Monday, February 23, 2015

Work in progress

I'm working on a baby quilt for V's editor. I cut it out on Sunday afternoon and stitched up the blocks this afternoon on my day off.  
So far I'm quite pleased with it.  I haven't done any quilting for a while and I have forgotten how much pleasure I get from the precision work.

I've rearranged the blocks several times since this photo was taken.  I think I finally have it but I'm gonna sleep on it tonight and hopefully stitch all the blocks together tomorrow after work.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015

It's a start!

I discovered that a couple of our sweet potatoes (that we got from our friend Roger) had started to spout.  So, they are now in jars on the windowsill.  I haven't grown sweet potatoes for years and never had much luck.  But maybe this will be the year!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

So, we've had some snow

The latest winter storm, Linus, dropped about 13 inches of snow on us on Sunday.  
 It's been cold but it is so beautiful, I just had to share.

I know I said I'd be better about posting.  I've just been busy with other things and nothing post-worthy seems to be going on here.  We've all been passing around respiratory crud, work has been super busy and it's winter so there is nothing going on outside, other than we've started to get a very few eggs from the hens.

So, hopefully I'll post more when it gets warmer and there are more exciting things going on here.

Sunday, December 28, 2014


A late present from Santa!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all from our house!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Yesterday was a lovely day, upper 60's and absolutely beautiful.  
This morning, I got up to let the dog out and realized it was snowing.

I'm not ready for winter yet!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why I should have supervision

So... This evening on the way home from work, Vernon wanted to stop at the hobby store in the mall to pick up something he needed.  On one edge of the parking lot was the farmer's market.  It was the last market of the season and the vendors were willing to deal.  I didn't need anything... really...  But I couldn't resist this pumpkin !
Isn't it awesome!  I asked and the variety is 'One Too Many' also sometimes called the bloodshot eyeball pumpkin - with good reason.
Research says that it is edible and makes good soup.  I'll have to see.  I don't think I have the heart to carve it for Halloween.
I'll definitely be saving seeds!  From what I found it is an open pollinated variety so again, we'll see what happens next year.