Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Becca's mittens and a tatooed belly
I knit them out of Cascade Pastaza and they turned out great!! We did a photo shoot with some felt apples--Tade wanted to hold an orange--and you get to see how I was able to finish these mittens! He has learned to count to 30 by himself due to his penchant for tattoos. I think they should be right side up and on his biceps, but he doesn't get a very good view that way! I think I'll have him start counting to 50, so it continues to be a learning experience!
We also have some exciting news on the chicken front! Tomorrow will be 4 weeks since our 5 hens began laying. If we get three more today, then we'll have gotten 100 eggs in that short time frame. They don't taste all that different( I expected them to taste "more" somehow!), but they're still very special! On Valentine's I got to have our first double yolked egg for breakfast! Made my day, I tell you!
One of my recent quilting projects has been to put together these log cabin blocks. When I was helping Wilma's family with the estate sale, I went through lots of boxes of fabric. Some treasures, a lot of polyester, and some very funky prints later, I found this bag full of envelopes and inside were all of the pieces cut and ready to go! Along with 4 blocks already sewn together, 2 by hand and 2 by machine. They went together so fast! The combination of fabrics is one I would never have chosen, but it really works! I sewed them into columns using an old sheet for sashing, It's now in my to be quilted pile, but I have to bring it down to work where I have enough space to make my sandwich--maybe next month!