This was the gorgeous sunrise I enjoyed when I went out to let the animals outside.
This wonderful apron was in a squishy that came arrived in yesterday’s mail. (We do get late mail). Sally, my friend, made it and sent it as a surprise. Everyone needs a ” Sally” friend. After being down all week, it was a real ” pick me up”. And the workmanship is quality beyond fault. Thank you, Sally
Look at the pocket. It looks like a flower pot. And the words are so positive. I just love it! It is my “Special Occasion” apron. Mother worked in the kitchen, then when it was time to sit with the guests, she would change into her special apron – which for her was often one of those frilly half aprons.
More quilt blocks
It would have been so helpful if the shop owners had come up with a one size block. My various blocks were meant to be anywhere from an 8″ block to a 9″ block. At this point, I’m not real sure how that will work. For now, I’ll make the blocks and see how many of each I have.
I am feeling so much better that DH is getting a turn at feeling the bug. It’s really difficult to not try to get right back in the swing of things, but remembering that people seem to get this twice in a month, is slowing me down a bit.
I don’t remember applying for the job, but “GoFor” seems to be my new name this week. Another fun day started with me dressed to go to the gym and then the dog escaped through the gate before I did I did not know that he had escaped the pasture. So instead of gym, I went dog hunting. It was enough exercise getting him back home. He seems to think that our little bit of land isn’t enough and he should check out at the very least 10 neighbors and their land. About the time I got him home, the fellow erecting our fence showed up, so he checked the pasture and repaired the “hot” wire so it is now very hot. Both dogs respect the heat and will not dig under the wire.
Then the real “GoFor” started” more posts, more nails, rebar, brackets, wire, etc. Do you think that I would find it all in one store? Think again. First I had to return the bad posts from the load yesterday and come back with some replacements. Then to another store, that didn’t have the brackets and it was off to a different store (of course, farther away) to get the brackets and other items. Then back home at noon to fix lunch. After lunch, I finally had time to get the groceries. And yes, I did make it home by 4 to feed the sheep.
Before I left I made these two blocks from my “Shop Hop 2004” collection. This is a quilt I want to finish in January. Each block is from a different store and each store had their own pattern. I would really like to finish the top this coming week. But time will tell.
After a week like this, it is so wonderful that God has prepared a special time of rest and renewal. Happy Sabbath to all of you.
It’s so wonderful after a week like this
Zigzagular socks from Prairie Girl Designs is my first bit of knitting this year. I really don’t need another project, but I don’t have any boms in the knitting world. I finish each one I start for fear I’ll forget where I am in the pattern or even how to do the pattern. Plus this is one of the knitting projects I have on my list for this year. Even though I had trouble with the last Knitpicks yarn, I’m giving them another try because I have it. I will have to call them tomorrow because uncharacteristically they have not contacted me back. It may have something to do with the season and their sales.
I could get so much more done if I could just stay home. Today, I went to get more posts for the fence. Then the hole driller was acting up, so I got to take that to the repair shop and ask them about it and I was supposed to get some brackets to hold the cross bars by the gates, but will do that tomorrow after gym. Oh, and I have to exchange 4 of the posts because they didn’t pass inspection here.
All of this makes it very difficult to get anything done. So I asked my DH to please make a menu of what he would like to eat. This is what he wrote. When I questioned him about lack of variety, he said he thought I just wanted him to write down what he would eat if he had to cook. So now we know! But then he has salad on his list, so he must have looked in the refrigerator and found that I had some made. And he can make oatmeal, dish granola if it’s already made, open soups, microwave potatoes. Looks like he won’t starve if I give up cooking. That’s something to think about.