The neighbor girl who has been helping by playing with the pups needed a quilt – or so the pups and I thought since she didn’t have one. So I made this for her which is 50 x 60. I “enveloped” it and used the butterflies and ribbons where our ancestors would have tied the quilt. The backing is so fitting since we live in Western Washington where we are setting rain records lately.
Even the pups have been bored with the rain and mud. They are finding indoor activities, called “Who can make the smallest pieces out of Mom’s calendar”.
The other “fun” activity we have had this week is an unexpected population explosion. 6 new babies in the last 3 days. Either the girls had secret dates or there was a very young boy that reached sexual maturity extremely early. We did purposely breed 5 ewes that we believe are due in April, but those are not the moms giving birth. Oh, what fun a farm can be!!!! Certainly not boring.
We have been relaxing by putting together jigsaw puzzles. Somehow they calm the mind and give one space to think.
But really, who buys purple sheets? I guess it’s better than dying my hair that color. It was a daring stretch for me.
Time flies and this last year, the sheep have taken most of my time and energy, but I really miss the quilting and blogging. I decided this year, it is important enough to at least get a little done each month. This morning I pulled out these Sunbonnet Sue blocks and my goal is to make a quilt top from them before the end of the month. After making 3 twin size quilts with the other blocks, these 15 were left over. I’ll think this layout will work. I am linking to https://www.elmstreetquilts.com for the sake of accountability.
The 10 pups have had a lot of extra attention this past week since the schools were on vacation. Here the neighbor is telling them the story of the Lion King. At their 10 week vet check this past Friday, the weights were between 18.5 and 25#. No wonder we are going through so much food!
This morning, I stopped to have some fun with those half triangle I was making yesterday. They make the best Churn Dash blocks. Playing gave me the energy to go clean the barn.
Did you see the moon turn red last night? Here are some photos in case you missed it. The first is one I took, but my Iphone would not capture the red color, so I borrowed a photo from the news. It was amazing!
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.
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.