Finishing Up and Starting Again

I have pledged to myself that I am going to finish some quilts I have begun.  I have a box full of them.  It’s fun to pick out new fabrics and piece a brand new quilt and I could do that every month, but there comes a time when one needs to finish what one has started.  So….


This week I completed a Christmas quilt I started last year.  These sheep were as crazy to make as they are to herd.  Every single one of these sheep is sewn together wrong except for one.  Every one.  And it’s not the sheep that is facing a different direction than the rest as that is suppose to be the wayward sheep. It’s the only one sewn correctly.  I am sure if you look closely you will notice one big mistake I made on one.  I didn’t notice it until I had it half quilted. Anyway, as a friend of mine use to tell me, “you won’t see it on a galloping horse.”  Now I have to find the horse.  I didn’t follow the pattern maker’s design completely.  There was suppose to be a shepherd in this quilt, but I didn’t like how it looked so I made an extra sheep and this block.



I like the way it turned out.  One project completed.  Check.

I finished two other quilts that I cannot show because of the season coming up.  Two more projects completed.  Check.


I made a skirt from some fabric I have had for quite some time. You can wear it this way.


Or this way. Almost like having two different skirts.  We went over to Nashville with some friends the other day and I got a couple of tops that go with this skirt.  We have been to Nashville twice in two weeks and not one time did I remember to take pictures with my camera.  There was so much to photograph there but I was too busy looking.


I put together this outfit and like it a lot.  Another project completed.  Check.


David and I took one morning and sealed the siding on our porch wall.  We make a good team and finished it within a couple of hours.  Now the wall should not  turn grey.


Project completed.  Check.




I made a couple of brooches.  I have ideas for several more.


Years ago, we needed a coffee table and there was a company where you could order furniture unfinished and not put together.  You built the furniture yourself and put your own finish on it.  So, I ordered this butler’s table and David put it together and I stained it a rich, deep brown.  It has served its purpose for many years.  The leaves on the table go up and down and most little boys and girls liked to lift the leaves up and down over and over.  Toy cars have been run on this table.  It’s been hammered, pounded and naturally distressed over the years.  David says you pay big money to get distressed furniture and we got ours for free!

I decided it was time to redo the table so I am painting it a cream color and will distress it a little or will have some children over to do it for me.


I’m putting several coats of paint on it.  When I am finished with it, it’s going in my girly room.


A friend brought me this pile of luscious fabric.  I am so blessed.  I will use this for sure.


Miss Molly Marshmallow is growing so fast.  She runs with the big dogs and doesn’t want to be separated from them.  She cries when I take Belle her walk even after I have already taken her on a walk.  She is doing really well on the leash.  Sometimes I let her walk herself and she will carry the leash in her mouth and walk along beside me.

The chickens are molting right now and I won’t show you a picture of them because it would embarrass them.  One of them is completely bare on her backside, poor girl.  She stays in the chicken house and acts ashamed of her looks, but David said he noticed today that her feathers are finally coming back in.  The egg laying has been pretty sparse right now as the hens conserve their energy to grow their new feathers for the winter.  I still get two or three dozen eggs a week.   The younger hens should start laying soon.


Fall is moving right along.  Soon it will be Thanksgiving,(when I am walking a 5K that morning before dinner) then Christmas and then we will be right back to Spring again.  The seasons are running together now.  I love each one and especially love the cooler weather we are having right now.  Hope you are having a wonderful Autumn.  Bye.

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