Hold your breath – I’m going to give this a whirl and see if can post text with photos. It’s a beautiful morning in the porch with a cup of coffee and a bunch of cats and 2 dogs.
I showed you the picture of the outdoor wedding we attended last Friday at 4:30 but some may not have gotten it. This place is called Diamond Oaks – a wedding venue north of Clear Lake with lovely grassy areas and many oak trees.
Look at the chandelier!
The downside of an outdoor wedding is of course the weather. It was very, very windy but at least it wasn’t raining. The ceremony lasted 7 minutes! Good grief – hardly worth all the falldoral – is that a word? No mention of a prayer or a Bible verse which disappointed me. The cutest thing I saw was this little girl in front of me who
didn’t want to smile for me. Instead I got this darling little scowl.
Finally she gave in when grandma intervened.
After the wedding we walked across the yard to a barn for dinner and dancing, dancing by the young kids only – haha!
Aren’t they cute? The wedding party danced for hours! They knew all the words to all the songs and we loved watching them having such a good time.
Saturday morning I mowed at the church – it was my turn but Bible School was being held each afternoon and I hated to have the kids bring the cut grass into the church on their shoes so I waited till Saturday. The back area is huge and another guy helped mow that part with his huge mower. My mower deck is only 42″ wide and good for doing all the tight spots.
Connie’s been very busy gathering her Dirty Dozen. She, like most of us, easily located 12 UFO’s.
Are you getting anxious to start our game? Connie came up with this idea about 7 years ago and I remember gathering around the cutting table while somebody drew the number for the month. It’s a very good idea to finish what we started!
Dorothy S. finished her Little Uncle Sam.
A couple weeks ago baling hay happened. Here it is going up into the haymow where we used to have so much fun at Quilt Camp.
And then there’s the garden.
It’s been hard to stay ahead of the weeds when it rains nearly every other day.
Could Hazel been any more spoiled?
She has a new favorite toy – a Chuckit Flying Squirrel.
At church last Sunday was the most beautiful funeral arrangement I’ve ever seen. It was round so the urn could sit in the middle with a tall spray of flowers on the left side. The flowers were simply beautiful and were fresh! Not artificial!
I’m working on the red and white quilt and when I finish I will give away my extra book to one lucky reader.
Jessica – hope you’re reading this! I’m thinking about you this morning.
When readers send orders, they sometimes include their blog name and I love it! I know readers by the name they comment with and l like to know more. That’s the problem with this blog – you know MY life but I don’t know what’s going on with the readers.
On the subject of pattern orders — when someone sees a Country Threads quilt on other media posts, you simply cannot just order it. Special order patterns will now require $3.00 postage with each order. We are getting more of these requests all the time and it’s very difficult to fill these orders. We try to make patterns available to our readers a few at a time because it’s sometimes hard to locate all of the hundreds of patterns we have designed. Some patterns that feature appliqué have several pages that make it heavier to mail – thus the $3.00 postage.
I still have a few feed bags – no more of the white bird seed bag but I have two other designs. No chicken feed bags left. I have goat feed, bird seed and cat bags – $4.00 each.
One reader noted that after she ordered a bag from me she realized she was filling her bird feeders with a reuseable bag and realized she’d been throwing them away for years.
Uncle Sam is still available for $10.00. We’ve got just a handful of Sew Charming left for $14.00 each. And a selection of new patterns coming soon.
I think I made it through this blog post without incident – whew! Keep in touch!