Thanks for your concern, Barbara. It's been pretty devastating in the northeastern part of the state. We are in the southwestern part. We've had a long winter (as I'm sure you have had, too) with lots of snow and, weirdly enough, quite a bit of rain. We had mild flooding just from snowmelt, rain, and runoff, but we are quite a ways between major waterways - about halfway between the Platte and the Republican rivers. Not much in the way of streams or creeks around here either. We're ready for spring, though, that's for sure and certain.
We don't start calving until mid-May, so we are not having livestock issues that others who calve this time of year are suffering.
However, DH (Todd) and DS were roping and doctoring a steer last Friday when things went awry and DH parted company with his horse. THe horse was trying to get him out of a bad situation and in the fracas, they parted ways. Todd broke every rib on his left side and bruised his lung. He's doing well (other than going stir crazy from spending so much time in the house) and just needs time to heal.
Thanks again for checking in. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Thank you for your kind comment on my crazy quilt! Working on it really helped me as I was coming to terms with the loss of my mother as I knew her. I'm so glad you like it. I've been saving the key for a long time, I just needed the right project for it.
I make charity baby gifts. After going through the mess most of the extra is stuff given to me by my Aunt, interior designer. I had to move from the basement to the attic-bonus room at the same time losing my eyesight for about six months. Sewing has been much slower. Since I was not to have my head down or could I move anything heavy; my sorting was slow and even more slower on the sewing when I was able to go to work again to help pay the three surgeries on my eyes. I hope I will not have to have another on the right eye, but it may be the only way to see out of it. Going blind is not fun
We must have the same grandmother. Only my grandmother (108) gave her quilts away as soon as she made them, I quilted many of them for her. My mother (89) keeps everything. Does make baby quilts and give them away. She did make two strings quilts this past winter. I think I am cleaning my mess for I am not ready to clean out mom's sewing mess and if I bring any of it home where will I store it?
A new book. Awesome. You have been busy. I'm enjoying a bit of sunshine and warm weather in Florida for a few more days then it's back to winter reality. But spring is on the way and I have lots of quiltsy things to do when I get home. Hope your day I has no bumps in it.
We do have skunks...and porcupines (usually dogs learn early on to steer clear of those), coyotes, bobcats and, thanks to our local Game & Parks, mountain lions. (No they're not native. Same with the elk.) We were sure wishing for a dusting of snow that day so we could have at least tracked her. No vultures this time of year, but the crows should alert us to anything dead. Tell would just like to find her - dead or alive - just so he knows or could figure out what happened. Not a good mystery to have. Hope all is well out your way. Have you had much snow? We've had bitter cold and wind, but no moisture.
So far, she hasn't been found. At this point, Tell is certain she's dead, but I'm still holding out hope that she'll make her way home. (DH) Todd has searched and searched, along with Tell and - amazingly enough - the neighbors as well. Thanks for caring. It's been pretty somber around here, but you know these men, they suck it up and take it all in stride.
Hi Barbara, it was nice to have a whole day to be in my quilting room. It is not too often that I get to have that.hope you had a nice time in Long Beach. Thanks for reading my post. Have a great evening.
Barbara I agree the weather is certainly changeable everywhere. Hopefully it will get back to more seasonable temperatures next week. Although snow here this time of year is not unheard of, it doesn't happen often. Just a few flurries for an hour or so but the wind is very chilly today and a look at the sky tells me it is truly November and will soon be winter for a while. Good quilting weather. Hope you are having an enjoyable day. Thank you for reading my post.
Barbara, I haven't been anywhere, just here. I have become a hermit of sorts. I have become lax at everything. Seems most of my friends are working full time or busy busy. I still quilt but take it by spells. The pups take up a lot of my time and that is ok because I love them dearly. Cuddling with them is as good as it gets. I miss you all too, I trying to get back in the groove!! You are a sweetheart to think of me. Are you buried in snow? We have been lucky here, it has missed us all the way around except for the cold temps, we have not been missed on them.
Thank you for your nice comment on my loon wall hanging. I still have to quilt and bind it but it was a fun project. The weather here has been dull, damp and miserable but the temps are in the high 30's so much of the snow has melted and the door yard if finally ice free. Oh, for Spring to come.........
Hey, Barbara, when you said the wind was blowing yesterday, I should have told you that you could sure keep it in Wyoming. It has hit here today. In fact, I expect to see you on my doorstep any moment now...
My sewing machine service place is about the same distance as yours - 100 miles one way. But it is not on the way to anywhere for me (unless I head on west to come visit you), there's really nothing between here and there, and not much to do there other than drop it off, turn around and come back home.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the book. I received it today and can't wait to read it. It sounds like a really good book.....and a mystery quilt pattern included! Can't beat that! I'll have to try to sneak in some reading time between the decorating, cleaning, cooking and trying to finish some Christmas sewing. lol I'm sure I will....in fact I'm thinking of curling up with my blankie and your book this afternoon! Thanks again!