Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thanks To The Goat Gazette!!!

I have been a HUGE fan of Country Threads ever since I started quilting some 24 years ago! They have a great website and a wonderful newspaper that they publish called the Goat Gazette.Since my little bout of laryngitis a week ago, which then actually turned in to a nasty cough, then a nasty cold and back around to the nasty cough, I have been feeling much like a cat with a fur ball (I'm only guessing here) stuck in my throat!! While reading the recent issue of the Goat Gazette I noticed a home remedy for that very thing---1 teaspoon honey, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a glass of warm water - WOW it works!!!!!!! So check out the Gazette, besides all the tempting quilting related paraphernalia to buy, wonderful articles about animals, they can also fix what ales you!!
Today my final package arrived from my Secret Angel Stitcher who I now know is Jantine from the Netherlands. She made me the most wonderful bag in colors that couldn't be more perfect for me, and she has the most amazing handwork! Notice both sides of the bag. Also included were some very yummy sweets and quilt labels. She has spoiled me royally and I am so excited to have made a new friend in the Netherlands! Thanks Jantine, and thanks to Helen for hosting this wonderful swap.

Here's a sampling of the goings on in Polka Dot Land. I managed to make a Minkie ribbon comfy for our little guy. Since I obviously might have something I could pass on to him I needed a stand in for the picture!! All three other photos are bindings for customers! Have to brag about my friend Carol who made this wonderful pumpkin quilt!! Too cute for words in my opinion, and in fact the two quilts in the lower corner of the mosaic are both Carol's! Man can she quilt and quilt fast!!!
Monday I will be off for a four day quilt camp. I will have tons of pictures to share and hopefully I won't get kicked out for coughing!! Happy second week of November to everyone. See you later alligators :-)!

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Glad you're feeling better. I love home remedies. When my kids were little and they got sick my wonderful next door neighbor would call for me to come get some honey and lemon she mixed up for them. Much tastier than cough medicine!

PunkiePie said...

Feel better soon!

Jen :)

paula, the quilter said...

My mom used to give us honey and lemon. Dad would slip in some whiskey to the concoction. *s* Grandma used to give us mustard plasters. *ukk* Glad you are feeling better.

Carol said...

Hampton loved his minkee comfee with the little ribbons hanging off. One of his favorite things. Miss Carol's quilts are wonderful! Have tons of fun at Quilt Camp!

Karen said...

I really like the pumpkin quilt with all those little squares!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, My mom used to give me that for my cough, I am so glad it helped. I was on nanette's blog and saw the wonderful thread catcher you made for her, do you sell them? i would love to buy one from you, anytime, evrn after the holiday would be fine. have a great sunday!! jane

PS Love the pumpkin quilt!!

Threeundertwo said...

I love that pumpkin quilt! Do you know the pattern by any chance? I could probably figure it out, but we need to give designers their due and their $.

I've heard of honey and lemon before but never tried it. Hope you're better!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm glad your feeling better Cheryl!!! Gotta love that Gazette huh? So your saying the sun thing didnt work?? LOL!!! And the other thing???????
Have fun on your trip. Love the quilts. That carol is something else.

julieQ said...

I am glad that little remedy helped you! Hope you are on the mend soon. Very pretty quilts!

Tricia Tolton (rtolton@afconnect.com) said...

Cheryl,
I got one of your cottages in the exchange. I love It! The dog in the window is terrific. I'm so glad you were in my group. I've been checking out your blog for a while. You are one talented lady.

Ginger Patches said...

Great quilt pictures! What is a minkee ribbon? Sounds interesting, I love minkee!! I've never actually done anything with it though. Have a great time at your Quilt Camp!!!

Kim said...

Isn't that pumpkin quilt just so cute! I like the charm 9 patch one also.. so many talents out there. You must have a fun job seeing all the quilts when you bind them. Now, don't let yourself get down sick with camp and the Holidays coming around!!! We used to get the diaper with the black sav diaper pinned around our necks.. LOL Oh my what a sight!!!

Nan said...

I love the idea of the Goat Gazette, and I have to subscribe to it. I'm so glad their remedy worked for you! Love all the quilts you've been binding, especially the pumpkin one.