Here are my current boarders, Sam and Marty. Sam is a blue heeler mix, I think, and Marty is a miniature golden doodle puppy who has lots of energy. Their parents went on a cruise but I think maybe the dogs are having a better time than Mom and Dad – ha! They both use the dog doors which makes my life easy and even though their Mom wanted them to sleep in the kennel at night, last night as I was quickly opening the shop door to leave, Sam snuck out fast as can be and headed for the house. Marty vocalized his disappointment being locked in the kennel so maybe this plan isn’t going to work. Mom thought neither would get any rest if not separated in a kennel but I can assure her, that is not the case. They all play so hard and then simply collapse for a rest period like an agreed -on naptime.
I finally got the king size log cabin quilt bound – I cheated and sewed it on the machine – I just could not do all that hand binding! I am looking at new carpet for our upstairs and then I’ll start using the quilt, too. Ina did a nice job on it – Connie and I pleaded with her to come back and do some quilting for us and she agreed. Someday we’ll both learn to run that machine.
Wind chill this morning was minus 34 and it isn’t going to improve much for a couple days. Brrrr! Someone asked how we keep the mice out of the quilts in the haymow. Rick built us a box measuring 4’x8’x4′ and lined it with tin. Nothing gets in that box but us so we know the quilts are safe. Next spring we’ll begin marking them, too. Connie left for Florida this cold morning – lucky girl to escape this cold.