Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and ninety-one of that project.

This quilt block shows a patch of weeds and grass with flowers both red and yellow in the lower right. This is made with a jagged cut of green fabric and quite a bit of multicoloreed stitching for the stalks and flwoers. To the left is a hand mower. This is a lawn mower you would push my hand. When you push it the wheel turns the blades inside the barrel of the machine's end that it cuts the grass. The handle and wheels of the mower are black with a yellow stitched outline. The blades inside area  gold golden brown.

Here’s a patch of weedy grass that needs to be mowed.

Looks like grass, thistle and dandelions.

I hope it’s not a very big patch because whoever is doing the mowing is using an old fashioned push mower.

I also hope the ground is nice and flat. A nice flat piece that has no rocks can make mowing with a sharp hand mower a pleasant afternoon task.

A long time ago when Scott and I were first married I brought home a push mower.

I thought it would be a good workout. It was a used machine that I probably dug out of the back of my dad’s barn.

Well, I decided it needed a little sprucing up. I had some paint that was used for sign painting. It was thick with a high lead content in a bright red.


So I set about making my treasure beautiful. Oh I did a bang up job of painting and after a couple of days it was dry.

Couple more days passed and Scott thought he’d try it out. He was outside a while and then came into the kitchen and just stood there and looked at me.

“How’s it going?” I said cheerfully.

“It’s not,.” he replied, “You did such a great job of painting the old thing that it is permanently frozen with paint.”

I started to giggle and could hardly stop.

We bought a gas lawn mower the next day.