Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Sunday Sunday

This was a great weekend!! I have finally finished Clue 3 of the mystery quilt, and I cut 628 pieces - none larger than 2 1/2 inches square for Clue 4... Progress!!
Today I spent time with the Binding Buddies and we bound 16 Quilts of Valor!! We also may have eaten some Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M's too - we needed the protein and the antioxidants to keep healthy you know!

We have had a visitor this week and I think he has found himself quite at home. The black one is ours - he has found a brother. The other one really belongs to my dad. They are supposed to stay in the mud room, and I even have a gate up.

This morning as I was making breakfast I felt like someone was watching me. Apparently Hagen felt that the gate was just a decoration- he walked over it and was in the kitchen....I had to 'splain where he was supposed to stay *giggle*

*Stash/Collections Acquisitions*

A lot of you guessed what I acquired when I added to my collection... and you were right - a horse. Now you have to understand why - This picture on the right shows some that I already have - you will notice they are mostly reds, with one brown in there. Well - all of you quilters know that you can NOT have too much of just one color - you need blenders and compatible colors to round out your stash right?
So because my collection was so concentrated I needed a blender or 2 ( or more but I WILL never tell)
Here is blender 1 and 2 - they are smaller horses - but just perfect for my younger kids. They can do anything and are really gentle. We had fun. (note the ears of my horse..hee hee)

This last picture is my oldest on his horse - just wanted to be fair you know - can't leave any one out.

Hope you all had a good weekend. And I'll see ya tomorrow with more goodies that arrived at my doorstep recently.....


Amy said...

heaven girl, absolute heaven. I've always wanted a horse, we had two ponies for the girls for a few years; we did some simple "I'll walk you around the yard with the pony on a lead," but don't know the first thing about riding, bridling (is that a word?), etc....

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I KNEW it! LOL - wonderful! They look perfect for the boys!

I really need to get a couple of small, laid-back, older horses for Munchie and Mini-me. Mine is too goosey for them. Just don't tell the Hunter!


Anonymous said...

I forgot to add (I was too excited about the horses!) that I am so proud of what you have done on Carolina Christmas. That is awesome! Also your binding party was great....can I borrow your binders? :-)


Quilter Kathy said...

I suffered through working on my mystery this weekend. Finally realized I was missing a box of finished pieces and didn't have enough blocks! Why did it take me so long to figure that out?!?
I'll make quick progress now I hope!
How is yours coming along?