Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Quiet Home Front

It's been quiet here on the home front since being snowed in. The last 2 days have seen temperatures in the low 40's, so the snow is melting in a hurry - meaning MUD - but I'll take the 40's and sun, for now.

The cows are all behaving themselves, as much as they can. We are expecting a rush on calves during the next 2 -3 weeks, which will shake things up a little bit, which is good as I want them all done before Todd gets busy at work (hopefully next weekend - not that I don't like having him around on the weekends, but we eat way too well when he is home). I'm not showing pics right now - way too much mud out there. . . .

Here are closeups of my pinwheel blocks (sorry about the flash on some of the pics - after 2 years of owning this camera, I still haven't figured out all the nifty features - like turning the flash off)- I am very pleased with how this one is coming out. I'm not going to finish it right away, I have some other things I really need to get done first, but it's one of those projects that I can put away, and come back to in a couple weeks (or months) and pick up right where I left off:

I'm finishing up my Trail to Kansas Quilt (see my first ever post for a photo of it). 10 years in the making, and it should be done within the next month, at the very most. I love the simpler quilts, patchwork quilts, and really liked making that one. I have a second one that I am working on for my mom as well - I know she will be glad to see them completed:)

I've also been cleaning like made. Thanks to Lynsey's recipes for homemade cleaners, I've made them all, and am scouring every surface I can just to smell the cleaners. I think the all purpose cleaner is my favorite - it does a fantastic job on my kitchen counters and the top of my washer and dryer (the dryer is the catch all in our house as it sits right inside our back door - in our combination mudroom/laundry room) - and I don't have to do a lot of scrubbing - it is literally spray and wipe and DONE. That is my kind of cleaning - the lazy way.

Soccer practice starts next week for both kids - Monday and Wednesday evening - and their first game is on April 5th. I can't believe it won't be too muddy to practice, but the kids desperately need to get out of the house and get moving. Just playing outside in the snow for 45 min. after we all get home is not cutting it anymore.

Yippee - spring will be here before we know it,



Anonymous said...

Love those pin wheels. For a kid who grew up being so nondomesticated what happened? My barn lover. Punishment was dusting the house as a kid, until you dusted with Raid that is. I understand, Pledge and Raid are both in spray cans, but the smell??Or did you turn into your mother?? Maybe only half you mother, I have never made my own laundry soap, etc. Mom

Philigry said...

you are a beutiful quilter! i can not wait to see your lounge pants!