Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sewing Day

Had a great visit with the gals during sewing day in Burnt River. Another jacket being mapped out. Hope to get pictures the next time we meet. All in denim ..looking great.

Was working in the sewing room around 7:30pm when the door bell rang. WELL that does not happen around here often so Kally ..the cats and I jumped. It was our neighours with a visitor from the west wanting to park his tractor/trailor in our yard. Hey no problem but don't scare me to Called Rod to say hello...everyone is going to think you have changed Not sure how long it is going to sit there but I would imagine it will be gone sometime today. Don't care ..he is welcome to leave it there. Lots of yard

Not sure if I am ever going to get to the final put together stage with this quilt..I keep sewing and there is always more stages to do. Oh boy do I like what I am seeing so far.

In the middle of another snow fall. Windy so not sure if the guys will go out early or not. Heading to the barn. Have a great day everyone..see ya!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunny Days

Gotta love these sunny days. Cold but that is ok. Lots of ice everywhere. The lads are stepping carefully around there paddock. They have at least 1/2 of there area that looks like a skating rink.
Rod managed to get home for only one day again this week. It was a busy time getting his uniforms ready for him to head out again along with our barn chores. Not sure how long this spell will last at work but we are not going to complain.
Went over to visit with my Mom a lovely Birthday Card from her. I took her over some of my cake..just not able to gobble down the sweet stuff like I used Several phone calls and visitors for the day finished off another Birthday. Boy the years are going faster.
My poor son-in-law broke his leg in 3 places this weekend. He is in a lot of pain and had sugery yesterday. Lets hope today is a better day for him. Going to be a long recovery from what I am told. 10-12 weeks in a non walking cast..had a 16 inch steel rod put in. Poor guy!!Ugh!! Snowmobiling accident..he is lucky to still be here.
Off to let the horses out and on to some sewing today. It is Family Day in Ontario so a lot of stores are closed so sticking close to home today.
Enjoy the day!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Warm Weather

Oh this is wonderful. Finally some days of melting snow. It is supposed to rain most of the day so that will make a big difference. Last nite I could hear the snow rolling off the roof (steel roof) so much for sleep but I sure did not

May 4th and June 5th have pictures of the kittens of last spring. Here are the 2 stars..Tippy(fuzzy one) and Bruiser who was always climbing out of his container. Bru is just adorable and one very big male. Tippy is a hoot..she climbs straight up anything and everything. I don't think it would be dull having her in a home. She is so loveable never mind her mountain climbing Just found out this weekend that she is expecting..doesn't she look I am going to have her fixed after this litter. They are barn cats and the money spent does not bother me..but oh the heart break when you have another one die. Just last spring we had our male neutered and the week after he came home he got hit by a car. For 18 years we had 2 barn cats that never went near the road..ever since they died it has been one accident after another. A month ago our dear Purr Purr the mother of this litter had to be put down. She had been hit by a was her time, we did not want her to suffer. What a heart break. Lets hope these guys stick close to home. We need cats..or the mice will take over! They sure are not treated like barn cats!!!

I have been working away on my quilt and a few other projects. I rearranged things so my cutting table is in the room as well..makes a big difference having it back in there. Not a lot of room..but it works for me. What more can a gal ask for..TV..Laptop..and machines. Got it Just have to come out for food once and

Today I have to head to the city so no sewing happening here. Have a great day.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mojo Back

Well it was different..have no idea why it happened but it was an odd week. Have not felt that way in a long time. I really did not care about sewing at all. Whew glad "that" is over. Scarey

I have the frame up and have been playing with it. Lots of little things have to be worked on but I am hooked..this is going to be fun. I sure can understand about cats and quilt frames..Oh My..they think it is there play ground. Nothing is sacred, they want to play with everything. Sure hope they find some other hobby soon. Maybe they will get bored with it..ya!! think??

Rod's quilt is all cut out and I am working on it. It is going to be the colours. This week is a little hectic with appointments but hopefully I will have time to get some blocks done.

This weekend is mild so snow is melting ..yippee. No major storms in the forcast. Oh boy lets hope we don't see any major weather patterns for awhile.

Will post some pictures tomorrow. Nite...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Quilting & Sleigh Rides

We have had more than our fair share of snow this winter. Snow is one thing but the bitter wind and cold has made this like a winter that will not end. Trips to the barn have been an adventure on many snow days.

Last weekend our neighbor decided it was time to have a fun day with the horses. Friends came over with there team and the games began. First teams went out with kids on toboggans behind. Lots of giggles and balancing acts. Next a 4 hitch across.

By then everyone was tired including the horses so we took a break. The kids were all excited because next was the 6 hitch. How many kids get to toboggan behind a 6 I spent the entire afternoon taking pictures. Managed to go for a few Still have to edit them but I am pleased with the pictures.

I have some muslin on the B-Line frame. The girls had a great time writing there names and practicing on it. Now I need to spend some time on it. Last week I got frustrated that my cutting table was not in my sewing room (which is small) Well after re-arranging the room it now fits in there. A lot less walking back and forth so I am happy. Lets hope this week goes well so I can get some sewing done. Not sure why but my get up and go seems to have got up and Must be the winter...I don't know. Seems like I Have to Make myself get in there and sew. Weird eh!!

Update on Black Jack...he is holding his own. I am so happy he is doing well. Fingers crossed that the next appointment at the vets goes well. Testing still being done. He is such a sweet looking lad.

Off to try and get some sewing done "again". Keep warm!!