Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Moving along

We are finally getting things done around here...things that have been on the "to do" list for oh....8 or 9 years.

Saturday I had to work - board meeting and all - which took ALL DAY LONG. I left the house at 8:45, and got back about 4:15. In the meantime, Todd worked til noon and then did this:

He moved all this hay (172 bales) up into the newly finished loft by hand.

Then Sunday we started right in building this hayloft. All that is left is the floor to put in.

Last night Jessie had soccer practice - and it was COLD out there. So I thought that for dinner I would make hamburgers and cauliflower on the grill. Only problem - I don't know where the propane tank is for the grill. We last used it at Thanskgiving to deep fry the turkeys. So cook on the stove had to do for last night.
And this is as far as I got on my Bears in the Farmhouse quilt along! It would have gone better if I hadn't sewn the 1/2 square triangles on most of the rest of the blocks on backwards. So I've become friends with my seam ripper. Again.

Todd said just to leave them and finish it, no one will notice, but I would. At least all the little triangles are all sewn together, I just have to sew them to the RIGHT sides of each striped block.

Tonight we are finishing the hayloft, and working with Jessie's steer and heifer. And Tyler's heifer as he has said he'd like to show her too here in a month.......



Lib said...

Hi Kris,
I think this is a busy season for all of us! Worth it in the end.
Have a great day!

Shorty said...

You are busy indeed! Wishing you all the best as you complete your projects. It sounds like you and your family accomplish a ton of stuff!

audreypawdrey said...

I have recently become reacquainted with my seam ripper too! It stinks when that happens. The hayloft is coming together nicely!

Janice said...

That quilt looks so beautiful.
Way to go on the hay loft. It is turning out really nice. It is so fun to see hard work pay off in the end. We are working on our yard to be able to plan grass soon.
I want grass so bad!!!

isolada. by design said...

WOW! Things are looking nice and tidy with your new hayloft. I know it must be a good feeling to have items checked off the To Do List! And the quilt is so pretty, Kris. I like the color combinations you chose...earthy and warm!

Happy day!

Ana :)

warren said...

I've never had cauliflower on the grill...interesting! Around here, a board meeting means a trip to the skate park...and that's always a good thing! Hope you had some fun at your board mtg!

Small House said...

WOW! Productive weekend. Hope between it all you got some sleep :)

The quilt is wonderful! You've got a talent there!

Have a great day.

luckysanjana said...

what a life.............serious and then you quilt and you make dinner as well..........i salute you.

Scrappy quilter said...

You guys have definitely been busy. I was friends with my seam ripper last week. Good thing we have numerous seam rippers.

jacquie said...

busy is right! sorry about the triangle thing...i got down with my seam ripper last night too.

Unknown said...

Wow - your hubby was busy !
Am loving the quilt ! I need to buy another stitch ripper as mine is blunt !
Keep well !


Patty said...

Wow, your barn is so big! I love how all that hay looks.

Friends with your seam ripper? I think that happens to all of us!

Kristie said...

Don't you just love a man that doesn't care to work hard? Richard is the same way!

Love the quilt! It is looking great!