Monday, December 19, 2016

The Big Black Bear

Here is a Puff Quilt in progress by a very talented friend of mine. She makes about 5 quilts a week. Along with taking care of her grand babies and in-firmed husband, she makes quilts, bakes from scratch, raised her own chickens and crops, e-mails  and crochets anything.

Her thread collection which she uses.

She is trading me a computer monitor for her industrial Singer sewing machine. This is a big black bear of a machine; but it can sew through anything. It has the knee control, pedal for speed- fast. 

Kimono No Go

I am growing Orchids! So happy to have old info from books and knowledge from others who have raised them. And I have wonderful friends who made me these wood planter pots.

I bought this kimono on the cheap. I had no idea just how gorgeous it is! All hand made embroidery. It is too pretty for me to cut up. So I am going to fix the tears and hang it for all to enjoy.

The gold fabric is tearing from the weight of the bottom. I will remove the extra weight and reinforce the torn fabric with tulle from the back.

Cleaning the Tank

Here is my husband and Cotton. Since it is very cold outside he is cleaning the fish filters indoors.

Cotton is always around in every task we do. She is not afraid of anything.
One of the perks of being raised with 8 other kittens and being part Ragdoll. She is a very laid back cat.

Cold Weather and Warm Friends

It has been a cold few weeks here in the Ozarks. I got to visit my friends and see what has been going on their farm.

They are raising Corgi and Border Collie pups. Only 2 survived this round and are already spoken for. Short, spotted and very soft. I love the Corgi breed but not the Border Collie so much.

My friends are farriers. This is their horse shoes cemetery.

Bacon bring raised. I have had some from their previous pigs, good stuff.