Welcome to New England

Where you can experience 70 degree weather, snow, & rain within a 72 hour period, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This weekend we decided that Carrick was in desperate need of a trim, he had a couple dreads going on from where rain happened to get into the shelter under the solar panels where his hutch is. We plan on building him an out door summer hutch, but for now he has a nice 8′ x 8′ pen to play in on warm sunny days.

  
Moose gets tired watching others hard at work

  
We got several pieces of cattle feed lock panels and zip tied chicken wire on the bottom, so Carrick won’t be able to escape.

  
As you can see, it also makes a great pen for little kids 

  
As you can see Carrick had a lot of hair, probably about two inches

  
Here he is after his “awful hair cut” as the kids like to call it, my goal wasn’t to make him pretty though, it was to cool him off. 

This week in quilting we finished 15 quilts, for the newborns at the hospitals near us. Which by the way makes me very excited as I have several expecting friends right now and how cool would it be if they ended up with one of the quilts I made 🙂

  
This the top of a quilt I made on Monday

  
Followed by several of the quilts that were finished by the time lunch break rolled around.

  
This week at the school, they are trapping leprechauns, so I made this pot of fools gold for Leif to take in.

Speaking of Leif, Toph bought him a hammer over the weekend, so he can help build the portable pig shelter and Leif turned around and built his sister a shelf 

  
Have a great day folks!

Blogiversary!

Happy blogiversary!!! Yes folks, it has been a year since I moved my blog over from blogspot to WordPress, and while I didn’t exactly stick with making my clothes for a whole year, the intentions were good and you folks keep coming back so I must be doing something right!!

Here is a little year in review!

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I learned to weave and I bought a spinning wheel

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I made a Jane Austen inspired dress!

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I sewed some Christmas presents, among a few other things

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I got Carrick, my English angora. We had baby ducks born, and my husband learned to carve.

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I attended a natural dye day with my guild (the very last picture on the bottom is my lot)

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I spun up some nice yarn

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I did a ton of canning

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I went to Georgia and watched my cousin build her house…I held screws and got to use a mallet, but unlike my father, I am not a master carpenter.

All in all I am happy with the few things that I did get done, and will continue to knit, sew, attempt to crochet and of course continue on writing here. We are still searching for our forever home, a homestead to enjoy, raise animals, food, and our little family.

For those of you who keep coming back, you rock!! For you new readers, you rock as well! I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next year!!

Coming up soon: move number one of two! Our days at this house our growing shorter, we’ve run out of time to buy and will be renting elsewhere while we look for our dream home.

Thanks reading folks!!

Someday…..

I will finish my sweater, I am hell bent on it. The sleeves are the only thing I have left to do, you’d think it would be a breeze as I just need to seed stitch until I reach twelve inches, unfortunately I continue to find little mistakes here and there that get under my skin.

I’ve taken a step away from knitting for a few days, I need to finish the sandals & sewing a linen work shirt for my husband, then I will finish the bartók tunik, so I can continue on with my Jane Austen project.

In other news for a guild project, I have washed & cleaned fleece. I am now waiting for my hand carders to arrive in the mail so I can move on to the carding, spinning, & creating something special. What am I going to make?! I’m not sure but I’m sure something in these books will inspire me

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Now those are not all of my books, however they are the ones that my husband gave my for Christmas, so it would be fantastic to use a pattern in one of these books.

I’m very excited about the carders, my husband was debating back and forth about it as he did not want to pay the shipping ($13), orders over $100 are free. I casually mentioned several hundred times, that we could just add the spinning wheel I want into the cart and bypass shipping all together, that solution was declined. Oh well, such is life.

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Carrack likes to free range with the ladies.

Have a great weekend folks.