I did a little re-arranging on the blog, including putting a header picture up there, and adding a photo album of (most of) my finished quilts. The header picture is 3 of my Border collies - from left to right, River, Quinn, and Zoey.
Yesterday it stopped raining long enough for the roofing company we hired to replace the shingles on our roof! The house is just about 20 years old, and the original shingles had started to curl, and we started finding shingle pieces on the lawn after heavy wind storms. It was time to get it done.
They did a great job! It does involve a lot of noise, though, so hubby and I made ourselves scarce during most of the work. We went out to lunch, went to visit my mother-in-law in the nursing home (complete with the puppy, who visited quite a few other people as well while we were there!), and just kind of fiddled around until it was almost time for the kids to get home from school.
Most of the noise was over by then - they were done ripping off the old shingles, and most of the noise was from the pneumatic nail gun as they attached the new shingles (and the occasional tremendously loud THUMP, as they brought up another stack of shingles, I imagine!) I brought some hand-piecing with me, but we never stopped long enough for me to get it out and set up to work on.
Here's a gratuitous picture from this morning, of the two baby goats - Snowball and Dory. They're getting so big! I tried to sneak this one from the milking room while they were playing outside, but they spotted me and came running toward the barn! It's very hard to get a good picture of them - they're always running toward you as soon as they see you, and I don't have a telephoto lens.
Today it is raining again, so I've been doing some piecing, and finished Bear's Paw block #8!
After a quick trip to the grocery store, I'll be ready to cut the pieces for the last house sampler block, and the last two log cabin blocks! That one is getting very close to final assembly!
On Friday or Saturday I'll be heading to the quilt shop to pick up a batting for the Irish Chain quilt that's now waiting for batting, backing, and quilting. I think I will also swap treadle machines again. I don't know if I'm going to swap the New Home for the Reliance treadle, or for the Singer class 66 in the parlor cabinet. It's good to be able to use them all, and keep them running smoothly!