Our high today is predicted to be 2 below zero yet tomorrow we’ll be in the 20’s! It was 26 below last night when I went to the barn where all is well – heater is working and even though the non-heated waterers are all frozen it’s still better than no heat at all!
www.country-threads-chicken-scratchWe did have a casualty of winter however – I found this dead goose who may have died of old age and cold combined. I’ll never know but it makes me sad all the same. You may wonder what we’ll do with the body. This goose will be sustenance for some wild animal who is hungry and out in the cold. We’ll leave the body by a drainage ditch for somebody to feast on which will then keep them warm – and so continues the cycle of life.
I managed to get to the quilting machine yesterday and even though this quilt is not bound yet I wanted to say a little about the straight line quilting while I think of it.
I purposely try to keep my lines uneven – spaced at different intervals – so that the eye won’t be drawn to a bad line that might happen.
I also try to miss the corners, points, where seams meet because, again, the eye won’t be led to a missed point. I am a very beginner quilter and don’t intend to try to learn anything different because I don’t like all the curves and curlyques. I want to see the quilt design and the fabric – not all the dense quilting. This is my opinion only and it’s not a popular one.
I’m having trouble getting pictures to load this morning. I may send this out and try pictures later.
Just came back from the barn where every pail of water is frozen solid if it didn’t have a heater. Hazel found this pile of hay to sit in while I worked.
And then I checked the geese – another one dead and one missing. The missing goose is white and probably covered with snow so I can’t see her and it’s too cold to stay out and keep looking. I herded them into an enclosure out of the wind and will hope for the best.
I am so worried about Ellie – I wonder if she’s alive.