Tuesday, August 16, 2011

B is for…

Gosh it’s been a while since I last blogged… I didn’t mean for it to be sooo long but life has been crazy hectic… as you may be aware we are in the middle of calving… it’s my job to feed all the calves… and when the worker gets sick… well I am the fill in… he was off for a week and a bit… and now he’s off again… (he does have a legitimate illness and if he wasn’t such a good worker…) Anyway my days start at 5.30… yeah that’s am;o) milk the cows, feed the calves, go get the new calves and cows in then hopefully home for breakfast by 9-9.30, then my normal day begins… back out again by 3 to feed calves and whatever other jobs need doing… usually one of the kids milks in the evening :o) then home to cook tea and by then I am not feeling like doing much of anything…

But I do have a few things to share with you…

Here is a close up of my babushkas…

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‘Big Sister’ Babushka(the wiser one!) with her nice warm polka dot scarf…

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‘Middle Sister’ Babushka showing off all her bling…

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and last but not least sweet ‘Little Sister’ Babushka…

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I am really pleased with the way they turned out!

B is also for buttons!!! The other day while in town I popped in quickly to a local craft shop where the owner waved a bag in front of my eyes knowing all to well I wouldn’t be able to resist…

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These aren’t your average buttons are they? The rep had them in the bottom of his/her bag thinking no-one would ever what buttons this big… are you kidding??? I have thought of so many things I could make with these beauties… I can just imagine them on a knitted beanie(handmade of course!) with some flowers or…use them for wheels on a car(appliqued cushion perhaps)… my Mum suggested they would look great as a set of Draughts(with a quilted board) a bit more of an expensive option though or… they would look great as the centre of a cushion… what would you do with them???

We also have too new lambs, Boris and Larry…

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I love to watch them jump and skip! This photo was taken today… as you can see it was a beautiful day! Would you believe two days earlier all you could see was snow! If you look closely just below the mountain many farms are still covered in snow…

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As I write this another storm front has just arrived and with it the air temperature has dropped… more snow has been forecasted… it is going to be really hard getting out of my warm cosy bed in the morning! ;O) But I do have something to look forward to… I am meeting up with the girls for our monthly get together… we are going to Claire’s this time… I hope to be back sooner this time with an update and photo’s of our monthly challenges…

Keep smiling…

Michelle

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hello sounds like you are very busy at the moment , we sow the weather you have been having the other day on the news feel for you. Love the dolls and as for the buttons like your mum's idea , can't wait to see what you do with them . Hope the weather gets better soon.
Big Hugs
Bec xx

Lis said...

Gosh what a busy bunny you are Michelle, I hope you're soon able to get some rest but those animals won't wait will they? Those lambs look so cute - spring is springing in spite of the snow. It's a bit autumnal here, misty mornings and dewy grass but still some sunshine. Tell Claire I've finally made the Essence of Claire table runner! There's a photo (not a very good one I admit) on my blog. Have fun, hugs, Lis x

Maria said...

No wonder you have not had time to stitch or blog. You have been very busy with your work on the farm. BRRRR so cold at 5.30 am you are a good girl.

notes of sincerity said...

You are a trooper! :o) How wonderful to have those sweet little lambs. They would make me smile every time I looked at them. :o) The buttons are adorable and I too love those big chunky ones. I like the ideas you have. :o)
Enjoy your girl time and have a super week!!
Sincerely, Trish

camp and cottage living said...

Oh Michelle, that is way too early to be getting out of bed!
A girl does what shes gotta do, right?
Your red babushkas are adorable! I'm surprised you had time to even get them done-at least that was fun time.
You take care and don't work too hard. I hope that fella gets better fast.