It’s A New Day!

Every day is a relearning curve due to the hack job, new updates and settings that no longer work like they used to. I am too old for this but Denise, Kayla, Kyle and I are all making progress on getting this blog back to normal. I know after the past two weeks that you’ll bear with me.

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Rick worked the entire day yesterday freezing sweet corn. I finished the last batch this morning and had a dish of this delicious corn for breakfast.

Here is our recipe – the top card written by my mom and is so used I had to recopy so we could still read it.

To check the size of photos I took a picture of this small antique doll quilt which looks like the original improv scrap quilt, doesn’t it? Both Jo and Bonnie use this piecing method and I love it.

Here’s a few more #8’s.

The Dirty Dozen Number For September is #3 – please make note so you don’t have to ask me again.

In the past 30 hours I’ve spent 5-1/2 hrs. working on this blog. Believe me, it’s not fixed yet but it’s close, I think. I’ll be so glad to feel normal again.

56 thoughts on “It’s A New Day!

  1. MartyCae

    Thanks to you and your friends for keeping at it!
    This year’s crop of corn is the best I have ever had!

  2. Jan from TN

    That corn looks delicious! No good sweet corn here in TN! Your blog & pics came thru great. Only one issue — none of the ads have an “x” to close them. Since our closing of the ads helps you finance this blog, I thought you’d want to know. 🙂

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jan From TN – yes, I need to know that but it’s disappointing at best. Thanks

      1. Jeanine

        Mary,
        I had 7 ads to close. Some days there are less, but if she would refresh the page she may get some with x’s.

  3. Kathy Hanson

    Do know that we all appreciate the hours you have put into fixing this – I, for one, look forward to it every day! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Can’t wait to freeze some corn with your recipe!

  4. Joyce from NY

    Your little doll quilt is cute & the #8’s are just beautiful. Thank you for all your hard work on getting this blog going again, I really enjoy it so much.

  5. Marilyn

    Your corn looks so delicious! Thanks for all of your your hard work to fixing your blog! I look forward to reading it everyday. I know it has been so frustrating for you and your support team.
    Marilyn in CT

  6. Jean

    A heartfelt THANK YOU Mary for being persistent. I would have been scared off a week or so ago! No ads to close today.

  7. Sue in Oregon

    Same as Jan. No X’s.
    Thank you for that delicious looking recipe. We are going to buy sweet corn in Roseburg very soon. We put up corn for the freezer every summer. Usually just plain, no salt, no butter. However, think I would like to try your recipe in addition to the plain bags.
    The #8’s you have posted are wonderful. It took a long time to load yesterdays but so worth the wait. Todays are wonderful too. I got out my #3 yesterday and it is now hanging on my design wall. I sent my #8 to you yesterday. Hope you got it okay.

  8. Lynn Handberg

    “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day!” You are doing great! I take my laptop in to a place in Mpls and have them take care of it when I have isssues. So I think you are doing a fine job figuring this problem out with the help you have. Keep on keepin on!!!

  9. Kathy in western NY

    We will all stick by you Mary through this and honestly your posts are the first I look for as well. I did have X’s on my ads to close and one was a “local” company and others quilt related so big brother sure does know who I am and where I live! Love all the pictures of the 8’s and it motivates me to get busy.
    Going to have some sweet corn on the cob this weekend so might have to try out your recipe too as it sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing your day.

  10. Susan Lenz

    Perseverance is key with techie stuff,and finding the right team to get through it.Congrats to all involved!
    thank you for brightening our days with your blog and wonderful information!
    Photos and text came through,no exes on ads though.👍🏼😃

  11. Montana Kathy

    Loved the doll quilt – so sweet. And thanks for the corn recipe, I’ll definitely have to try it (or my hubby will as he’s the cook in our family). Thank you and your wonderful team for your dogged persistence in getting the blog working again. Life would not be the same without hearing from you; sad to even contemplate. You make my day!
    Oh, and the #8 quilts are beautiful and so inspiring. Congrats to everyone!

  12. MAUREEN Mullarkey

    Thanks Mary and a thanks to your helpers to keep this blog going, as I look forward to reading it everyday!

