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.