Friday, January 30, 2009

Baby Blankets

TODAY... I will cut and sew up the baby blankets I keep telling myself I will get done... tomorrow... ALWAYS tomorrow. You know how it goes. Procrastination is a awful thing. Well all the tomorrows in the world lead up to D-Day Or rather B-Day. After all the baby that I'm making them for is going to be born and isn't going to wait for an out of state friend of their mothers to finish up their sewing projects.

Off to a cutting, sewing, more than likely riping out, resewing wonderland!

Pictures to come!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

In true chicken style...

I just meander from this to that, here to there, run after something for no apparent reason, and just in general be silly. Who ME?! Yeah well never mind. Lets not go there shall we.

Anyway I never did get around to making cookies, instead I made PIE! I even made the pie crust! Hey this is a big deal. I don't do pie crust. Pie crusts and me are like oil and water, we just don't mix well. Until I found this recipe at Thanksgiving. So wanting to see if it would be just as good this time around or if it was just a fluke. I made this pecan pie recipe. OH MY GOODNESS was it ever good. Next up is Coconut Cream Pie. I'll let ya know how it turns out.

Crocheting is well... I'm the only person I know that can make the world smallest afghan. Right now I'm thinking of turning it into a head wrap or something. If at first you don't succeed chain, chain, chain again. Or try your hand at Knitting! :)

Sewing? I'm getting to it... Don't rush me.

Reading: Last Light by Terri Blackstock and another book I can't remember the name of at the moment.

Wondering: How many more days until SPRING? Yes I'm going to harp on this until it returns! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

If at first...

You don't bake cookies... TRY TRY AGAIN. OK TODAY I am going to bake some cookies... I think... maybe? We'll see. It all depends on the ye ole mood after being out in the nasty weather with chores.

The small afghan I'm trying my best crochet is well... OK this what happened. After much trial and error yet again (the dish cloth fiasco all over again) I tor it out last night and started all over again. Some how the first go kept shrinking. My tension is SO off it's not funny. Anyway this second go around is better... still a little of that darn shrinking going on but better none the less. other than it's curling! Should it be curling? I don't know... OH WELL so it goes.

The backing of the baby quilt got finished so now it's on to the blankets and diapers? I'm still debating on that last one. I'll probably make a go of one and see how it turns out. Just for the fun of it.

I really should work on a calf coat today though. Hmm... So much to do... so little time. And yet why do the days seem to stretch on forever at times?

Monday, January 26, 2009

In a day...

It's amazing what goes on in a day. Where I seem to travel even in my own little world of this farm.

For today it will be sewing. Right now I'm rubber ducky obsessed! Fabric wise anyway. I'm working on a baby quilt for a friend and just have the backing to make up. Now to find someone to quilt it for me! I still have the blankets to sew up and if at all possible make some diapers.

SO if time allows (between chores, feeding the bovines early, and all that good farm stuff) I might make some cookies. I'm feeling the need for Soft Molasses Cookies. Today should be the perfect day for it. We are looking at not getting above freezing today with snow and sleet possible.