This corner of my plant area faces SE and today the wind is blowing 20-30 mph hour from the SE!
The temperature is around 6 degrees so you can imagine how cold it feels. I don’t think Betty can visit today – I can’t stand to step outside the door! There’s something wonderful about a day like this however – nobody will come and I don’t have to go anywhere. The day is MINE!
Connie and Roy have been gone for the weekend and I went to the kennel yesterday and brought Betty here for a change of scenery. This picture tells how it went.
Hazel can be a little diva at times!
When the island wasn’t high enough she moved to the back of Rick’s chair.
She’s not a very welcoming hostess, is she? Poor Betty!
It doesn’t look like she minded too much, does it? And here was the moon when I took Betty back to the kennel – huge and very bright. When it turned into the blood moon late last night, I could hardly see it, could you?
On days like these I am thankful for the heater in the barn —
the heated buckets for water and the heat bulbs for warmth—
the heated bases for chicken water—-
and on bright sunny days, I’m thankful for this south facing window that brings in solar heat.
Today everybody is huddled in the center and north areas of the barn due to the SE wind.
Are you ready for tomorrow’s Bullseye post? It looks like I didn’t specifically say you should trim out the back of your circle again. I guess I thought you’d just assume you should and if you haven’t, please do that before tomorrow and then press your blocks really well.
Do you gals enjoy Pinterest? I sure do but sometimes it makes me so frustrated and so sad. When I see someone posting our twining instructions and posting tutorials about making our frames, I want to cry. Where is their integrity? As far as I know we publish the only booklet on twining. Bobbie Irwin has published a hardbound book about twining with different patterns, etc. but ours has only the basics which I learned from an elderly lady in Britt, IA about 40+ years ago. The first publication of Rugs From Rags was in 1997 after Rick and I got married since he could construct the wooden frame. When people post the exact sizes from our booklet and use the very same terms as I used in our video, I know that they have no shame. And that makes me go from seething anger to complete surrender to the power of online media over which I have no control. The same thing happens with our Bullseye pattern.
Thanks for letting me vent and get that off my chest this morning. Now I’m going to go clean my sewing room – wish me luck – hahah!