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Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Reds are Ready!

Friday, I pulled out my reds for the snowball challenge, washed them, and pressed them last night. Now I am ready to start cutting! If only I didn't have two other tops to put together first....but we'll see if I can be that disciplined! I hope to have enough fabrics. I am using partial fat quarters and some quarter & half yards, with one 1-yard piece. I may need to pick up a couple more or borrow some from my mom if there isn't enough in this pile : )

On Thanksgiving, I also had a chance to gift my nephew's quilt of valor to him. He served in Iraq earlier this year, and you all helped me pick a layout for his quilt. It was nice to finally be able to give it to him and I think he really liked it. Hope he uses it!

Finally, I have to show you our funniest picture from the farm. Jenna loves to ride the horse Belle every time we are there. As she started to ride through the goat/sheep pasture, they all started to follow along. It was like she was the pied piper of the pasture!

Unfortunately, the ride didn't end as well. Belle shook (like a dog shaking off water) and Jenna lost her balance. She tried to hang on to the saddle, but couldn't, and fell to the ground. She was really shaken up, and didn't want to get back on, but I am hopeful she'll be over it next time we visit and the weather is nice enough to ride.


Colleen said...

The quilt looks awesome, and I can't wait to see what you do with all those reds!

Allyson in Alaska said...

What a great for your nephew. I am sure he'll treasure it.

You've got a nice pile of reds there. Just in time for Christmas...

Mittens is adorable!

Gina said...

What a lovely pile of reds.

I hope Jenna is Ok after her fall. I'm sure she'll be fine by the time you go back to the farm. You can tell her from me that I always used to fall off my horses and I'm still around.

Great picture of your nephew and his quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

jillquilts said...

Looks like your nephew loves his quilt! Awesome! And the picture with the goats following Jenna is too funny! I'm sure she will recover from the fall. When I was little, we used to go riding at a family farm and we all got thrown a few times. It never kept me from wanting to have a horse of my own though. lol

Linda and Piwacket said...

I'm sorry Jenna fell off. I'm glad she has you to encourage her to get back on. Falling off of things like horses and bikes is just part of life. :-)

Thanks for capturing the moment on camera of the livestock following her around. That is too cute.