The spools quilt is together and ready for borders. It seems this week has been fast and furious. Last night I finished getting everything into Quicken so I can pull up categories for taxes. I showed it to DH so he could assemble what he needs for the part he does. I found a couple mistakes which I will repair and then it is ready for my visit with the tax man. We have added the farm this year as a business so I don’t really know which numbers he will want. But they are all there and that is a huge relief.
The sheep shearing man is scheduled for Sunday and that will be an all day job. If you are close and want to stop by and watch, you are welcome. I was told to be ready by 8.30 AM. I think we are doing about 30 sheep.
I mentioned to you earlier this week that we decided to drop 20 years from our ages. The really ridiculous thing is that we have both have had more energy. It really seems silly, but we are trying to believe it and act accordingly and I love that more is getting done. We are also more tired at the end of the day and sleeping better. Try it and tell me how it goes for you.
Have a peaceful and restful day tomorrow.
The New Year mystery quilt is totally finished at 42 x 60″ for a lap quilt. I’m linking up to Elm Street OMG http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2018/01/one-monthly-goal-january-finish-link-up.html
If January is any example, this year will be a much slower year than the last two years. It’s not that I don’t work, but I’m trying to get some barn cleaning done daily, instead of waiting until it gets too deep and really hurts to get it done. Plus it seems as if some of my drive has gone without me. I need to catch up and get that back.
Beau enjoyed riding out to the meat market to get bones for the dogs this morning, then he “helped” me do some cleaning on one of the stalls.
Because I tired of the other quilt, I started this Spool Souffle quilt. I had it partly cut out, so cut out the background today andsewed the background onto the sides. And guess what!. The top and bottom of the spools have 144 lovely triangles that I get to draw diagonals on. Not happening today and tomorrow I have gym and cleaning the house. Maybe I should start another quilt – no, maybe I should finish something started.
Just for fun, my brother sent this site for me to add to my blog so you could be entertained. It is a knit village – very interesting.
Somehow I didn’t get a photo, but we made two batch of split pea soup. We canned 24 pints and the rest will happen in the morning. DH enjoys this EVERY evening for dinner.
Some days, I run out of energy. Maybe because I spent time in the barn changing sheep coats and cleaning out a stall that I left too long, so it was deeper than I like. Tomorrow after I get back, I have more stall cleaning to do. If I was really, REALLY smart, I would pick up the dropped hay weekly and then it wouldn’t have a chance to mat so badly and would not be such a workout.
I did a minor amount of work on these brown flying geese. I think these geese will take all week, because tomorrow I have to go up to the mall and return some items. I keep putting this trip off. Shopping is not a high priority anymore. But eventually they will get done.
In finished the 200 flying geese for step two and since today was dry, I cleaned some in the barn. It has been so wet, that it’s a real mess and the loads are heavy, so I’m cleaning that in increments.
I skipped over to step 5, since I noticed brown flying geese, and have one wing on each of these 200 geese. As long as I’m doing geese, I might as well get them done, right? There are a lot of geese in this quilt.