Monthly Archives: January 2019

2019
01/13

Category:
farming
Knitting
Life

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Tractor was stuck

I requested this be done several times over the last few months and it seems it wasn’t important enough to get to the top of my handyman’s list.   I was so tired of the mud, I thought I’d give it a try myself, even though I’m still learning how to operate a tractor.  Well, I had 4 spinning wheels, the tractor was stuck and I decided to leave it where it was.

Today, my neighbor came over and showed me the proper way to move mud.   I will need to practice this technique and will probably get it stuck again before I get good at it, but I love what a tractor can do.

I did get this little wash cloth knitted, which helped me relax.

2019
01/09

Category:
farming
quilts
sheep

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Lamb baby quilt

It’s finished and even has the satin binding that babies love to hold next to their skin.  I will put this away for the right baby to come along.

Other than that, today, we changed a few sheep coats and did chores.   We seem to have filled our day.

Best laid plans

Oh, yes, I had the best laid plans.   I was going to finish the lamb quilt and start the quilting on the machine.   However, without warning, we had a major windstorm .   Really major and we were without power for 2 days.  I spent much of the last two days tending the fire, cooking here, and sitting in front of it.  We were so thankful when power returned.  We were technically okay and  could have survived longer, just too spoiled to want to camp in the middle of winter.  But now we have POWER and are very thankful, having just relearned how wonderful it is.

 

So today, I finished the front of this quilt which is now waiting for quilting, backing and binding.  It was done on the embroidery machine, which is a technique useful for someone who doesn’t really know how to quilt, but I found it more cumbersome.

When I make this quilt again, I will embroider the pieces flat and put them together and then quilt it.  I think it makes a cute baby quilt.  It measures 38 x 42″.

 

Embroidering little lambs

These little blocks measure 4.5″ plus the seam allowance, when trimmed,  which is 1/2″  These blocks are taking about 1/2 hour each because one first lays the sky down, embroiders, then trims, then the grass, then embroiders that in place.  The the lamb is done, and finally batting and backing go on each piece.  But aren’t they turning out cute?

I now have these three rows done and another 2 embroidered, but not put together.   I  may not get it all finished in a week, but I’ll come close.   I linking up with Patty over at  Elm street quilts  

The chickens know a good perch when they see it and the sheep don’t seem to even notice.  The girls in this pasture got their mite medicine dripped on their backs today.   it beats having shots or oral meds.

2019
01/01

Category:
machine embroidery
quilts

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Lamb Crib Quilt

I was given this pattern for an embroidery machine Lamb Crib quilt by Heart n Sole.  I have been given a week to get it done.  I think I can do it, but it will be close.   It will make a nice quilt for my next grandchild – if and when.

It is made of little   4.5″ finished quilted squares  and then put together.   Then a backing is used across the back to cover all the seams and the original was then tied in the corners.   Today I made 30 of these little squares.  That gives me another 80 to go.  Since they are small, and the quilting is minimal, they go fast.