I've been missing the general chit-chat we used to share here, so I'm hoping to spur on some more posts by sticking my neck out and just sharing what is going on in my world. It may not be all about quilting because my life is not all about quilting, so go easy on me. ;0)
Yesterday morning we saddled up early in order to try to beat the heat of the day to gather up the yearling heifers and sort off the bulls from the bunch. It was a beautiful morning and they gathered and sorted perfectly. It didn't hurt that they were wanting to come in to water anyway and hadn't treed up yet. Reminds me to give thanks for days like that - when cattle, horses...and men...are cooperative. :)
The day before, Mom and I froze some tomatoes and peaches. We didn't have enough of either one to warrant canning them, so we went this route. We also made refrigerator pickles. I enjoy spending time with her. I'm reminded that there will come a day when she won't be around to do this, and the moments are all the more precious.
We spent the weekend with our daughter and her husband in their home on the high plans of northeastern Colorado. It is encouraging to see them make their own way in the world - making decisions, stumbling, recovering, growing and learning. Latest crisis: on Monday, their water heater gave up the ghost and leaked onto the laundry room floor. Not the way they wanted to start their week. Unsolicited Mom advice: just be glad this didn't happen on a long weekend...in January...
This is part of a page from a ranch magazine. Imagine our surprise when we opened the magazine and recognized the guy in the picture - our son. This was taken in the Black Hills of S. Dak. last fall. It was just a stock photo that someone had sent in. The article wasn't about him... in fact his name is not mentioned. It still makes me smile. Especially the toothpicks in that sweaty old hat band. (Just a tip...if he ever offers you a toothpick, you might want to decline...) He's back in college for his senior year. He rides colts for others during the school year in order to earn tuition money.
Today I finished up another baby clutch ball (see last post for picture), and have also been working on more flannel burp cloths. They sew up quick and easy and make great baby gifts. I'm going to try to keep at it and finish up some other projects as well. I am still amazed that when I decide on a project, in all my stash, it never fails - I can't find, or don't have enough of, that one CERTAIN fabric I "need." Inconceivable! (Name that movie.)
That's enough from here for now. I love hearing what all is going on in your lives - quilting and otherwise. I realize the newness may have worn off for some, some have found their niche in small groups, others have started their own blogs, while others are hard at work with quilting and living life to check in anymore, but I miss all of you!