Ask Jo: Edition #9 or so.

Every so often I pick questions that come up from readers either through email or through the comment section.  Today is one of those days.

From Libby, “Hey, Jo, how do I get hooked up with this challenge? Does it have to be one of the mysteries? ‘Cause I’ll never finish Easy Street. But I am trying to finish Cathedral Stars from a BH class. Though I doubt it will be done by Nov. 29, a challenge could make a difference.  Frankly, I don’t know how you have time to work on your own stuff with all the special assignments you get. I’m impressed!”


If you would like to join us in the challenge simply pick a Bonnie Hunter or Quiltville UFO and start sewing.  You don’t need to sign up. Then Saturday morning stop by my blog here and link up your blog to my blog showing your progress-OR if you don’t have a blog, leave a comment in the comment section and tell us what you accomplished for the week.  Sewing along with a goal really helps me get more done and I am sure it will help you too!!

From Linda in MT, “I have a couple of quilts I could send to Lyons if you could give me the info on where to send them. You are an inspiration to me with all your charity quilting plus everything else you do! I love to read your blog and look forward to reading about your house remodel.


Linda asked this after seeing the quilts that I machine quilted and bound for the flood victims in Lyons, Colorado.  If you have a quilt that you would like to send, just drop me an email and I will send you Phyllis’ address.  Here’s my email.

From Daisy, “Where is the blog about the new house and all the fixing you are doing? I didn’t save that info and can’t remember the approximate date you started it. Thanks.”



This one made me smile.  The blog about the new house and remodeling is this very blog you are reading.  We just haven’t had much time to do anything with the house.  When a person lives in farm country and their husband farms, their life is completely and totally dictated by the season and weather.  The house remodeling was completely and totally on hold until crops get out.  During the last half of October when the guys here were pushing to get the crops out of the field Hubby was punched in on his time card for 230 hours.  That is just the last half of the month.  Yep-in two weeks 230 hours of work. (Yes almost triple a 40 hour work week) With him working a schedule like that, everything here at the house falls on me and neither or us have time to do anything.  The good news, the crops are out and gradually there will be a few more blog posts about the house.  There is still field work and work with the cattle to catch up on but he won’t be putting hours like that in leaving us a few hours to work on the house.

We did get possession of the house in August.  If you’re wanting to read previous posts about the house and the remodel start looking in the July achieves.  That is when I first started talking about the house and showing pictures.

From Pam, “love those shelves of fabric!!! Do they have a website?”


Pam asked this after seeing my post about visiting the quilt shop, Country Sampler, in Spring Green, Wisconsin.  The answer, YES!!  They do have an online presence.  You can find them here.  In fact, I did a little cross stitching on my project which inspired me to scroll through their pages of cross stitch samplers.  Yep.  I haven’t finished one project and already looking for another.  Typical me!!

That’s all for now.  Feel free to ask’s the only way to know an answer.



5 thoughts on “Ask Jo: Edition #9 or so.”

  1. Jo, i’m going to jump on the challenge. I need to quilt Lazy Sunday! That’s my goal. I have Easy Street done but it still needs quilting. We’ll see!

  2. thanks again for posting the pic of my quilt, Jo.
    I did get in touch with Phyllis, and she said that the need for quilts for the families in Colorado is still great, with over 100 families being displaced from their homes from this epic flood. I’m so glad that with your wonderful help, i had quilts to send to them, and would hope that others will do the same.

  3. Shoot! I missed the ask Jo post! I wanted to ask about these “mystery” quilts and how they work. Now you have a question for the next time!

    Thanks for sharing every day!

  4. Thanks Jo for the update about the house. I will look forward to seeing more and hearing more when you have time to get back to it. I forgot all about harvest and how busy things get. Love the quilt you just finished. I can hardly wait to retire so I can get some real quilting done. Daisy

  5. Bette Schafer

    Hi Jo, I’ve been enjoying following your blog. So interesting watching the house go up and your move..
    One time you showed how to make Half trilangal squares , you started with strips, then cut and sewed. I’m trying to find a method so I don’t have to trim. Is there such a method?
    Thanks Bette

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