I haven’t talked about my chickens for a while so here’s some pictures of my girls. It was a sunny day and they greeted me as they always do by the garden gate.
Loved the way the shadows played on their feathers.
Miss Mary Foster, my little crippled hen, but she doesn’t know that. She lays one egg almost every day.
“Where’s the chicken crack?”
I have two Buff Orpingtons. They are so pretty and good egg layers also.
Every time I go to Rural King, I look at the baby chickens if they have them. My flock is down to nine birds from twelve so I really can’t add many more until some of them go to, ahem, chicken heaven. We won’t talk about that, though, especially around the ladies. Having chickens is just so much fun for me and I can’t see a future without them. I have to hire a pet sitter for them when we go away just like for the dogs.
Just had to share these pictures of Molly Marshmallow sitting out in her chair nodding off to sleep.
She almost fell off the chair and I was laughing at her as I took her pictures.
My pets give me endless joy.
I told you in my last post I was doing a mystery block quilt and I finally got it done. In fact, I got several done. Kathleen Tracy shared this pattern on her Facebook page so if you want to make one of these quilts, go to her group under files and find the pattern. It’s really simple, something I needed right now and yet I ended up with a very cute quilt. Here are mine….
This was the first one I made. I bought the ticking at an antique store and the floral fabric I originally bought years ago to make an apron, but decided I’d rather put it in quilts as I have a lot of aprons already.
Then I decided to make a Christmas themed one…
These little quilts are almost addictive. They are quick to make and now I have a good start on next year’s Christmas!
I bought this book of Kathleen Tracy’s a while back and have made a few small quilts from it.
I made the quilt that is on the cover. Don’t have it quilted yet, but think this one will be hand quilted.
Here it is hanging behind my cardio-glide which I use once in a while for exercise.
I have my quilting mojo back. It kind of got lost in my sock knitting craze. I still knit a little every single day and everyone got or is getting socks if they want them for Christmas. I just hung them up on the fireplace mantle and let people pick a pair they want.
You can just see the socks on the mantle at the right.
We had one Christmas gathering with family already last Saturday night. We had a good time together, although one of my grandsons was not feeling well. They found out this week he has abcesses in his colon and is on antibiotics for it now. He was really sick for a few days. Anyway, I gave him and his older brother each a pair of these socks.(warning to all Trump haters, don’t look!)
There is a company called John’s Crazy Socks. This man has a son with Down’s Syndrome and they started a company together and sell all kinds of socks and I found these and knew I had to buy them.
Along with the socks, I got a thank you note from John and a small bag of Skittles. Kind of a nice touch for a company.
Anyway, the socks were a hit.
Put on and modeled. The socks come with a little comb to comb President Trump’s hair.
Went out yesterday and saw these flowers blooming.
Honeysuckle. Confused because we have had such warm temperatures the past few days. It won’t last, but it’s been nice.
Before we know it, it will be Spring. Someone said only about ninety-five days away which will fly by like it all does now.
Another project that I have become obsessed with. Making twine. I got the directions from this magazine which I love.
They call it ribbon in the magazine, but I call it twine. It’s great for decorating packages, but I also think I will use it to tie up plants on stakes and maybe use as shoelaces. Here’s how much twine I’ve made so far.
It’s really fun to make and is so pretty. And last, but not least, another quilt I plan to make after Christmas, if not before…..
I’m done making large quilts for a while although I do have a few UFO’s I do need to finish. Looks like a busy year ahead for quilting.
This was David’s and my very first Christmas tree the first year we were married. We went out in the woods and cut it down. I didn’t have a lot of ornaments then, but I loved our first tree and our first tiny house. You see those tiny houses on tv now. Well, we lived in a tiny house with three tiny rooms and I had to shower in the basement under an open shower head, no bathroom down there. We didn’t live there long, but I have such happy memories of it.
Feeling nostalgic? My next post will be about Christmases past. Bye.