This is hours upon hours upon hours of work though it doesn’t appear that way. It is 2 plies of dog hair -about 60% and 2 of sheep wool. I’m not sure what I’ll make yet, but the yardage estimate is 285 yards if 4 ply.
Then I tool the flyer on my Hansen’s electric spinner apart and cleaned it thoroughly. It is now ready to work again.
The frogs are in full chorus now – they started day before yesterday. I love leaving the door open at night and listening to them. However, that means it is time to start the early garden and I’m just not ready for that yet. I need the earth to dry out some first. I could work in the hoop house, but that takes energy as well.
There will be no post tonight because someone decided that sharing her cough and sore throat was important. So today was spent doing my walk, coughing and coughing and resting. Tomorrow should be better.
I am so ready to have this be the end of the week so I can have a Sabbath Day’s rest. One more day.
Today we spent much energy and time toting the rest of last years hay over to the sheep pen and spreading it out so they could stay out of the mud. I don’t remember having this much mud before. We have fewer sheep and more mud. I guess it’s all that rain.
My sister did a marvelous job on all these Sunbonnet’s. She had the first one all put together and the second one, I finished with the sewing time I had today.
The sashing is all cut out for two more and there are 35 little girls left, so I think I’ll do another one like these two and then put a solid corner on the last one – but wait – that means I need 16 girls and there are only 15. I wonder if she has any of these fabrics left -though I doubt it. Any thoughts on how I can make 15 work out? If I added another girl from my fabrics, it wouldn’t match any of the fabrics she used. Tomorrow, I really need to get back to the quilting, as I now have 5 quilts hanging on the board with one on the machine and 4 more hanging in the closet ready to be quilted.