This morning’s paper brought a delightful surprise! A folk-arty, primitive style of quilt for the annual block-of-the-month, Across the Wide Missouri. And the bonus—it is a quilt reflecting life on the frontier! What could be better? It is a charming quilt with lots of history of my native state thrown in. The first installment features a short story of Luzena Stanley Wilson whose husband had caught “gold fever” and packed up his family in 1849 to head west for Sacramento, California. The treacherous trip took three months and Luzena discovered much more than gold…..
The designers of this wonderful quilt are Edie McGinnis and Jan Patek, two area favorites. Here is the first very prim block, with the one on the left by Edie and the one on the right by Jan.
Another great way to weather out the winter?
Build a snowman!!!! Neighbors across the street constructed this amazing Snoopy Snowman in their front yard. Isn’t he just the most darling snowman EVER??!!! Love him!
Or-r-r, there is still another way to fight the winter blahs around here:
Natasha In Repose
Rocky Following Suit
It’s a cat’s life……sigh.