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Friday, June 26, 2009

"We Are Free!"...

...say the 10 little chicks.

We let them out this afternoon. Taylor, DJ and Tony were keepers of the flock. They did fine. It was fun to watch them discover their wings. I've seen them do it before but not like today.

Today was filled with all kinds of activity. We went to a bunch of garage sales. I passed up 3 sewing machines! 1 was too much money for what it was, another looked like a junker and the 3rd one, I'm kicking myself in the hinnie for not getting. An old New Home in a cabinet. $20! Darn me! Maybe I'll go back tomorrow and see if it's still there. Maybe not.

Then Grampa took us to lunch. He hasn't worked the last couple Fridays........I'm hoping if this continues--4-10 hour workdays--I'll get used to it. You know how it is when you get in a rut (most people call them routines) and someone or something comes along and messes with it. I know it's Friday but my brain is thinking Saturday.

After Taylor went home, I went into the sewing room and finished the quilting on my UFO #2. I am going to get the binding made and sewn on tonight and then I am going to try sewing it down the way Judy L shows in this post with the video. I've tried it before but she makes it look easier than the way I did it. I think I needed to use more pins. I can't wait to give this quilt to the lucky recipient.

So I am out of here and into the hidie hole to make binding. Wish me luck!


Julie in the Barn said...

I was wondering when those chickies were gonna be let out of jail! When we had chickens they would wander around the yard and always went back to their coop at dark on their own. They never tried to fly. Probably too
fat to get off the ground!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Happy Happy chickens. Our kids had chickens when they were in grade school in Kansas (the kids, not the chickens). I must say, they were some of the dumbest chickens I'd ever met.

Congrats on finishing the quilt.

Julia said...

Sounds like a wonder and productive day. I hope the machine is still there if you go back.