Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shawls




This is the pattern for the shawls, they will have fringe on each end.  The pictures don't, of course, do it justice.  I think they are going to be just lovely.  I am actually excited about getting them done.  I haven't done shawls before.  Next will be scarves!

Hope you are having a good week. Tomorrow is Friday!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hug your loved ones

Yes, it is doing it again.....snowing.  Later tonight it is supposed to switch over to sleet and then all rain.  I will say it again and again, I WANT SPRING!

It has been a tough couple of days for me.  My dad has lung cancer and he was doing reasonably well.  Yesterday, I got the call that they put him into the hospital.  He had been sick from the chemo, but now it is bad enough that every time that they try to get him out of the bed he is getting sick.   They are doing a brain scan today and we are now waiting to see if the cancer has spread to his brain. They think that is what is causing the severe sickness.   I think one of the hardest things is that I live over 900 miles away.  We are waiting for the results and as soon as I know, I will be heading home for a few days.   I don't think anyone is ever prepared to lose a loved one, even though you know in advance that they don't have long on this earth.

I started weaving on the shawls and they are going to be just beautiful.  I debated on if I should weave shawls.  I don't know too many people that wear them.  These were just to pretty to pass up.  Hopefully, I will have enough fabric woven tomorrow to be able to take a picture!

Have a great evening.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Blizzard weather



We are getting blizzard like conditions.  Wind blowing at least 25 to 30 miles an hour.  Enough so that some times you can't even see the end of the drive way.  Kegan is around 6.1 to 6.2 in his boots and he is standing next to the snow bank outside the porch steps.   I am soooooooooooooo ready for spring.  

Not much new is happening on the farm.  Just trying to get through the winter.  Working on some shawls that I am weaving.  Will have pictures sometime this week of the beginning of the project.

Stay warm and enjoy your weather if it is better than ours!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hidey Cat



I use a small red crate on my desk to help keep things organized.  I had taken out some of my stuff to take down to NJ and didn't get around to unpacking my computer bag.  Chloe decided that it would make the perfect cat box to hide in.

The weather hasn't changed much, we are still in the deep freeze and the snow is still piling up, whether than melting.   The snowplow decided to wipe out our mailbox over the weekend.  The guys put it back up using steel instead of a wooden post.  They even used bright neon pink paint to paint the mailbox.  Hopefully the plow can't miss it the next time.  It doesn't help when the snow banks are taller than the box!

Not much else going on here at the farm.  Stay pretty close to home most of the time and I don't do much with the horses during the winter months.  I am a pansy because I don't like to be out in the cold if I don't have too.  I would make a horrible rancher!  I would probably be found frozen on my horse.  I seem to not be able to stay warm when I am outside for any length of time.

Hope you are having a great week.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Still Cold


Even the birds don't like being out in the deep freeze!

Down in NJ this week.  It was time to clean the house and just enjoy a few days of peace and quiet.  Catching up on paper work, and getting organized for this years new expenses and income (if any).  I am going to do some craft fairs this year and hopefully make a go of the weaving.

By tomorrow, I will be ready to go home and go back to the old grind.  I don't mind getting away once in a while, but once Friday gets here I am ready to hit the house.  I now know, why the hubby hates going anywhere when he gets home on Friday nights.  To think he usually spends the whole week all by himself, boring (when he isn't working and sleeping).

The cold is still with us and the snow.  The cold is supposed to break a little bit come Sunday and into next week.  Just into the 20's and maybe the low thirties.  Better than the single digits and below zero.

Have a great night.