Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fun Day

I could get into being off work all the time. I had no babysitter today, so I played hookey from work. I got the house semi clean this morning, and then after picking Tyler up at preschool and getting a couple things at the store, we came home to play for the afternoon. I finished this quilt top:

I am so thrilled with the way this turned out. I still have 1 more border to put around it, which will be 5 inches of either a red or a blue tone print, and then baste it, quilt it and another one done.

I have Tyler's firetruck quilt pin basted, a pink patchwork lap quilt pin basted, so once I get this one done, I'll be busy for a few weeks quilting all these.

It's freezing cold here - right now it's 23 degrees. This morning when we all got up it was 3 degrees. I did spend some time outside this afternoon filling water troughs for the cows - when it gets this cold they drink a lot more trying to stay warm. All the cows and babies are doing well, 069 is the only one that is still inside, but her leg is coming along and hopefully this weekend her and her baby will go out with the rest of the herd.

For dinner tonight, I cheated. I marinaded some cube steaks in a can of beer for an hour, and then rubbed them with brown sugar, salt and pepper, let them sit for 1/2 an hour and cook them. I got the recipe off of Sugar Creek Farm's blog - we'll see how they taste - they smell yummy. Along with noodles and veggies from Market Day at school, and a brownie mix from our local bulk food store, and that will be dinner (although I'm not expecting the brownies to last much past tonight). Tomorrow night will be a roast and potatoes and carrots - I just wasn't organized enough to start it all in the crockpot this morning.

See ya,


5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

How beautiful! I love quilts. Every single bed in my house (including baby crib) has a quilt for the comforter. I LOVE them!

I can't wait to see the fire truck quilt since my hubby is a fireman! I be that will be splendid.

Have a great day!

jacquie said...

So glad you were able to sneak a day...those are always fun. You got lots accomplished too. This is going to be a fantastic quilt. I read that you were going to do a bunch of quilting before starting more projects. I really need to do that too. Can't wait to see the finished projects!

Granny Lyn said...

I love the choice of the double square border, since that is the one I voted for...:)
You have been so busy, wow, I'm amazed how much you get done!
can't wait to see the border (I vote red)
thanks for sharing with me,

sugarcreekfarm said... were the steaks?

I just ordered a bunch of "Olivia" fabric (from the Olivia the pig books by Ian Falconer). I haven't quilted in forever, but I'm hoping to get one done for my Olivia's birthday the end of September.