Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My flock.

It is still cloudy and cool here with more chances of rain tonight. So far we have had just over half an inch of rain. I walked down to look at my garden. My plants are loving this rain. I sure wanted to get out there and weed my peas, but I would have sunk in to my ankles. LOL So I decided I'd better wait. It will dry quickly once the sun comes out. Sure haven't needed the ac the past couple of days. That is good on the electric bill. They are calling for it to be back in the 90's by the weekend, so it will come back on.

I took some pictures of my chickens on Monday. Our rooster, Rudy and the ladies are getting old, but they are still pretty. Here is Rudy. He is a Golden Wyandotte. He gets prettier every year and is gentle as can be.
I never did name the ladies, cause they all look alike. They are Rhode Island Reds and about 5 or 6 years old.
Rudy takes very good care of his ladies. My little chicks are growing up. They are right at 6 weeks old now. I just love the feathers on the little banties' feet. Aren't they cute? I really like this little lady. (At least I am hoping it is a lady. I have 2 of them, so surely at least one will be female.) I want to get a case made for my little tiny walkman. I have an arm band left from an old MP3 player. I plan to make a case that I can slip onto that band. Then I can wear it when exercising, working in the garden, sewing, or whenever. LOL I also need to make a case for my SIL's GPS. I promised him a case last Christmas and still haven't made him one. I fixed one for Kevin's and that kind of jogged my mind. (Or rather made me feel guilty.) Maybe I will work on those this evening.

I put the binding on the teapot quilt today. I think it turned out pretty good for all the booboos the poor thing went through. LOL First there was the deal with the borders not fitting. Then when I was almost done with the quilting, I snipped the thread too close and cut a small hole in the border. I could not believe that I did that. I have never done that before and hope I never do it again. So what could I do? I took some pink DMC floss and did a small satin stitch over the hole. Can you see the different colored pink just above one of the flowers, next to the border, about in the middle of the picture? I don't think it is even very noticeable. Here it is all done, except for a hanging sleeve. I'll get to it later. Of course, we need to see the back. I have so many projects that I would like to do, but I also have other things that need to be done. I plan to spend at least one or two hours every morning that the weather allows working in the garden. Kevin reminded me that he is in need of some new summer shirts. I already told you about the cases I need to make. Also our son, Jon, would like me to make him a laptop case like his dad's. I need to finish quilting the disappearing nine patch and the Savannah Star. I have a whole tote full of flimsies ready to be quilted. So I have plenty to keep me busy for the next few months, but I wouldn't want to bet that I won't give in and start a new project soon. LOL That is just the way I roll. LOL I already have 72 - 2 1/2 inch strips cut for a project I will be following from another blog. I'll talk more about that tomorrow.
I need to get out and check my chicks and feed and water everyone for the night. Everyone have a good day. Thank you for visiting and please come again.


blushing rose said...

Love those little banties ... they are all dressed up & nowhere to go. Chuckle!

The teapot quilt is fantastic. Love teapots.

We had 2" of rain in 3 hrs, total of over 3" ... this is one of the wettest ever months of May here. At least everything is growing nicely.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Kristie said...

I love your chickens! I name mine too! hehehe! I get such enjoyment watching and taking care of ours!

By the won the giveaway on my blog!

Laurie said...

Boy are those little babies growing!!!!
Quilt looks amazing as always Winona :-)
You definitely have a full plate, so many projects on the go lol.


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