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Friday, February 18

simple country pleasures...

I would not,
could not,
cut a quilt or coverlet!

I would not,
could not...regardless of the condition it's in,
or how tattered it might be.

I would fold, and refold, then fold some more to put its best vintage face forward for the world to see. It's how I'm wired...
I just couldn't bare to cut one up.

Now if I come across pieces already cut, that's a different story. They are begging to be put to new uses. So today's simple pleasure is an angel made from a bit of vintage coverlet and hearts stitched from quilt pieces.

No pattern needed...just a cut here and a snip there, some batting, some muslin, a little more stitching and they're done! There's no "right" or "wrong"...she and the hearts will be uniquely yours.
Our angel sits high atop our Christmas tree, then after the holidays, she keeps watch over us from inside an old cupboard.

I'd love to hear how you're passing these February days...
sitting by the fire and creating something new is certainly a simple country pleasure.

Happy Friday to all!

Be sure to drop in at Verde Farm for their Farm Friend Friday...it's a terrific way to meet bloggers who live & love the country life!


  1. Love the angel and hearts. I know what you mean about the quilt. My husband always says to me at auctions,"you could cut it up" YIKES!! Enjoying 60 degrees here in Hellertown, PA, won't last long though.

  2. I would love if you would link up with Farm Friend Friday--this is a great post for that :) Would love to have you.

  3. Gorgeous decorations. I think I would have a hard time cutting up an old quilt too, knowing the work that goes into them. However I think you are right, if it is already cut, then it is fair game! I like your thinking. Jacinta

  4. The old quilts are passed on, like antiques. The care, the materials that go in to them are amazing. Plus the heat value retention on a cold Maine winter night makes it pretty special, needed. Appreciated.


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