I mowed and trimmed everything yesterday and I need to rest my old body today.
Kitten update – these pictures came from Teresa last night. I hope she lets us know what their names are and how they’re doing, don’t you?
And I’ve had offers to take these two but nobody will keep them together as housecats so far. I will certainly let one of these ladies take them if nobody steps up for them to live in the house.
And here’s the Orange Julius recipe I use – this is a double recipe that completely fills my blender.
1 – 12 oz. can frozen OJ or Five Alive (I almost like Five Alive better!)
1 c. Milk
1 c. Water
1/2 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
12 ice cubes
Blend till all ice is chopped up.
Remember this little project from last summer? A little table topper with squares and connector squares. Great for Flag Day and 4th of July or any color combo.
Let’s discuss the Dirty Dozen game. We will start on July 1 again. Each of us will pick 12 projects that are in any state of completion – it could be one you’ve laid aside to start, with all the fabric pulled just waiting – sorta like This Old Farmhouse for me. MIT had laid on the cutting table for over 4 years, all in a pile! Done now however except for binding.
Other projects included blocks made but not put together, binding left undone, tops waiting to be quilted – you get the idea. We start many things and don’t always follow through to the end.
After you’ve picked 12 projects, put each in a separate bag or box and number them 1 through 12. On the first of every month I will randomly pull a number out of the fish bowl and announce that number on the blog. You will have until the end of the month to finish and hopefully send me a picture to my email to post on the blog. Everybody LOVES to see finished Dirty Dozen photos. Please put a tag in your picture with your name and possibly the info about your project in large letters so everybody can read it. This will save so much time commenting back and forth.
This year Connie and I will show you our 12 DD projects when we start. Some of mine got substituted for those without numbers last year but I still think that’s OK. It’s a finish that counts! And I have finished so many this year, even more than 12! What a great feeling! You’ll see – it is soooo good to finish!
And on that note – does anyone else have a husband who starts things around the farm, leaves all the stuff “out” and then loses interest? Leaving YOU to move it all before you mow? They’re great “starters” but poor “finishers”. I NEVER leave anything out because it just causes me more work in the long run.
Since I’m going to rest today maybe I can finish binding This Old Farmhouse –
And get a look at this perfect oval egg – I don’t want to break it!
And this is From Janny in Holland who called it her Corona Quilt. She purchased Back to Charm School when she was in Australia and during the lockdown made this quilt. I think we all have some Corona Quilts, don’t we?
I have been organizing hundreds of old photos while searching for the original barn pictures so I can write the barn story. If I can’t find them by tomorrow I’ll write the story without them but it won’t be as effective.
We had lots of thunder and lightning the last two nights but very little rain.
Here’s what I bought in Ames last week.
I’ve got a pink and green theme going, I guess. Gotta finish a couple things before I cut into this!
Becky and Tom came down last night – we haven’t seen them for 3 months! We all sat 6′ apart and Hazel was in heaven because Becky will play with her.
That’s all, Folks! Gotta get to work!