Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I finally got my design board in, yesterday. I erected it & MAN! is it big! I have not decided where EXACTLY that it will reside, but I took it down until I DO decide.

I have not had the chance to play with my *new* machine - been horrendously busy.

Prince Charming rented a bob-cat over the weekend & he cleared the back part of our yard. Then he seeded & fertilized. I think it's nearly a 1/3 acre (there's more, but not flat...) It felt like 13 acres, not a 1/3! I picked up rocks, more rocks & then some more rocks. Limbs, branches, and OH YEH - more rocks. And I'm not done.

Now I REALIZE that one does not need to be a rocket scientist to pick up is the hardest thing to do. My back is so sore. Monday night I came home & was picking up rocks & my neighbor hollered at me & told me that I was making HIS back hurt, picking up rocks & he gave me this little grabbing squeeze the handle & it picks up know what I mean? What a pleasure that is to use! I felt like I was harly working at all...until I had to UN-LOAD the wagon.....And guess what? I think I am MAYBE 10% done???Yeh, maybe 10% !

I placed an order with on Friday, got it Monday. Nice stuff, y'all, nice stuff!

DD#1 has a wedding to go to in May for a very dear freind / sorority sister. DD#1 decided that in leiu of a traditional wedding gift she wants to make a quilt. King Size. Triple Irish Chain. Seminole border. We went & bought fabric on Monday for it. I am going to set aside my Ocean Waves blocks so we can work on this together. It has to be COMPLETED by May 16th.....made, quilted, bound. By May 16th.

I love a challenge. I hate a deadline.



Chris said...

A king size quilt by May?? You peaople are crazy! Or maybe just real good.

I once ordered a pallet of flat stones with which to create a path in my backyard. It was just me back then. I thought I was going to die. I had to turn the rocks on their sides and roll them into place. I think my back got stronger that summer. Be careful.

Barb said...

Can't wait to see your design board...

momtofatdogs said...

Chris! You are so funny! We'll see how good OR crazy we are by the end of April.

I don't think any of the rocks are bigger than a volleyball. So far that's a big as I have picked up. Most are golf ball sized. Just lots of golf balls....


momtofatdogs said...

i put it up & I was so tired last night that I went to sleep before 8:15 PM and took it down before I thought to take photos. 'Course I think it will be a good thing to be using with DD#1 while she makes her quilt.