Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Quilt Barn Monday (13)

Linking up with Tom again this Monday on his Barn Collective Series.
This barn is owned by Josh and Jolen Custer.
The barn was started in 1930 and completed in 1933.
The lumber used to build the barn came from trees on the property.
Four generations have worked the farm on Bittinger Rd located in Swanton, MD.
The quilt square is called The Snail's Trail, or as some call it Virginia Reel.
The square was sponsored by Dolores and Hugh Andrew.
This square was chosen because it is the design on the barn of 
Donna Sue Groves, who is the founder of this nationwide project.
You can read about Donna and her project HERE.
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24 degrees when I walked at 6:45 this morning.
Walked all over town and around both cemeteries and the ball park loop.
Walked up Barn Sale to see the cows up that way.
They didn't even look up but just kept eating.
Kathy was out walking and she was the only person I saw out walking.
Pretty quite around town.
I did see a whole bunch of Mallard Ducks on a farm pond and I'm
hoping that is where Mr Duck from the doctors ended up.

Walked 6.3 miles
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I put some beef stew ingredients in the slow cooker and we left for
Happy Trails to do some work for the day.
Got more of the slab siding up on the cabin.
Sorry no pictures today.

Nice to come home and have some nice hot stew for supper.

I've finished the latest baby blanket for Blankets for Babies, a church project.
This blanket is knitted in the ripple stitch.

 It's been a good day.
Hope your day was a happy one.

"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument."
William G McAdoo


  1. Such a great quilt block on this barn. It's interesting how the names can change from one area to another. Thanks for the link to Donna project. I hope that you will stop back again.

  2. The baby blanket is lovely. I really like the ripple effect. MJ

  3. Love the quilt block, AND the story behind it.

  4. Hello, the quilt block is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the link and story. Love the cows. The baby blanket is pretty. BTW, your header is great. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  5. Hi Katen thanks for sharing this week's quilt barn. Interesting history of the barn too.
    You had a cool walk yesterday. We have been a bit warmer but that is coming to an end this weekend.
    Have a good day Karen!

  6. Sounds like a very satisfying day's activities! The quilt barn is another beauty thanks for sharing!

  7. Hopefully he is back with his duck family

  8. The baby's blanket is really sweet!!

  9. Beauty! I love that blanket ♥

  10. Love the picture of the cows.
    Interesting to read about the quilt barn.

    ... and isn't it wonderful to come home and have some nice hot stew for supper.

    All the best Jan

    PS Also meant to say the baby blanket looks good.

  11. I love quilt barns since I am a quilter...


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