Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A busy life....

These are from a little drive we took Sunday...

an Amish place....

I look at all of this and think how busy they must be.  Even though one of my blog friends, Judy has mentioned maple syrup and the fact they still have to tap their trees,  I had not even thought about that it has started around here.

That is a trailer in the background...it will eventually be replaced by a frame home. At least at the other places I have seen them, they have always gotten replaced.
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I have been busy around here, too...went to daughter's for Lorelei's birthday party this past weekend.  She had a ball...with her it is the more the merrier.  We were telling her the night before that the quicker she went to bed, the quicker the next day would come...she told us something along the lines of yes, I will go to bed now and wake up in the morning refreshed!  I have no idea where she heard that word, much less learned to use it correctly.

I got my crumb quilt top finished last week, made the backing the other day....for the life of me I cannot remember if it was before we went to Sarah's or after we came home.  Doesn't matter anyway, except it bothers me how I forget simple things like that.

Yesterday, I went down and looked through my fabrics and chose one to make the binding, and got it made, I got the backing ironed, and even got the backing, batting, and top layered, and pin-basted and Roger carried it back down to the basement and awaits the quilting.  It is going to be simple quilting...and not to heavily quilted if I can control myself.  Now if I can just get started on it...

13 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Congrats on being ready to quilt!

Yes, Lorelei certainly does know how to use some big words correctly. She's still such a cute little one!

Sandra said...

i had to laugh when i read SIMPLE quilting... ha ha on that for me... glad you at least got it in your mind what to do.... your little girl is growing up fast.. like those buggy's

don said...

I like the shots of tapping the trees. None of that around here that I know of. I'm glad Lorelei had a good birthday.

Lois Evensen said...

The pictures are of the Amish carriages and tapped tree are lovely. Yes, they are surely busy. I am always impressed with their beautiful hand made items when we travel through Amish country in Ohio.

Montanagirl said...

Simple quilting? Hmmmm. I'll bet it'll be beautiful. Our Granddaughter is 3 months shy of her 2nd birthday, and we Skype with her all the time (She's in Alaska). We are amazed at how smart she is. She picks up on everything and misses nothing!! LOL

Betsy Adams said...

Glad Lorelei had a good birthday party... Hard to believe that she is growing up so fast.

I'm always fascinated by Amish houses... We have Mennonites around here --but no Amish that I know of.

Good Luck with your quilting.
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

Your quilting projects always amaze me. It's something I cannot do and I'm envious of your talent!
We'll be tapping our sugar maples on Saturday.

Ginny said...

When do we get the birthday pictures? And I forget how old she is...5?

Gina Gao said...

I really liked these pictures! I enjoyed this post very much.

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Linda Gross said...

We have maple tapping going on here, not by any Amish that I know about though. Everyone is "English".

George said...

I wouldn't have thought that sap would be running in Indiana this time of year.

Carletta said...

Love seeing how the Amish do things.
We have a family nearby that sells bulk foods. There is a trailer there too beside two houses but the trailer is still used.
Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Judy said...

We are still a few weeks away from tapping. A lot of the Amish tap trees around here as well. I can't wait to see the quilt when it's done.