oh now that isn't good,,are they going outside at all? our chickens were panting the other day,,too..the weather is terrible here too we had a thunderstorm with lighting and thunder,,but all my flowers are down and we even had a bit of hail,, and we thought we were going to get a tornado.it was kinda bad,,,No I haven't heard from cotton wood either,,she said she had some sort of good news,,but I have written but she hasn't written back,.right now our weather isn't too bad, still kinda muggy though.
our house searching = we are still looking but not many people are coming to see it, we find lots of houses but by the time you add up the taxes,,it is just as expensive to stay here. who knows. but we still want to move into something smaller. good to hear from you...
HELLO Hello, Elaine,,good to have you back.!! it must of been a nice engagement,,,congratulations!!
well right at this moment,,I had a mouse run across the floor as I was reading your comment...!!!! ok so he is under a bowl at this moment, in the bathroom,,,with a heavy bucket on top of him. He came out of my sewing room,,that needs to be cleaned tomorrow!! for sure. I have to get rid of everything on the floor. Outside of that,,I am doing ok,,my DH may have a chance at getting first shift,,,this 3rd shift is hard,,,very hard to deal with,,,I have been better with my depression. He is getting better but it isn't easy.
I got 10 charity quilts done for my cousin in Canada, and I am working on my next 10 to give to them in August..
So how have you been,,any more quilting or making of the baskets you made,,? how is that quilt coming along? did you finish it?
my 17 chickens are now getting big,,but the new variety we got,,Production reds,,,they bite,,,or peck a lot. they seem to pick or go after you when you leave the room,,they chase you,,,different kinds of chickens,,but they suposto give you a (jumbo) egg,,,so the other ones I have do that,,and they lay every day, first thing in the AM. I even got a double yolker once!!
we went to West Virginia, the last week in May,,and it was pretty, but we don't want to live there...
our house hasn't sold, it is still on the market,,and probably will be for a while..but we are waiting on the Lord to give us the right place to live..everything in it's time,,,it is ok. we do keep looking for houses but they don't seem to be what we are looking for.
We have a woman from New York, and she will be coming in July to see the house,,it seems she has money,,,she went on a trip to Europe for a 2 week vacation. so maybe that will turn out ok..
how was the basic training ceremony.?
looking forward to hearing from you,,tomorrow will be a haircut for a friend in the morning then I have my rug hooking in the afternoon,,my sheep rug will almost be done,,I am working on the border,,I think I have only one more row to do on the edges,Then I will have to decide to weave it or just fold back the top. But this won't be on the floor..!!
I went to my quilt Guild tonight for our pot luck..it was yummy,,,had a great time, but I signed up for the block of the month but I am not sure I should of done that.
hey have you heard from cottonwood quilter? she hasn't written back for a long time, the ones with the chickens..Sheila,,,that is her name,,,I haven't heard from these girls at all.
I am meeting with a girl I met on QWU - she lives right down the road from me,,,we meet Monday,,at 2:30pm she is a Christian woman and wants to learn how to quilt,,please to pray that goes well for me,,well it is getting late,and it is already after midnight,,,glad to hear you back,,hugs, Joanna
hello Elaine,! we had a great vacation, saw so many things and we had the Lord with us the entire time. we were totally blessed the whole trip. I did buy fabric in Pennsylvania, but I didn't spend as much as I had the last time I went...prices were out of sight,!!! no more 3-4 $ a yard any more,,although I did find one place that we did go shopping..1.99 a yd and then 6.99 a yd. so that wan't too bad,,,but I am making a quillow for my GD. I made the pillow top already, but I am confused to what to do next..
