http-equiv='refresh'/> Tin TeePee/Log Cabin: More Quilting

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Quilting

When we were at friends earlier in the fall cutting firewood we left one of our mini-excavators thinking we would get back and cut another load of firewood. The weather didn't cooperate and today Michael just went up and got the mini.

I got the ironing caught up and started a batch of bread dough before getting our lunch going. After lunch I loaded and quilted another Quilt of Valor. Jean from Shoebox Ranch asked about this organization--it is a nationwide group that makes quilts for our injured soldiers leaving the base hospital in Germany headed for a hospital in the USA. The Montana chapter is very active and when I spoke with the coordinator tonight to tell her I had the two quilts finished she told me she had just sent 37 quilts to Germany. That's awesome!

We took the active little dog for an evening walk and on the way back our house looks very welcoming with its Christmas lights.

It was about 35 degrees today, we even had melting snow, imagine that!!! But tomorrow we head back to the freezer. The high is expected to be only 12 degrees with a wind chill of minus 25!! YUK

This was the view to the east this morning during our earlier walk.
The second Quilt of Valor I finished today. Jean, the quilt peaking out in the background is one my dear little Grandmother made for me in the early 1980's. She was a great quilter and loved to sew--she made dolls--she would buy the china heads and hands then make the body and the clothes for the doll. She was 93 years old when she died.

The lighted Christmas parade in Big Timber last night was not very long but spectacular and it is a good thing it wasn't very long--the wind was howling and it was cold. Geoff and Nancy treated us to a great dinner over in Livingston. This young man, Zach has a catering business and decided to open up a room adjacent to his commercial kitchen as a restaurant--only open on Friday and Saturday nights. It was the best food we have had in Montana in a long, long time! The meal started with a soup--quail/corn chowder--Nancy and I decided we could have just had soup for dinner! I had swordfish and mahi-mahi fish served with lobster macaroni and cheese--YUM!!! Nancy had the same and the guys had beef tenderloin served with fingerling potatoes. Carrot cake and pear pound cake and we all waddled out the door! It was a great meal and great company!

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