  13. Sara Gray

    I had ads to close! Thank you so very much for enduring the process of fixing the technical aspects of the blog–I would miss it if you stopped doing it. Not so long ago, I had some huge technical issues with re-doing my website to make it work with all the new platforms (mainly mobile-devices), and I had to upgrade to Windows 10 at the same time. My web guy was retiring in the middle of it and his replacement was totally non-responsive. Many of the programs I was proficient in changed, and I had to re-learn/refigure so much. I cried a lot. My poor husband calmly put up with it all. It’s mostly okay now, but the bad memory remains. I hope (I know) you will get through this, Mary–so glad to hear you have multiple assistants! And, the corn is sky high here in Indiana, even with the late planting.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sara gray – your “issues” sound a lot like mine right now and yes, I have shed tears over it all. Denise and I both agree it’s somewhat addictive – looking for that all important switch that will fix everything.

  14. Lynn Haines

    You deserve an award for your persistence on the blog issues. Today’s photos are wonderful. I think I will try to cut the corn recipe in half. There are no farm stands in San Diego where you can get fresh corn but it looks so good.

  15. Brenda

    All people that are worried about ads, no ads, x’s, no x’s.
    Please read Flora’s comment on August 5. Perfect explanation and should answer all your concerns. Let’s move on.

  16. Dianna

    Thanks for your hard work. Love reading the news, seeing the animals, hearing about adventures you have. My granddaughter is here this week for sewing. Have gottten a lot of projects done, fun, fun,fun!

  17. Rose Mikulski

    I’m glad that see that your blog is close to being normal again because it’s that time of year I get to call Rick “Corn Star”.

  18. Carol Reents

    My post had x on each one. I am glad that I was told to close them out. I especially like the bright cheerfulness of the Bullseye quilt.

  19. Bobbie

    Good morning, your blog came thru beautifully today. The #8 you have shown are beautiful. So many different things.
    I love your corn recipe. My mom called it fried corn and would cook on top of stove and freeze it. She would also put a sprinkle of sugar in hers. And always said no salt before you were taking it off the stove to eat not freeze as it made it tuff.
    I had 6 ads to close today also.
    Have a great day, it’s overcast here this morning and a few sprinkles in the Pacific Northwest.

  20. Amy M

    It’s a new day is right!! You are making so much progress. A lot of work but your “fans” are very grateful for your efforts. I cannot believe the corn and especially proud of Rick! I’m going to have to stop and get some this weekend it looks so good. I was surprised yours was ready but I think I am used to eastern Iowa-this weekend is the Sweet Corn Festival in West Point and they have to truck in the corn because the local corn isn’t ready. They bring in 16 Tons of corn, the load is about two feet deep and 100 yards long. Its a lot of corn! You sit on a milk crate and shuck corn for about 3 hours! Refreshments are provided to keep the workers happy : )

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Amy M – our late crop is not going to make it- Rick waters the main patch so the corn is beautiful! I have heard of that Sweet Corn Festival.

  21. Penny C Maryland

    Is your corn from the crop you showed us that’s over 5 feet tall? Looks delicious.

  22. Diane, Squeak's Mom

    Again, thank you for working so hard to keep us informed of all you do. I am grateful to you for sending the pictures, organizing us with the Dirty Dozen, starting the rug, tell us what is going on with your animals and you and Rick. I do enjoy hearing from you and love the #8’s. 5 ads to close today:)

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane, Squeak’s mom – we’ll get back to the rug on Monday – I hope!

  23. Donna

    You are doing good Mary. We appreciate u sticking to it. Your blog is so fun. Totally enjoy it. Thanks.

  24. Nikki M in Tx

    If I can find fresh sweet corn here in Hotter than H… Texas this weekend at the markets plan to try this recipe as it looks & sounds wonderful. Corn is one of my favorite veggies. High of 101 with heat index of 107 predicted, decided to forego errands I had planned to do and just sew in air conditioned house. The older I get the less I tolerate the extreme heat.
    Your perseverance with this technology problem is admired & appreciated.
    Have a GREAT day then kick back & celebrate the day with cold beverage, I will be toasting you with one.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Nikki M – hey, Nikki – I’ve sent you 2 emails- will you look at them and get back to me?

