Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Our girl has been in limbo since the first of the year. She says she's been a homeless vagabond since then. She defends her Masters Thesis on Monday. It's 75 pages of scientific research that required her to spend countless hours, weeks, and months holed up in a lab

and windowless office.

 She says she's become vitamin D deficient and is in desperate need of sunshine. She received her edits from her adviser yesterday afternoon and headed home. DH had to make a trip to town to pick up the welder from the shop and I jumped in with him  so I could pick up the U-haul. We planned on loading everything last night and heading out at 4 this morning, but the state she is moving to is covered in ice today. Plans postponed. Not a problem except for the fact that we only have the U-haul  until Saturday and she has to be back to defend her thesis on Monday morning. Really, she has to be back on Sunday and it's 11 hours between her new place and the University. Of course, safety is our first concern so we're in waiting mode. We'll load up today and play the rest of it by ear. She had a meeting to attend on Thursday afternoon with her new place of employment and another all day on Friday, but they were both cancelled due to weather. I told her she can now spend the day with her daddy, soaking up the cloudless, sunny skies of home and everything else that's good for her soul...God's got this!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Under the Needle - February

I still don't have any finishes to share, but progress is being made on the sewing front.

I love the Olympics, but I haven't been able to get in as much watching in as I would like. When I do settle in, I've been working on a binding:


In my sewing room, I've completed clue 4 and 5 on Bonnie Hunter's On Ringo Lake and am currently stitching up clue 6:


And I've cut out this quilt, that I'm making for our girl:


The original is 56 x 70, but I reworked the dimensions as I'm making it bigger to fit her double bed.

I pieced a quick baby quilt for our girl's new landlord's grandson who is 1 and in ICU with pneumonia:

And I'm looking to make this quilt using western fabrics for a friend dealing with some serious health issues:

Tomorrow I'm making a trip to town to sew with my Quilt Squad ladies. I haven't decided what to work on. I need something mindless as we tend to visit and eat and share projects we're all working on during out time together. I only made 2 meetings last year so I'm making an effort to make a few more this year. I hope to take something I've already started because the last thing I need to do it begin a new project. :)

That ought to keep me busy for a while!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Days

You would think that the cold winter months would coincide with more blogging, but that doesn't seem to be the case around here. We're doing our best to keep up with Skeet:

It's been an unusual winter. Single digit days mixed in with high 70's from one day to the next and not a drop of moisture since the first week in October. It's dry and dusty. Praying for rain has once again become the main topic of conversation around these parts. 2017 was a good year and we are thankful that we went into the winter with good grass, but it didn't take long for us to become spoiled and now we're searching the skies for rain clouds...again. Rest assured, Skeet and Harvey are on the job:


The feed truck's been making regular trips down our dirt road:


 And DH is spending a lot of time filling the feed wagon


We're hoping we won't be doing this come June:


One weekend we made a road trip in search of a place for our girl to set up camp in preparation for her new job. We were successful and next week we'll make a return trip to get her moved.


Then this last weekend we worked the annual Safari Club Banquet.


It's a 2 day affair and this year it was held in a neighboring town, as our Civic Center is in the process of being renovated and not available for events.


 Lots of folks made hotel reservations, but we had to come back and tend to livestock during the day. We enjoyed the weekend, but this old gal is wore out after 2 late nights in a row.

And I'll close out today's post on a sweet note: babies are beginning to hit the ground!


I'll be back tomorrow to catch you up with an Under the Needle report.
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