It’s business as usual around here — never a dull moment!
Last night, it stormed all night long with horrible lightning and loud thunder. I didn’t get much sleep — I’m a storm chicken!
It’s been storming off and on for the last few weeks. When it’s not storming, we have sweltering temps in the 90s, with heat indices in the triple digits.
When it storms, I keep Ranger indoors.
He doesn’t realize how good he has it,
and he gets bored.
So he makes messes:
But he looks so sweet and innocent while making those messes!
This morning at chore time, it was raining, but he insisted on going out anyway, so rather than deal with all the yelling and pen destruction, I put him out. He has a girlfriend — Daisy — and they eat most of their meals together, so he ran right out to meet up with Daisy. And she was waiting for him!
If it rains hard, he can get in the huts with the rest of the goats and be a big boy. And if it really storms later this afternoon as predicted, I’ll just bring him in early — he’ll have worked off enough steam by then to be all right indoors. It’s a good thing the living room remodel is way down on the list right now!
It’s hard to believe he’s gone from this:
He’s just over 3 months old, and weighs 29 pounds now! He changes colors almost daily. Notice how his head has a lot of black on it now that wasn’t there at first. My sweet little baby.
He loves his bottles, but now that he’s 3 months and almost to 30 pounds, I’ve started weaning him off the bottles. So far, he hasn’t seemed to mind. He’s an independent little thing! (and have I mentioned stubborn?)
In quilting news, I’m just about ready to show you all the new Block-of-the-Month quilts for Sew Sweet Quilt Shop’s “It Takes Five” program for next year, so check back for that. I need to get some good pictures.
Meanwhile, I’ve got some links for you to check out with fun stuff to do. I don’t have time for any of these my ownself right now, but perhaps some of you do, and I can just live vicariously through you!
Rebecca at Bryan House Quilts has a Modern Triangle Medallion Quilt-Along underway. I’m so tempted, but so far I’m resisting. I’m telling myself I don’t have enough solids to play along with this one, even tho I probably do, but don’t tell me otherwise, or I might succumb! The first step for this QAL can be found HERE.
Here’s a quilt I recently pulled off the longarm. It’s an appliqué quilt made by my sister for a raffle to benefit ALS. I made her show it at guild the other night, even without the binding.
Here’s a close-up, but it’s a bit blurry. I didn’t put too much fancy quilting on it, since it’s being given away, and will hopefully be used. I did feathers in the blue border, quilted around the appliqué, and filled the background with a small allover meander.
She wanted it to resemble the look of Blue Willow dishes. It’s a lovely creation. I hope it raises lots of money for them.
In house remodeling news, I finally found a few chances to finish getting the west end of the utility room done enough for us to get a washer and dryer. We originally had a side by side set, and that’s what I expected to be getting again, but when we went shopping, we found this stackable set:
And a light bulb went on when I realized how much space this will save me, so we got it. It’s not sitting in its rightful spot yet, because the dryer vent hose isn’t long enough, and the outlet needs to be relocated (it’s always something), but for now, I can use the washer, and it’s saving me from having to go spend time at the laundromat — whew!
And yesterday, on my way out to the clothesline to hang up said laundry, I sprained my ankle. Now I ask you, who sprains their ankle doing laundry? It’s as bad as the time I broke my finger because I got it caught in the steering wheel cover while trying to park My Cowboy’s truck. Who does those things? Don’t answer that. I feel like I should at least win a Stupidity award or something.
So that’s my news for now. I’m off to get quilting for today.
I’ll leave you with this picture of my Ginger girl, the Queen of the Goat Pen:
And remember: Doing laundry is dangerous to your health!
What have YOU been up to?