I just love when packages arrive. Last week, two huge boxes came from my Mom in Missouri. The first box had a wind and waterproof Carhartt coat and pants that I ordered from Angellโ€™s Western Wear & More โ€“ just in time for the cows to start calving. It is already looking pretty worn in after helping shovel the corn out of the bottom of the bin.

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The second, had a sweet letter from little sis Schyler and two quilts.

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I am glad to have my quilts back from the quilter, she did a great job. Yet, I am dreading doing the binding. It is my least favorite quilting task. Lucky for me, my Grandma Georgia enjoys binding quilts and always offers to help with mine. I must admit โ€“ I have never done a whole one by myself. I would have asked my mom to mail them to her instead, except my 81-year-old grandma is about to have carpal tunnel surgery on her right hand! Leaving me, with the need to rent a movie and get working. I am praying her surgery & recovery goes well, especially since she enjoys quilting so much.

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The fabric and pattern for this green, yellow and black quilt came from Material Girl Quilt Shop in Centralia, Missouri.

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The green, black and white project was a Christmas gift from my mother a few years ago. I started the project over Christmas Break and did not get a chance to work on it again until Thanksgiving Break of the next year (quilterโ€™s confession moment).

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This second project (above) was started on account of my love of warm colored, autumn-inspired fabrics. The large center panel and borders also came from Material Girl. The wall hanging is actually a gift with a deadline, so I cannot be putting off the binding work. The green fabric will be used for the binding. I wanted to pull it all together with green, calming tones. The best part of this project, was the large panel meant it all came together in one afternoon.