Rainy Monday

by CountryThreads on February 20, 2017

It’s been raining for hours.


I think this grass turned green just today.


I love my grass but I fight a losing battle not only with the tractor and Rick but all the dogs who run through the soft muddy lawn leaving  giant paw prints!  I hate it – it makes me so sad because I love that green grass far more than flowers or shrubs and I can’t get it to thrive.  We also have lots of shade east of the house but still…..


This is what it looks like today – I just bought another bag of grass seed – guess I’ll go out and throw it around.

Hope, Tucker and Telly have been outside playing – they’re all wet and muddy – again.

Someone asked about Pammie – she’s doing well – these pictures were taken this morning.


Here’s petite little Heidi.  I think she’s about 13 years old but tiny.


Millie loves to tiptoe through the plants.


And here’s Ethel who came with Rox last May and was missing for several weeks last summer.


I spent this rainy afternoon working on a baby quilt and watching Season 5 of Homeland.  It is soooooo good!

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Janie Lang February 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm

That tiny cat is so cute! One of my cats is 21 years old!

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CountryThreads February 20, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Janie – 21 years old? Unbelievable!

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Donna February 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Mary your kitties are so precious. How about “Colton”. I didn’t realize you had so many cats plus the one in the barn. Yes dogs know how to get muddy muddy 😏

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CountryThreads February 20, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Donna – I’ll take Coltons picture tomorrow – he loves to hang out in the barn.

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Holly TH February 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm

I love seeing pictures of the kitties! With all those calicoes, they must have learned to either get along or avoid one another. Most of the calico and tortoiseshell cats I’ve had have not enjoyed the company of other cats and tend to get snarky. But they’re so pretty and someone has to love them.

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Joyce February 20, 2017 at 5:56 pm

I agree that Homeland is very good this season…..as it has always been! I enjoyed Homeland on my DVR today working on a hooked rug on my day off while watching the rain in Minnesota. Pure bliss! I love seeing your animals and projects as I was a big fan of your shop.

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Diane February 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Dogs and mud– perfect combo for them, but not for grass! We think Tuxedo kitties like Millie are always getting in trouble😺😺. I love the kitty pictures, too. We’ve had 5 calicoes and no problems. Isn’t that funny–different cats, different temperaments. Your rain will be in Ohio soon, Mary. Thanks for answering my question about the goats coats. 😃

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Angie Rowland February 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm

How is the cat in the barn? Trusting any better?

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Barbara February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Glad to hear Pammie is doing so well. The petite Heidi is so cute. Love Mary’s projects, too. What book is she using for her hexagon flowers? Sounds like her visit to family was fun. Thanks for all the news–pets, quilts, friends and family. Always a good read.

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Anna M February 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

How do you handle the dogs and mud? Do you wash their paws every time they come in? Our Jack Russell Hates having his paws messed with, it’s a struggle when it’s muddy.

Love all of your cats!

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CountryThreads February 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Anna – our concrete floors don’t show the mud too much and when all the mud dries up, I’ll scrub them. I ran the dogs through some water puddles to clean off their paws – a spotless house is not as important to me as happy dogs.

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Jean Elliott February 20, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Love the cat pictures…makes me think about getting one. Wondering about the cat in the barn. Hope to get to Garner in a few months and will call you if I do.

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Debbie grisanti February 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

I wouldn’t get anything done with all those fur babies, I’d have to play with them!!!!!!

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Sherrill February 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm

My sister has a cat that really reminds me a LOT of Heidi..no clue how old she is and she’s had a least one litter of kittens several years ago but is SO tiny! Pammie’s looking beautiful. They’re all adorable.

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Martha Engstler February 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Love the kitties!! Fun to see all the animals, thanks.

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patricia G Hayes February 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm

Mary, What and where can I find out about Homeland. Sounds like if you like it I will too. Thanks

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CountryThreads February 20, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Patricia – it’s a cable tv series but I bought each season on DVD. The 6th season is playing on tv now and I’m watching season 5.

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Alison Burnett February 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm

Hi Mary, I so enjoy reading your blog. I wish to thank you for telling us about the Dyson V8.
I bought one and I love it. I have a hundred pound English Labrador, need I say more. I also
use it on the rugs I hooked. Thank you, Alison

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CountryThreads February 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Allison – I am so glad you like your Dyson – I love mine, too.

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julie stancato February 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm

We had rain yesterday too, here in Wisconsin. Feels like spring, temps in the 60s I think. My son in LA tells me they’ve had rain almost nonstop. But, when he has rain with all the concrete it doesn’t make as much of a mess as on a farm, right? Cute pics! Julie

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