Monday, September 24, 2012

While our fair is long past, this picture still makes me teary....especially with all the talk of swine flu going around and how u shouldn't get too close to the pigs....and yes, she is still crying over selling "chad" and "turbo"......

Friday, September 21, 2012

I made a quilt...

Back in June, 2011, Heater Peterson's new fabric line, Deck the Halls, arrived in stores.  I of course, jumped on the bandwagon and ordered 2 fat quarter packs plus some assorted yardage.  I absolutely love her fabric.  And when the fabric arrived it was too pretty to cut into.  So it sat there.....

Last December (the 23rd to be exact), I got the brilliant idea that I would make 2 Christmas lap quilts for my Mom and I.  And one of them would be my Mom's Christmas present.  In the interest of saving time, I cut both quilt tops out in their entirety, and started sewing on my Mom's quilt.  I got 7 blocks out of 24 done. 

This past Tuesday, I dragged both quilt tops out again.  And started back in on it.  I'm not sure why I waited so long.  I LOVE this quilt.  I love it so much, I really want to keep it for myself.  But then I look at the next lap quilt out of the same fabric that is cut out, and the rest of the fabric and realize that I have enough of this fabric line to make at least 2 lap quilts plus maybe a table runner or two.

So I sucked it up and sewed.  After about 6 hours, the top is DONE!  I ordered the backing for it today from Heather, and if the planets and stars all align, I will have it done shortly,

This is her Patchwork Posies quilt pattern, found in her book Living Large 2.  It measures 53 x 70 ish - so a very good lap sized quilt. 


Now I'm anxious to start on my own Christmas quilts.  ........

Monday, September 17, 2012

Starting over....

Yes, I just up and disappeared last spring, didn't I?  All I can say is we have been so insanely, hecticly busy this past spring ans summer....but it's all been good!
Jessie and I went on her school trip to D.C. for 4 days - how incredible! 
The kids showed their cattle all over Ohio this spring and early summer.  Then the first week of August, we took 2 heifers to Medina County Fair:
Jessie and Header - Reserve Champion Crossbred heifer at Medina County Fair:

Tyler and Zlady - Champion Maine Anjou heifer at Medina County Fair (the little twerp is getting this showing thing down pat):

Jessie started playing volleyball for the 7th grade team at the Middle School (which is including lots of hours of practice!)

Jessie showed at the Wayne County Fair.  Her steer went 4th in his class (it was rumored to be the toughest class at the fair with 5 incredibly good calves), and she won her Jr. Showmanship class with 19 kids in the ring.

She took Header and Zlady to the fair and went Grand Champion and Reserve Champion AOB heifers, and then went on to have Supreme Champion Female with Header and reserve Supreme Champion female with Zlady.  Thankfully we got our good friends' son Zach to show Header:)  She also won her Jr. Showmanship class with her heifer.

She also had her pig at the fair.  Where she won her showmanship class on Monday and got 2nd in her market class on Tuesday.

In between both county fairs, I painted her bedroom.  This isn't the greatest picture, but it's a lovely greenish aqua color.  I'm still working on making curtains, pillows and you can see the dust ruffle I have just a little bit to finish up with:

And we finally got the water damage in our bedroom fixed, and it too has been painted, new carpeting and I'm finishing up the curtains, pillows, dust ruffle and table toppers in there.

I did not plant a garden this year - much simpler to go to my amish neighbor and buy my produce to can and freeze. 

Now that the fairs are behind us, hopefully things will slow down a little bit.  And I'll have 2 finished bedrooms to show off shortly......