Go go go

Time is flying these days, when I’m not on the go, this spoiled furry princess is commanding my attention 


Including the exact moment (that picture was 90 seconds old when I started writing this)

We have even MORE babies keeping us on our toes 

The free unsexed Rhode Island Red chicks we got with our order

Rhode Island reds and barred rock ladies 
Our beautiful ducks, which has become an absolute favorite in our house, they are Golden 300 hybrid layer ducks.


They are super loveable


I took the plunge and signed up for the craft fair in August, I’m going to sell yarn and what not which means I need to work my behind off.

I already have one item ready to go 


This beautiful Ashland bay silk & merino yarn, spun up from fiber I got forever ago, yarn I started ages ago. 191 yards. I have more of the same fiber to spin up and I need a warm day to go card more fiber to spin.

When that warm day will happen, I’m not sure. You see this was exactly a week ago.

My kids had no desire to help me, I bribed Leif just to come hang outside with me while I built the chicken and the pig (that looks more like my sisters pitbull lol). Since then we’ve had very few warm days and it has been steadily raining since my birthday party on Sunday. 

Yep, yesterday I completed a trip a round the Sun and I’m ready for trip 32! My “party” was super de duper small but I had fun decorating 

I LOVE Gilmore girls, can you tell?! Don’t mind that some signs are super uneven, those were made at around 11:30 the previous night. Way past my bedtime.

I spent my birthday working on a strip quilt, which may or may not have cause my anxiety attack yesterday


No seriously, the color combinations were not doing it for me, but someone had to do it. Three more rows to go.

Well folks, I’m gonna go hang out with my feather friends and work on some projects for the fair. Have a great day!!! 

Finally!! 

I finally have time to post and it’s thanks to this beautiful fluffy stuff falling down from the sky

  

It started yesterday with a mix of freezing pellets, we couldn’t go anywhere by car (still can’t today due to the ice on our road), so I bundled up the kids and we walked over to the neighbors across the street, so all the kids could go sledding together. They own 230 acres over there, they don’t farm it but they had plenty of snowy hills to sled down and there was plenty of fun to be had. 

I cannot be more excited, about the snow. I have been in the Christmas spirit for so long 

  
I even hung tinsel garlands and let me tell you, I don’t care much for tinsel, but the excitement of decorating my house…my forever home, was just the greatest thing to me. No rules or restrictions…I can do whatever I want!!

Now I have been meaning to write, I finished at least two of the three projects I had planned for Christmas, but I have a good excuse….I know I know, excuses are like…..well you know the saying, and everyone has them. Well things got a little haywire the week of Christmas, and I wasn’t expecting to have to renovate part of my kitchen.

  
We had an old (1970’s) electric stove that was not cutting it, things were not cooking right and it needed to be replaced. We purchased a new stove the same day we closed on the house and had been waiting for the gas guy to come switch things around that we needed. Well he finally came and said “hey, you need to cut half an inch of both sides of your side cupboards and an inch in the top cupboard for it to be up to code. I’ll come back tomorrow”

  
So we now have a new stove, we put the counter that had been on the otherside back and have decided that we are going to wallpaper the drywall and put in a spice rack and mount a pot rack on the wall. The kitchen certainly feels bigger since we took the cupboards out.

So now back to projects, I did not finish the scarf, however I did finish the mitts

  

For the most part anyway, I finished them Christmas Eve….or Christmas morning rather around two am. I just need to add the flaps to cover the fingers. These mitts were called Ragg Convertible Mitts by Meghan Babin, and I found the pattern in the interweave knits gifts 2015.

And now folks, I leave you with this picture I snapped the other day. Ailey always attacks Moose when the camera comes out, but I was able to catch them in their true form while they slept.  

   Have a great day folks!! See you in the New Year!!

I guess I need to buy more quilting pins

I’m no longer stuck on the couch yay!! I’ve spent the last couple of days moving around and while I still have a cough and stuffy nose, I am no longer feeling like I’ve been tackled by a football player.

Instead I spent two days talking myself out of my procrastination, and then this happened

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And then this

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That’s about the time I managed to run out of quilting pins and has to start cutting fabric to be able make a few available.

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They are all held on with pins mind you

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I only had three pieces left to pin, but Ailey decided that enough was enough. She wanted my attention and she was going to get it!!

Have a nice night folks!!