Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Votes wanted!

Craftsy is running a new contest...."Make It Madness" Knitting Tournament. My pattern "Lacey Arches Infinity Scarf" is one of the top 16 most popular patterns on Craftsy. It needs your votes in order to make it to the second round. With your vote you have a chance at winning a free Craftsy class. The contest can be found on the Craftsy blog. Round 1 voting ends on the 24th. Please vote! And get your friends, family, neighbors, acquaintances, and anyone else you know to go online and vote for my pattern (Made For Ewe).

Thank you!!!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Still here.....

........life has kept me busy. I can't believe it's been 3 months since my last post.  Between guild meetings, board meetings, classes, workshops, and quilting bees I've barely had time to catch my breath. I won't even mention quilt shows and retreats. Whew!!

What's new? Lots! I've opened up my etsy shop again. You can find my patterns here....as well as on Ravelry and craftsy. Working on a couple of new designs. I've also got a Facebook page. Two to be exact . One for me and one for my patterns. Etsy and Facebook are both still works in progress but I hope to have both complete soon.

Been busy working on a scrap quilt. I'm piecing it on my featherweight. My Bernina is busy with machine quilting. It's been nice working with the featherweight. Back to basics. Gotta love it.  :-)

My hubby surprised me with a new floor hoop yesterday. I love it and can't wait to use it.

Got new babies. These have feathers instead of wool. Chickens! I'm raising a dozen Buff Orpington pullets ( and maybe a rooster if I'm lucky). Most of them were about a week old and had wing feathers starting to come in. They are in a home-made brooder inside the house. It's just too cold to put them out yet. In the meantime my hubby is revamping the old coops out in the barn for them.

My loving hubby also surprised me with my very own incubator. I'm so excited and can hardly wait to use it. I know it probably doesn't look like much, but it has everything....egg rotator, circulating fan, gauges for temperature and humidity levels, plus two nice sized viewing Windows on top. I'm in the process of obtaining some fertilized eggs ( chicken and duck).

Update on the sheep:  all are doing well. Ready for shearing. Now if the weather would cooperate. Looks like I may have two ewes expecting sometime next month. I didn't get to leave them in with Damascus as long as I would have liked to so wasn't really sure if anything had even happened....with him being a first-timer and all. Only time will tell.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Fun With Vinyl

Not the best photos, but the gifts were loved by the recipients.  :-) The wine glasses went to my sister in law. The beer glasses to my youngest. 

The glasses were her idea. Marbles or some other pretty stones are put in the glass that says "pounds to go". One marble for every pound you would like to lose. For each pound list a marble goes into the other glass ("pounds lost"). It's a tangible way to see progress and stay motivated even when you can't physically see the difference. Sometimes that's the hardest part...staying motivated.

As for the "liquid therapy" glass.....well, like I told my SIL, that's for those difficult days.  :-)

All the vinyl was cut on my silhouette cameo. What fun!!! I love learning new things on it.