Monday, December 2, 2013

My oh My...

...what happened to November?!!! It has been one month since I last posted, and my sincerest apologies to those of you who participated in "What's On My Bed". I promise I will do a post about that soon. I LOVED all the photos that I received and I so want to share them. But...Here's my "blur" of a month.

I finished a lap quilt for a friend's birthday...





Worked goats, shipped kids and older nannies...




Made a trip to East Texas (4 1/2 hour drive one way) to deliver some goats and work my Border Collies...

Bess

Pete
Did my chores every day - here's the milk cow (Isabel) and her young calf (Ira)...



Enjoyed the splendor of autumn...



And then it got "frosted"...



We experienced 3 days of intermittent power outages and internet failure...





But kudos to our service people - they are awesome!

We didn't really suffer - we heat our house with wood...



But the light went out on the chicks, so they had to live in a box by the fire...


But as you can see, they are no worse for the wear.

I pieced some blocks for our guild's donation quilt...



Of course had a Thanksgiving feast with family...(sorry no "real" photos!)


And very best of all...spending tons of time with Gracen...




She was a little upset with "Nene". I had told her that we were going outside "in a minute". So she went into the mud room. I NEVER go outside for chores with out my cap and gloves, and this day they were setting on the bench we have in the mudroom - she was Ready to Go - she had donned them herself!!! What a little sweetie!!

I'm furiously stitching away on Christmas gifts - I won't share until after Christmas.

Hope this finds each of you filled with joy and experiencing abundant blessings!



14 comments:

JoAnne said...

You have been busy! It is that time of year, I guess. Loved seeing what you have been up too!

Janet O. said...

Great lap quilt, Doniene.
It is fun to see what you do, you busy lady. How do you ever find time to quilt?
Love that purple sky--GORGEOUS!!
I really like the blocks you made for your guild's donation quilt! That will make a wonderful quilt. Are all of them in a similar color scheme, or is it random scraps?
Oh, Gracen is too cute. : )

Maureen said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your world. I so enjoy it. Your friend is lucky to receive one of your beautiful quilts! I love seeing pretty blocks for a donation quilt. Does that block have a name? I haven't been around blogland the past month either. Having carpal tunnel issues though doing better now. Gracen is a cutie!

Joy Ivy said...

I knew that you had been busy....you always are.....love keeping up with your blog and the pretty things that you are making. Loved the story about Gracen! Look forward to seeing you at Guild! <3

Impera Magna said...

Wait a sec... how did Gracen get so big? Wasn't she just a baby the other day?

I totally understand about how November can fly but but you managed to get a lot done, my friend! I'll be stitching furiously along with you as we slide into Christmas...

:)


Aimee said...

Such a cute little gal Gracen is :)
Your quilt is lovely and the landscape pictures are beautiful!
I also love the little chicks!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla

Dawn said...

She is getting to be such a big girl! So, so sweet.
You have been busy. Loved your update - always neat to see what you've been up to.
Love your quilt projects too. Lucky friend and guild!

Sue-Anne said...

Boy you have been busy! I cant believe the size of the icicles from your frosts - we see NOTHING like that here.

Raewyn said...

Oh My!! What a big wee girl she is getting :-)
It is lovely to see and hear what you have been doing; and see all the spots familiar to me!! Wow, look at those icicles!! And that sky! I hope the weather settles down and there are no more hassles with it. Love the lap quilt and blocks you have been busy with. Hugs hugs hugs

Ruth said...

What a sweetie! Ready to help with chores. Your scenery photos are lovely. I took some yesterday of the ice storm here. Fortunately, our power has stayed on - hope it continues. I'm doing the same thing you are - Christmas gift finishing.

Sarah said...

Gracen is beautiful! They know so much don't they, little ones? Mine always surprise me with what they've picked up and remembered. Your autumn pictures are gorgeous. Do you live in Texas or have to travel there for your animal activities?

Denise :) said...

That little Gracen is a doll-baby!! Nene...how could you let her down?!?! Hahaha! Enjoyed your post; it sounds like you are like me...caught up in life and loving living it! That makes me smile!! Hugs!! :)

NanaNor's said...

From my home to yours, Happy New Year! May your new year be filled with hope, joy, giggles and maybe a new puppy? Love seeing all aspects of your life.
Hugs, Noreen