Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stitchers Garden

I've been taking a really fun quilt class to make a quilt that uses lots of different techniques. The name of the quilt is Stitchers Garden and I'm almost finished making the blocks. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jack Frost is here!

Back again :-)
It's almost Christmas! I'm working on an inventory of my projects. Some of them are started and some of them are still in the planning stage. I think I must have a total of about 50 projects!
I took one out and started working on it today and it's almost finished. It's a table runner with Santa Claus appliqued on it. The perfect project for this time of year :-)

It's so cold outside! We have about two inches of ice/snow still on the ground from the storms we had over the last couiple of days. I don't know how our chickens survive, but they seem to do just fine. I did notice that they don't want to come out of the hen house tho. They peek their heads out to check out the weather and quickly return to their roost. They are still laying lots of eggs for me. We collected 28 eggs today.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Back again :-)

Okay, it's been about two years since I've updated my blog! we have been busier than ever here on out little farm. We are working on our vegetable garden. The weather hasn't been good for gardens this spring. The temps have been up and down and the last frost was probably about three weeks ago.
My asparagus bed is producing more asparagus than we can keep up with, but I need to replant the seeds for many of the other vegetables. Unfortunately, mother nature decided to freeze and wash away the seeds we had planted a few weeks ago.  
I'm getting pretty impatient for homegrown veggies so my husband and I went to the farmers market in OKC today. We bought some beautiful tomatoes and some basil cheddar cheese along with a few other things. The tomatoes are now in the oven, topped with the cheese, heating up for dinner.
Happy gardening!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Over the river and thru the woods...

Okay, so I won't really be going thru the woods. But I will be crossing several rivers. I'm leaving Friday morning to go see my grandmother in California. Her health is bad and I want to see her, so my daughter and I decided to drive from Oklahoma to California to go see her.
My grandmother is the person who inspired me to make quilts. She made may quilts for all of us family members but now I make quilts for her. I'm going to take her another quilt when I visit her. I know she doesn't need any more quilts, but I make her a new quilt every year anyway.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Garden Time!!!

David is outside, tilling up the garden area. We went thru the seeds and decided what we want to grow this year. We were planning to make a very small garden, but after going thru the seeds, we decided to make it bigger. We haven't grown a garden in two or three years so we are really looking forward to the garden this year :-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!

Today is our anniversary! David and I have been married for 27 years :-)
We went to visit family in Texas this week. It was so much fun to see everyone! I helped Tia Cory with her quilt and with her table cloths and napkins for her 50th wedding anniversary that's comming up in September. We also visited the wall that is being put up between Mexico and the USA. I just don't see that working out very well. The drug runners have already figured out ways to get thru anyway.
Unfortunately, we had to come home a bit early because my house sitter/pet sitter found one of my sugar gliders in bad shape. Poppet died before she could make it to the vet :-( I really HATE that part of pet ownership!!!
Saturday is National Quilting Day, but I might not be doing much quilting. I was chopping vegetables for dinner this evening and I somehow managed to chop into my left thumb. I thought my husband's face got really red when he realized what I did. He looked so upset. It's not so bad, I decided to just put some triple antibiotic ointment on it and wrap it with a band aid. David gave it a kiss and it's all better.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The cat is out of the bag

I saw a bag like this one at a quilt retreat earlier this month. I thought it was so cute, I had to make one. The cat was NOT amused!