances and I like that look too.


Linda February 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm

I loved the book too. I am familiar with that part of Alaska and found it to be factual geographically. It’s not often I read a novel that takes place in Alaska that I can believe the author actually visited the state. Everything Kristin writes is excellent.


Cindy Jantti February 26, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Just Love Love Love old doilies…I bought some this past weekend while out antiquing…would cherish them very much! Just let me know if I answered soon enough.


Arrowhead Gramma February 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Mary… Would you be able to share the name of the pattern you are using for the 30’s charm squares? Have a huge stash of 30’s and this would pattern would certainly help to use some of it up. Thanks.


Dot February 26, 2018 at 9:12 pm

It looks like Disappearing 4-Patch.


Diane February 26, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Love the quilt; go ahead and add to it. I am binding a 102 x 108–I get it when you think it should be bigger!! Isn’t it fun to watch the goats and dogs running around and having fun? It’s warm in Central Ohio, too, about 58 degrees. I love doilies, but have many of my Nana’s.


Shirley February 26, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Stayed up late and finished little fires everywhere. Great story thanks for the recommend.


CountryThreads February 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm

Shirley – connie just finished it, too, and liked it!


mary h February 26, 2018 at 4:08 pm

What a great day- got a nice walk in since it’s 51 degrees. Do you think warm climates can truly appreciate a day like this when they haven’t been through gray and cold?! I get so much more done and am more cheerful when it’s sunny and warmer. I love snow, but not dark cold days.
You will like that book.
My sister was just visiting from Maine and accused me of having a store of my own in my sewing room. Ha, she has one too. I saw a quote on Instagram the other day. This gal said I was put on this earth to sew and make things. I found that a very validating thought.
Have a good one, Mary!


CountryThreads February 26, 2018 at 6:48 pm

Mary – I’m going to wear that motto, too!


Donna Sproston February 26, 2018 at 4:14 pm

I made the small flag quilt with a kit from Country Threads. I love it. Thirties prints remind me of visits to my grandparents in Kansas. I am sure their quilts were made of feedback prints. Had I known you were in need of more prints, I would gladly have sent you some.My 30s tote is overflowing. I loved those books on Afghanistan. How is Reed’s quilt coming?


CountryThreads February 26, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Donna – we quilted it yesterday! Just the binding left!


Janie February 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Can spring be far away? First had a flooded yard, then it froze and had a skating pond! Lol. Next will be mud!


Sue February 26, 2018 at 5:33 pm

The UFO quilt will be a cute one. Even though you bought more fabric, at least the disappearing nine patch goes pretty quickly…doesn’t it?? I just returned from the long arm quilter with my mystery quilt. Now to get it bound in time for the retreat. I promised you a photo and I will get that to you after I bind it.


ANITA Fetzer February 26, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Have KRISTENS BOOK ON REQUEST AT THE LIBRARY. MADE A PROMISE TO Myself, i WOULD DO LIBRARY NOT BUY. ITS HARD THO. HAVE READ ALL OF Khalid’s books last one not as good as the 1st 2 but I enjoyed it. Now i have Pattersons new Alex Cross to read
Beautiful here in Dayton Ohio today. So nice to see the sun,so many days ofvrain,and more to come in a few days. Lots of high water nearer Cincinnati..


Susan February 26, 2018 at 6:07 pm

I have read all of his books I like them all.


Linda February 26, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Mary, what do you soak your doilies in to clean them up?


Sandy February 26, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Mary, do you ever get books on your electronic device by using Bridges? I had a librarian set it up on my tablet and love it.


CountryThreads February 27, 2018 at 10:41 am

Sandy – yes, I read books on my IPad but don’t use Bridges – I’m not familiar with it. Explain.


Paula February 27, 2018 at 9:50 am

Mary, would you share the solution you used to soak the doilies. I have some, from my Grandmother, but they need to be “freshened up”. So glad that you have UFOs too! I have been focusing on finishing, rather than starting a new project!

Paula in Texas


Judy February 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm

I like the colors in your disappearing four patch. I have one started in purples, but it seems to be on the back burner for now. I like doing disappearing nine patch better.


Felicia Hamlin February 27, 2018 at 11:49 pm

The dissapearing nine patch is going to be very pretty. It is nice to get some sunny warmer days, now and then.


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