Monday, March 5, 2012

Blustery Sunday

This quilt is the Hall County Quilt Guild's 2012  Raffle quilt. I cut kits and had the members make blocks and Glenda came up to sew with me on day and we whipped that quilt together , borders included! After I finished the quilting ,( I need to get a close up of my design) , I slapped on a binding and Shirley got it photographed for the ticket packs .

Sunday was a Winnie the pooh day for sure. Blustery. My" Too Bee "met at Suzie's . Suzie made us delicious bread and a salad that complimented  Kris' quiche quite well. The  2nd course was a oven roasted turnip and Brussels sprouts vegetable  by Marianne! I made cookies , cark choc oatmeal stuffed with cranberries. Kris sacrificed her knitting and started the sock over. Marianne got her started and things were looking like Kris had found herself a surrogate knitter . YEAH! But no Kris will be slogging on alone past those first few tightly firm rows. Have fun on vacation with Paula, Regina  and kids . Cindy showed us her cool hats , that girl had some talent hidden up in there some where . Ask her to show you her little pink bag with teeth buttons ! Those hats and bags all look cool. Suzie , do you want to try and meet on day this week and knit on your cuffs ? Rachel has tennis a couple of times this week and if I am already in town I have to find some way to entertain my self.
Let the bee be here next time on the 18 . Bring a cooler if you want some beef. NOONISH , just let me know if you can't come.
Word of the day
 23 babies and 23 mothers , its like bad karoke

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Life on the farm has been pretty chill so far this year. I quilted some quilts in January but didn't get any pictures . Hopefully when they get shown at show and tell I will snag a couple of pictures. I just finished up the raffle quilt for Hall County and hopefully will get a picture of it to post. It is difficult for me to take pictures of full sized quilts , and I also got lazy!
 March came in like a Lion but  on the 2nd so does that count ? As in out like a lamb ? Fortunately , my little area of North Georgia was spared most of last night's raging tornadoes and we got 2.5" of rain.
Next on the agenda is weaning calves . We have 24 and we won't wean them all at once. That means most of the rest of March I will have cows and calves mooing their heads off. We do what is called fence line weaning , that means mama can see her baby but not be able to figure out how come it isn't tagging along anymore. We have had calves that stuck their heads thru the fence and nursed anyhow but hopefully that won't be the case this year.
The picture posted is of a bag and wallet I made for myself out of vinyl. I have had that hunk of vinyl for several years and now I know why I kept putting off making anything of it. It would have been easier if I hadn't used fabric to line it with. The fabric added thickness and the vinyl was slick. Oh well. It is water proof so that's a plus.  
Have a great weekend !