Thursday Doors

Is this my perfect door or what – a barn, two sliding doors, and two barn quilts.

Life is good this Thursday because my friend, Sue, was vacationing in northern New York and grabbed this shot as she went down the road.

I have no information about the barn or where it is, but that makes it intriguing because my imagination can wonder about the family that owned it, the year it was built, what kind of animals called it home, is it still being used, and who painted those barn quilts.

This Thursday we’re in the midst of a storm which is bringing some much needed moisture, but the wind gusts are bringing down the leaves and the power lines. The winds are 112 mph on the top of Mt Washington, and there are 53,000 in the state right now without power.

Stay safe and have a great weekend. 🍁

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, October 17, 2019. Check it out!

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50 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    That barn is a winner!

    The front end of the storm hit us early yesterday morning with thunder, lightning, and monsoon rain. Now we have the winds!! It’s a wild one out there!

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  2. I love that barn! Hope you get through the storm safely.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    That barn was meant for you. It was nice of your friend to snag it for you. The storm woke us up a few times. We lost power, but not for long. Lot’s of leaves blew into the yard, and everything is soaked. I hope you didn’t have any garden damage.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Those are great doors. What a cool motif, so well done. Stay safe as the storm hits you. Been thinking about all my bloggy friends in the northeast every time I hear the weather forecast this week.

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  5. Great barn quilts! The storm went through the mid-atlantic area last night. We got about 1 1/2″ of rain. Still have some leaves on the trees; and what are on the ground are soggy this am. The winds are blowing, so we should dry out soon. Hope you keep your power!

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  6. Murphy's Law says:

    I thought I should comment early before we blow away. Monsoon rain yesterday and throughout the night, but not raining right now. WINDY, and the gusts are scary. Leaves, branches and twigs all over. Today is trash pickup. Do I have to tell you what else will be all over in this wind? And most of it will land in our driveway! 😑😑😑 WTH?!

    Love, love, love that beautiful old barn and the painted quilts. I hope wherever this old beauty is she isn’t in the path of these gale force winds.

    Fortunately we haven’t lost power….yet. Stay safe my friend. Hope your power stays on.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • Wow – sounds like it’s blowing up a storm for sure in your area. I woke up in the middle of the night when I heard a bang. I opened the garage side door this morning just to peek out and see if there was anything on the ground that could have made that noise. There on the walkway is a huge branch at least 10-12′ long. Yep, that hitting the roof right over where we sleep certainly could wake me up. Power is still on right now so I got busy and made a pie. Whatever happens, we’ll have dessert. πŸ™‚

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  7. pastpeter says:

    I think you have seen,if not found, your perfect barn!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful barn! Hope your power did not go out. In southern Maine, over 100,000 lost their power. Central Maine seems to have escaped the worst, and we still have our power. Once upon a time, I longed to live near the ocean, but not anymore. Climate change has intensified coastal storms, and the coast gets nailed on a regular basis. Nowadays, I’m glad I live inland.

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    • I wrote a couple of years ago about getting our own power pole in our yard so the lines were higher and more stable. We even named the pole – Steve. Steve has taken good care of us so our power only goes out when the entire area goes down. Some of our town went out, but we were lucky and the area did not include us. I went out and picked up branches this morning, and my truck is full to the brim waiting to go to recycling tomorrow.

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  9. I’m a big fan of old barns and quilts, too. Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. Joyce says:

    Omgoodness – it’s surreal to hear of your fierce storm at this early time of year! Save it for January! But with all your outside chores tucked away, you must feel a sense of “let it snow, let it snow!” It’s cold here, and rainy. My only wish is for a nice warm Halloween for the kiddoes. We haven’t had a non-rainy one in 4-5 years 😦
    I’m also in love with that barn – and the quilts. That is such a comforting combination – shelter and warmth, both made by hand!
    Stay warm and safe, Judy – I’m guessing this photo might have inspired you to pick up some hand quilting?

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  11. Nancy says:

    Stay safe my friend! Praying for power to stay put for you.

    The barn is a winner and love the barn quilts! I have made two barn quilts for Pennsylvania. Lots of taping involved but so worth it! 😊

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  12. Oh what an absolutely beautiful barn! Sadly, the barns around my area have been coming down. Some try to preserve them, while others let them go and eventually fall or get tore down. Stay safe with those crazy storms! I hope you don’t lose your power.

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  13. Eliza Waters says:

    Definitely right up your alley, Judy! It is a great idea…it is a wonder more barns don’t have painted murals. A big canvas like the side of a barn begs for it.
    We got 3.5 inches of rain and not too much wind, thankfully. I was astonished that I slept through it all!

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  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    This barn is awesome, thank you Sue!
    Stay safe and dry. We’re getting hit here too. It has been raining and blowing all day. All the pretty leaves have been blown off the trees 😦

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  15. Lovely barn! I think it’s great that you have friends enabling your door addiction πŸ™‚

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  16. Oh, yes, that’s a winner. Glad to read that you’re safe and hope everything stays that way.

    janet

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  17. germac4 says:

    I love the barn….quilting and barns seem to go together .. I wonder how old it is. Good luck with the strong winds and storms… all those big beautiful trees become dangerous amongst powerlines. ( as for us too) .

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  18. The “quilts” look great on that old barn. I hope the storm passes without leaving too much damage.

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  19. Someone was awfully creative!

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  20. Annie says:

    I’ve heard of barn quilt tours. Wouldn’t it be fun to follow a driving tour like that? I hope you didn’t lose power yesterday. We lost power for about 10 hours. Not too bad but it’s amazing how much we depend on electricity. I kept forgetting and turning on lights, putting something in the microwave, etc.

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  21. KerryCan says:

    That is one perfect barn, for sure! The weathering on the quilt paintings is really attractive–this barn quilt trends seems to be taking off lately. We had that crazy weather, too, and it took a lot of leaves off the trees. There was snow on Whiteface Mountain. Ick.

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  22. Judy, I like how you deal with noise in the middle of the night – bake a pie! I have been watching the news and thinking of you guys up there; that’s some big storm. Hope you are all cleaned up and doing well. Take care.

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    • That’s right – be prepared, have dessert. πŸ™‚ All of the downed branches have been picked up, loaded on to the truck, and were hauled off to recycling on Saturday. Now, we’re just back to the leaves. πŸ™‚ From the news, it looked like your part of the country got hit with that latest storm. Hope all is well in your neighborhood.

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  23. Oof! Glad you are getting rain, but I hope your power stays on.

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  24. The barn doors are amazing and invite the imagination to wonder as you said. I hope the storm blew over and all is well!

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  25. We got a note of apology from National Grid about our power outage … except … the power never went out. When the power DOES go out, they never say they are sorry. That storm hit you harder than us! Hope all it well!

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  26. Oddment says:

    I’d never heard of a barn quilt! Yes, I can see it’s your perfect door, and hoorar for friends who send such photos! Winds at 112 mph? OK, maybe not in your back yard, but too close. I sure hope everyone has power back on by now.

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  27. Rose says:

    Oh, I so love this…the one that is most commonly called Churn Dash with quilters I know is my favorite. Has been one of my favorite quilt blocks since I was a kid. I first saw it called Hole in the Barn Door which was part of the appeal to me.

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  28. joey says:

    This is win-win-win with me! Love it! What a nice donation your friend Sue made πŸ™‚

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  29. slfinnell says:

    Missed this last week! Debating on my own barn quilt for our oversized shed. Or maybe 2 like your friend found. We shall see. πŸ˜‰

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