I could not put these housecleaning tasks off any longer – it takes a long time for me to say “enough!” but that’s what I’m saying today. I’ll sit down with my Diet Coke and talk to you gals for a few minutes.
I know you all enjoyed Connie’s tour and I did, too. A lot of those things that she still has in some cupboard, I have gotten rid of. When we would have our annual Open House we sold sewing room rummage and I worked hard at it and was so glad to be rid of it! I’m nearly at that point now but then I think, I love all my fabric and don’t really want to get rid of it entirely. We will consider the grab bag boxes when we have time.
As I opened that cupboard with the Kaffe Fasset fabrics to show you, I made a note to self to make something easy with it because it’s so beautiful. I took this picture last night of my cutting table – it doesn’t look much like me, does it?
I’ll show you what I’m doing when I truly have something to show!
So many of you mentioned Betty – isn’t she just the picture of sweetness? Soon she’ll be coming to the farm again with Connie – right now it’s just too cold and too much snow.
Update on the chicks – I let them out with the big chickens today but I’ve been down there several times to check on them. I’ve read that chickens like to peck at themselves in a mirror so I put one in the chicks’ pen and Mama headed right over to it, fluffed out her feathers and tried to attack that other chicken that was coming too close to her babies!
Not good pics, I know. Here’s a better one.
Love that gray hen!
And here’s the goose water – they put their heads in and blow and swish back and forth sending water flying! By morning the heated bucket is virtually empty.
And Hazel cannot leave the ball in the house even when it’s below zero!
Do any of you readers get the Our Iowa Magazine? Remember the owl from last spring? They’re going to print the picture of me putting the owl back in the tree in the next issue. I’ll be sure to show you when it comes!
And then there’s my knee that I mentioned last week. The MRI showed a torn meniscus and my dr. gave me a cortisone shot which has really helped. He will scope my knee when the shots don’t work any more.
And then a kitchen accident last Thursday. I was melting the butter and the marshmallows in the microwave for Rice Krispie bars. When it was done and I was taking it out of the microwave with my left hand, I caught the edge of the bowl and tipped that hot “molten lava” on to the countertop, the floor, the pictures on the wall, and my right hand. Try getting that sticky stuff out of grooves in a wood floor — yuck. My hand is nearly healed now and oh my it could have been soooo bad.
This is my normal winter hand that gets so cold and so dry that it cracks on the tips and by the nail. It’s just part of winter.
Today is March 4 and I’m going to ask for your recent book titles – if you have read something really good, please tell me and I’ll post the list next week. That gives you 7 days to send me your book titles and authors if you know them.
Many of you asked about the directions for Connie’s cute folders. We’ll do that in time – it might have to be a printed direction sheet – we’ll see.
I also talked about color inspiration and I’ll get to that this week if I can – so much to do this week! I also have not had time to decide what project I’m going to make from Beyond The Battlefield. Hang in there with me!
I think that’s all the Miscellaneous I can think of so until tomorrow, make someone laugh!