First off thanks for stopping over and giving Ms. Faye a warm welcome. She has an amazing gift for writing and the woolies always look forward to her emails and updates - she's just a plain hoot and we all just love her - ya Faye we do. Thursday is our monthly wooly get together - hmmmm who will post first, lol.
Soooo where have I been you ask - to take such a long blogging break. Do I really have a good excuse this time - well yes I do, pretty good I think. First off Mr. Farmhouse (oh ya I'm changing my blog name again - can you guess what it's going to, maybe another little giveaway here to the first one to guess it correctly) and I headed to Lake of the Woods with Kari and Mr. New Leaf Stitches
for our annual fishing trip. It's such beautiful country up there and even for me who's not a big fisher (I'm pretty sure that's not a word) person, I truly enjoy the company and the beautiful scenery plus Mr. Farmhouse and Mr. New Leaf Stitches
LOVE LOVE LOVE it up there. So while I did fish and caught a few I might add, one that even made the dinner plate one evening - I also spent my time doing this
That Circle a Word Find a Word book kept me entertained when I wasn't fishing. Kari and I even had races to see who could finish first, this book was a big hit, well at least with me, lol. Can you see the name on the left side of that word game "Blizzard". The weather was far from winter let me tell you - it was about as perfect as you can get up there.
Hope Kari doesn't kill me for this one - but we picked these up in Houston last fall at Quilt Market and saved them for the fishing trip
Sorry Kari - don't hate me, but I think there a hoot and just had to share. I'm pretty sure I'll pay for posting this pic - I'm just sayin
Every evening while we watched the other fisher people come in for the night
we sat on the deck and enjoyed a "happy snappy" to celebrate the catches of the day
Pretty soon it was time for Kari and I to come home
while the guys stayed up a fished a few more days. Another perfect trip full of laughs and good times. What goes on at fish camp stays at fish camp - I'm just sayin :)
So Tuesday morning I drove all the way to North Dakota - which is really only about 45 minutes from me, but it sounds far doesn't it when I say it that way - sorry I digress once again, boy I do that a lot, ok back to the story - to pick up a couple of woolies so that we could head down the road a piece to Primitives of the Midwest retreat in Missouri that Quilters Station in Lee's Summit puts on. Ms. Faye was to come along and be my roomie, but was unable to come at the last minute and we sure missed her. She had to make a tough decision on whether to go or not and she did the right thing by staying home and boy think of the money she saved, lol. Oh my the things we saw while driving there and while we were at the retreat - the wool- oh lawdy mercy me the wool - the fabric, the kits, the samples of quilty loveliness, so much wonderful eye candy. Ok I hate to tease but I will save that for my next post. I need to get my address and links figured out before I share the pics. I do promise to report back this week before the holiday weekend - I really do promise and I'll show you ALL the beautiful wools I picked up for the website. But here's a little snippet of a place we ate lunch at, have you ever seen such a cute salad bar - look at that cute quilt in the goat cart and that black cupboard is prim goodness - who'd of thought - prim and salad bar could go together, but it does
Thank you everyone for letting me know your feelings on adding floss to a kit. I would say the majority of you would like it to be included. Most of you felt the way I do and that it's nice to have it all together and not have to run out for a skein or 2 of a color you don't have. I will probably offer it both ways for those who don't want it. Also my kits will contain full skeins of the floss. It would be to time consuming to keep track of what you need for a kit, cut skeins up and then mark them with the color number. Since the cost of floss isn't to bad it just makes sense to include full skeins. So for the winner I picked #30 who is Cindy since today is the 30th of June. So Cindy-no blog please email me and let me know your address so I can get a little something something in the mail for ya.
It's been busy around the Farmhouse so far this week - look at the changes that have taken place outside
15 evergreens were placed around the property (see crazy Jake in the cab being goofy for the camera) and then a semi full of sod arrived this morning
and the guys got right to work - there's Josh flexing his muscles for the camera
and then this afternoon - BOOM
instant lawn - well maybe not instant for the guys laying it down lol, but I did feed them and kept them happy. The fire pit is just about done - just needs some cap block around the top and the red chairs around it - pretty sure it will see some activity this weekend
Until Next Time