Daily Archives: February 14, 2016




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I believe I said “we don’t do boring” here.   I was sitting here spinning wool, minding my own business when from the laundry room smoke detector came a terrific racket .  There was also a bit of smoke, but we didn’t figure out from where it came.  I am dehydrating grapes into raisins, but that didn’t seem to be the source, nor did the dryer.   So it remains a mystery until we can figure out how to repeat it.


Beau seemed today to have forgotten that his job is protecting livestock in the pasture and preferred to get out and protect the house occupants.   Lacey received the treats for staying in the pasture and DH spent several hours mending the fence that Beau smashed.  (No, we don’t do boring)


There was some sewing time –  the Psalms flimsy is finished.  It seems the tops are piling up faster than I’m quilting them, so I placed it in line to be quilted.   I want to finish it and get it mailed off before Mother’s Day.

Mary is coming over tomorrow.   In anticipation, I was looking for a “silk” fabric that I want to embroider to make a tapestry.   That won’t happen tomorrow as I didn’t find it, but I did find the Sunbonnet Sue blocks for which  I was looking when I found the kits for the Psalms quilt and the giraffe quilt.  Now, I need to go looking for something else and that poly silk that I saw last week will turn up again.   I have found a number of items that I didn’t know were missing until I went looking for something else and the missing are slowly getting done.   Another thing that turned up were large boxes of fur fabric.  I haven’t been into making stuffed animals the last few years, but maybe I need to make some to clear out some of those boxes.   With all this, one would think there would be holes on the shelves where these items were.   No, not one hole on the shelves!     But this fur is taking a share of the floor.  I haven’t been purchasing either.  But then a friend did send me some pieces that I need to use, so they are on my list to be used before summer.   I’m thinking of something like a ‘hole in the barn door”, with a special motif in the center.  Yes, by the time it happens, that may morph.

I think I should open this place up for those of you who would like to come over and sew or quilt.  (I have a guest room)   Then maybe with more hands, I’d get more projects done.  Just let me know when you’re available.   Ideas, patterns, and fabric along with equipment are here.  No, not a bit of gardening was done today.