Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!

Sunbonnet Sue can't wait any longer...... go to a new home.

The winner in our latest give-away.....

...wait for it.....


Contact me, Heidi at prairiestitcher at centurytel dot net. You can choose a pattern HERE and let me know which one you want. Then, I will send it to you by email.

Next week, friends, we're off to our annual Quilt Retreat! Stay tuned for news of the journey, the stitches and the fun.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A New Banner Coming Your Way! February Valentine! And a Give-Away........

Prairie Cottage Corner "Banners of the Month"

We are never weary, are we? Well, yes, we are, sometimes, but Sunbonnet Sue is always there to cheer us up and help us forward. In our current campaign to get all of our promised "Banners of the Month" out on the market, we've produced our next one: February.

Here's February's Valentine Banner

Like all the banenrs, the center applique piece is a 12" block, several borders and a simple, pieced corner block. It's made to be a wall hanging, a banner to hang on the porch or to be part of a larger quilt. It's up to you.

We added 1/4" heart buttons to Sue's bonnet, pinafore, pumps and kitty. A small piece of lace trims her pinafore. She's all set for Valentine's Day. Is there a Sunhat Sam in her future? I think so. He's waiting in the wings.

The block is simple and fun to piece. This banner requires just four different fabrics but can be made from scraps, too. You can embellish it any way you wish. You can buy this pattern HERE.

And don't forget to go over to MooseStash Quilting and tell Joan what a wonderful sample of this banner she has made for us! Quilter Cum Laude, yes, indeed. We love you, Joan.

To Enter the Give-Away, just leave a comment on this post of your favorite thing about AUTUMN. The contest is open until 5 PM, Monday PDT, October 20th. The prize will be your pattern of choice from Prairie Cottage Corner.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Welcome Katrina!

Our most elderly friend, Norman, passed away a few weeks ago. He was in his 14th year and had been failing for the last six months. He was a happy cat and he often told us so. Rest in peace, Norman, until we meet again.

Not wanting Bodecia, who had known Norman almost all of her life, to go into a deep mourning, we looked around for a likely kitten to join the family.

We found Katrina.

Ahem, Katrina! Hey, Katrina! They're introducing you. Sit up and look pretty!

She's got Norman's old white rat, as you can see, on the floor of the workroom. Why she wants to roll around down there like that, I have no idea. She'll be hours getting all that dust off of her.

She's developing quite an effective rabbit kick, we'll have to give her that..... 

and good balance on the haunches......

seems to understand rat anatomy......

knows the head from the tail...... Yes, she's doing quite well in RAT101.

Now, to see if she can pass BIOLOGY101 by removing the rat's brain.....

it's a serious fight, folks.

She's got him down.....

did you hear that? The rat cried uncle! Katrina wins round 1!

This is exhausting, raising kittens.

I'd rather be upsidedown.

Or, asleep, at last. Bodecia. Age 9.

And Katrina, too. Sleeping dustmop. Age 12 weeks.