Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Squeezing it in

Never made a September List, so I guess that justifies my minimal stitching progress for the month. A poor excuse is better than none, I suppose.

In light of feeling disappointed in my lack of progress, I picked up the other quilt that Debi had quilted in August and got it bound on September 30th and Voila, a finish, and a UFO finish at that. Better than nothing.  Here it is....the pink and brown thangles sampler that I started at least 7 years ago. Sorry, the pinks in the photo look a bit orangey.

Heartstrings and Sew Crazy were without a meeting place as a result of our local quilt shop closing, so I offered up our place.  Heartstrings met on the fourth Wednesday of September and we worked on 6 1/2" blocks with red centers. Only three of us Crazies were able to make it on the following Friday, but we were quite productive, finishing thirty one 10" finished blocks for our QOV quilts.  More than us being productive, being with friends, stitching, laughing and sharing was incredibly healing to my battered soul.  Thank you, friends.

Rob and Christi spent weekend before last in Athens, with Robert joining them on Saturday for the GA/LSU game.  It was a very special weekend for them.....and it did my heart good to see them having a regular old good time. It didn't hurt that The Dawgs won a real nail biter !!

Macy looked adorable dressed up as Dorothy during Spirit Week at her school.

And Sara Ashley was able to drag her birthday celebration out through Tuesday with a family get together at Red Robin.


Joy in the everyday, commonplace events of each day.
Unexpected shows of support.
Everything Fall.

Take care, 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Seven became Eleven

On Saturday morning Sara Ashley and I did a little shopping.  Not your usual shopping spree, mind you.  You see, on the Saturday following the County Fair, 4-H Chicken Club members hold a big sale at Tractor Supply to sell some of their chickens, with all proceeds going to the 4-H Chicken Club.  The chickens are old enough to recognize pullets vs. roosters, and are healthy and good quality birds.  It is a win win situation for everyone.

And so, SA and I bought these two chickens, which she named.

This is Carrie Underwood, named after Sara Ashley's favorite country singer.

She is an Easter Egger and will lay either light blue or light green eggs like Puff does.

And this is Madison Short for Maddie.  Her name is a pun.  You see, SA has a friend named Madison Short.......and Maddie is a shortened name for Madison.  Pretty clever, SA.

Maddie is a White Laced Wyandotte and her feather pattern is gorgeous.

The first afternoon, she rewarded us with this lovely egg!!

After SA had a chance to shop in Tractor Supply for some treats and grooming supplies for her horses, it was time for her to go home so that she could go to Gay with her family.

Once I got home, I kept thinking that we really NEEDED a black chicken for the flock.  You see, Chloe was black, but she turned out to be a rooster and we gave her/him away, so we don't have a black chicken anymore.  Well, back to Tractor Supply I went, ending up with TWO more flock members.  I know, don't even go there...........

This is Scarlett, who has lovely black iridescent feathers and is very sweet.

Scarlett is a Black Langshan.
And finally, this is Speck, who is a rare breed Russian Orloff.

 She is quite odd looking, but oh so sweet and loves to be picked up and held.  

So, now the seven are eleven.  They are physically separated for the moment while they adjust to their new home and I am sure everyone is healthy.  They can all see each other so that they can become acquainted.  In a week or so, I will start the integration process.

God's unique creations......I mean, look at these girls!!
Making memories.
Sleeping with open windows at night.

Take care,