well have to make supper and more sewing to do..talk to you soon,,,Joanna
Hi Elaine, nice to hear from you.!! right now we are in West Virginia,, going to see houses and land every day, we have gone to Buckhannon to see the Miners Memorial from the explosion in 2006 when 12 of the miners have died,,I wanted to see my girlfriend, but she wan't home. we went to the small church where they all gathered to wait upon hearing that they all passed away,,except one of the mines,,his name was Randall McCloy. it looks to be a small town not much there as far as houses go,,,plenty of land but, unusable. we looked at property -it had 21 acres but you could only use 3 of them..the rest is all hills and trees.very steep, and dangerous. Weston is kinda poor. so right now we are in Bridgeport West Virginia. we have a pool and it was great,,it is very hot here...but kinda dry today,,,tomorrow we go to Pennsylvania, to do some fabric shopping,,I think I will get some well need large print fabric. I really don't need anything,,but I think all I have is small prints now..I did finish my 10 quilts baby ones for my cousins who is in Canada..they are Missonaries, working for Whycliffe Bible Institute. they say the baby populations is growing so they need baby quilts,,I am making them 36"x36" or larger,,but nothing smaller than that. well we have had one tired day,,and we are looking at more houses tomorrow, going to Cairo, Salem, and Pennsboro,,all on rt 50, it is in the north west part,,,it might be wealthier than where we were earlier. the property is around 160,000 for 20+ acres but it doesn't seem like it is for us,,either thr house isn't what is worth buying or the land isn't what we want..but we do want to be alone,,,we don't want to be with alot of neighbors.
I hope you enjoy time with your son,,and the party that will go with it,,,congratulations,,!!!your family is growing,,,it is nice isn't it...!!??
Our children are taking care of our chickens,,did I tell you we have 11 new ones.? they will probaly be big whn we get back,,,
hope you are doing ok,,,,,when are you going to Oklahoma???
we do not know where God is leading us,,just have to wait,,and see...where He wants us...
Hello Elain,! I am so happy you wrote back. yes it has been a while..!!!
Well we are getting to the point where we don't want to do that much any more. our house is too big and I wnat to down size to where we can spend time together like you said.
I'm just wondering how much I have to sell before I go crazy,,,but it does seem like, I can live with alot less than I need to. I am starting to need less of that I have,,I think this house satisfied me at one point in my life and it stood for something in my past,,but I have grown up and don't seem to need that in my life as a crutch. So I guess I can move on.
about reducing our life's pay,,I am sure that will happen too, but we have already been cutting back in our life now, so we don't really need to but I know someday down the line we will have to do that, so I think we are practicing now. LOL!!! But I have found out like you, we only want to see each other and be in each others company. I would like to travel and see what is out West again..
How small is your paper piecing? it is time consuming but it does make for a nice quilt,,,is it for you or for someone else.?
I am back to my rug hooking and I am trying to get the darn thing done,,I don't seem to have the time,,always cleaning the house,,we are having a realtor open house next thursday. so today I cleaned the living room and turned it all around so it looks cleaner and more open,,
Enjoy your water color class, someone I know is taking it and loves the way it comes out,,she does all sorts of cards and pictures,,,really pretty...at least your with women your own age,,that must be nice..
No I won't give up on you,,,have a great day,,hope to hear from you soonner not later,,LOL!!!
Yeah Elane, I miss you,,I haven't heard from you, in while,,are you doing any sewing? quilting? baskets?
I don't seem to see your comments on here anymore,,,I hope you are ok, I miss talking w/you.
I am making a table skirt,,a round one with the 10* 25" long,,it was fun still have it on the sewing machine. I am also doing the charity quilts for my cousin in Canada. baby ones. I did the perfect points class here on CT..it was really fun,,I am no longer afraid of doing points now,!!! it is on my pictures,,,
our house is on the market again. don't know what I told you, but only one couple looked at it.
our timer went out for a couple of weeks so my chickens were not laying until later on in the evening.
now it is ok..they should be doing better now, and any time they should be "moulting" and early Sept I will be having a dozen eggs a day,,,YAY!!! I can't wait,,,
my DH is still working,,we are getting usto it,,so it isn't SO bad. but I will not be able to get to my flower beds in the back of the yard...it seems like I will be having plenty to do with cooking, chickens, and just doing what needs to be done around here,,,we have about 1 acre, w/ the garden and all so I have plenty to do,,that is why we want to move with a smaller house. it takes me 2 weeks just to clean this place. 2,500 sq.ft. plus the out of doors things..and that doesn't include quilting time, today we started the woodstoveI need to make supper, clean the kitchen and keep the stove going,,not going to have a woodstove in the new house I don't think,,maybe,,,but it better be out side,!!!
but we are well..still looking for a house here but it doesn't seem to be materializing. but we do have faith so that makes it better.
well time for my nightly duties,,clean the kitchen before he wakes,,,get my laundry started,and oh yeah I forgot,,look for a job. too!! no wonder I took a 4 hr nap today,,and yeaterday at open sew,,I had "floaters in my eyes" for the first time ever,,what a pain in the neck...!!! I though I would go crazy..
