It has taken me almost a year to have time to sit down and work on a quilt. This one was hand quilted by a clients mother and it needed to be finished and bound. I had so much fun sitting down and focusing on completing a project with my hands again. Farming requires muscles, brains and lots of energy. Quilting requires focus and artistic abilities, I miss using my talents. I think this project turned out nicely. Now I have to finish lining a coffin for another client, ah, life on the farm.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.