Hello? knock, knock, knock.
Can you hear me?
I’ve had laryngitis - can you hear me now? Actually, that’s a big, fat lie. I don’t have laryngitis. So why haven’t I been talking to you? Sadly, I broke all 10 of my fingers and have been unable to type. Oops, another big, fat lie. I am on a roll. How about this one – Joe Mauer FINALLY called and I’ve had front row seats to all the baseball games. You’re not believing that one either are you? Whatever. I’m just trying to share with you and all I get is disbelief!
Life has been busy down on the farm. Do you remember how much whining I did last fall because it wouldn’t quit raining and we were digging machinery out of the fields on a daily basis? OK, that’s another sorta lie because when I say “we”, I don’t mean that I, myself, actually had anything to do with the digging. Ya see? I did the watching and they did the digging in the mud. That translates into “we”.
OK, moving on, it’s now Spring in farm country and aren’t we happy about that? Not only because we are happy to say goodbye to Mr. Winter, but because maybe all my previous whining has done some good. It’s been an early spring and a dry one which makes all the Mr. & Mrs. Farmer’s around here happy little farmers. And believe me, farmers are almost never happy. It’s either too wet, too dry, too hot or too cold. And then there’s the price of wheat – which is what hubs will mention when I want to buy a new pair of shoes…………………But many of the crops are in the ground and some are peeking up making the black fields look kinda fuzzy green. It’s a good thing.
So, on to the good stuff. Pictures. It’s been so long that I can barely remember what I’ve done or who I’ve done it with. (get your mind out of the gutter, it sounded better in my head than it did after I wrote it. Honestly, I have neither done anything nor done anything with anyone. Huh?) I’m talking about Loose Threads and Woolies. See, that’s part of the problem – there are 2 groups of really wonderful, talented women that I hang with (I am so BLESSED) and there are a couple gals who are in both groups. This causes me to get all confused about which group I did what with. I can’t help it, I’m really old (please don’t tell Joe! Ok, this “Joe business” is getting really old. I’m going to quit it now ‘cuz it’s not funny any more. You knew it was funny, right?)
Did I mention pictures? We had Loose Threads at Marlene’s house. We had arranged to have some Quilts of Valor quilts on hand that needed to have bindings sewn on. Here are some of the finished ones:
Oh, silly me the one above is a Ms. Denise pattern too. It was the striped fabric that made it really cute and my picture doesn’t do it justice.
Ms. D “might have” designed the above also but on the other hand, maybe not. Sorry, senior moment.
Aren’t these great? These are quilts that go to emotionally or physically wounded veterans. It’s a wonderful story chock-full of wonderful people on both ends of the giving/receiving process. Our local group leaves on Monday for Ft. Knox and I will give you their blog address then so you can read all about it. I’m so proud of all the QOV women – 600 quilts are headed for Kentucky! Just AMAZING!!
We had some great show & tell at Threads too so let me share some of that too:
Carole made a darling quilt from a children’s panel. Have any of you noticed that when working with those panels that they are not square nor do they leave any extra space so that you have room for a seam allowance? Ah, just a little pet peeve. It was really cute Carole:
Connie was gone part of the winter but just look at what she finished. Well, kind of……these 2 little miniature tops are done & ready to quilt. Don’t you love em? Did you notice the binding-stitcher in the background just furiously working? (Ms. Judy)
Little quilts are very labor intensive, but take a gander at this “little labor intensive labor of love”……
Yes, it’s the dreaded king-sized quilt! Was it 9 yards of fabric for the back, Connie? It was gorgeous and again, my picture does not do it justice.
Well, lookee-see. More bindings being sewn down – Carole & Lori.
This is the last one. Judy’s mother is doing the embroidery for a quilt hanging that Judy will put together. Her mother is well into her 80’s and look what a wonderful job she does with a needle. I want to be like her when I grow up!
By the way, did you notice the new picture I put up on the blog header? I told you it’s been an early spring – don’t my flowers look great?
Oh, you caught me, that’s another big, fat lie. Those flowers are from last summer.
This is now:
Well, I’m off to look for my bottle of “truth serum”. Not that I have a problem…………….