Friday, August 15, 2014

Skunk-y Update

After 5 weeks of night raids, we FINALLY set out a cage and some cat food.
And by "we" I mean my guy, who is completely in charge of this entire operation.
Well, except for the complaining part.
And the gasping/groaning/nose holding part.
And the lightening fast window/door closing part. I have elevated that part to an art form.

The trap went out last night.
The good news is...we caught him.
The bad news is...we now have a skunk in a cage.
The best news is...I have already perfected my part, so this is where my guy gets to do his thing.
I'll let you know!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Life Lessons

The Fabulous Beekman Boys. I think they should be called the Hilarious Beekman Boys because there is just something about these two that always makes me laugh.

Modern Farmer published a Beekman article called 10 Things I've Learned from Goats. It is both insightful and hilarious. (#4 and #9 made me lol!) Link here to read it for yourself.

And while you are there, you might want to sign up for the Modern Farmer journal. It is a good one.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Duck Duck...Duck

Nope, no goose here...
We took a road trip up to Oregon and I managed to come home with three duck-y little treats.
Giraffe duck cloth. So cute!
The latest Duck Dynasty dvd. Can't seem to get enough of the duck boys!
And my very own duck call.
It is the Uncle Si call, and I don't mind saying that Uncle Si's got nothin' on me. Quack Quack!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pretty Notions

We have added some beautiful new seam rippers and needle cases to the Etsy shop.

Aren't they beautiful?
There are 15 different ones available, so check them out (link here)!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Night Raids

We have just been night bombed for the FOURTH time in two weeks by a skunk.

Tomorrow we are buying a trap and some cat food. And maybe some sort of plastic jumpsuit...
I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, you might want to limit your visits daylight hours!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Knit One

It seems that I may have the knitting bug these days.
Well, maybe the knit-quilt bug.

A knitted log cabin afghan in turquoise and gray. Oh, yum.
I used this tutorial (LINK HERE) as a reference point, but did my own thing.
And I am going to use this tutorial (link here) to make my own blocking board.

And I ordered these adorable notions from Holly (link here).
One is a knitting gauge plus ruler and the other is a floss organizer plus needle magnet.
Aren't they adorable!

Now tell me, what's bugging you these days?

Friday, July 25, 2014


I found a little time to do some machine quilting.
Both of these tops have been finished for a while, but I have not had a chance to get them quilted until now.

You might remember my Green Tea and Sweet Beans project that I started last spring.

And my Angela Walters-inspired project from earlier this year.

These have both become new favorites and I am glad to have them done!