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Thread: Another Reason to Make Warm Quilts

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    Jan,

    You certainly live in a beautiful area! Drove through there for the first time 2 years ago and was totally enamored by the beautiful vistas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​That sounds like good news to me because the glacier ice could sure use colder temperatures to recover. Some countries depend on the ice for their water and it does not look good with Global Warming.
    That same thought came to me as I was reading the article too, wondering if this would slow the Global Warming.
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    Jan,

    truly lovely place, fabulous views and I bet that cottage is really homey now you have your things in it, thank you for sharing. I live in a modern house and although I dream about a cottage like yours I know I like my creature comforts too much to ever make the dream a reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    For you, Karen, my cottage on the farm.
    I WISH I had current pictures since I've been living in this darling place, but I just don't. So I'm showing you the drive and gate; the view of the "big house" -- my cottage is hidden behind it; the view from the rear porch of the "big house" -- same as that from my cottage window; the front view of the cottage; the living room/studio prior to my arrival. Where you see the siding is where the addition was added for kitchen/bedroom/bath.

    The land is more rolling than it appears in these photos. The distance to the pond (green on the left off the back porch) is probably 1200 ft. Just off the view of the cottage, to the left outside the frame is the original wellhouse, still in use now as a storage house and haven for the kitties in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Remember reading about the deep freeze that set in between 1793-1830? Well, it looks like we might be in for another one! Time to break out the wool batting! Story here
    Speaking of deep freeze, my Mom (gonna be 96 in October) gave me the federbett (feather bed) that my grandmother made many, many years ago. It has been in an airtight freezer (not plugged in) for the past, at least, 50 years. It was made to fit on top of a double bed and talk about keeping warm for the winter, this is just perfect. We sleep with down blankets AND a homemade quilt (by moi) on top and I am thinking this would be super cozy. Also, and most important, my husband suffers from Peripheral Neuropathy, both legs and feet. He feels cold all the time, even though to me they feel nice and warm....not to him. 95 degrees outside and his feet and legs are cold to him. This was caused by a chemo cocktail called Vincristine from when he had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. So I am thinking, how good are these feathers, should I hang it outside and let it flop in a good Minnesota breeze, should I take it to a drycleaner and let him clean it. I know I am going to make a duvet for it, maybe I will make some 9-patch blocks and use that for a duvet. I am just curious about what condition it is going to be in when I get it. Also, I have heard some places will retick pillows, but will not touch a federbett or a down comforter. One guy said it had something to do with the machine stitching the "boxes" with the sewing machine they use (which is probably like my Singer) and not a commercial machine. Someone also told me that feathers turn into powder after some years. I never heard that and I am not sure if he thought I was a dummy or something that he could sell me a new federbett. They are very very expensive - for the real thing! And Grandma's is the real thing. It is covered with ticking - no duvet on it. I remember it being the traditional blue and off white striped ticking.

    So, anyone who could give me some ideas on this. I have washed our down comforters and they turned out beautifully, but these are not all down. They are feathers too. Big difference there. I am assuming they are goose feathers. My grandmother saved feathers also for future pillows, down comforters and the federbett.

    Thanks in advance and have a good day. Have to mow the lawn today, pick up leaves, cut back lilies, and pull the impatiens. The mums are coming into full bloom now. I got my indoor plants in and have to start fall cleaning, get the windows washed and secure the house for the winter. Am in the throes of getting a garage sale going with my sister. We are getting rid of some of our stuff, her stuff and Mom's stuff. Which is how this whole federbett thing came up. Mom called and asked if I wanted them. Ohhhhh, Yesssss!!! Edie
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    We have to be ready for anything around here! It seems we set new records, high and low, everyday. Yesterday was a nice "fall like" temp of 96, lol.

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    Krystyna.....I am one that tends to read these type of reports and take them to heart.....the people around me, generally poke fun at me, but I tuck the info away and remember. I, too, think things have changed, weather a biggie. Not sure I can do much about it, but the food shortage definitely is happenening due to the changes. I am keeping this article. Thank you.

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    Jan your place sounds like Heaven to me. The floor may be crooked but from your discription your home is filled with good feelings. The pictures are stunning and you are blessed getting to live there! I agree with Susie up some of you quilts on the wall for insulation, wear your warm socks, knit some leg warmers and light that fireplace up! And keep on quilting. By the way I have found your input on this board to be very helpfu, thank you!

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    Jude,
    You are so sweet. Thank you for the compliments.
    Jan in VA
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    peacefully colors my world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKaren1949 View Post
    Jan, I would love to see pictures of your cozy cottage. The idea of it being over 200 years old is intriguing.
    So would I

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    Quote Originally Posted by jude by the sea View Post
    Jan your place sounds like Heaven to me. The floor may be crooked but from your discription your home is filled with good feelings. The pictures are stunning and you are blessed getting to live there! I agree with Susie up some of you quilts on the wall for insulation, wear your warm socks, knit some leg warmers and light that fireplace up! And keep on quilting. By the way I have found your input on this board to be very helpfu, thank you!
    I agree with all jude by the sea has to say. Your home is delightful.

    Your input on the board has been very helpful and insightful. Thank you.

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