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

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Quilt Barn (16) Barn Collective

Linking up with Tom again this Monday for the Barn Collective series.
Went for a ride today and got a few more pictures of barns with quilt squares on them.
Here's one of them.
This quilt square is on the barn of Johnny and Sue Logan.
The pattern is Turkey Tracks
done in red, white, and blue.
Located in Deer Park, Garrett County, Maryland

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It warmed up and this morning it was 38 degrees.
Went out for my walk but only had a short 2 mile one.
Though it was warm, it was raining, and the snow was not yet gone.
There were icy patches around but with the water on top of them it made it hard
to see the ice and it was extra slippery.  
After I slipped and almost fell, the thought that came 
mind was  "Go Home" so that's what I did.
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Made blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
Wrapped all my Mom's gifts and packed up her Christmas box and got
it ready for mailing.
 Ken and I then went out to do a few errands the first was
going to the post office.
Walmart, Lowe's and the Dollar General were stops we made too.
 While we were out is when we found a few more barns with quilt
designs on them.
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The temperature remained at 38 all day and in the morning
it was a drizzly rain, but by 2:00 it was starting to clear and the sun 
came out for a little while.
By this time all the snow was gone.
I decided to walk over to the library and drop off their
Christmas cookies that I made.
Planned on coming right back home but since the weather was nice 
couldn't help but go for the rest of my walk.
Walked around town, and the two cemeteries.

Loved the sky and lighting in these two pictures.
So ended up walking my 6 miles anyway.
2 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.
Found a quarter this afternoon too.

For supper I made us one of those super sized salads
with lettuce, spinach, celery, almonds, pecan, oranges, croutons, and craisins.  
Topped off with Ken's Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette dressing.
It was quite tasty.

A nice relaxing evening at home tonight.
Reading, knitting, watching Netflix and 
having ice cream.
(Chocolaty Chippity)

A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈

"There are two types of people -
those who come into a room and say,
Well, here I am!
and those who come in and say,
Ah, there you are."
~ Frederick L Collins

15 comments:

  1. What a fabulous quilt barn and the sky shot are heavenly. We sure have a wonderful quilt trail in your area, thanks so much for sharing. I hope that you will return again.

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  2. That is a gorgeous barn quilt. That second photo is just perfection.

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  3. Those final two photos look so beautifully golden. There is definitely something about the light. Your mother is going to love her scarf! It'll be so soft and comfy for her that it will be like having a hug from you whenever she wears it.

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  4. The last two pictures are amazing.I love a sky like that.

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  5. Beautiful photos! Love the barn quilt!

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  6. Interesting new quilt barn! I love the 2nd picture of the barn, the quilt block, and the hillside. Your quilt block patterns seem to be largely different from familiar quilt blocks up here.

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  7. Hello, I love the quilt barn and the beautiful views from your walk. Awesome sky capture. Chocolate chip is my favorite flavor of ice cream. Great quote. Enjoy your day!

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  8. Beautiful barn quilt Karen. I love the clouds in the last two photos.
    Have a good day!

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  9. really stands out in the grey barn

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  10. Beautiful photos . . . your walks must bring you such peace. I really want to make a barn quilt for my barn . . . maybe this spring :)

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  11. I really enjoy seeing the barns and the quilt squares in your county as we have nothing like this here.
    Glad you had your walk when it was safer!

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  12. I like the quilt squares on barns, what a fun meme. Smart girl to head back home when you did. Nice that it cleared up for you to finish your walk.

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  13. All of your photo's are lovely, but especially those last two.

    All the best Jan

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