  25. Jessica I. FL

    Thank you for sharing the recipe! I’m going to have to try it this weekend. One dumb question: when you freeze it, you do t drain it first correct? Believe it or not, I cooked corn on the cob for the very first time 2 weeks ago. 😂

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jessica in FL – no, don’t drain. In this recipe it’s the half and half that makes up the liquid so you want to keep it. How are you feeling, Jessica?

    2. Teresa

      Jessica, you don’t drain the corn. It helps to keep stirring it as you’re bagging, so all the cream doesn’t end up in the last two bags. I use quart size freezer bags. Enjoy!

  26. Teresa

    Mary, I use the same recipe for freezing corn and I got it from a coworker almost 30 years ago. It’s easy and delicious! I’m able to close Ads today 👍

    The quilts posted today are gorgeous! It’s so fun to see everyone’s work 😊

  27. Marilyn Holder

    Hi sweet Mary, you have spoiled us readers! I did not appreciate how wonderful your daily blog was until it wasn’t…a little emptiness when you weren’t there with all you do, plus pics. Looks like y’all have fixed the problem. Keep us moving.

  28. Carmen Montmarquet

    So glad you are back!! Yahoo!!! Love the quilts you posted especially the black and brown one! Can you tell me the pattern name?
    I have absolutely no adds to X out?? Haven’t on the last few that were sent!
    It’s always a treat to read your posts, i look forward to it everyday!
    Thanks for all you do and thanks to your assistants in helping to get you back!!!

  29. Judy

    Six ads today to close. And now they are “dancing” back and forth – first you see one bathing suit, then you see another one in different colors. XXXXXXX ing away!

    Judy in Texas

  30. Elaine Kopischke-Trejo

    I use that recipe also! The best corn in the world!!! Thank you SO much for continuing the struggle! I know so many of us love your blog and are so appreciative of all the work you and your friends are doing to get it back and running correctly!!❤️

  31. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks for the corn recipe: I’ll definitely give that a try. The corn in our area is very tall now, but won’t be harvested for a few weeks yet.

  32. ChristieB

    Thanks Mary for keeping on task of getting the problem solved! We all enjoy your blog sew much! HUGS… and stitches

  33. Jennie

    Love the corn receipt. should put some up this year. So glad you are back. Take care. Blessings

  34. Lisa W

    Mary Many blessings to you for plowing through to figure out the blog issues. Your blog is such a blessing to all of us. Your #8 quilt is just so striking, makes me want to make a quilt in those colors. I am a farm girl from Indiana and have never been a big sweet corn fan unless it is in corn salsa but your recipe sounds great!

  35. Diane Bauer

    Your corn looks wonderful! I’ve never been much of a gardener (other than flowers) but have always wished I would have spent some time with my Grandma when she was ‘putting up’ food for the winter. Her canned peaches were my favorite!!

    I am so glad to hear you’re feeling like the blog is getting close to being back to normal. It has been fun to see photos again!! I love seeing what everyone has been working on for their Dirty Dozen projects! I need to get busy with my September project!!

    I had 7-8 ads to close with this post. Sometimes I get the ads without an x, but it’s fairly rare for me. I check back after I post a comment too as that generally means I’ll have another batch that can be closed.

  36. Paula In Texas

    Thank you for your persistence with the blog. The corn looks yummy! The picture brings back fond memories of my Mother and Grandmother preparing corn for the freezer.

  37. Sue in Marion, IN

    Hi Mary! Thanks for spending so much time fixing this stupid tech problem. Computers are great except when they’re not,, and when they’re not, it’s SO FRUSTRATING! Here in central Indiana we have a guy in Tipton who grows My Dad’s Best Sweet Corn, and it always is delicious! DH just bought another big bag this morning at the farmer’s market. We usually roast it in the grill, eat what we want, then freeze the rest…but we’re going to try your recipe ….yum! I love having the corn all winter. Most of the lat- planted corn here seems to be doing well, but after all the rain in May and June we are now in semi- drought conditions. Indianapolis and south are getting rain, but it seems to bypass us.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Sue in Marion, IN – isn’t that always just the way it goes? Too much rain and then none – we’re having a good year but it’s not always this way!

  38. Cindy Lucas

    Thanks so much for publishing this, I lost my recipe from last time you posted it. This is the best freezer corn recipe ever.. The corn at the farm stands here in SE MI is super sweet now and I cant wait to make up a batch of this at the end of the week.

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