Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Country Homemaker Hop #39

Hello Homemakers
I hope you've had another week full of adventure and happiness. I sure have.  I've been keeping busy.  In the kitchen this week I canned more tomato soup, the last of the grapes became jelly, and I am dehydrating herbs right now. I still have about 100 onions to dehydrate so I better get a move on.
I have been cleaning up the house because I will have engineers here on Friday to inspect and prepare our roof for solar panels.  Yippee!!!  I am so excited.  They have to go up in the attic to make sure the roof can hold the load and install an anchor for the technicians to hook up to, to prevent a fall from the roof during installation.  
As the installation requires a few county inspections, we've been warned that our garage (my sewing room) may be full of panels and equipment for a while so I have been working to set up a temporary sewing area in the TV room. Woot! This winter I'll be sewing in warmth and style as I watch my favorite shows Once Upon A Time, Revolution, and reruns of Mad Men.  <Smile>
Queenie, 3 months ago...
In the coop things have been a little too exciting.  My little roo Queenie started seeing me as a threat this week so I am working on ways to avoid upsetting him again.  So far, walking out backwards or shoving something yummy in front of him seems to be working...  
Queenie this week.
I hope he chills out.  He can really pinch skin with his beak.  Ouch!  

My young hens are amazing.  They'll be 6 months old this week and today I got 13 eggs. That's a record for our little hen house.  The ladies are averaging a dozen eggs every day.  

In the sewing room, I am behind a bit in my Thimbleberries Quilt Club.  I have to make 120 flying geese rectangles for a mystery scrap quilt, so I guess I better say goodbye for now and get back to work so I can get them done before Saturday...
Have a GREAT next week and please share what you've been up to this week by linking up below...


8 comments:

  1. Hi could you please tell me what the Thimbleberries Quilt Club is? Is it something anyone can join? Thanks, Angela

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    1. Hi Angela,
      Thimbleberries Quilt Clubs are held allover the country in quilt stores that sell Thimbleberries brand fabrics made by RJR fabrics.

      Here's a link to the official Thimbleberries Quilt Club site. If you peruse the pages you'll find lots of great free patterns to download immediately.

      http://www.thimbleberriesquiltclub.com

      Our club meets one day each month to review the project we're going to be working on that month. It's always so much fun. I encourage you to look for one in your area.

      Heidi

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  2. Your rooster looks just like mine, only mine is a big woosie. Thanks for hosting and good luck with the quilt! :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy, maybe there's still hope for my little roo? A few farmer's wives told me today that he will mellow out in a few months. I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for the well wishes on the quilt. I am 1/2 way through those flying geese since last night.

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  3. Thanks for the invite...I've linked up...such a fun way to meet new people.

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    1. Hi Faith and THANK YOU! Have a great week.

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  4. Heidi, Your new header looks good!

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    1. Thank you Robyn. I am learning the new Picasa. It's way too sophisticated for me, but I am hanging in there. Thanks for stopping by.

      Heidi

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