Monday, October 25, 2010

New Quilt

Yeah...I'm not finished with the first one. 12 more rows of stitching to go before it's complete. I do see the light peering at the end of the tunnel. Of course I get bored and start a new quilt. The thing about quilting is, the longer that blanket sets on your lap, the more you start to regret the colors you picked out, or start to notice how horrible the stitches look. At first you think it's the best thing ever, but then it starts to seem flawed.
My new quilt is a little more exciting. I'm copying the quit from Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson (Posie Gets Cozy). Currently I'm embroidering baby farm animals onto 6 pieces of linen. It's an expression of my recent barnyard craze. I found an old book my mom use to read me called Baby Animals. The main character is named Katie and she visits the baby animals around the farm. I also found a set of books about a bear named Patrick. Patrick takes a bath, Patrick Goes Shopping, and Patrick Eats His Dinner. I loved those books! "Nuts!" was my favorite thing Patrick said. I just checked on Amazon and other retailers and the books are going for 75 dollars. Crazy.

School is getting more stressful and taking up more time. The weekends are getting shorter. I think it's time for Christmas break.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Home

I have been obsessing over trying to find a house to rent or buy. I seriously doubt Matt and I will be approved for any loan, but my head is up in the clouds, and hearing a refusal would probably pop my bubble and send me spinning back down to earth. So Matt and I are of course falling in love with houses daily. I imagine a garden, chickens, a bee hive, flowers, and freshly painted walls. Here are two we would love to live in.

Things I love:
1. The wrap around porch
2. the stair rail that wraps around
3. the five acres of land!
4. the hard wood floor
5. the location
Glencoe Mill Village:

Things I love:
1. The awesome open cabinets in the kitchen
2. The two old,claw foot bathtubs, one is even in a bedroom with a wrap around curtain!
3. hard wood floors
4. fireplace
5. it's cheap

I would really be excited if this houses were for rent.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Types of Dairy Goats I want...

Alpine kid. I want it so much!

La Mancha kid. I want it.

Saanen kids. I want them.