Monday, September 2, 2013

Maniac Monday

Well hello! Long time no see, again. I have not been doing much sewing because working on my projects have taken up all of my free time. I had a blast making all of those hexies!! Here is a picture of the little flowers before I put them on the big black hexie. What a cute stack of flowers.

So with the rest of my time I have been hanging out with my husband out on the farm baling until 5:00am. Here is the huge machine he drives once in a while. He is the mechanic but once in a while he gets to play with the equipment he fixes. What you see here is the huge tractor, the Steamer, the baler, and then the accumulator. It is a long train but it gets the job done. And yes people stop on the side of the road to watch because here in Idaho there are only two Steamers

My girls and I had an opportunity to go to Education Week and DD#1 college at the first of the month. We spent four days together in Rexburg enjoying the classes and each other.

We also did a bunch of yard work. After living here so long I have it down to just general up keep but every once in a while a tree or two needs to come down and that is where the three of us step in. This tree was so dead that we were able to pull it over. Here the girls are sitting on said tree. You can see my two doggies in the background.

Here the tree is ready to be burned. There are the branches of the second tree, But it was not ready to give in so now we have a weird looking trunk on the edge of our property.

I did get some quilting done. I helped with this quilt that Chompie is sitting on. PQA (my quilting group) put together this quilt to help a local boy with cancer. After the top was together I quilted it. Sad to say that it only went for $50.00 at his silent auction. You can see DD#1 in the mirror.

 Here is DD#2 on her first day of her last year in high school. She will be graduating next year and then off to college with her sister next fall. I am one sad proud mama!!

I have started to can. I bought a pressure canner and bottle chicken, hamburger, and pickles. Unfortunately even with following Ball's pickle recipe they are WAY to salty. I will have to try again. 

Then here are the girls from yesterday. We had a family get together with my husbands family. Labor Day Hot Dog Roast. Such great fun to see all of the cousins playing. Boy how this family is growing. 

So see I have been busy. But now that the blog hop is over and things are slowing down I can get back to my life. DD#2 is in school. I do not have any little ones to watch. DD#1 is going back to school the weekend of  14th and 15th of this month. Wow, nice and quiet sewing days are in my future!! 



  1. Enjoy all that family - and soon, enjoy all that play time for yourself!

  2. Lovely to meet your family. It is sad when they all go back to school. You'll have to fill the time with fabric!