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 twenty-seven of that project.

This quilt block shows three tall buildings with pointy roofs. The middle lighter one is two stories tall. They are labeld above the dark doors with the letters A, B, and C.

This is a townhouse complex. Tall, rather narrow buildings that house “up and comers”, newly marrieds and singles.

No yard maintenance, no shoveling snow just pay a monthly fee and you are self-contained. Sounds kind of wonderful sometimes.  I lived in an apartment once. It was while we were building our big log house. I had never lived in a multi-family dwelling before. It was very different.

I found myself thinking that if people have to live very close together that might make them a little crazy. I tiptoed around and shushed my little ones all the time. It made me nervous.

I knew I could hear everything my neighbors said and surely they could hear us. Now I live in a big house with my son, his wife, his mother-in-law, and four children under the age of 11.

We have cows, chickens, pigs, barn cats, geese, and ducks. Never a dull moment!  I’ll bet the people who live in townhouses would be a little crazy with my life too.