Thursday, July 23, 2009
I also entered Storybook Farm in the quilt division. Silly me, I entered it in the applique division instead of the wallhanging division. I think it probably would have gotten a blue ribbon if I'd done that. Instead, I won a 2nd place ribbon for Storybook Farm.
Not too shabby!
I went on a quilters' Shop Hop this past weekend with 2 of John's sisters. There were 4 stores in the Hop and they held it on a Sunday from noon to 7:00 p.m. We drove to the farthest one first and worked our way back closer to home. At the second shop, I was waiting for the sisters to finish checking out and decided to go outside to wait - turned around and started walking and hit my pinkie toe on a table leg -broke the toe! Once I got home from the Hop, John straightened it out and taped it for me. My hero! As to the Hop? We had a ton of fun! I bought way more fabric than I intended - isn't that the way it always is? - and have several projects in mind for my purchases.
Tuesday was our 36th wedding anniversary. I simply do not know how the time has passed. John had a class that night and I was laid low with an aching jaw from a crown prep that morning so we will probably do something this weekend to celebrate.
I'm not sure how, but I'm still alive in Sock Wars IV. I understand that my death socks are on their way but so far have not shown themselves in the mailbox. I made my 4th kill last week so I'm pretty jazzed at the progress I made this year compared to last year. I think the end is near for me...I hear the tick tock of the death clock!
Thanks for stopping by...I don't know how many of you actually come to the blog or read it in email. However you do, thanks!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
John got up this morning and was sad to see that it was raining. He had planned to sit on his grasshopper and mow - and wear his hat while doing so. Hopefully, it will not be raining tomorrow - then he can wear his new hat and mow!
Garnet still hasn't had her calf. That's her in the background...very miffed cause she's been separated from the rest of the 'herd' (Ruby, Jack , and Dolly) till she produces that calf. I keep telling her it's all up to her- drop the calf and get back to the herd. Simple. She ignores me and just keeps bellowing. Whiner!
I'm off to knit some more death socks....more next time. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I spent the rest of the weekend sewing...Jill had asked me to make her another apron like the one I'd recently sent her....here they both are.
Friday, July 3, 2009
John and I want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. While this is a time for family, barbecues, and fireworks, let us not forget what we're really celebrating here - Independence. A free and independent country that celebrates the uniqueness of its citizens. And the men and women who fought so valiently to guarantee all our freedoms.
Today is the anniversary of Picket's Charge in Gettysburg. I grabbed this picture from another blog...if you ever get a chance to go to Gettysburg, do it! I've been a number of times and it never fails to move me! The atmosphere of that place is still filled with the feeling of fear and hate and revenge and death and more fear. You can almost smell the smoke and blood.
Enough, about blood and death!
John and I are having his family over for barbecue tomorrow. We are not sure what we're serving - the only thing I'm sure of is that it's from the freezer! I don't say the work butcher around the animals - makes 'em stressed! And you don't want stressed meat! I say re-purposed cause they don't understand that word - haha! Anyway, Huevo is taking a little trip on Monday morning and we need room in the freezer for his return. Since he is over 1000 pounds, that means we need a lot of room in the freezer!
Happy 4th of July, everyone!