Two Finishes

by CountryThreads on February 12, 2018

Here’s the log cabin baby quilt ready to go to a sweet baby girl in Wisconsin.

And remember the little quilt that Connie made and I drafted in a post last week? Here’s mine – ready to put on my table.

Here’s a job for a winter day – putting photos into albums. I’m sorta caught up now.

Winter is wearing me down – we are getting a 30 degree day on Wednesday which will help break up the below zero days. I think this is one of the coldest winters we’ve had for a few years – maybe it’s just because I’m older. These cats really need to go outside! Yikes – I’m sick of winter!

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Debbie February 13, 2018 at 12:08 am

You and me both Connie-I’m sick of winter-especially after being sick the entire month of January! Only left the house 5 times to go to Dr. appointments. My closest friends this winter have been a portable heater and an electric blanket. Even with the extreme cold, and occasional snow, ice and freezing rain along with all the recent rain, I have daffodils about 6 inches tall with buds on them and tonight the frog peepers were singing. Maybe they have insider info.
Love the baby quilt, especially the polka dot border. Oh, your little quilt picture did not come through.
Hang in there!


Janelle Bucher February 13, 2018 at 12:46 am

Love reading your posts. Have to say that I am fortunate enough to be in Phoenix this Winter (first time as a snow bird), not missing the Nebraska weather at all. Nebraska is having just as much snow and ice as you are seeing there. Best thing about being here is I am getting a lot of quilting done. Yea! Can’t wait for your book to be published.!


Maryjane in CA February 13, 2018 at 12:50 am

You sure got that quilt done fast! It’s just adorable. Lucky baby.


Betty Keene February 13, 2018 at 4:12 am

Lovely baby quilt. Saw the mini quilt on the newer post. Love it, also.


Anna M February 13, 2018 at 5:23 am

Me too!


Ruth February 13, 2018 at 7:35 am

Your photo album is encouraging me to get back to work on my own photo project. Thanks!


Janice February 13, 2018 at 7:47 am

Love the quilt! Very cute, she will be so pleased. And a photo album – wow, since digital cameras I haven’t held an actual photo in years. They are all in my computer and phone. So sad really. I miss looking at photos in an album. Was just saying to my husband over coffee this morning how it seems like Spring is in the air, even though it’s still around 30 degrees out there. We have been fortunate that it hasn’t snowed that much this winter (yet! shhhhh!!!!). We know there will be more but, with the sun as high as it is the snow won’t last very long. I’m so jealous that you have daffodils and peepers, Debbie!


Janie February 13, 2018 at 9:04 am

I’m sick of winter, too! I’m beginning to understand why people go to warmer climates during winter!


Sue February 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

I love the new baby quilt, Mary. The polka dot border is perfect with the log cabin squares. So cute!!
The groundhog did see his shadow here. I fear for March. March can be our worst month in the west.


Launa February 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

5 cold degrees outside this morning in upper Idaho..glad for no new snow. Wonderful dot border on the baby quilt; a great gift to be used. Happy Valentines Day tomorrow to you, Mary! On a cute note, this morning’s news showed goats trained as caddies on an Oregon course.


Diane February 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

You are so creative to put the polka dots with the log cabin squares. Love it!! We have had a cold winter in Central Ohio, too. Our house is on a hill so when “down the hill” got 3 inches of snow, we got 5! Why are so many people up at 12:00 and 4:00 AM?? Whew. I thought I stayed up late–lol.


CountryThreads February 13, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Diane – I’m up because I can’t sleep!


Diane February 13, 2018 at 11:25 am

Mary – I am a native Minnesotan living in Portland, Oregon. Winters here are always a challenge in a different way. It is very dark and rainy until March. The other day, my brother-in-law from Minnesota, sent me a picture of his snowy front yard with the sun shining. That was a sight for sore eyes! I really miss the sunlight at this time of year along with the turquoise skies. At this point in my life I am thinking that I could even tolerate the cold. I look forward to reading your blog every day for my ‘fix’ of midwest inspiration. Hang in there – winter is tough on us all.
Hugs, Diane


Kathy February 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Boy I hear ya too Mary!!! Bring on spring, tulips and dadfodils soon please. I think it’s wearing on everyone you speak with around the country except for those warm places which seem few and far between. Add the sick bugs going around is just adding to the winter doldrums. We are suppose to warm up to 40’s here in NY so very happy to sew with the sunlight. But your posts brighten our days with your activites. Love the polka dots border……it just makes the sweet baby quilt.
Happy valentines day !


Felicia Hamlin February 13, 2018 at 5:12 pm

You got some nice projects going Mary. It was nice to have the warmer temperatures. The little Log Cabin quilt is cute. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Kate February 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

This frigid Winter has been hard on me, too. It’s not only been very cold, but damp. Some nights I crawl into bed with my heated mattress cover set on high, a hot heating pad at my feet and three blankets on and shiver until I finally get warm. I read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book, The Long Winter, every year and it puts what I have to go through in Winter and what they endured in comparison and we really don’t have it so bad. Love all your projects. That baby quilt is so darling.


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