I really enjoyed the lively discussion about the book Demon Copperhead and want to thank all of you who participated. It is a thought provoking story that educated me about drug addiction and the downfalls of foster care. Heartbreaking.
On the subject of the American Patchwork and Quilting Anniversary issue, our quilt called Point of No Return was featured in the first issue. The pattern is available online under the title Candy Mountain or I can mail you a paper pattern for $5 and a SASE.
A reader asked where to buy plaids – in 1993 plaids were very popular – but today I advised the reader to purchase mens cotton shirts in a variety of plaids. Buy the biggest size to get the most yardage.
Had a scary incident in the barn yesterday – I give my goats and chickens bread sometimes as a treat and yesterday was one of those days. Rosie immediately began shaking her head and foaming at the mouth. I cleaned out her mouth but the problem was lower – I think she ate too much too fast and it got stuck in her throat. I called my goat whisperer, Betsy, who told me to give her baking soda water in a syringe. Back to the house to mix it up and by the time I got back to the barn she had basically recovered but I gave her the soda water anyway. Here she is with Pudge on the left, all better. Whew!
Betsy was on her way to pick up a bottle baby – here he is!
Betsy is a speech therapist at a number of care centers in North Iowa and this little guy will wear a diaper and accompany her on her visits.
It was such a nice day yesterday that Mollie came for a play date. On Sunday Finn and Ivy came and everybody ran on top of the snowbanks to wear off some of that pent up energy.
I’m helping Cathy make a quilt from her late husband Tom’s old shirts so it will feel like he’s still sleeping with her after 46 years of marriage. Tom passed away last month from a very fast growing brain tumor.
March 1 is coming soon and we’ll start the Dirty Dozen Challenge again. Remember I gave you two free months to catch up? I will be expecting your photos in the next two weeks – it’s still winter and you’re allowed to sew all day to finish except for fixing that dreaded supper every single night. Ugh.
In the summer we grill hamburgers outside but this winter I have developed an easy way to make burgers in the crock pot. I cut up enough onions to cover the bottom of the crock pot and then I pat the 1 or 2 pounds of hamburger on top and let it cook. When done cut the hamburger into bun size pieces – it’s the juiciest burger you’ve ever eaten and my stove is still clean and I didn’t have to stand there and fry them. Win win!
This is what I’m going to work on today – this is so busy it makes me dizzy but I think a kid would like it. I used the pattern called Unruly and made it twin size from my collection of novelty fabrics.
Almost bizarre but I’m forging ahead.
Choir practice tonight – the mens chorus sang Victory in Jesus last Sunday which had a great piano accompaniment and I loved playing it!
I’m off to the barn! Have a good one!