Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Imperfect...

I am no expert, and I will not even pretend to be, but I am learning!  I enjoy sewing and in particular making quilts/blankets, but I have a difficult time with keeping things square and perfect.  So this type of a quilt is perfect for me, no cut pieces, no pattern...


Even so, I never realized how difficult jean can be to work with - seems like it would be fairly easy although heavy material, but the jeans with a bit of spandex does crazy things when you start to piece it together.  There are puckers and imperfections throughout this blanket, but I feel like it show the learning process. I am learning and trying; that is all that I will ask of myself!


I backed this blanket with flannel, so not only is it heavy it is extra warm and durable - perfect for some of these freezing nights watching little league games.  Also for cozy reading on the chair by the fire (in the winter months!).


I love that I decided to use the pockets of jeans randomly in this blanket.  I was not sure that I wanted to prior to starting this project, but I am so happy with how it turned out!


After a brief hiatus I am back to the blogging world.  Sometimes life gets in the way of extras in life, and my crafty blog is definitely and extra.  I am working on a different project that I will be sure to share this week.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baby Chickens!

Oh boy, I am not too sure what I got myself into.  I took home 8 baby chickens today from my Auntie.  So... I have never had chickens, never lived on or close to a farm, but still decided that I wanted chickens this year.
When my lovely other half told me that he thought that I was going a little nuts (especially when I informed him that there are 25 'meat chicks' coming in a month), I asked him what he expected when he moved me out to the middle of nowhere and on 40 acres of land to fill up!
The kids spent the better part of an hour deciding which chick belonged to who and then proceeding to give a play-by-play to any that would listen!

Currently they are being housed in a plastic tub on my counter with a clamp light providing the heat.  Seems like they are doing great so far, but what do I know I am just a city girl learning to live out in the sticks.  They are really cute right now, but I am thinking that the current arrangement is going to get a bit close in a week or so (not to mention the smell).  For now it is a fun science experiment for the kids.  And a good motivator to get a coop set up and ready to go (not to mention the next batch that is coming soon)!

But farm fresh eggs this fall - Just Lovely!
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