better days are coming that is all I can say,,better days,,,!!!
hi Elaine, so far so good. things are well with us. our baby chicks are growing like mad. they have their feathers already, and I think the coop we built is too small... but we are getting anywhere from from 4-6 eggs a day,,
I hope you have a great Easter, we are having his sister over from Florida, and both the children are coming over for dinner. and our grandaughter.
going to be a busy day tomorrow.
have a great day tomorrow, it is the greatest day ever..isn't it?
it is warm here too, but will go back to the cooler days later on this week. I will have 17 girls when they grow up,,but for now I have 11 chicks, and 6 big girls,,,and my granddaughter says,,,"Puck,Puck,Puck"
oh my they love the grass,!! and the little ones are growing like crazy. yeah mine aren't giving eggs like I thought they would, some days I get six and then the next couple of days I get 4. our light still goes on at 3-3:30 or so,,,with the light time change, I forgot to check the light,,it wasn't going on.!!!!
House search is terrible. trying to find one is like looking in a haystack for a needle to sew with.
either that or it needs so much work. it isn't great to start over..I'm not sure we want to do that.
but West Virgina has 25 acres and up or so,,for 125,000, with a house on it. so we will continue to look around. hope you are well.
hi Elaine, how are you,,hope your ok haven't heard from you in a while again,,,my baby chicks are growning fast,,,and I am taking on my points class on here,,,doing quilte well I might add,,,you will see in my pictures,,soon..
so far, in the kitchen, they are in the corner, isn't that dusty,,,but it will be soon,,they are starting to "fly" with their little wings. then they go outside...off they go,,,but they are in for now..Do you get baby chicks,,now that is cute..!! also my girlfriend has production reds, and I have 2 of them. they lay like mad,,every day,,without delay,,every morning.and they are very large too,,so that is what we got,,all reds of some sort..good to hear from you,,I am doing the perfect points and I am learning something new,,,and having fun too,!!!
Ok Elaine, we did it again,!!! I now have 12 more birds,,,but they are baby ones,,chicks.
so I am baby sitting again,, but this time they are a mix of rhode island reds, new hampshire reds, and production reds an they ARE all girls,,so here we go again,,but there is one that isn't eating,,so I have to watch out for that one,,
great to have you back Elaine,! I just finished my bible study with the lady down the road. I also have my perfect points downloaded,,going to be a challenge,!!! lets see, my chickens are doing ok although they don't lay every day,,I'm confused, but that is what someone else told me,,yeah the light is on,,but not that many eggs. disapointing!!! but when they all get on the same schedule,,eggs galore!!
have to get supper ready for DH..he is due to be up soon,,write soon,,,Joanna
how are you doing? what is new with you? Elaine!!!!
have been rug hooking and part time sewer, and cooking alot, the food panty is keeping us in food so I have to put it away when I can,,don't do too much sewing when there is food to be put away.
DH work is getting to be slower,so I might just see him more and more,so that helps alot.
he might just have this weekend off...YEAH!!!! went to church and had a soup and chili social, then had a business meeting. everyone here is doing well, but we all want the warm weather to come.
how is that quilt your working on,,I found some fabric that my husband needs to be cutting out for me,,I think I am going to be making, beside the quillow,,,a new quilt for our bed,,I want something darker, not so light,,,I have a pinwheel that I made in 2001, all hand sewn reversable,,and I use it every day,,it keep us warm,,well me it does,,,but I want something different.
the chicks are good,,getting our eggs every day,,,although someone is holding out on me,,,!!!!
What is this rag rug you talk about? I would like to learn,,,tell me more about it,,I think I Iooked it on U-tube,,,look interesting.
We are now looking for houses so that is another thing we do,, it isn't on the market but I think we will have to at some point.
Hello Elaine!! what pattens are you cutting out? with your new fabric,,sounds really pretty,,although I can't see it, but I just sense it will look good. I am working on Charity quilts,,baby ones, going to send out them out when I have about 25 quilts. 36"x36" is what the size is. using all scraps, got 8 boxes of fabric.
it is very cold here,,my chickens are not eating very much,but do better when it is warmer,,,but my eggs are wondeful. take care,,supper for hubby, going to cook,, here we go again, he has been working 6 days a week Praise God.!!!