Quilting, Farming, Variety

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Finished Book and Snow

"Once upon a time...." so the story goes; the book is finished. Overall I was pleased with it but can see where I'd make a few changes should I make another. There are plenty of scraps left to make more. I always compare my scrap stash with the Bible story of Elijah and the widow (1 Kings 17:8-16), for no matter how many I use, there are still more. Now the book will go in the drawer with another stuffed toy I've made, with crossed stitched bibs, and crocheted baby afghans, waiting for the right time to be enjoyed by a little one.

These are three pages
Yesterday it snowed just about all day but it took until almost noon before much of it stuck, then during the night it snowed more. I like to watch the snow falling and if we didn't have to get out in it to do chores I could really enjoy it. This morning everything looked so clean and untouched; I didn't want anyone to drive on it. But of course we had to, and by this afternoon the ruts were all thawed out and muddy. The chicken houses looked quiet from the outside; however, inside the chickens stirred around, warm and unaware anything had happened.

The heifers seemed pretty content this morning; it's funny how they stand so the sun shines on the length of their bodies when the weather is cold. There were birds at the bird houses; apparently they were hoping spring was coming, after the snow and now the sun, or maybe they had spent the night inside?

More snow is predicted for this week so maybe I can finish the red zinger and make more green flying geese. Have a blessed Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. What a cute little book!

    I think you should make one of farm animals, like you made for Kels' quilt. You could even make it an alphabet animal book! LOL

    From the way the weatherman talks, we may have a few days where staying in and working on a fabric book would be the ideal project. Keep warm!