Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sometimes I wish I could get a quilt that way. I almost got one. I kept the finished quit here for almost two years, not having been able to track the owner down by phone, email, or otherwise. But then ... wouldn't you just KNOW it?!? The owner called and came for it just about when I thought it was mine.
(That's the back.)
Now for Tina's other quilt ... gotta get them finished before she shoves off for school.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
There was a time, no so long ago, when an entry in a quilt show that was machine quilted wouldn't get a second look without criticism and the word "cheating" flung about. Now it's rare to see anything but. Hand-quilted is (almost always) beautiful, but is becoming a thing of the past for the most part. Except for a few hold-outs, pretty much everyone has come to accept machine quilting as every bit as much an art form, and even if the quilt is not the winner of a spectacular award, we admire them in every quilt show. Kelly was back yesterday, and did another Hunter's Star, this one done by a different technique than yesterday's. Both were the result of classes offered by our local quilt guild.
(We see you back there, Kelly!)
Another thing that has changed in one generation became apparent to me today. I stopped for gas in our local area. Mind you, some people think that we're so far out in the boondocks that even the crows fly backward here. When we came here some thirty-odd years ago, the Amish neighbors would sometimes stop and ask if they could use our phones because they would not have one in their homes back then. After ten years or so, I got a call from my Amish neighbor/friend down the road, telling me they were now "allowed" to have a phone in the barn and she was so tickled she just had to call SOMEone. I was probably the only one she could call without incurring a fee back then, because practically everything here is/was a toll call. Back to today: I pumped my gas and went inside to pay for it. Standing in line in front of me were two young Amish men, and one of them had a CELL PHONE on his hip! I probably chuckled right out loud. It tickled me.
Do you knit? You're in good company! God knits. (KJV Col. 2:19, if you wanna see for yourself)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Julie S says she can't wait to see her finished quilt, so here's a photo of it for her.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
According to DH (A.K.A "Snoop The Scoop"), they'll next do some high pressure test that will discover any possible leaks. Once that's done, the pipeline will be good to go. Neighbors are all wondering how long it will be before the wells here will go online. Rumor has it that it will be sooner rather than later. I'm still waiting for my eggs to hatch before I count my chickies.
(sign at Ken's corner, for those of you who know where that is)
It's been an unusual year so far, and so the sheep got their "haircuts" later than usual. The fellow who's been shearing for us for decades wasn't feeling up to the task. Thankfully, he's trained the next generation! The little gal in the background had a ringside seat (or actually, "stand") -- and was completely absorbed by the process. She chatted up a storm while Mike The Shearer kept busy for about two hours. He's got a young son, so didn't mind.
She tries to figure things out on her own and some of the things that come out of her just crack me up. It's awfully quiet around here now that she's gone back home.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Here are some things I've taken pictures of:
Don't Play With Your Food!
Seems I do peculiar things when I'm left unsupervised. So, sue me!