Doing 3 things at once

by CountryThreads on February 27, 2017

I’m watching The Bachelor which doesn’t require much concentration.  I never watched in the past but my niece Jenny watches and texts with her mom, my sister Becky, so then I got involved, too.  Pretty funny at times.

I am going to quilt this little tablerunner tonite.  Connie and I are participating in a vendor market in Garner on April 1 so I’m trying to finish up some smaller projects to sell.


Here’s another one that I put together and will quilt this week.  It will also be for sale.


And remember the baby quilt I was working on?  Here it is quilted and bound.  I like it.


Meet Mo, the young golden doodle who spent the weekend with us and will be returning next weekend.


I felt free today.  In the past 35 days, I’ve had 66 dog overnights!  Today was just us – Telly, Rox, Rick and me so I decided to go shopping.  I drove an hour and when I got there I realized that my wallet with cash, credit cards and ID was in my church music bag!  I had to just come home – I was mad, disgusted with myself and just downright bummed about the whole thing. When I got home I cleaned house and did the laundry.  Maybe I can shop tomorrow?  I had enough cash in my van console to buy a dish of ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery.

Here’s where I found BC when I got home.


Good grief – what a day.

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Martha Engstler February 27, 2017 at 8:33 pm

Love black kitties. Our dear Lucy was long haired black and the best cat we ever had. Miss her so much. Know the feeling of getting someplace to discover I had no money. I was very sick and had to go about 20 minutes to the drug store and didn’t have my purse. Bah!

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Debbie grisanti February 27, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Unfortunately we all suffer from them, but they don’t last long!!!!!! Tomorrow will be better.

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Mareen February 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Better than leaving you purse with all your money and cards in a McDonalds on your way to KC and having having to drive back to Iowa to hopefully find it….and that was before cell phones right Mary?

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CountryThreads February 27, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Mareen – so true! I knew exactly where my wallet was but it just wasn’t in my purse because Rick said if I got stopped for speeding, I’d need my license. Last week I got a warning for speeding between the two churches on Sunday morning and didn’t have my license with me! Ugh!

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Susan Sundermeyer February 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Uh, imagine doing that when you’ve sat down and placed your order at a restaurant! May your tomorrow be filled with sunshine and smiles, Mary!

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Diane February 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Oh gosh, don’t you just hate those happenings? I hope it was a nice day for a drive!! Your quilts are great. Does the second one have a name? Today, I worked on baby quilts for our guild to give to the hospital. Shopping tomorrow sounds like fun–try again:)

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CountryThreads February 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Diane – the second quilt was a bag of assorted blocks and strips that I just put together without a pattern. I am happy with the result.

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Julianna March 1, 2017 at 6:39 am

Mary – if we’re all talking about the red, gold and green quilt, make a pattern of it. I fell for it before I had even scrolled down far enough to see the whole quilt! It is a winner to be sure! Love that it has so much to look at yet flows beautifully. I’m amazed at how you just “put things together” I’m afraid I would just look at all the blocks and wonder what to do. Guess I should follow you and just got for it! Have a great day!

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Rhoda Ebersole February 27, 2017 at 9:27 pm

And some days are just like that. But on a Monday yet. Tomorrow will
Be better.

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Ann February 27, 2017 at 9:33 pm

I’ve done the “no wallet” thing- only it was a door key! Drove 2 hours to go to
the farmhouse to clean and had left the key at home. Didn’t want to break a
window. Turned around and went back—–Bummer!!

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Kathy Hanson February 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm

I love your little quilts for sale and especially the baby quilt. It makes me feel better about trying to get the colors and things all equal distances when I put them together. It is beautiful the way it is and I would spend too much time trying to get it symmetrical!
What a day you had – I have done things like leave my wallet at home when I needed it too so understood your frustration! Hope tomorrow is a better day!
Good luck at your sale, your things are so nice, they will sell well.

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CountryThreads February 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Kathy – I like layouts that aren’t so predictable – I think they’re more interesting.

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Pam February 27, 2017 at 10:26 pm

Thank goodness for car change! Ice cream makes any day better.

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Susan Burger February 27, 2017 at 10:32 pm

I am wondering how you decide on a price for your pieces that you sell. Do you have a formula or do you just try to guess what someone would be willing to pay for a table runner or a baby quilt? I love that baby quilt by the way and I also love your straight line quilting (oh, and I love your blog).

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Judy Emmons February 27, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Where is the sale on April 1st? Any more information
about it that you can share? I love going to different sales
and visiting new places. I don’t think you are too far from
Rochester, Minnesota.
Love, MO’s picture. Wow, 66 dogs in such a short time.
People in your area are really lucky to have you to take
care of their pets/family members I call them.
Tomorrow is another day and I hope you enjoy your
shopping with your wallet!

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Teresa February 27, 2017 at 11:49 pm

That reminds me of the time I forgot my wallet at home. My son is a flight attendant and asked me if I wanted to go to Maui for a 26 hour layover with him. I had one day to pack. We left home, I drove to the aiport, when we arrived in Maui I asked my son to add a tip to the driver for me I would pay him once we were in our room. Got up to the room, went to pull my wallet out from the bottom of my bag and it wasn’t there….I was horrified thinking I dropped it on the plane or at the airport or it fell out in my car. So at 1pm, home time, I called my husband to find out I had put it back into my purse, instead of the bag I was using to travel. Thank goodness my son had his credit card!

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Marilyn February 28, 2017 at 8:05 am

Mary, You work so hard multi-tasking that you are entitled to one mistake now and then. And, just look, your took out your frustrations on constructive motions – cleaning. Now you can shop!

I love your little quilts, especially the first one, brown and blue squares. Keep sewing/quilting and keep talking to us……..I look forward to your news. Thanks, Marilyn

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Michele February 28, 2017 at 9:42 am

I will NEVER have your eye for colors. You always have a way of putting just the right fabrics together. Not matched, not boring, but oh so pleasing and interesting to the eye. I’m jealous and amazed all at the same time.

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Pat Williams February 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Just curious–how big are the squares in the pink/gray baby quilt? Hope you got to shop today. Life is always interesting!

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CountryThreads February 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Pat – 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ cut

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Polly Perkins February 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Beefy is doing much better now.

The Bachelor is quite entertaining … just ridiculous sometimes. But we do need some nonsense to laugh at sometimes.

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Connie Rademacher February 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Love the red quilt in the background of the first picture of BC on the couch. Do you remember what pattern that would be? Thanks. Glad you were able to scrape enough change together for ice cream. At least the trip wasn’t a total loss.

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CountryThreads March 2, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Connie – too many years ago for me to remember one name in hundreds of patterns. Sorry.

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Ann Barlament February 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Love your little quilts, especially the first with neutral tones.

Just think how much you saved by not being able to shop. Now you’ll have more reason to go out another day.

Wow, 66 dogs within a short period of time…one could say you get your quota of “dog loving”!!

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Moe Baly March 1, 2017 at 5:56 am

Hi Mary, I love that your doggy day care business dream is so successful! Your quilts are fabulous. Wish I could go to the Garner sale, it will be awesome if you guys are there! I left my wallet in Door County, Jay took a vacation day, drove up there (4 hours), got it, turned around and drive back home. He didn’t even stop for ice cream. Hope your day of shopping is better than anticipated.

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Marsha Ransom March 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Oh, my, how disappointing! Sounds like something I would do these days with too much on my mind! Love BC – how cute is that?

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